I am 13 stone . Am I overweight?
Question in full: i am 13 stone am i over weight
Dear '13 stone boy'. Overweight really depends on your height as well as your weight. We calculate whether someone is overweight by working out their Body Mass Index (BMI). To work this out you need to know your height in metres, and your weight in Kg. 13 stone is about 82 Kg. You haven't told me your height, but the average height for a 13 year old boy is about 5 foot 5 inches which is about 1.65m. To work out your BMI you need to do a small calculation. You divide your weight in Kg by your height in metres squared. In this case you divide 82 by 2.72 (which is 1.65 squared). The result is 30. A healthy BMI is between 18.5 to 25, so yes, 13 stone is likely to be overweight for your age, though now you know how you can calculate this for yourself. If you do find that you are overweight remember to combine diet with exercise. This is the best way to lose weight in a health and sustainable way.