Back to Healthy weight. You can use this chart to check if you're the right weight for your height. Alternatively, you can use the BMI healthy weight calculator. It isn't suitable for children or people under Growth charts specifically for children are included in the red book Personal Child Health Record given to parents in most areas of England just before or after the birth of their child. If you're in the underweight range, there are a number of possible reasons for this.
Parents and children, especially tweens and teenagers, often worry when they notice that they are shorter than many of their peers and classmates of the same age. While there are many medical conditions that can cause children to have short stature, most children who are short are normal. This is one time when kids can blame their parents, or at least their genes, for something. Most children are short because they have short parents. Genetics plays a very big role in how tall a person will be. Parents often ask if their doctor can figure out how tall their children will be. While your pediatrician doesn't have a crystal ball to see how tall your children will be when they grow up, there is a simple formula that uses parental heights to help them estimate a child's target height or their genetic potential for growth.
The objective of this growth utility program is to predict a child's adult stature at full maturity from measurements taken during adolescence 8 to 16 years of age. There has long been an interest and curiosity in being able to predict the likely adult height of a child. However one of the hurdles in the prediction of adult height is accounting for an individual's biological maturity at the time of measurement.
Teens face many outside pressures within the media and among peers in regards to self image, weight and overall appearance. Eating habits, genetics, body type and involvement in physical activities play a vital role in proper weight and height proportions based on age. Muscle weighs more than fat; a muscular athlete will have more muscle mass, which may cause an overweight appearance.