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Age and Weight Gain
dmusic posted:
My wife is 66 years old, weighs 129 lbs., and stands 5' 2" tall.

1. She wants to know how much she should weigh for her age and

2. What is the correlation between aging and weight gain?

totallywiggedout responded:
Hi DMusic,
If you type in "food and fitness Planner" into the search bar at top of WebMD home page, you will be able to plug in her stats and see where she should be weight wise. Please keep in mind this is an Average weight goal chart for Average aged persons. My doctors have all said that as we age, we should carry a little more on our bones. I was aiming for 135 as my goal, i'm 47, 5'3.... and they want me to goal out in the 145-150 range. I just know that older women tend to get "frail" rather quickly if they don't have a little extra weight. If a fall happens or if she breaks a bone, it could put her way under weight if she can't feed herself properly. I think this is why the drs tend to stretch the goal higher for older people.
hope this helps some
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work --- Thomas Edison

What doesn't kill us makes us stronger---Friedrich Nietzche
dmusic replied to totallywiggedout's response:
Dear Totally Wigged Out,

Your answer really helped my wife see herself as she should. She is really relieved as she thought she was considerably overweight. The "Food and Fitness Planner" indicated that she was at a healthy weight, etc. for her age and height. It brought her relief. Of course, that made me most happy for her. So today you helped two fellow human beings have a happier life!

Thank you so very much!!

totallywiggedout replied to dmusic's response:
I'm so glad that you both feel relief. No question is inconsequential here. We may not always have the answers, as we are just people too, lol, but we do TRY to help out when we can.
huggs to you and your wife
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work --- Thomas Edison

What doesn't kill us makes us stronger---Friedrich Nietzche

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