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Does my weight make me overweight?

Georgia Dunne Asked: Does my weight make me overweight?

I'm a 15 year old female, 5ft 11 (181cm) tall and I weigh about 11/12 stone, top size 12, bottom size 14/16. Does that make me overweight?


Robin Answered:

Starz Answered:
No your in the ideal weight category for BMI :)

Julia Answered:
No it does not. The average weight in lbs for you is 134-160 so you are in the right area. But you also have to take into account how much muscle mass you may have, because muscle weighs more than fat. :)

Anna Answered:
Type in to google 'BMI NHS' and enter your details onto the 1st website and it will tell you exactly how healthy / unhealthy you are and whether you are underweight, overweight or average and to what extent of it you are.

Mick Answered:
not really as we all different. Sounds like you may easily become overweight, so why not do exercise etc now and keep things weight wise under control.
12 14 and 16 are all slim sizes in my book.

Keith Answered:
Over weight is arbitrary. People are really concerned about their weight, when they should worry about their health. Weight has no relevance to if you are in good shape and healthy. However, being overweight simply means that you weigh more and have a higher bmi (body mass index) than most people your age and height, it doesn't mean there is anything wrong with you. An overweight person could easily be more healthy than a person who is not overweight.

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