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You decide: Ideal weight" charts are based on fallacies. If we believed them, then most triathletes would be "underweight" and most professional football players -- fantastic athletes -- would be "overweight." your ideal weight is whatever looks and feels right to you and enables you to perform your chosen sport(s) best. ...Read more
Aerobic threshold: The important principle is to keep under your aerobic threshold when you are training. Here is a good website that explains why and gives you a guideline: https://philmaffetone.com/180-formula/ ...Read more
M 22 year old girl virgin. I do heavy weight training exercises in gym can doing squats,lunges,& exercising on leg press machine in gym break hymen?
No, but...: It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. So, ignore the hymen. Usually, only in cases of alleged sexual assault upon girls and women do we physicians engage in the careful examination of hymens, collecting evidence of physical damage to be used later in courts of law. In normal everyday life, people should not be "checking hymens" nor thinking about whether they are broken or not broken. ...Read more
Age- 18 weight- 59kg height-168cms. male.. pain in knees. joined gym 1 month back.. feels weakness.. what to do?
Clinical information: This will be something your physician will need more information for. You may have just begian to much exercise too fast. When you begin exercise you have to start slowly especially since in the beginning you were Deconditioned you will also need a medical evaluation to see if there any other clinical issues involved in your discomfort ...Read more
Dizziness & palpitations after consuming bsn true mass mass gainer.Under breast pain since 5 days.i am female 19 years old 47.3 weight?
No: Gynecomastia (aka man boobs) are accumulation of breast tissue in men. They are not a function of fat and working out your pectoral muscles will not eliminate them. If you truly have gynecomastia, it will need to be corrected by a plastic surgeon once the underlying causes have been ruled out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
23yr old female, 10kg overweight, 5'4" height. Sedentary life. Brisk walk 30mins everyday. Pls suggest veg diet.
Low calorie diet: Congratulations on setting on the path to attain a healthy weight. To lose weight the amount of calories you burn must be more than total calories you eat/drink. You have taken the first step which is increasing your exercise. Any diet that will lead you to consume less calories should work (do not forget calories from drinks). Pick any diet plan that you will enjoy and stick with longterm! ...Read more
Can saggy body get toned after 8 years? Can strength training and cardio tone the saggy body as i am young? I am 21 year old female.
Yes and Maybe: It depends on the degree of sagging and quality of the skin. If the skin is hanging as in someone that has lots a lot of weight, or there is poor elasticity or stretch marks it may not resolve without surgery. However, you are young and that certainly helps. Getting fit and increasing muscle tone will certainly help. Good luck! ...Read more
I am experiencing slight pain in knees post workout at gym. I am a 32 year old female. Should i take calcium supplements?
Im a 47 yr male heavy set but healthy as for my physical. I exercise everyday walking lifting jogging ect.. I can't lose weight?
Metformin: As we get older, we tend to become Insulin resistant. Metformin acts like a metabolic rejuvenator, and restores Insulin sensitivity. I recommend 500 mg metformin three times daily. Metformin will normalize blood sugar, but will not cause hypoglycemia. My non-diabetic patients on metformin invariably feel better, have more energy, lose their carbohydrate cravings, and lose body fat. ...Read more
Time for consultatn: About a half of males will undergo a transient nipple/breast enlargement at he onset of puberty. Normally it will resolve slowly as other hormonal changes kick in over about a year. Carrying around extra weight can aggravate the issue as fat can masquerade as breast tissue. If persistent after 2+ years i would consult with a cosmetic surgeon about tissue removal ; localized liposuction. ...Read more
Protein: Eating lots of lean protein like chicken and fish are a good start. Add in salads, steamed veggies and whole grains. For weight training start with three times a week schedule on free weights. Your school trainer may offer a weight lifting class. You are still growing most likely so give yourself some time! ...Read more
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