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I am 16 years old girl and I am 5 feet 8 inches tall. What is the ideal weight?

I am 16 years old girl and I am 5 feet 8 inches tall. What is the ideal weight?

General guidelines: There are many ways to look at this. For a 16 year old girl, the 50th %ile weight is 118 pounds, the 10th %ile is 100 pounds, and the 90th %ile is 154 pounds. Anywhere in that range probably is okay. If you calculate your bmi, and use adult guidelines, a normal bmi would occur between about 120 and 160 pounds. ...Read more

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I'm 5 feet 4 inch female. My age is 35. My weight is 72 kg.. Do you tell how much weight I have to lose ? What is ideal weight with this high?

I'm 5 feet 4 inch female. My age is 35. My weight is 72 kg.. Do you tell how much weight I have to lose ? What is  ideal weight with this high?

Body mass index=27.4: Read this 1st: http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/the-problem-with-BMI. We technically define normal weight via body mass index (BMI), regardless of gender, age & ethnicity (so it doesn't matter that you live in Bangladesh). Go to http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmi-m.htm to calculate your BMI. Normal is 18.5-24.9. Theoretically you'd need to lose approximately 7kg. ...Read more

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Hi, what is the ideal weight for a 45 year old woman who is 5 foot 3 inches?

You decide: Dr. Harte has given you good advice. The "ideal weight" charts are from a bygone age and are subscientific. Your best weight is what looks and feels right to you, when you are able to take part in physical exercise successfully at a level competitive with your peers or above. It's good that you ask, and I hope you'll focus on a healthy lifestyle all around rather than a number. ...Read more

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What is the ideal weight for a five foot four 35 year old woman?

What is the ideal weight for a five foot four 35 year old woman?

It varies...: It depends on your "frame" size, but height and weight charts are all over the internet. These give recommendations, but differ for each person based in age and level of activity as well. http://www.healthchecksystems.com/heightweightchart.htm. ...Read more

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I'm 25 and a male, my height is 5 feet 6 inches. What should be ideal weight ?

I'm 25 and a male, my height is 5 feet 6 inches. What should be ideal weight ?

It varies...: It depends on your "frame" size, but height and weight charts are all over the internet. These give recommendations, but differ for each person based in age and level of activity as well. http://www.healthchecksystems.com/heightweightchart.htm. ...Read more

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