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How Much Should An 8 Year Old Weigh
57-76 kg: Upon reaching adulthood, we don't take age or gender into account when determining appropriate weight, just height. Check out http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm to calculate body mass index (BMI). Normal is 18.5-24.9 while overweight is 25-29.9 & obese is 30+. However, this is just a starting point. Body fat percentage is even more important: don't be skinny fat. ...Read more
Use BMI for age: You do not indicate the gender of the child but for a child of 14, the appropriate BMI would be 19 -20. This would translate to a weight of 135 lbs for some one who is 5'9". That height is at the 95% for boys and >97% for girls! You can use the charts at http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts ...Read more
Enough: If the child eats appropriate god-made food and leaves the "junk" alone, he/she has a satiety center in the brain that tells him/her that itisenough. You do not have to count calories. ...Read more
About 140 Lb: The normal ranges from 125 to 160 lbs. A 15 year-year-old should aim for the lower end. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good weight for age: A 19 year old who is 5 feet tall should weigh between 100-1008 lbs. But it can vary with the bone structure as well. You should see your pediatrician to see what your growth curve has been like since childhood. ...Read more
Weight: The normal weight range for a 14 year old is usually between about 90-130 lbs. There are still normal weights which are higher or lower than this, but that is the average (around 110 lbs). The most important thing, though, is not the number, but being healthy and fit. A very muscular girl may weigh more because muscles weigh more than fat. If you are concerned, see your doctor. ...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
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