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How should an extremely overweight person exercise?

How should an extremely overweight person exercise?

By not letting...: Don't let your weight be your enemy! That means avoid activities where you carry full body weight. Good activities included cycling (outdoors or with machine), swimming, using a rowing machine. Lifting weights with a resistance machine. Many others! ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more


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What is the medical definition of an overweight person?

BMI between 25-30: A bmi, which is a calculation based on height and weight, between 25-30 is considered "overweight." a bmi greater than 30 is classified as "obese." and a bmi between 18-25 is classified as "normal weight.". ...Read more

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Can a person be considered overweight and not have any health problems?

Can a person be considered overweight and not have any health problems?

Yes, but...: Yes, and if you are overweight and there is no evidence of hypertension, Insulin resistance (high blood sugar), lipid (cholesterol and triglyceride) abnormality, breathing abnormality or joint complications then perhaps the extra weight is not so bad. However, obesity breeds problems, so it merits close monitoring. ...Read more

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How many different possible illnesses or diseases can a person have if she/he is overweight?

How many different possible illnesses or diseases can a person have if she/he is overweight?

Many: Here are a few: diabetes, high blood pressure, gall bladder disease, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis.Obesity can cause menstrual issues and infertility in women. Obesity hypoventillation- poor breathing results in too much carbon dioxide (hypoventilation) and too little oxygen in the blood (hypoxemia). ...Read more

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Can all the effects that come with those at a low weight happen to an overweight person as well?

I don't: Understand your question. What effects are you referring to? Many of the problems that occur with overweight people are absent or decreased in those of normal weight. ...Read more

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How can an overweight person strengthen their ankles?

How can an overweight person strengthen their ankles?

Loose the weight: Your ankles carry the weight of your body and weight loss would be a great start. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an overweight person to have bulimia?

Is it possible for an overweight person to have bulimia?

Yes: A person can binge (eat large amounts) and purge (vomit, laxatives), but still absorb a lot of the calories and not get it all out, so can gain weight. If you or someone you know has bulimia, get help very soon, as it can be dangerous, even life threatening, even if not underweight. Vomiting a lot can cause electrolyte imbalances which could cause a heart attack. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an overweight person to do gymnastics?

Is it possible for an overweight person to do gymnastics?

Exercise: Possible yes but prudence dictates getting medical clearance and training carefully and appropriately. Whether its ago of idea is an individual question. ...Read more

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Can an anorexic person be someone who has normal weight/overweight?

Can an anorexic person be someone who has normal weight/overweight?

Check DSM-IV: According to the diagnostic statistic manual, an anorexic individual refuses to maintain their weight at or above a minimally normal weight for age and height. So the answer to your question is no, a person suffering from anorexia nervosa will not have a normal weight or be overweight. This is a serious disorder with high mortality rates. Treatment is available. Visit your pmd or a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What is the best diet to help assist an overweight person in rehab?

What is the best diet to help assist an overweight person in rehab?

HCG diet: I am a big advocate on my diet program called the HCG true diet. It allows your metabolism to change with HCG and a low calorie diet. It is a medically monitored program and creates new behaviors which can become habits over time. Most people lose 20-30 pounds per 12 week course. Even people on rehab. Can do this diet. ...Read more

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How could a person who is 75-100 pounds overweight and sedentary lose weight?

How could a person who is 75-100 pounds overweight and sedentary lose weight?

Get less sedentary!: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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How do you get a overweight wheelchair bound handicapped person to lose weight?

How do you get a overweight wheelchair bound handicapped person to lose weight?

Diet: Diet and some upper body exercises.
If they are too heavy and not sucessfull with above measures I will consider biriatric surgery depending on their comorbid conditions. ...Read more

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Can an overweight person get a butt augmentation? I am pretty heavy, but have a relatively flat behind. Am I a candidate for butt augmentation? .

Can an overweight person get a butt augmentation? I am pretty heavy, but have a relatively flat behind. Am I a candidate for butt augmentation? .

I: I don't agree at all, I do lipo and fat transfer procedures regularly on obese individuals and have had a total of 2 infections in the past 400 cases. One was in a diabetic who was somewhat overweight, and this w as most likely because she allowed her glucose to go out of control. These two issues, obesity and diabetes are separate, even though obesity may be a risk factor in the development of type 2 (adult onset) diabetes.

In my experience, in my hands, you would be ideally suited to have liposuction and fat transfer. What I frequently see, but this is not always the case, is patients being motivated to lose weight after liposuction. Simultaneously it must also be said that cosmetic surgery, and liposuction surgery are not weightless surgeries.

My last liposuction and fat transfer patient weighed just shy of 300lbs, & she is in love with her rounder, higher buttock appearance after her surgery.
I will be posting pictures soon. ...Read more

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Is BMI of 25 overweight or fat for normally thin person?

Is BMI of 25 overweight or fat for normally thin person?

Marginally: A bmi between 18 and 25 is considered normal, 25-30 overweight, over 30 obese. Having said that, some people, due to bone mass and the proportion of fat vs lean mass, can have a normal bmi but have too much body fat, or conversely can have a high bmi but have a normal amount of fat. ...Read more

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How can being overweight impact a person's physical health over time?

Yes: diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, cancer of ovaries, breast and colon, sleep apnea, gall bladder disease and poor wound healing may all be associated with obesity. ...Read more

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What is the best diet to help assist an athletic overweight person in rehab?

What is the best diet to help assist an athletic overweight person in rehab?

Refer to answer: All health and diet has failed, because all they do, is counting calories either directly or indirectly. Problem is in gmo food, which is all wheat, corn, soy, potato, cereals, juices, all fast foods. Been tried for twenty years. If you follow it never failed. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an overweight person to easily lose weight without any side effects?

Is it possible for an overweight person to easily lose weight without any side effects?

No: It's not easy to lose weight. It's a full time job. It requires motivation, dedication, & self discipline. It can be done but it doesn't happen quickly or by accident. Consider joining weight watchers, tops, curves or buying one of the many excellent books available. Set a target date, take one day at a time, expect backsliding, stay focused, aim for lifelong healthy eating. B patient. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it generally less difficult for a slimmer person to lose weight than someone overweight?

Is it generally less difficult for a slimmer person to lose weight than someone overweight?

Somewhat: They're used to being slim, are probably more active so their metabolism is higher and they burn off more calories, and they're not as Insulin resistant as their obese counterparts, so they don't have to work as hard against their body's mechanisms to lose weight. Plus, they probably didn't inherit as many "fat" genes from their parents. ...Read more

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How can a person who is highly prone to becoming overweight due to their genetics live an enjoyable life style?

How can a person who is highly prone to becoming overweight due to their genetics live an enjoyable life style?

Break the cycle!: Even with a genetic predisposition to obesity, you can change your mind set and lifestyle and live a happy, healthy life at a healthy weight! See a preventative health physician to make sure your thyroid, sugar, and cholesterol are all in good range, then get on a daily gentle exercise routine and map out healthy meals and snacks for at least a week at a time. You can do it! Good luck! ...Read more

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Cn I b healthy even if I'm slightly underweight? I havn't been e naturally thin kind of person my whole childhd n was borderline overweight b4.

Cn I b healthy even if I'm slightly underweight? I havn't been e naturally thin kind of person my whole childhd n was borderline overweight b4.

BMI needs to be >18: Search "calculate my BMI" or copy and past this address into your browser: http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/guidelines/obesity/BMI/bmicalc. Htm
If you have a BMI (body mass index) over 18, and you eat at least 1 gram of complete protein per kilo of body weight (or about 1.5 per pound) every day and fresh vegetables and fruit, and can exercise without feeling bad, then you are probably fine. ...Read more

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Why is the weight of a person important when prescribing medications? And can you prescribe for an overweight child the same dose given to a fit adult?

Why is the weight of a person important when prescribing medications? And can you prescribe for an overweight child the same dose given to a fit adult?

Dilution: The amount of a medication needed to work will depend on how strong it needs to be. Compare the process to putting a teaspoon of x in 4 ounces against a teaspoon in 6 ounces. You end up with one more dilute and not as strong. Prescribing by weight is important for most but not all medications. It is most important in childhood when weights at a given age vary by quite a bit. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an overweight person to have a eating disorder?

Is it possible for an overweight person to have a eating disorder?

Yes: Anyone can have an eating disorder, - you cannot tell who does or does not by a person's size, or body habitus. ...Read more