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What is a good diet and workout for 12 year old boy that is skinny?

What is a good diet and workout for 12 year old boy that is skinny?

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

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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What's a good diet for my 12 year old son who plays football?

What's a good diet for my 12 year old son who plays football?

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

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Good day. My son is 12 years old and weighs 70kg we tried almost every diet you can think of but he doesn't loose any weight. Please assist us?

Good day. My son is 12 years old and weighs 70kg we tried almost every diet you can think of but he doesn't loose any weight. Please assist us?

Good day to you: Endocrinologist input is needed, kindly ask your primary doctor for referral, assessment of the thyroid gland function, in addition to possibly other blood tests may be asked for, after evaluation by the specialist, good luck ...Read more

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Does anyone have a diet for 12 year old with tyramine problems?

Does anyone have a diet for 12 year old with tyramine problems?

? 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

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What would be a good weight for a 12 year old girl that is 5, 7.

What would be a good weight for a 12 year old girl that is 5, 7.

Weight calculation: The calculation for ideal body weight is 100 lbs for the first five feet, 5 lbs for each additional inch. For males, 106 lbs and 6 lbs for each additional inch. You may add or subtract ten percent. ...Read more

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How rigorously can a 12-year-old exercise before they could do more harm than good?

How rigorously can a 12-year-old exercise before they could do more harm than good?

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

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I'm wondering is a 2.5 - 3 inch penis length good for a 12 year old?

I'm wondering is a 2.5 - 3 inch penis length good for a 12 year old?

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

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Is invisalign good for 12 year old?

Is invisalign good for 12 year old?

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 more

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How can I help my 12-year-old develop good oral health habits?

How can I help my 12-year-old develop good oral health habits?

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

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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?

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

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What are good easy exercise for my 12 year old boy to do to burn belly fat?

What are good easy exercise for my 12 year old boy to do to burn belly fat?

Cardio exercise: Is fantastic in gradual doses. It can be as simple as playing some half court hoops, running, swimming, biking. He is twelve. He has on average four years to grow. A lot of that belly fat will disappear on its own as he grows remains active and eats well. ...Read more

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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 more

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Can you please tell me about diet foods a twelve year old should eat?

Can you please tell me about diet foods a twelve year old should eat?

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 more

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Good diet for a 12 yr old to stay thin?

Good diet for a 12 yr old to stay thin?

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

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It is necessary cfgf diet for autistic children 12 years old with mild autism rate?

It is necessary cfgf diet for autistic children 12 years old with mild autism rate?

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 more

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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

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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?

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 more

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What's the average weight for a 12 year old feta that is 5'2?

What's the average weight for a 12 year old feta that is 5'2?

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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What's the average weight for a 12 year old boy?

What's the average weight for a 12 year old boy?

134 lb: You can download a growth chart from the cdc website and follow growth parameters. Select the age and gender of interest and it will have a chart with the various heights and weights expected at different ages. Www. Cdc. Gov/growthcharts. ...Read more

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How can I keep a 12 year old fit?

How can I keep a 12 year old fit?

Fitness: Check out the info on this site:
http://exercise. About. Com/cs/exercisehealth/a/teenagers. Htm. ...Read more

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Can a 12 year old take an alkaser?

Can a 12 year old take an alkaser?

Alkaser?: I assume you mean alka seltzer yes you can give your child an alka seltzer. ...Read more

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Can a 12-year-old use livlean formula?

Can a 12-year-old use livlean formula?

I would not: Recommend it. It is not necessary for a 12 year old and not a well regulated product. Stick with healthy eating and exercise. ...Read more

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How big should a 12 year old doy peins be?

How big should a 12 year old doy peins be?

Is this being: Asked by the same 12 year old boy who asked a couple of hours ago (but now with age removed)? Please forgive me if this is being asked by an adult who can't spell. Please consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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If a 12 year old child lifts weights, is it very unhealthy?

If a 12 year old child lifts weights, is it very unhealthy?

No: If the child is lifting the weights properly and not over-doing it, then lifting weights can in fact be healthy as a form of exercise. It is very important that he/she knows how to lift with proper form, and how to not lift too heavy a weight given their abilities. Definitely, make sure the child is supervised by an appropriately trained instructor for his/her age. ...Read more

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How many minutes of exercise should a 12-year-old get daily?

How many minutes of exercise should a 12-year-old get daily?

American Heart: Association recommends that all children get at least 60 minutes of enjoyable, moderate-intensity physical activities every day that are developmentally appropriate and varied. .. ...Read more

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What is the maximum weight that is healthy for a 12-year-old?

What is the maximum weight that is healthy for a 12-year-old?

Depends on height: Here is a simple Body Mass Index calculator. The healthy range is based on your child's height and weight.

http://www. Webmd. Com/parenting/raising-fit-kids/weight/bmi/bmi-calculator ...Read more

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What are some things a 12 year old do to increase his height?

What are some things a 12 year old do to increase his height?

Height problem: Work hard, play fair and live clean and let mother nature due her thing. If this is a significant problem growth hormone may be indicated. ...Read more