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How much should a 13 year old weigh that is 5'9?

Boy or girl? : I am assuming girl here, Should be in range of 120 to 165 for healthy weight! Hope this helps! Thanks for using Healthtap! ...Read more

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How much should a 13 year old boy that is 5'2 weigh?

How much should a 13 year old boy that is 5'2 weigh?

85-119 lbs: Using a body mass index (bmi) percentile from the 5th-85th percentile as healthy (defined by cdc), a 13 year old boy who is 5 ft 2 in tall would have a healthy weight of between 85 and 119 pounds. ...Read more

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What should a 13 year old 5'0 female weigh?

What should a 13 year old 5'0 female weigh?

80 -115 lb: Any weight outside of 80 to 115 lb would be reason to have a discussion with your pediatrician. Early adolescents may have body image issues that are affected by weight. Your pediatrician or adolescent health specialist can help determine a healthy diet and exercise regimen. ...Read more

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I'm quite tall, but I'm worried if I am overweight. I weigh 10st and 9lbs. I am a 13 year old girl and I don't do much sports. Am I overweight?

I'm quite tall, but I'm worried if I am overweight. I weigh 10st and 9lbs. I am a 13 year old girl and I don't do much sports. Am I overweight?

Overweight?: At age 13 you should take up a sport or two. What is your weight? Is there something else worrying you? Have you discussed this with your mother? Please let me know. ...Read more

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What would an ideal weight loss in pounds be for a 13 year old boy 5ft1in weighing 136lbs?

What would an ideal weight loss in pounds be for a 13 year old boy 5ft1in weighing 136lbs?

Children Obesity: He should be almost 105 lbs based on his height. Low fat diet (no fast food) and swimming; walking; jugging; running; playing basketball; tennis; etc. Providing that they will be done regularly as a change in his life style, will help him to lose weight. He has to weigh himself only once a week and lose at least 1 lb/wk. I assume that he has normal thyoid tests with no other medical conditions. ...Read more

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I am a 13 year old over weight girl. I weigh 180 and I need to lose weight. How can that happen?

I am a 13 year old over weight girl. I weigh 180 and I need to lose weight. How can that happen?

Long-term changes: I am happy you are recognizing this problem and taking action. Short-term diets don't have lasting benefits- the key is dietary changes that you can continue indefinitely. One key is to minimize simple carbs. See http://tinyurl.com/hlcchth -this has links to many articles with good information Also see http://tinyurl.com/zhfcohm and http://tinyurl.com/m8avwzh -click on the "discuss that" link. ...Read more

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Am I overweight? I am a 13 year old girl who has almost completed puberty (around tanner stage 5). I am 5'5 and I weigh around 138 lbs

Am I overweight?  I am a 13 year old girl who has almost completed puberty (around tanner stage 5).  I am 5'5 and I weigh around 138 lbs

BMI 25: A normal body mass index ( a measure of your weight in context for your height) is 20 to 25 so you are within the normal range there. Keep drinking lots of water, eating fresh fruits and veggies, and try a sport or daily exercise to stay active with your lifestyle! Thanks for taking such an interest in your health! Another tip? Skip the soda, juice and sweetened drinks! ...Read more

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