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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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What is the average weight for my height of 5ft?

What is the average weight for my height of 5ft?

100-105: To calculate your ideal body weight, females= 100 lbs + 5 lbs per inch over 5 ft. Males= 106 lbs + 6 lbs per inch over 5 ft. These are ideal body weights- and most people are usually within 20% of their body weight. Anything more than 10% above your ideal body weight is considered obese. ...Read more

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What is the average weight for a 22 year old female who's height is 5'1"?

What is the average weight for a 22 year old female who's height is 5'1"?

100-132 pounds: Body mass index for normal-weight individuals is 18.5–24.9 kg/m^2. Given your height, your ideal body weight should be 100-132 pounds. See your physician to discuss any weight modification plan. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmi_tbl.htm ...Read more

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What should be the average weight for 26 years old man with 5 feet 6 inch height?

What should be the average weight for 26 years old man with 5 feet 6 inch height?

128-156 pounds.: The range is wide, as weight depends on body composition. If very athletic and muscular, the weight may be higher, as muscles weigh more than adipose tissue. Body mass index (bmi) is calculated by dividing weight in kilograms by height in meters squared. Overweight is defined as bmi of 25-30 kg/m2 and obesity is a bmi = or >30kg/m2. ...Read more