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Height And Weight Chart For Teenagers
"Average" depends: "Average" varies from one region to another, and on average, American children may be a bit bigger than some countries. I have attached a growth chart depicting "average" or 50th percentile for a 17 year old girl as about 55kg. I see you live in India, and I do not have a growth chart specifically for you. But you may use this chart as a reference if it's helpful. See your doc if you're concerned! ...Read more
Growth chart eval.:
Your body mass index which is a ratio of the weight to height is normal. Since I don't know your exact age, your percentiles on the growth curve can not be plotted. Since your body mass index is normal, it is unlikely that your are overweight. Avoiding junk food, soda and fried foods, exercising daily and following up with your physician is advised.
I hope this helps. ...Read more
I am a 16 year old female. I am very active and I want to calculate my BMI but for a highly active teenager. Height: 5.6" weight: 155 age: 16 years ol?
I'am a teenager from Asia, and I'm 16 now. I have some questions about my body. For example, my height is just 168 cm, I think my dick is small...
Learn to accept: Your body. Did you have specific questions? ...Read more
I'am a teenager from Asia, and I'm 16 now. I have some questions about my body. For example, my height is just 168 cm, I think my dick is small....
You are still young, there is a chance there will be growth.
Asian generally have a smaller built and frame hence their organ is smaller
Smaller compared to what standard?
If you have a question and can afford it see a urologist ...Read more
No less than 9: The growing teen is faced with many choices but needs to take care of his/her sleep if they are to function well. While growing, no less than 9 hours of sleep/24hrs is needed. After their linear growth has stopped, they can sometimes get by on 8. Some will need more based on sports participation or heavy study. Events like sleep walking and sleep talking are evidence they're sleep deprived. ...Read more
Does regular consumption of extra animal protein by a healthy vegetarian teenager change his adult height?
No: If a teenager is normal and healthy, eating a balanced vegetarian diet with a variety of protein, fat, and carbohydrate sources, he will achieve his predestined adult height. He should be sure to get enough calcium and vitamin d. Eating additional protein from animals, fish, eggs, plants, or the vitamin store, will not affect his adult height. ...Read more
I'm a 17 yr old teenager n I want build lean muscular body. I practice push ups, pull ups, sit ups n Hindu dips. Doing Hindu dips decreases height?
Hi. I'm of 16 year old teenager and my height is 5 feet 2 inches. My menstrual cycle started 4 yrs ago. Now I want to increase my ht. Can I grow?
Unlikely to happen: Women will usually put on about 2-3 inches after their first menses and stop. (about 2 yrs after 1st cycle) The hormones that pushed you to develop and start your cycles also signal the growth centers to finish up. An x-ray of your wrist/hand can be examined for open growth centers. Once the growth centers close you are fininhed growing taller. ...Read more
Quite a variance.: Go to the website: http://www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts/charts. Htm. Then click through the menu to the left choosing boy or girl & appropriate age grouping. Look at wide variation of normals for a specific age! Wow! Anything between the 5th percentile and 95th percentile is considered normal. However, multiple growth points over multiple years are much more helpful. See your md if there are concerns. ...Read more
Too broad a question:
The teens span 8 years & no number is right for all 8 or those in between. The appropriate weight for height & age are available in graph form from the cdc. To find a specific listing, go to the site, pick a gender, and prick out a chart. Then match the chart listing by stature to the same percentage by weight.
www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more
Yes it can be normal: Healthy eating habits as a teen are extremely important for growth and development now and into adulthood. Being able to eat a lot and remain thin is a good thing, but you want to be sure what you are eating is healthy. Schedule an annual evaluation with your pediatrician to go over your growth chart, diet, exercise habits, etc to determine if further evaluation is needed. ...Read more
I'm 119 pounds 5ft 10in teenager and I'm trying to gain weight. What is the healthiest choice to gain weight.
Protein More Calorie: Increase your protein intake. Rather than having one chicken breast have two with lunch or dinner. Increase protein containing foods like peanut butter and nuts, Try an extra protein shake added once to twice a day. Thanks for taking such an active role in your health! ...Read more
I'm a teenager and I find myself to be gaining a lot of weight I went from a size 3 to a size 9 what diets. Or special excersises should I do?
First off - don't: Recommend trying to lose weight to be 'skinny'. However, working to attain a healthy weight can benefit health. 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, ; junk carbs. Get in a good mix of aerobic exercise. ...Read more
Gaming tracker: Have your teen try this physician developed and tested health gaming tracker. The UI was created by teenagers in my pediatrics practice. It reinforces the good health behaviors we want (10k steps, water, veggie intake) and takes parents requests out of the equation! Www. Personalmedicineplus. Com put in "hodg" for the coupon code, send plenty of feedback! Parents can use too for best results! ...Read more
No simple answer: Solid research tells us that children as young as 4 years old can safely engage in weightlifting. The problem is that kids do not get proper supervision and tend to compete with each other to see who can lift more weight. These practices are unsafe. Pick up the book, youth strength training: programs for health, fitness and sport by faigenbaum and westcott. ...Read more
Balance: Increase caloric output (activity). Decrease caloric intake (foods). It's that simple and at the same time that hard. Cut down on portion size, snacking, and high-sugar/starch foods. Increase the level of activity...Pushing the tv remote or the computer key pad doesn't use up a lot of calories. ...Read more
Good quality: Goal should be slow, steady weight loss based on a lifestyle change, not a quick fix. Accordingly, both quality and quantity of food make a difference. High quality protein, complex carbohydrates, low fat in reasonable amounts. What is reasonable? Variety of online calculators that will give you a reasonable estimate of how many calories you "need", and how many you are actually consuming. ...Read more
Same as adult: The key to losing weight is what is commonly referred to as energy balance. Balance the calories you are consuming with the energy you are exerting. Avoid processed food in favor of whole foods and never starve yourself. Ask a school counselor or your doctor for referral to good resources. ...Read more
Teen weight loss: To lose weight whether you are a teen or not you need to have a negative calorie balance. With this is mind you still need to eat a well balanced diet icluding all food types. Decrease portion size&eat lots of raw/steamed vegetables. Decrease the starchy, fatty foods. Eat some mono unsturated fat foods like avacdos, brasil nuts, just do not overdo this. U should take 3 serv. Of nonfat dairy. ...Read more
Healthy choices: The best way to lose weight (or maintain a healthy weight) is to eat a healthy balanced diet and exercise regularly. Control your portions and only eat when you are hungry, and stop when you start to get full. Decrease junk foods. Exercise at least 1 hour a day, at least 3-4 days/wk. ...Read more
Eat less & exercise: One can try running or jogging. Jogging is a good way to lose weight, as long as one doesn't eat a lot of snacks, energy bars, nor drink sugared drinks while jogging. Weight will only be lost if the calories burned during jogging exceeds the calories eaten or drank by the jogger. Jogging is a medium impact sport and is good for people who don't get knee, ankle, or foot pains with running. ...Read more
Weight gain is easy!: Weight gain is easy, but a healthy & meaningful gain in lean body mass should be your goal. Don't take Anabolic steroids for quick results that will sacrifice your future quality of life! exercise vigorously, eat balanced meals, stay hydrated. Explore medical reasons why you have difficulty gaining--thyroid/ adrenal problems, diabetes, malabsorption, pancreas insufficiency, crohn's, infection... ...Read more