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Obesity (Definition)

A condition in which a person has too much body fat, with a BMI greater than 30. This indicates the person is not in in good health. It is not the same as being overweight because weight can come from other things like muscle, bone, ...Read more


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What is a healthy BMI for women who are overweight?

What is a healthy BMI for women who are overweight?

Around 22-25: The "normal" range for body mass index is 18-25. This does not take into account body composition. When losing weight to reach this range you must exercise and get enough protein to maintain lean muscle mass while losing body fat. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to lose breast fat for women fast?

What approaches work best to lose breast fat for women fast?

Breast size: You can not preferentially lose weight in one area of the body. If you lose weight it will occur through out the body, not just one spot. Plastic surgery is an option. ...Read more

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What exercise are good for the morbidly obese person?

What exercise are good for the morbidly  obese person?

Any: Any increase in your physical activity is good for you. If your knees, back, etc hurt because of your weight consider low impact exercise like water aroebics or swimming. ...Read more

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Which is the best exercise for women trying to lose weight?

Which is the best exercise for women trying to lose weight?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. Exercises such as crunches, planks, sit-ups, etc are good for toning the abdominal muscles, but cardio is best for weight loss. ...Read more

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What are some easy exercises for a 12yo who wants to lose weight?

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What are some easy exercises for a 12yo who wants to lose weight?

Make it fun: What does your 12yo like to do? Family and friends make it more fun. How about cranking the tunes and dancing? During the winter, play balloon volleyball inside your home. ...Read more

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Would spanx for men help lose those extra pounds with good diet and exercise?

Would spanx for men help lose those extra pounds with good diet and exercise?

Diet and Exercise: The compression type garment gives the illusion of weight loss but only proper diet and exercise will result in actual weight loss. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises for people with hip problems to lose weight?

What are the best exercises for people with hip problems to lose weight?

Minimize hip stress: In order to be able to successfully exercise and loose weight, you want to minimize the weight bearing stress on your bad hip. Water exercises or aquatherapy, recumbent bicycle, elliptical trainers are good choices. Avoid impact loading activities such as treadmill, running or jogging. Consult with a physical therapist who can be an excellent resource to help you with this goal. ...Read more

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What are the best ways for young teens to lose weight?

What are the best ways for young teens to lose weight?

Be smart: Eat healthy: Cut out the sodas, sugary juices and sweets Exercise: Get up and move! 30 minutes of consistent activity (enough to increase your heart rate) 3 times per week. MINIMUM. Whether we are losing or gaining weight it is all a balance of calories in vs calories burned. ...Read more

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Are protein shakes good for women who want to loose weight?

Are protein shakes good for women who want to loose weight?

Protein Shakes: Protein shakes can be a helpful addition to a weigh loss program. The best shakes include vegetables, protein and fruit. Try rice protein instead of whey protein to eliminate dairy. Add fruits you enjoy for flavor. Make sure you eat an overall healthy diet focusing on plant protein and daily exercise should be a part of your weigh loss plan. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are good behavior modification techniques for people who want to lose weight?

What are good behavior modification techniques for people who want to lose weight?

Step 1-alter stimuli: Uncontrolled eating can be triggered by seeing something "tasty" on tv, the web, etc. So avoiding those visual stimuli can help. Likewise removing from the house (if possible) calorie-laden foods can limit weight gain from eating when vulnerable (eg, bored, sleepy, hungry from skipping meal). On the flipside, placing bathroom scales next to the refrigerator can help avoid temptation. More 2 come! ...Read more

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Is depo good for overweight women with pcos?

Is depo good for overweight women with pcos?

Yes and no: Depo-provera will reduce the multiple ovarian cyst formation and inhibit some of the symptoms of PCOS. The downside is that once the Depo-provera is stopped then the same ovulation difficulties will reappear and spontaneous ovulation/fertility is still a problem Moreover, Depo-provera can cause irregular bleeding/spotting. ...Read more

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What are some tips for obese teenagers to loose weight?

What are some tips for obese teenagers to loose weight?

Set sensible goals: Successful dieting requires that a person stick to a plan for months or years, so easier goals & small milestones are good. He must be happy with the foods he gets to eat, so severe calorie restriction is usually unsuccessful. One can cut back on calories enough to lose 1-2 pounds a week, and he will be more likely to stay with that modest type of plan. One-two pounds a week is 50-100 pounds/year! ...Read more

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What would be a great fitness/diet plan for obese women?

What would be a great fitness/diet plan for obese women?

What works for you: The best plan is the one that you will stick to. It could be walking, low impact aerobics. Start slow, may be 10-15 minute intervals as tolerated and increase slowly. The best plan is the one that fits your lifestyle, you enjoy doing and are motivated to continue doing and gets you results. Aim for activity most days of the week, but start at least three days of the week. ...Read more

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What is the ideal weight for a 5'0 ft women but they workout and lift weights.?

What is the ideal weight for a 5'0 ft women  but they workout and lift weights.?

112: Your recommended weight range is between 102 and 127 lbs. Your ideal will vary according to what weight you feel comfortable being, your energy level with a specific weight, whether you tend to be thinner or heavier, your cardiac risk factors, among other things, your bone mass... ...Read more

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What are some good exercises for someone who has diabetes to lose weight on?

What are some good exercises for someone who has diabetes to lose weight on?

Weight loss: .How long have you had type 2 diabetes and how much weight have you gained? There are many good exercises and if there is a facility close to you, take a look and decide whether that is a good place for you to work out. Your diet may also need attention. Go to "NuVal" on the web and find out a lot of information about which foods are good, not too bad, and no good for you. ...Read more

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Which exercises do experts commonly recommend to lose weight for people with hip problems?

Which exercises do experts commonly recommend to lose weight for people with hip problems?

Exercise hip problem: Water exercises, meaning exercising in a pool is a great way for people with back, hip, knee, or foot problems to exercise. ...Read more

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Is the weight watchers program safe and effective for the morbidly obese?

Is the weight watchers program safe and effective for the morbidly obese?

Yes.: Virtually any weight loss program will result in weight loss for someone who is morbidly obese over the short term. This could include something as easy as tracking calories, walking more or as elaborate as getting a personal trainer/chef or joining a health club or weight watchers program. The most important thing to consider is whether the weight loss will be sustainable over the long run. ...Read more

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What is the best time of day for obese 58yo female to do exercise when wanting to loose weight/fat burn? Before/after: breakfast, lunch or dinner?

What is the best time of day for obese 58yo female to do exercise when wanting to loose weight/fat burn? Before/after: breakfast, lunch or dinner?

To Lose Weight: I commend you for your desire to lose weight and to do exercise. Let your desire become Belief that your health is Precious! Make a commitment that you do not want risk of Diabetes, Heart disease, High Blood Pressure or Stroke. Any time is good time for exercise. Be disciplined about exercise. Eat Balanced Diet with 1500 Cal/day See a Physician for diagnosis, Diet, Exercise and Therapy for stress ...Read more

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Which is the best exercise for obese person to start with?

Which is the best exercise for obese person to start with?

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! ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for obese women with PCOS in order to reduce weight and start ovulating regularly? What kind of diet is best?

What is the most effective treatment for obese women with PCOS in order to reduce weight and start ovulating regularly? What kind of diet is best?

Fasting & LCHF food: combined. Obesity, PCOS & Infertility ALL driven by LFHC foods. Study: http://goo.gl/k8x9LF, https://goo.gl/SYJzWh, https://goo.gl/URQBQQ, http://goo.gl/GWev0g, https://goo.gl/rCKP68, http://goo.gl/02iz6i, https://goo.gl/71BiUT, http://goo.gl/0zGMvn, http://goo.gl/gGXn9f, http://garytaubes.com, http://goo.gl/ynq0BZ, http://goo.gl/foDTU0, etc. Food choices/quantity=crucial; avoid meds, weigh daily. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for leg vein varices?(a 43 years old woman with high blood pressure and obesity)

What is the best treatment for leg vein varices?(a 43 years old woman with high blood pressure and obesity)

Best is definitive: Conservative treatment with compression stockings never hurt and should be tried at first. It may help symptoms but won't be make the veins go away .The best treatment for leg varices starts with ultrasound to determine if saphenous vein needs treatment. After the saphenous vein is treated, if needed, then the branch veins [superficial varicosities ] should be treated. See a vein specialist. ...Read more

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I m obese , exercises for it.

Obesity exercise: One of the best exercises for obese is water therapy. Either walking or swimming. Water creates resistance and protects joints and also causes increase calorie burn by maintaining body temp. ...Read more

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Are there any exercises for obese children?

Are there any exercises for obese children?

Exercises: Yes, but you don't need to focus on any specific exercise. Just get them to be active, play a sport, ride a bike, etc. The other huge component is nutrition. You need to minimize the amount of sugar, carbs, fat, that they eat. Cut out the candy, soda, ice cream, fruit punch, fast food, etc. Keep this stuff out of the house, and it will make everyone healthy. ...Read more

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Im getting obesed 18 years old female 5.2ft height?

Im getting obesed 18 years old female 5.2ft height?

You have time: Energy in = energy out i ask you how many calories make a pound? If you do not know research it. Depending on how much extra weight you are carrying it may take some time to carve off the pounds. Check out body mass index to see where you are. Then check out the mirror. Get your camera take a picture. Then get moving and think green vegetables! you can do it! ...Read more

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Which is the most effective and easiest exercise for obesity at home ?

Which is the most effective and easiest exercise for obesity at home ?

Aerobic.: Obesity implies that you have too much fat on your body; this can be reduced with cardiovascular exercise, such as treadmill, elliptical, stationary bicycle or aerobics classes you might be able to find on television or on DVD. Weight training can help too; you can buy some light free weights to keep at home. ...Read more

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18 years old female getting obesed 85kg 5.2ft height...?Im worried please help

18 years old female getting obesed 85kg 5.2ft height...?Im worried please help

Weight gain: How much weight have you gained in what period of time? Do you eat/drink junk food/pop frequently? Is there family history of underactive thyroid or diabetes. Have you been on steroids for medical condition. Advise seeing pcp for thorough history & physical to determine if there's medical cause. Doc can give weight loss advice in addition to any needed treatment. ...Read more

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18 years old female getting obesed 85kg 5.2ft height...?Im worried please help.

18 years old female getting obesed 85kg 5.2ft height...?Im worried please help.

Weight loss program: In this day and age it is a blessing the different options to help you lose weight, there has been enough research to give you alternatives; of the ones that patients can do on their owm weight watchers is one of the best, or a medically supervised weight loss program is another option. ...Read more

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What's the best infographic showing that some people who shop at walmart are more obese than costco?

What's the best infographic showing that some people who shop at walmart are more obese than costco?

Have not seen one: But i like this: http://bit.Ly/lrfruu and i like this http://is.Gd/hjkubw. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm obese and weight 102 kgs. I have tried everything alll diets and exercises everythin works temporary only?

What do you advise if I'm obese and weight 102 kgs. I have tried everything alll diets and exercises everythin works temporary only?

It has to be a : LIFESTYLE change. 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. Be physically active with both cardio ...Read more

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Gamma gt= 42 ul/ litre. Is it ok for an african obese woman?

Gamma gt= 42 ul/ litre. Is it ok for an african obese woman?

Don't treat a lab: This worries me just a bit. I understand you are overweight and if the other liver enzymes are on the high side, this may your body's way of letting you know that it wants less to eat and more opportunities to exercise. If your physician is not overly concerned, i would not be either -- it's the very high values of GGT that usually are tip-offs to serious illness. ...Read more

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Please describe the mortality rate for morbidly obese women?

About 3-fold higher: According to this paper a woman in her 30's who has morbid obesity (bmi more than 40) is 3.3 fold more likely to die than a woman of the same age who has a bmi of under 25. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10227319. ...Read more