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I need to know what's an appropriate workout for a slightly overweight 16 year old male?

I need to know what's an appropriate workout for a slightly overweight 16 year old male?

The Usual: 30-60 minutes of moderate cardiovascular exercise to keep your heart rate between 65 and 80% of your predicted (or better yet, measured) maximum, done no less often than every other day. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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Is a 5'9 16 year old female who weighs 150 pounds overweight?

Is a 5'9 16 year old female who weighs 150 pounds overweight?

BMI = 22.1: Your bmi is in normal range. Healthy weight range is within normal limits. You are not overweight. However, the only question is what is your current activity level? ...Read more

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I'm a 16 year old girl and i'm 5'7 and weigh 153 pounds. Is this overweight?

I'm a 16 year old girl and i'm 5'7 and weigh 153 pounds. Is this overweight?

Not necessarily: This weight for height puts you in the upper 25% for height which is considered the upper end of normal.At 160 or above at your height you would enter the overweight category or the top 15% weight for height at 16. ...Read more

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16 year old male, 178 CM tall and weigh 91 kg is this obese or overweight ?

A little overweight: Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is 28.7. This is in the overweight range. BMI 18.5 - 25 is considered a healthy weight BMI 25-30 is considered overweight BMI > 30 is considered obese. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm a 16 year old girl. I am 5 feet tall and weigh 160 lbs. Is this overweight?

I'm a 16 year old girl. I am 5 feet tall and weigh 160 lbs. Is this overweight?

Overweight: You have a body mass index (bmi) of 31.2 which is classified as obese. A bmi of 25-29 is overweight. 30-39 is obese. Over 40 is morbidly obese. Keep in mind that bmi is not a perfect estimate of obesity. If you have a lot of muscle, your bmi may be falsely elevated, and you may not be obese. Just try to avoid junk food/soda/carbs, and try to exercise (or play a sport). That will help lower your wt. ...Read more

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Is someone at 5'5, 16 years old, and weighing 90-91 pounds normal, overweight, or underweight?

Is someone at 5'5, 16 years old, and weighing 90-91 pounds normal, overweight, or underweight?

15.1: The text that goes with the bmi chart probably defines underweight to be 18.5 or less. The bmi was a population measure that was not intended to be applied to individuals; in real science, waist size correlates much better with cardiac risk. Junor may want to build muscle doing aerobic / resistance training but many track stars are "underweight". If he can do sports, his weight's probably ok. ...Read more

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Does a normal EKG and normal blood test mean my heart is okay? I'm a sixteen year old female , over weight . Bad anxiety i always think something is wrong with my health. I now think I have a heart problem , but the ER and the doctor says it's just my anx

Does a normal EKG and normal blood test mean my heart is okay? I'm a sixteen year old female , over weight . Bad anxiety i always think something is wrong with my health. I now think I have a heart problem , but the ER and the doctor says it's just my anx

Anxiety: Given your age, a typical work up like the one i assume you have had based on what you have mentioned, anxiety is a high likelihood for feeling of increased heart rate or even panic like symptoms that feel like chest pain, shortness of breath and makes you feel like you are having a heart attack. However, it is important to continue to be cautious and monitor your symptoms. ...Read more

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My daughter is 16 years old now a couple of months ago she weighed 56.4kg. Is she over weight ?

My daughter is 16  years old  now  a couple of months ago she weighed  56.4kg. Is she over weight ?

Depends on height: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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Iam 16 years old i weigh 140 and my hight is 5'2 iam i over weight ? If so what do I need to do and eat to loose weight?

Just barely: Your bmi is just into the overweight range. The fact that you are so young can play either way. Some would say you'll gain some each year and end up quite obese. Others may say you'll naturally drop the few extra pounds in the next year or so. It's up to you. Don't do anything extreme. Be active(exercise), eat moderately and aim toward veggies, fruit, non-processed, non-junk, non-fatty food. Relax. ...Read more