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What is the best mattress for old overweight people?

What is the best mattress for old overweight people?

Try then out: The best mattress is the most comfortable mattress. Generally, one that doesn't sag is better for your back. I think a soft covering is nice. Most stores will let you lie down and try it. Don't be shy! ...Read more

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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more


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What are some good exercises for 13 year olds who are a tad overweight?

See details: Almost any aerobic activity is worth it including running, playing sports., cycling, swimming, walking, etc. Anything that gets them off the couch, away from the computer and outside the house. ...Read more

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Is 131/116 high for a 35 year old woman? Not overweight and never smoked.

Is 131/116 high for a 35 year old woman?  Not overweight and never smoked.

Yes: The diastolic reading (bottom number) is about the recommend level. Current normal blood pressure is < 140/90 for a person at your age group. I advise you to see your primary care doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Is my gramps short and overweight because he is old or because of how he lived his life?

Is my gramps short and overweight because he is old or because of how he lived his life?

Both: I obviously don't know your gramps so can only address your excellent question generally. Dietary indiscretion is the main cause of obesity and many elderly people remain lean and fit, but it's also true that metabolism slows with age. For instance you may burn 3500 calories a day when you're 18 but maybe only 2000 when you're 70. ...Read more

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I'm a 31-year-old male who weighs 160 pounds in my overweight and should I worry about my health if I am?

I'm a 31-year-old male who weighs 160 pounds in my overweight and should I worry about my health if I am?

Body Mass Index: Body Mass Index (BMI) is available on the web. You will record your weight and your height - best without clothes on - and your BMI will be recorded. Best range is BMI 20-25 +/- a bit. ...Read more

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What is considered overweight for a 12-year-old?

Depends: It depends on the height and the sex of the individual. Have the 12 year old visit the doctor and use the growth chart to determine if the child is overweight for age and height. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my 8-month old is overweight?

Should I be worried if my 8-month old is overweight?

Ask pediatrician : Without details as to how much your child actually weighs, i can't give a specific answer. However, your child's pediatrician can after seeing, evaluating, weighing and measuring your child. Make an appointment. Many new parents tend to worry unnecessarily about their children, and they need specific information and guidance from their child's pediatrician. They are there to guide you. ...Read more

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Is 103 at a risk of overweight for a 4'11 11 year old?

Pretty average: Either male of female at 11 is in a normal weight range with 103 lb.You can download a growth chart by age and gender from the cdc site to follow these issues. See: www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more

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What's considered to be overweight for a 14 year old boy?

Go to cdc site: Go to www.Cdc.Gov and toggle through the opening page down to the statistics section.After you bring up the statistics section you can go to growth charts. By placing the kids height an the 14y height chart you get their % size. Follow down to the weight chart along the 14y line to the same % weight.That is the expected weight. More than one growth % line above that point is considered excessive. ...Read more

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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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What are good cardio exercises for slightly overweight 13 year old boy?

What are good cardio exercises for slightly overweight 13 year old boy?

Overweight Teen: It's best to interest the youth in activities that he can enjoy such as swimming and team sports. You don't want to make the young man self conscious about his weight. Get him to choose an activity that is fun ! if he can choose the activity and have fun, the rest will follow. Finally, good nutrition (avoid the word diet) needs to become a family affair ...Read more

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My son is an overweight 11 year old, how can he lose 5lbs in 1-3 weeks?

My son is an overweight 11 year old, how can he lose 5lbs in 1-3 weeks?

Nutritionist: See a nutritionist to help balance hour son's caloric input against his caloric usage. Binge diets can be harmful, better to see an expert for advice. ...Read more

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What would be considered overweight for a 14 year old female who is 5'1?

Cdc criteria: Average based on US growth charts is that your weight should be about 45 kilo or 100 pounds. Using BMI criteria of overweight being having a BMI of between 25 and 30 that would put your overweight numbers at between 132 pounds (60 kg) and 158 pounds ( 72 kg ). ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is 10 year old who is 90 pounds and 4'11 overweight?

Pretty normal: Either male of female at 10 is in a normal weight range with 90 lb.You can download a growth chart by age and gender from the cdc site to follow these issues. See: www.Cdc.Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more