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How Much Should A 10 Year Old Weigh
?height: Ten year old's can range from ~ 49-59 inches tall. Their expected weights range from 56-110 lb with the shorter being lightest & taller being heavier. So the tallest 10yo at just under 5 ft should be about 110 lb. Specific weight for height numbers are available through your pcp. ...Read more
Average weight: The 50% percentile for a girl that is 4 ft 11 inches is between 72.8 pounds and 81.4 pounds. But remember this is the 50% therefore 50% of girls your age are above this range and 50% of girl your age are below this range. So I wouldn't be overly concerned with the number. I would just stay active and eat healthy. ...Read more
Possibly: Well...What do you weigh? What does your 10-year-old weigh? ...Read more
Is a 10 yr. old female weighing 100.8 lbs. an 4ft. 11in. Average weight or overweight? And what are the ratios for both Average and underweight?
Healthy weight: Appropriate weights are calculated as your body-mass-index. The appropriate BMI is age dependent. Your BMI is 86%, which is more than 85% of children your age, and is just crossing into the range for overweight. A normal BMI should be 5-85%. At this age you are also growing in height and should not be trying to lose weight. Instead, make healthy eating to keep weight stable as you grow into it. ...Read more
Burn rate: Fitness references list the burn rate as .42 cal/lb/hr.For a 104 lb person this calculates to 43.68 cal/hr. This is really an approximation.The body composition will influence the actual rate . Someone at 104 lb that has 20 lb of body fat, which is relatively low in calorie consumption, burns slower than someone with 10 lb of body fat. ...Read more
Can my 10 year old who weighs 155 pounds take an adult dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) if he has a fever?
Yes: In this case weight is more important than age in determining dose. But i advise against taking anything to lower fever unless he is miserable, as fever is a key aspect of how our bodies fight infections- our immune system works better and bacteria ; viruses have difficulty surviving high temps. Reducing fever sabotages your immune system and prolongs the infection! treat discomfort, not fever. ...Read more
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