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A 32-year-old member asked:

How can you lose weight with broken foot?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
Increase metabolism: I assume you are asking this question - because you have difficulty exercising. You can focus on building metabolism up by switching to fat burning with carnitine supplements, adding natural thyroid boosting supplements like iodine and thyroid glandular support by biotics, supporting pancreas with chromium and adrenal support with herbal and minerals to improve weight loss + omega 3 supplements.
Dr. David Laha
Podiatry 39 years experience
Modify activity: Take in less calories than you burn off is the simple answer. There are a variety of non weightbearing, calorie burning activties you can perform with a fracture. Discuss with your doctor. They could include: recumbant bike, rowing, swimming and some weight lifting. Discuss limitations thoroughly with your doctor to see what exercises are possible. Dr l.
Dr. Adam Ringler
Podiatry 19 years experience
Weight loss: Unfortunately, most cardiovascular exercise involved the use of the foot and many patients who are placed in a cast and to gain a little awake. Diet is the most important thing to help lose weight since exercise is difficult. I usually recommend patients performed muscle training exercises that do not use the foot or leg and concentrate on core body exercises.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are some ways to lose weight with a broken foot?

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Dr. Zarko Kajgana
Foot surgery 15 years experience
Depends: In some instances and some fractures, a patient may be allowed to participate in upper body work outs and possibly water based therapy. This is all dependent on fracture site and current treatment. Check with your doctor.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What is the easiest way to loose weight with a broken foot?

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Dr. John Solar
40 years experience
Less calories: You can only lose weight if you burn more calories than you consume. If you are looking for exercises to do while you foot is healing, any upper body exercises would be fine. A stationary bike is doable depending upon how bad your foot is broken and what type of cast you have. If you are able to get in a pool, swimming or wearing a floatation belt and running in the deep end will work.

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