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A 46-year-old member asked:

please describe a good exercises to losing weight at home?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Daily activities: Make your daily activities more difficult - take the stairs, park further away, bike/ walk to work/ store, sit on a swiss ball/ at your desk and stand up every time you answer the phone, or lunge/ hop/ jump from place to place in your house. Things like these may seem small and silly, but the increased calorie burn can add up over time. Don't forget a healthy diet!

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Why am I suddenly gaining/losing weight?

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Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 35 years experience
Get Evaluated: There are many causes of weight gain and weight loss. Getting a comprehensive evaluation including history, physical, blood tests and additional testing as needed is necessary to get the correct diagnosis and treatment.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Does benflourex contribute to losing of weight?

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Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes, but..: It is also related to valvular heart issues. It is a Fenfluramine derivative similar to the fen-fen taken off the market. Remember there is no quick and easy way to lose weight. It takes persistence and a healthy lifestyle. Good luck.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

How can you get stronger while losing weight?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Exercise, do weights: The human body adapts to the challenges it meets, so a person's muscles get stronger if they are exercised, especially against resistance or with weights. This strengthening occurs regardless of whether the person is gaining weight, losing weight, or staying the same. With walking, running, biking, etc., he moves his body weight. In weight training, he challenges his muscles with heavier weights.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Could I make losing weight easier?

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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Often it is about life choices and what you do to help yourself by the types of food you shop for and how much physical activity you are involved in. As well as deciding what your goals are. That often helps with weight loss. Maybe even having someone be your life coach.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Will having my husband join me in losing weight help?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Absolutely!: Studies have shown that when you have an "accountability partner, " you are much more likely to succeed in your goal. Set up some ground rules so that it's not a competition, but instead a true partnership.

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