Dieting and Weight Loss

Is 150 pounds a healthy weight for a 5'7'' 14-year-old boy?

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01/29/2007

Yes, 150 pounds is a very good weight for a 5'7" boy. The NIH uses BMI (body mass index) to determine healthy weights. A healthy BMI is between 18.5 and 25. In your question, this person's BMI would be 23.5; considered very healthy by current medical recommendations. Essentially a healthy weight for a 5'7" boy would be between 120 and 159 pounds. You can calculate your BMI using the following formulas: BMI = ( Weight in Pounds / ( Height in inches ) x ( Height in inches ) ) x 703 BMI = ( Weight in Kilograms / ( Height in Meters ) x ( Height in Meters ) ) If it is between 18.5 and 25 you're in good shape.