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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

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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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.

Yes.: Yes this would be considered stage II HTN. Stage I HTN Systolic above 140 (top) or Diastolic above 90 (bottom). Stage II Systolic above 160 or Diastolic above 100. A diastolic of 116 is very high and for this you should seek medical attention. ...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