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What are the risks of starting a muscle building workout and diet when obese?

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Dr. Ayo Adu
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Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Health status: Your previous health status prior to beginning a workout regimen will determine your risks. Discuss your specific health conditions with your physician prior to beginning a new workout regimen.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What risks are associated with starting a muscle building workout and diet while obese?

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Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology 38 years experience
Low risk: Generally, the more exercise the better! i strongly encourage overweight people to do as much physical activity as possible. The chances of a heart problem are low, but it is worth getting clearance from you personal physician first. Combining strength training and aerobic exercise is best, at an intensity that makes it difficult to carry on a normal conversation and makes you sweat. Good luck!

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