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I am a 17 year old female and I'm 5 foot 11 inches tall and weigh 121 lb is this a healthy weight

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I am a 17 year old female and I'm 5 foot 11 inches tall and weigh 121 lb is this a healthy weight

I get about 5 hours of hard exercise a week
asked Jan 31, 2014 in Women's Health by Emma
   

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Your BMI

Having a BMI less than the 5th percentile puts you in the underweight category. About 4.2% of people in the U.S. ages 12 to 19 fall below the healthy weight range.

Just because you have a low BMI percentile doesn't mean you are unhealthy. BMI is only one piece of information. To know whether your BMI is unhealthy, you need to see a doctor.

 

Being underweight for a short while probably isn't cause for concern, but it is important to get checked out. Being underweight for a long time can cause health problems.

answered Jan 31, 2014 by luz Inquisitive Expert (2,660 points)

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