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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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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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I'm a 13 year old girl who is overweight.I have a bulky type build and it's really hard for me to loos weight.What type of exercises should I do?Diet?

I'm a 13 year old girl who is overweight.I have a bulky type build and it's really hard for me to loos weight.What type of exercises should I do?Diet?

Need to be 17 2 post: Ask your pediatrician, and get your parents involved in helping you get answers that you need. Must be 17 to post questions on HealthTap. Sorry about that! ...Read more

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Best exercise to lose weight for a 13 year old female who is over weight?

Best exercise to lose weight for a 13 year old female who is over weight?

Aerobic exercise: The best weight loss exercise for a 13 year old girl is aerobic/cardio and enjoyable so that she will continue exercising as a healthy lifestyle habit. ...Read more

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Is it good for a 13 year old boy to exercise (weight training and cardio)?

Is it good for a 13 year old boy to exercise (weight training and cardio)?

Sure, but...: Of course a 13 year old should exercise, and exercise for all of us should contain both "weight" and "cardio". This should not even be considered exercise, but a part of good lifestyle. Now if you are asking about formal, heavy duty weight training, it can be done by age 13 but should be under the supervision of someone used to working with growing teens to avoid overuse which can occur with teens. ...Read more

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My friend is a 13 year old girl 5 foot 2 inches and 126 pounds is she overweight?

My friend is  a 13 year old girl 5 foot 2 inches and 126 pounds is she overweight?

A little: 5 ft 2 at age 13 is average. ( 50th percentile for age) Her ideal weight at that height and age is 100lbs according to the growth charts. She is 26 pounds and 26% overweight for her age and height. This is a good time to reinforce good healthy eating habits with plenty of fruits and veggies as well as being active daily. ...Read more

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What is considered overweight for a 13 year old girl?

What is considered overweight for a 13 year old girl?

Depends: Whatever a healthy weight would be for your child is best. Height and weight are considered together (bmi for age/sex) as is the waist circumference. There is no special number as to weight. ...Read more

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Is 174 pounds considered overweighted for a 13 year old girl?

Is 174 pounds considered overweighted for a 13 year old girl?

Yes: Unless your daughter is extremely tall, say over 5ft 9 in, this weight woukd be considered heavy - it all depends on her height- check some height-weight tables to find out if she is above the 95th percentile, that would be the cutoff for the heavy, or overweight catagory ...Read more

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I'm quite tall, but I'm worried if I am overweight. I weigh 10st and 9lbs. I am a 13 year old girl and I don't do much sports. Am I overweight?

Overweight?: At age 13 you should take up a sport or two. What is your weight? Is there something else worrying you? Have you discussed this with your mother? Please let me know. ...Read more

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Am I overweight? I am a 13 year old girl who has almost completed puberty (around tanner stage 5). I am 5'5 and I weigh around 138 lbs

Am I overweight?  I am a 13 year old girl who has almost completed puberty (around tanner stage 5).  I am 5'5 and I weigh around 138 lbs

BMI 25: A normal body mass index ( a measure of your weight in context for your height) is 20 to 25 so you are within the normal range there. Keep drinking lots of water, eating fresh fruits and veggies, and try a sport or daily exercise to stay active with your lifestyle! Thanks for taking such an interest in your health! Another tip? Skip the soda, juice and sweetened drinks! ...Read more

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I am a 13 year old over weight girl. I weigh 180 and I need to lose weight. How can that happen?

I am a 13 year old over weight girl. I weigh 180 and I need to lose weight. How can that happen?

Long-term changes: I am happy you are recognizing this problem and taking action. Short-term diets don't have lasting benefits- the key is dietary changes that you can continue indefinitely. One key is to minimize simple carbs. See http://tinyurl.com/hlcchth -this has links to many articles with good information Also see http://tinyurl.com/zhfcohm and http://tinyurl.com/m8avwzh -click on the "discuss that" link. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 9 stone overweight for a 13 yr old boy?

Need help. Is 9 stone overweight for a 13 yr old boy?

It depends: Upon your height. 9 stones are 126 pounds which would be normal for most 13 year olds, but excessive for someone who is very, very short. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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How many calories should an over weight 13 year old eat if they are trying to lose some weight?

How many calories should an over weight 13 year old eat if they are trying to lose some weight?

Depends on: Multiple factors, particularly height, sex and activity/ discuss it with their doctor and see a good registered dietitian for advice. ...Read more

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13 yr old -chinese-overweight (150lbs) 5ft4inch. Had blood test 2 years ago, doc not worried. Should go test again? What chances of getting diabetes?

13 yr old -chinese-overweight (150lbs) 5ft4inch. Had blood test 2 years ago, doc not worried. Should go test again? What chances of getting diabetes?

Annual physicals: Having a complete annual physical exam with fasting bloodwork would be a good idea to monitor for adverse health consequences from excessive weight, and also to discuss lifestyle changes that can help prevent problems such as diabetes, lung disease and hypertension. ...Read more

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What's a good fit for a 13 year old boy diet?

What's a good fit for a 13 year old boy diet?

Average: For weight loss, eat low fat, low cholesterol foods. Lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, simple grains and some high protein foods. The trick is to use more energy (exercise) than one takes in by eating. ...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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What are some good treatments for my 13 year old son who had an anxiety attack yesterday and now has shortness of breath due to it. any exercises?

What are some good treatments for my 13 year old son who had an anxiety attack yesterday and now has shortness of breath due to it. any exercises?

Anxiety attack: anxiety attacks is an indication of anxiety that has been going on for a long time. Seeing psychologist who uses cognitive behavioral therapy to help turn negative thoughts into positive thoughts. Using medications might be of help depending if the psychologist finds it hard to deal with your child's anxiety. ...Read more

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What are some good cardio exercises for thirteen year old girls?

What are some good cardio exercises for thirteen year old girls?

Multiple: There are several exercises, running, bike riding, swimming, using an elliptical, etc. The teenager should choose which ever on they like. ...Read more

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Can 13 year old boy take 5mg melatonin?

Can 13 year old boy take 5mg melatonin?

Can or should ?: A 3-5 mg dose is usually well tolerated as a sleep aid by kids at this age.Be aware that the dosing needs of each kid is not well established and some may do well on 1 mg and poorly on 5 or vice versa. It does tend to produce grogginess and should never be taken prior to activities like bike riding, swimming or other sports. ...Read more

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Will a carb diet work on a 13 year old boy?

Will a carb diet work on a 13 year old boy?

Not recommended: Usually it is not recommended for teenagers to be on very restrictive diets (like giving up all of one type of food, or only eating one type). The best diet is a balanced one with small portions of healthy foods. Paying attention to eating when you are hungry, and not just "because" will also help. Get some healthy exercise. If you are concerned, see your doctor. ...Read more