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Re: American woman - average height

Maybe Colleen got mixed up with her tall models. I think 5'4" to 5'5" is average height. Why else would they offer petites in many bottoms?

 

My Dad had an 8mm camera and filmed throughout the 60s, in a variety of US states: NYC, Miami, at the beach, sports venues  the pow wows. Judging from his films there were very few very overweight people in the 60s.  Maybe a few pounds here and there as people aged....

 

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Re: American woman - average height

Weight gain is outpacing height gains dramatically.  It is estimated that 39.6% of American adults are obese, a large increase from only a decade ago and a dramatic increase from 30 years ago.

 

 

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Re: American woman - average height

I am five feet. No room to shrink.  Never wished I was taller except when I overeat goodies.  Taller gals seem to get away with more weight.  

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Re: American woman - average height

I've always heard 5' 5" is the average height for the American woman.

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Re: American woman - average height

She must have meant with heels. Lol.

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Re: American woman - average height

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She must have misspoke. I reached my full adult height of 5'8 at the age of 12. I was always the tallest in the class. Even in high school, there were guys shorter than me. The average female height is 5'4.

 

 

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@NickNack wrote:

@sidsmom wrote:

5’4”...170 lbs

Average

29.2=Overweight BMI (5lb away from Obese)

 

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@sidsmom   The average weight and body measurements are really terrible.  I wonder if Americans have always been so overweight.  I don't remember seeing so many overweight people when I was growing up.  My friends and their parents were normal sized.


@NickNack 

‘..have always been so overweight....’

When did it start? 60-70’s.

In 1970, the average calorie consumption was 2077.

In 2010, the average calorie consumption was 2590.

Majority of the added 500~ calories were from added

fats/oils/flour products (source: USDA).  

What’s stunning is...seeing young children overweight.

Diet/lifestyle guides us to this high average. 

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Re: American woman - average height

I’m of average height (5’4”) but hope I never reach average weight.   That’s just way too high.   

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Re: American woman - average height

I am over 5'8" tall and have never felt my height was average.  I am much taller than most of my lady friends.  I think Colleen is wrong. 

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Re: American woman - average height

Remember that muscle weighs more than fat. Two people of the same height and weight can look very different, one fit and one fat.
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