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A 40-year-old female asked:

I have messed up my metabolism with trying every diet out there. 40y/o female 5'6" 200 lbs. how can i speed it back up & have energy to workout?

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Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Viscious circle: You need energy to work out, but you feel too tired to exercise! start slowly. Rather than going to the gym for a spinning class, start by walking around the block. Tomorrow, try two blocks. Keep on going until you are walking a mile a day. When that becomes routine, extend it to a mile-and-a-half. If weather is an issue, know that many shopping malls open early for "mall walking." this works!
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