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What Is The Average Weight Of A 13 Year Old
Average?: The 50% weight for a 5' 13 yo is 96 lb. The 25-75% range is 87-107 lb. This is based on NCHS standards promoted through the CDC. ...Read more
Calculate BMI here: Less than the 5th percentile are considered underweight; Between the 5th percentile and less than the 85th percentile are at a healthy weight; In the 85th percentile to less than the 95th percentile are considered overweight. Here's a BMI calculator for your child: http://www. Heart. Org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/HealthyKids/ChildhoodObesity/BMI-in-Children_UCM_308993_Article. Jsp#.WTdkjWgrKUk ...Read more
What is the average weight and height for a 13 year old girl? Her race is. American, irish, german, french, indian, and english.
"average" gaining: In many communities in the US, half of girls are obese, so "average" is no longer the same as "healthy" weight. Aim for a health weight. Being slender is hardly ever a health problem. Being obese is a disaster waiting to happen. ...Read more
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Average (Not=Healthy): Only means usual & is defined by the medical industry as including +/- 2SD, i.e. the central 95.8% of any variable as measured from small sample groups considered not obviously ill; http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW. For this age, wt., ht., see: https://www. Google. Com/#q=weight+for+height+and+age for a few references (standards adopted by medial industry from Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. Data early 1940's). ...Read more
For a boy, 50th percentile for weight is 101 lbs, and height 61.5 inches. For a girl, 50th percentile is 102 lbs, and height 61.75 inches.
You can visit, www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts, and click 'individual growth charts' from the left upper corner of menu box. Once you open that page, scroll down to what you want for age and gender. ...Read more
95lb, M & 90lb F: Expected weight range varies. You can find a chart of expected weight at www. Healthychildren. Org. Put "growth chart" in the search bar and select male or female. If you put the kids height on the chart at their present age it gives you a position showing how that compares with others. Locate a similar percentage point on the weight chart below to find expected wt range. ...Read more
105 lb: This is a good weight for male of female at 13.From 96-117 is considered well within the normal range. ...Read more
Use a growth chart:
There are growth charts for kids 0-18. You can find them online. They compare you to others you age. Sometimes you need yoour bmi. There are bmi calculators online. Also, consider your family history. A growth spurt may happen early or later. Ethnicity may also affect body type and height.
There is a big range of "normal" among teens. If you have concerns, talk with your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: The aap & sports medicine groups encourage a delay in power lifting/heavy lifting until skeletal maturity. This varies with each kid & generally equates to final height & pubertal stage. Lifting technique and exercises with lower weight loads can be started earlier under the supervision of trained coaches. Such limitations are meant to reduce the rate of injury in each age group. ...Read more
No: Height is more or less genetically determined, and thus working out with weights will not make you taller than you are meant to be. If you are abnormally short, and are concerned about it, a talk to your primary care doctor and his referral to an endocrinologist (hormone specialist) might help. ...Read more
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If a 13 year old swims for 2 hours a day and jogs 5 miles every other day will she loose a lot of weight?
Depends on diet: Professional athletes that exercise for many hours a day can weight over 300 lbs. What determines weight loss is if she eats fewer calories than she burns by exercising. She can exercise a lot and eat more calories than she uses, which will cause her to gain weight. ...Read more
What is a healthy weight for a 13 year old boy? He is 5' 8" and currently 156.2lbs. Also, can you please give me a very detailed diet for him.
97%ile: He's in the 97th percentile. That means that 97% of boys the same age are shorter and lighter that he is. A good diet includes all the typical food groups: meats, fish, dairy, vegetables, fruits, complex carbs, avoidance of "junk" food. From his measurements he seems a vey healthy kid. ...Read more
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
Yes: If he can and he can do the dishes too! ...Read more
Teen age weight: The best way to loose weight is with control of diet and exercise. For most teens the fastest way to do this is to cut out sugary beverages from their diet (soda, juice, coffee drinks, gatorade, etc). From one 12oz sugary drink each day in addition to all the regular foods a person will gain almost 20lbs per year! Cut that out and fast weight loss. Healthy weight loss is 1-2lbs/week. ...Read more
Is he obese or: Overweight? If yes, I would consult with his physician. If he is not overweight - please discourage weight loss just to be skinny. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. Encourage him to do a mix of cardio workouts. ...Read more
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
At your age you should be seeing a Pediatrician at least once a year.
The doctor will record your height and weight and graphs will be drawn to see where you are on the growth curves. Make sure you get a copy of the graph. If you are doing OK - relax and enjoy! .
If not your doctor will advise you. ...Read more
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