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Doctor insights on: Healthy Weight Based On Height And Age

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How would i know if me or my kids are the correct height and weight for our ages?

How would i know if me or my kids are the correct height and weight for our ages?

Check with....: Check with your doctors or look up on the cdc website (center for disease control) for standard numbers.Remember that is a large variation of normal. ...Read more

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I am a male and my height is 5'9 what is the correct weight for my height?

I am a male and my height is 5'9 what is the correct weight for my height?

You decide: The "ideal weight" charts are subscience / entertainment. Even the much-ballyhooed "body mass index" was meant for populations, not individuals. Olympic sprinters are "underweight"; elite superfit bodybuilder / linebackers are "obese." whatever weight looks & feels right to you and leaves you competitive at sports with your peers is the right weight. ...Read more

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I am about 5'8 and a bit under 140 pounds. Am i within the average weight for my height and age?

I am about 5'8 and a bit under 140 pounds. Am i within the average weight for my height and age?

Yes you are close: It is best to stay close to 140 pounds although you have a little room(up to 145) in case you feel better about gaining a couple of pounds more. In general it is better to avoid gaining because it is much harder to lose it later ...Read more

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I'm 21 and way roughly 170 i'm 5'3 an i over weight? What is the ideal weight for my height and age?

I'm 21 and way roughly 170 i'm 5'3 an i over weight? What is the ideal weight for my height and age?

Based on BMI: Based on bmi it will be from 104-141 lbs, but you got to keep in mind that within this range it is very individual, so less is not always better. ...Read more

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Am I the ideal weight for my height and age if BMI is 25?

Am I the ideal weight for my height and age if BMI is 25?

Not exactly: Bmi 25 is close to 80th percentile for female adult and 75th for male. Bmi over 85th percentile is regarded as overweight. ...Read more

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Is 110 pounds OK for weight with my height and age I'm 5ft 3inches and 33?

Perfect:): Your weight is fine for your height and age for a BMI of approx. 19. For a proper assessment, measurements over a longer time periods are indicative of health maintenance. Theses should be evaluated in light of your personal goals, medical history and physical habits etc. Be proud of yourself! ...Read more

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I am 23 year old and my height is 6.1, weigt 68.I think that my weight is not according to my height and age..Plzzz suggest how can I increase my weigh?

Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help you increase your body mass. ...Read more