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Whats A Good Diet For A 12 Year Old
What he likes: I'd get a physician's guidance. Junior may be light-framed, and this is a plus long-term. Most boys have a sport that they enjoy and can work hard at; make this available. When junior becomes very physically active, his weight will take care of itself, so long as he avoids very greasy / salty / sugary stuff and gets enough lean protein. Wait a few years before he lifts heavy weights. ...Read more
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
My 12 year old son who is very active but his weight is 142lbs.and eats vegetables and fruits but can't seem to lose weight. What would be a good diet?
If he's 5'4" or <, : his BMI is 95th%ile or >, in the obese range; if 5'5" - 5'8", in the overweight range. See his pediatrician, who will calculate his BMI, & do a physical exam, blood pressure & labs to determine if he has weight-related medical problems. If he does, your insurance will pay fir him to see a nutritionist as well as any needed subspecialists. If not, his MD will monitor his diet, lifestyle & weight. ...Read more
He needs variety..: A variety of food types and portions/servings are recommended--see the pyramid for example. Since he is growing and playing contact sports, he can burn off calories faster than those who don't, and thus needs to take in more. But in general, we eat too much anyway. Minimize junk foods/sodas. So watch his wt. See doc at least annually. Consult your doc/nutritionist if you need help. . Good luck. ...Read more
My son is 12 years old with ADHD problem .Now he is suffering from typhoid. What would be a good diet for him?
? Migraine: If tyramine problem=migraine, here is a list of foods that are rich in tyramine to avoid triggering headaches: chocolate, yoghurt, all cheese except cottage cheese, smoked/pickled fish/meats (inc herring, caviar, bologna, salami, pepperoni), liver, avocados, bananas, figs, raisins+ red wine. Check out my plate recommendations for food ideas, alternatives. From a fellow migraineur since childhood:). ...Read more
Depends: Depends upon the person and especially the exercise. There are so many : soccer,football,basketball,track,field hockey,lacrosse,swimming,diving,gymnastics,track/field,cycling,running,fencing,weight training,wrestling,etc. Each has its own dynamics and their effects on the body. You want to preserve the bony growth plates and allow the developing musculoskeletal system to develop properly.Good Luck ...Read more
Good...: Physical growth will continue until marching into adulthood, which is roughly at 18 for men. Your reported penile length is adequate. So, don't worry for a 12-yr young man like you. In fact, learning more on how to survive, grow, and live on should be your key focus of living now. More? Visit http://formefirst.com/eMagicPowerUHL.html and http://formefirst.com/eBlogList.html. ...Read more
Contraindication: Invisalign works best when all secondary teeth (permanent teeth) have erupted. Not sure if this is the case for the patient in question, but even if it is, compliance in wearing the aligners may be difficult at that age. Consult with an orthodontist regarding traditional orthodontic brackets and wires. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
My 12 year old son wants to join a gym, but is there a certain age you have to be to join and would it be a good idea?
Role Model: Be a role model and show your child by having them watch you do it, and then make sure they do it right. ...Read more
I'm a 53 year old female. Do you know if GNC mega vita-mom premium performance is a good vitamins for me and my 12 year old son to take?
Please clarify: I tired to look this up but could not find a vitamin with this name so please ask again with the correct name. I did check some GNC multivitamins and in general they have good ingredients but also have some toxic additives like titanium dioxide and sucralose that are unnecessary. Some vitamins are MUCH better than others- see https://www.multivitaminguide.org for independent ratings of 101 vits. ...Read more
Hello again here is part two to my question my sons mother and aunt makes my 12 year old son play is that good for his mental development please help
Missing in action: The public HealthTap site is not a chat, and site docs cannot pull up and view any questions you may have submitted.If there is any important info in your previous question, we cannot see it. Play is good, but are you asking about forcing him to play an instrument ? Your question is not clear as submitted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variety, variety: Include 1/4 as protein, 1/4 as carbohydrates, 1/4 as fruits, and 1/4 of the plate as vegetables. Eat. from each of the food groups, include whole grains, legumes, beans, chicken, meat, fish, dairy, eggs, etc. Try to stay away from fried foods, fatty foods, Try to avoid sugar drinks, and highly processed foods as they are lower in nutrients than fresh fruits and vegetables ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
EXERCISE!: The number 1 problem with our children is lack of unstructured activities and exercise. Current recommendations are for at least 1 hour a day. As far as diet is concerned, make sure he eats plenty of fruits/veggies(challenging), fiber, good carbs and protein. Avoid junk food as often as you can(i know, it is very tough). ...Read more
Not necessary : More than that , wholesome diet cutting overpocessed foods eg minimizing corn syrup, high sugar foods/drinks, msg , food with long list of preservatives, is always best. Heighten veggies eg hide in food. No formal studies have proven gluten free or celiac free is a general answer. Yet some people swear by it- no harm in trying for 1-2 months and see of helps. Transition foods very slowly :) ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My little sister can't go on diet . She loves junk food . She ate it daily ! she 's 12 years old and she 's 50 kilogram ! please how i can help her ?
STOP JUNK fOOD: 12 yr olds have neither cars nor money, someone is buying it for her, stop it, what is to stop her from gaining another 50 kg in the next years? You would not let her stay out to 1 am or go on internet unsupervised, so it is with food. Take her shopping and find out what low calorie substitutes she would like. List of worst food in order: drinks with sugar, fast foods, fried foods, bad sacks. ...Read more
My gastile bypass is about 12 years old in the pass year I have had test and 3 hospital stays no help doctor say all the test come back good. Well something wrong. Bad pain up high and dry heaves ?
Visit the bypass doc: I don't know what kind of bypass you had, but if you are having significant symptoms, as you describe, then a visit to the surgeon who did the procedure is the right thing to do. Even know it was 12 years ago, the bypass doc can tell you exactly what you had done, and you can use this information to visit a new doctor, who can then determine what needs to be done now. Stop the Ibuprofen also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For a 12-year-old: female, a height of 62" is 75th%ile; a weight of 75th%ile is 110 lbs. However, a BMI in the 25th-75th %ile range is normal. Calculate this at http://nccd.cdc.gov/dnpabmi/calculator.aspx. The result is accompanied by a statement that says whether her BMI is in the underweight, normal, overweight or obese range. Seek medical attention accordingly. ...Read more
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