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A 22-year-old male asked:

can a brisk walk or 20 mins in the morning can boost ur metabolism which has slowed down and stuck on a weight loss plateau?

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Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: That would be good plan to get in shape and help with weight loss.

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Is it bad if I sometimes feel pain on the right side of my body when I run and sometimes when I walk? Sometimes its on my left side. Is this bad?

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