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Ideal Weight For A Labrador
Is surgery for weight loss be a good Choice for a male 5'6 who weigh 160 pounds to loose 20 pounds?
Is 160 pound over weight for 5'6 male what is a ideal weight for 5'6 male how should loose weight?
NOT a goal: Please forgive me -- the goal is to enjoy life, be healthy and do the things you enjoy, not to pursue a number. And in fact, your weight will set itself when you are doing the things that are most enjoyable and healthy. Your "ideal weight" is whatever looks & feels right to you while you can keep up with peers at fitness activities. All the rest is sub-science. Enjoy your life & be wise. ...Read more
130-170 pounds.: By BMI calculations, your weight should be in the 130-170 range to be considered healthy. Granted the BMI is not an ideal index as it doesn't take into account body composition (muscle versus fat) or coincident medical conditions. But that would be your range strictly based on your height. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Body mass index: We use body mass index (http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmicalc.Htm) to determine underweight, normal weight, overweight & obese based upon height in adults regardless of gender. Normal weight for 5' is 95#-128# but doesn't take into account body composition. Better to have more muscle than fat. Being skinny fat isn't healthy either. So 128# of muscle healthier than 95# of fat. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
3x weekly: I Suggest 3 times a week for one hour. Start with light free weights biceps, triceps, lats, and deltoids. Work in squats with the bosu ball. Ask your gym rep to take you through a circuit on the machines. ...Read more
What is a good weight for my sixteen year old 5'2.5 daughter? Weight for ideal body shape would be slim but not a stick figure.
110 to 115: Somewhere in this ballpark is right.Get a more detailed answer ›
20kg or ...: 20 to 25 kg is standard.Get a more detailed answer ›
Goals: 18 to 24 pounds would be a reasonable goal. ...Read more
No, just a sensible: One. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more
BMI less than 25: The most easy way of answering your question will be to achieve a body mass index (BMI), a formula that calculates weight for height, less than 25. Of course BMI alone can not solely make the conclusion that an individual be it a women or man must be below BMI of 25 to be healthy but you get the point. MRI to calculate fat percentage will be more of an academic way to better define fat % ...Read more
Eat less and exercis: If you are overweight, then you need to reduce your daily food intake and exercise. Both are important to lose weight but cutting calories is much more effective if you seriously want to lose weight. Also eat healthy(no fast foods whichh are loaded with sugar and fats). Healthy foods are plant based like grains, vegetables and fruits. Supplement these with proteins from eggs, fish, nuts and tofu. ...Read more
About 120 lbs: Although weight can vary for everyone, and different weight is appropriate for different people, for a person about 5'4" the ideal weight is about 100 lbs for 5 feet and then about 5 lbs per inch, so about 120 lbs give or take 10lbs. ...Read more
About 140 plus/minus: The ideal weight is determined other factors in addition to height and gender, such as muscle mass. A reasonable starting point for a woman is to start with 100 lbs for the first 5 feet, and add 5 lbs for each additional inch, so 100 + (5*8) equals 140. A bmi of 25 would be about 164 pounds and with lots of muscle you might even go higher. Also, down to about 120, or a bmi of 18.5 would be ok. ...Read more
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
There is a range: YEARS ago, when I was in medical school, we were taught that ideal weight was 100# for a woman 5 feet in height; then add 5 pounds per inch, so for 5'8"--140 pounds. This is pretty close. But you need to make allowances for muscularity, fitness, genetically bigger bones, etc., so I would say a range of 135 to 150 pounds would be ideal. You could also aim for 22-26% body fat. Good wishes:) ...Read more