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I am 19 years old, female, I workout and eat well. Is it safe to take oxyelite pro? Hi, I am 19 years old, I workout about 5 or 6 days a week, and I eat well. I put on some unwanted weight about a month ago due to less working out and poor eating habits.
In: In an 8 week study this supplement did not increase fat loss as compared to inactive pill (placebo). Heart rate and blood pressure have been elevated with this agent. It has not been tested beyond 8 weeks in clinical studies. I do not advise that you take this supplement which appears to be neither safe nor effective. See my blog site for more on weight loss. ...Read more
I'm a 44 active, healthy female. When I workout I get my heart rate up to 171-172. Is this ok, or too high?
220-age = Max: You are achieving your maximal heart rate which isn't necessarily bad but also not additionally beneficial. You will achieve similar benefit from attaining and maintaining 85% which would be around 150 BPM. Back down your routine just a little. You are 44 not 22. What you lose in age you gain in experience over those younger athletes. ...Read more
Is AST always supposed to be lower than alt? Both of my values are always around AST 24/ ALT 18. Doctors never mentioned wrong ratio. I am 59 yo female, excellent health, workout 6 days/week.
No: No clinical relevance of the ratio when the liver enzymes are normal. Alt of 19 for woman and 29 for man. For patients with chronic liver disease if ast/ alt >1.2 --- it is indicative of advanced fibrosis. ...Read more
How long does it take for a 14 year old female good health to see results in there everyday workout or exercises?
Which results?: If you are talking about decrease is your blood pressure, heart rate and flow of brain endorphins, this happens immediately. If you are talking about weight loss, increase muscle mass, improved bone density, these start happening a few weeks into routine exercise. And all of the time, you are adding days on to the end of your life - but that may take 80-90 years to notice! ...Read more
I'm 18, female, 5'1, and 100 pounds. I've never been athletic how should I workout? How many days a week? How long each day? What foods to eat?
Enjoy it.: Start with an activity you enjoy (walking, jogging, swimming....Any other sport). Do this at least 4x/week for 30 minutes each time. Start slow and increase your intensity each week. The key is to pick activities you enjoy in order to make it a new lifestyle for you. Foods-half of your plate should be veggies, and stay away from sugary drinks. Baby steps... ...Read more
Is a max heartrate of 170-175 during hiit workout (1 min high intensity 1 min recovery. 20 min total)) good for a fit 43 yr old female? 3-4x week
Max heart rate: Maximum heart rate for a a 43 year old woman is 177. So you are pretty close to it. Don't go crazy trying to hit it. 175 is great ...Read more
I'm 28 years old, female. I hardly to remember n easily to forget. What happend? Fyi I only sleep 4 hours/day, very rarely do exercise or any workout.
I'm a 33 year old female who is quite overweight. During exercise (in the middle of workout) I break out in a cold sweat. Should I be worried?
Not necessarily: Heavy sweating with exercise, by itself, is not an indication of coronary heart problems, especially if you are able to continue the exercise without having to stop and if you don't experience any unusual chest discomfort, pressure, heaviness (feels like an elephant is sitting on my chest), lightheadedness or severe shortness of breath.*** If you have additional risk factors see comments below ...Read more
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?
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! ...Read more
How long do I need to spend on the treadmill to loose weight - female, 86kg, 162 cm in height I've been doing all sorts of workouts nothing is workin?
5 foot tall female, 56kg, am I over weight? I am pretty active, workout and usually eat pretty decently, why don't I weigh less? I don't eat much too
5 ft 123 lbs:
Your BMI is 24 normal range. As long as you are in the normal range, eating healthy foods with lots of vegetables, do not worry, as you are growing. Can use 1-2 weights with toning to define muscles. You should most probably have between 1400 -1800 calories/day depending on activity.
http://www. Bmi-calculator. Net/bmr-calculator/#result ...Read more
Hi, im a young female &have gastritis, I've had it for a while, I would like to know if abdominal workouts will affect me internally?
Young, active female (27), fainted for the 1st time during a moderately strenuous workout. 2 days later, still feeling light headed on occasion.
Fainting: Or "syncope" as we refer to it has many possible causes: neurologic, vascular (like low blood pressure), heart problems, electrolyte imbalance, anemia, etc You should make an appointment to be checked by a physician, have lab work and other studies if deemed necessary, especially to rule out any serious conditions. Even young, healthy, fit individuals can have unidentified medical problems. ...Read more
Keep gaining weight (fat) despite running 3 to 5 miles daily weight workouts and clean eating. Tyroid test comes back normal. No diabetes 38 female?
Given that you run 3-5 miles a day it is difficult to understand why you are apparently gaining weight.
Please start with a consult Psychologist. She/he will carefully work on the issues and plan things to help you stop gaining weight.
Your primary doctor can refer you to the Psychologist. ...Read more
I recommend: Hip hop abs, zumba, circuit training, pace program, t25 weven the very old royal canadian air force progam, the single exercise of burpees, if there are no medical issues or limitations. Hrs, md, facc www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more
I have knee crepitus with no pain. Is this progressive? Will I be unable to walk when I'm an old lady? I workout but not a runner
Crackling kneecaps: Clunking, popping, crackling and thumping, knees can be surprisingly noisy, even without injuries. If you're >50, and have knee pain, creptius can be a sign of osteoarthritis (the wear and tear type of joint problem that comes with aging) or other problems. Or, with no pain or discomfort or change at all, crepitus could just be your talkative knees! No pain a good thing. (congrats on working out.). ...Read more
Is ok to have a higher pulse of 80's-90's during the day if you workout in the AM and active all day. Walking, steps ect. 36 yr female in home daycare?
Yes: That shouldn't be a problem, keep the activity and the work outs ...Read more
A treadmill workout of no inclination, 6kmh speed for 1hour 4 times a week is enough as a start for a 19 years old female 1.64m tall with weight 77 km?
Good start: Walking an hour a day on a treadmill is a good way to start exercising but will probably get boring very quickly. Instead, once you're comfortable walking, consider shortening your treadmill time to just 30min while alternating fast sprints w/slow recovery speeds. Use remaining 30min to work on muscle strength, flexibility & balance. High intensity interval training is key buzzword now. Good luck! ...Read more
How much weight could I lose a week eating 1000 calories a day? I'm 5'5, female, and 240 (morbidly obese) I also workout a hour a day at the gym
Varies: Amount of weight lost is based upon the calories burned verses the calories taken in per day. For example, if you burn 2500 calories per day and taken in 1000 calories per day you will lose approximately 1500 calories. If you assume 3500 calories to burn each pound of fat, then you will lose about 3 pounds of fat per week. ...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?
Intense leg workout 2 days ago; today quite sore. Healthy, 21 y/o female. Do you see any problems w/ running aside from discomfort? Thanks, doc!
Iam 29 year old lady and I do workouts at home and drink lots of water but been having constipation and bloating and pain in my abdomen it hurts?
Too much protein: Constipation is a sign of not having enough fiber. When people work out they do tend to consume more protein. Keep your protein intake to 52 grams a day, add plant based fiber like greens and colorful veges. With all that you do this should resolve. For now start a probiotic. ...Read more
19 y.o. female with 50 bpm @ rest. Feel tired a lot but normal ekg, echo, &holter monitor. Doc said its ok. Workout 5 days/week (25 min). Normal?
Normal HR.: You're young and you exercise and you're female. These all contribute to your lower resting heart rate, which is normal and actually quite healthy, especially knowing the normal results of all those tests. ...Read more
Are there any recommended weight loss pills? I am a fairly active 20 year old female, with a BMI of about 24. I have been doing a workout regime for a couple of months now combining weight lifting and cardio. I eat a well balanced diet, mostly vegetarian
Given you age and bmi, I suggest that you can better manage your weight through careful diet and activity. Currently, there are only limited options for an oral weight loss medication and all have their limitations and side-effects. Phentermine is an amphetamine has been approved by the fda and has been used for many years as a weight loss formula. It is used for a limited period of time to speed weight loss in overweight people who are exercising and eating a low-calorie diet and belongs to a class of medications called anorectics. A combination of Phentermine and topiramate (brand name topamaxÂ®) or also known as qnexa is under consideration by the fda for approval in 2012. Bontril is another amphetamine-related weight-loss drug, but like any amphetamine, are potentially addictive.
Empatic is a combination drug consisting of two already fda approved medications, zonisamide and bupropion, for seizures and antidepressant, respectively - the combination is being tested for weight loss.
Some appetite suppressant drugs such as Fenfluramine (also known as fen phen), chlorphentermine, and aminorex induced a heart valve abnormalities as well as pulmonary hypertension. These drugs were eventually withdrawn from the market.
Lorcaserin, a selective 5-ht (2c) receptor agonist, produced modest weight loss but was not initially approved by the fda - resubmission is being consider in 2012. The monoaminergic re-uptake inhibitor tesofensine has also been shown to produce impressive weight loss in smaller-scale clinical studies and future tests are planned.
The ads you see on the internet are for non-proven weight loss treatments. ...Read more
Hi, I am a 25-year-old female complaining of tingling and occasional muscle ache from injury of my thigh muscle during workout in december. Should I be seeing a doctor for this type of pain I have?
I'm a female, 19 years old. I have atrial septal defect and mitral valve regurgitation. When I workout my lips turn blue/purple. Is this okay?
No, not OK.: You need a consultation with a cardiologist (pediatric or adult) who can do a full cardiac evaluation of you, including an ultrasound or MRI to determine how much of your blood is going through your ASD and MVR. Blue lips indicates that your blood is not circulating through your lungs during times of stress, which can cause organ or brain damage. Make an appointment today. ...Read more
I'm a female, weigh 268 lbs. If I work out everyday for 10 months and eat 1800 c. A day could I reach 150 lbs?
Can be done: It can be done, loosing 11 lbs a month is a reasonable target. I believe the firs half of your journey will be easier than the second half. ...Read more