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What Is Overweight For A 13 Year Old
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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