Daily Health Tips: Is My Height Okay For My Age?


Q: Hello Dr, my height is 107.5. Is it ok for my age 29 years old?
A: Hello dear, thanks for writing in. Are you asking about your height or your weight? If the question is about your weight, then be guided by your Body Mass Index (BMI). Your BMI is a quick way to tell whether or not you might be underweight or overweight, and what health problems you might have or develop because of your weight.
It is actually a measure of weight to height. It is calculated by dividing your weight in kg by your height squared in meters (that is height x height). Eg, if one weighs is 80kg and is 1.6m tall, the person’s BMI is 31.25. Different BMI readings have different meanings.
Here are 5 things you should know about your BMI
• If you’re under age 21, your age and…

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