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A 23-year-old female asked:

Whats the easiest way to gain weight im 5"2 and only weigh 110lb can exercising help me? i've tried drinking the protein shakes but they not ar working

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Why?: 110# at 5'2" is just right. I don't advise trying to gain weight. We come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Self acceptance is critical for happiness and health. Enjoy your body the way it is. That said, exercise is always a good idea.

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Last updated Nov 13, 2013

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