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How much should a healthy, active, athletic 22 year old male weigh?

 

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That all depends on your height, muscle mass and individual body type (genetics).  This calculator from WebMD can give you an idea of a weight that is right for you: http://www.webmd.com/diet/calc-bmi-plus .  Remember that all tools, including Body Mass Index (BMI), are not perfect.  BMI, for instance, can overestimate body fat in individuals who are very lean but weigh more, like athletes, and it can underestimate body fat in people who are thin but have low muscle tone.  What is more important than weight is your health.  Getting a physical and checking cholesterol, blood pressure and other labs can help you determine the current state of your health.  Good luck!

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