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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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Overweight (Definition)

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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 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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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13 yo son w extreme fatigue, overweight, chills, joint pain etc. Cbc showed wbc 11.8, abso neutro 7.1, abso lymph 3.6, and abso mono 0.9. Also TSH 7.250. I'm worried about leukemia. No other signs of inf at time of blood draw. Shld this b concerning?

13 yo son w extreme fatigue, overweight, chills, joint pain etc. Cbc showed wbc 11.8, abso neutro 7.1, abso lymph 3.6, and abso mono 0.9. Also TSH  7.250. I'm worried about leukemia. No other signs of inf at time of blood draw. Shld this b concerning?

Leukemia!: why should it be? your son's doctor is doing a good job, pertinent labs were ordered, and results are fine, may be TSH is on the higher side, but it can be followed, and hypothyroidism could be the problem and can manifest this way, however, clinical judgement is important, trust your doctor, your son will be fine, wish you all the best ...Read more

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Is 94/44 too low in B/P for a 13 year old ?

Is 94/44 too low in B/P for a 13 year old ?

No: especially a healthy, active one. why do you ask? are there any symptoms? if so see your pediatrician or family doc to evaluate ...Read more

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Can a 13 year old train plyometrics?

Plyometrics: 13 may a bit too young. In any case it should be done with a couch well versed in the method. ...Read more

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Can a 13 year old take cofee bean extract?

Coffee bean extract: No, we dont know the long term effect of the extract on a growing 13 year old. ...Read more

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What piercings are safe for a 13 year old?

What piercings are safe for a 13 year old?

Depends: Piercings are very popular as a form of self expression. If you choose to get one for your child make sure the person doing the procedure is using sterile technique. Also review your state laws to make sure you won't be in violation of child negligence laws by allowing this procedure on your child. Best just to stick to the ears at this age. http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/skin_stuff/body_piercing_safe.html# ...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

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What should a 13 year old 5'0 female weigh?

What should a 13 year old 5'0 female weigh?

80 -115 lb: Any weight outside of 80 to 115 lb would be reason to have a discussion with your pediatrician. Early adolescents may have body image issues that are affected by weight. Your pediatrician or adolescent health specialist can help determine a healthy diet and exercise regimen. ...Read more

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What is a good meal plan for a 13 year old?

What is a good meal plan for a 13 year old?

Food plate: Think of your plate as a round plate. Half of the plate should be filled with vegetables and fruits. A quarter of the plate should be protein such as lean meat. the other quarter should be a whole grain/complex carbohydrate. Milk or water for beverage. Two snacks a day that are protein or dairy - for instance nuts, yogurt, cheese, peanut butter on celery sticks. ...Read more

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What amount sleep should a 13 year old get?

What amount sleep should a 13 year old get?

Should get 9hrs : The bedtime is not quite as important as the amount of sleep. A teen who is still growing or is very active physically should get 9 or more hours of sleep /day. After growth has stopped (final height) they can sometimes get by with eight. Less sleep leads to poor school performance & occasional sleep disturbances. ...Read more

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How does a 13 year old lose weight quickly?

How does a 13 year old lose weight quickly?

Not recommended: Teens should not go on any type of crash diet. They can be dangerous and you will likely gain the weight back just as quickly. The best way to lose weight is slowly and steadily. Decrease junk food, control your portions, eat more slowly and don't eat when you aren't hungry. Start exercising- work into it gradually and build up. Start with a goal of 1 hour per day at least 3 days per week. ...Read more