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# Is it true that you should weigh half your age?

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###### February 02, 2009 7:54PM

Weigh half your age? Let's look at this with an example. Say a man is 50 years old. Half his age is 25. So what what is meant by that number. What units apply? Is that 25 kilograms? If so, that is about 55 pounds. Ummm, tiny man. Or is that 25 pounds. Ummm, that's even smaller still. So the answer is NO. You should NOT weigh half your age.