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Forum Name: Nutrition & Diet

Question: What`s The Normal Weight For A Woman?

nightstar37 - Thu Jul 24, 2003 3:53 am

hi I Need to Know What`s The Normal Weight For A Woman . I`m 5 Feet 1 I Weigh 128 Pounds . I`m 37 . I don't Hardly Eat Much And I`m Worried I`m Over Weight .
Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Fri Aug 22, 2003 8:48 pm

Dear Nightstar,

Obesity is defined as a body mass index of 30 kg (weight)/meter square (height) or more.

Overweight is a body mass index of 25-29. 9 kg (weight)/meter square (height).

A normal body mass index is 19-24 kg (weight)/meter square (height).

How to calculate body mass index? Divide your weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared.

In your case 128 pounds = 58 kg divided by 5 feet 1 inch = 1. 525 meters (has to be squared) so 58/2. 325625 = 25. Your body mass index indicates that you are a little bit overweight but not obese.

You can start an exercise program after consulting with personal physician to try to keep your weight.

Thank you very much for using our website http://doctorslounge. com and I hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M. D.

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