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A 19-year-old female asked:

What's the best way to start getting healthy and in shape. and any advice on staying motivated :-)?

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Dr. Leland Orlov
Clinical Psychology 49 years experience
Positive thinking: Assuming you are not already physically active, confer with your pcp first; start by eating healthy, walking, expanding your physical activities, esp. Those activities you are likely to do regularly; drink alcohol with moderation, no cigarettes, avoid those who would smoke in your presence, no illicit drugs, use prescription drugs as prescribed; motivation develops from a sense of purpose.

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I need to get healthy, what's the best way to start?

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Dr. Noel Alonso
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Kudos to you!: ..For embarking on a life plan to a healthier you! first, see your doctor for a checkup and talk about your plan. Set a reasonable goal for weight management or reduction, if needed. Avoid stress, smoking, and drinking more than the occasional glass or two of wine. After clearance from your md, get active with an exercise plan and set small, attainable goals to build a solid foundation. Best wishes!

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