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What Is The Perfect Weight For My Height
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
Girl or Guy?: For a woman the formula is 100 pounds for 5 ft tall and 5 pounds for each inch there after ( 160 would be the answer) for a man the formula is 106 pounds for 5ft tall and 6 poundsfor each inch there after. ( he would be 178 plus a margin of 10% for frame size equals 161-195lbs). ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You decide: "ideal weight" is subscience and entertainment. The latest studies show "overweight" living longer & being healthier. Calculate the bmi and the olympic sprint team is "underweight" and ultra-fit football linebackers "obese". Your best weight is what looks and feels right to you, while you're able to keep up with peers in the athletic activities you enjoy. ...Read more
You decide: Ignore the "ideal weight" subscience numbers. Your best weight is what looks and feels right to you and enables you to keep up in the fitness-sports you enjoy with your peers. Someone else can teach you to calculate the body mass index, but this is for non-athletes; track and field stars are "underweight" and bodybuilders / hollywood studs are all "overweight" or "obese". ...Read more
CDC Growth Curve: Try plugging her numbers in to this chart http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set2clinical/cj41c072.pdf The 50% is average and of course there is a wide range of normal. BMI should be 20 to 25. Definitely not less than 18 for a young girl. More detailed history on the child may help answering this! ...Read more
Aquatic exercise: Swim, water aerobics or walking in chest deep water. We are about 80% lighter standing in chest deep water due to buoyancy. This will make exercising easier. Start with an amount that is relatively easy and comfortable, then repeat 4 or more days per week and add a few minutes to the program once a week, initially only add 2-3 mins per week, so you don't over do it. Don't give up and keep moving. ...Read more
See below: 106 ( for five feet) then add 6 pounds for each inch above five feet. So, 106 plus 36 = 142 now take into account frame size- 142 is for a small frame 156 for a medium frame 170 for a large frame. ...Read more
13 years old: Your daughter must be having her height and weight checked at every clinic visit. These are attached to a Growth Curve for height and weight. Your doctor must share this with you and your daughter and based on what you find will determine whether your daughter is doing OK or not. I am surprised and disappointed that this information is not shared at every visit.. ...Read more
Growth chart: According to standard growth charts, if a baby girl is 16 months old and weighs 10.5kg, then 50% of all babies her age will be heavier, and 50% will be lighter... So she'll be right in the middle. ...Read more
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