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Couple of dumbbell questions? How many lbs should I start with at 55?

Couple of dumbbell questions? How many lbs should I start with at 55?

Form more important: The weight you lift with each exercise is much less important than the form you use. Make sure you are performing each dumbbell exercise appropriately. Use the full arc of motion, and go slow rather than fast with each repetition. Start with very light weight so that you can easily do 8-12 repetitions of each exercise for 3 total sets. You can slowly increase as your strength and endurance improve. ...Read more

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Is there a such thing as exercising to much? I am 20 years old and recently started the weight watchers diet i want to lose around 30lbs within 3 months. I exercise once after lunch and again before bed for about 40 min. Each time. I don't want to over do

Is there a such thing as exercising to much? I am 20 years old and recently started the weight watchers diet i want to lose around 30lbs within 3 months. I exercise once after lunch and again before bed for about 40 min. Each time. I don't want to over do

It's : It's not going to hurt you, but you are going to be sore to start. The worst thing about starting a new exercise program is going too fast, getting hurt and then having to quit. Try doing exercises that push you like the elliptical or fast walking to some good tunes but be careful about weight training and jogging- things likely to injure a muscle or joint. But good for you being so motivated! ...Read more

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I am about 5'4, 16years of age and i want to increase my height. Are there ways i can get a boost of at least 2-3inches within in a year ?

I am about 5'4, 16years of age and i want to increase my height. Are there ways i can get a boost of at least 2-3inches within in a year ?

5'4": You are still young enough to gain some height but not much. You should see an Endocrinologist as soon as you can to try and increase your height. One thing you did not mention is your weight - please let me know your weight. ...Read more

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How can I shed about 40 to 50 pounds this year of 2016? I weigh approximately 256 to 262 any given day and I am a 47 year old male with light activity

How can I shed about 40 to 50 pounds this year of 2016? I weigh approximately 256 to 262 any given day and I am a 47 year old male with light activity

That can be done: Losing 1 pound each week is considered easily done, in the big picture of weight loss desires. One has to burn calories by any means possible (keep moving, keep moving, keep moving). One cannot eat more calories than needed, but instead must eat less calories than needed... which will make the body start using up that 100 pounds of stored fuel. It is a simple concept, but takes will-power. ...Read more

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Dr. Pappas, i didn't have depression until i lost both of my parents to cancer with less than a year apart. I quit college to take care of them.?

Dr. Pappas, i didn't have depression until i lost both of my parents to cancer with less than a year apart. I quit college to take care of them.?

Long-term grief: You went through a very stressful time with your parents' illnesses, caring for them, and their eventual deaths. Your college was disrupted as well. Sometimes grief can be a very complicated process; it can stagnate into depression in situations like this. Perhaps you have not yet been able to get on with your life? Working with a therapist could be of real use to you, along w/your medications. ...Read more

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I have lost 20lbs in 2 months but now i'm at a plettoe.Any suggestions on how i can overcome this challenge?I eat healthy & work out at least 5/7 days

I have lost 20lbs in 2 months but now i'm at a plettoe.Any suggestions on how i can overcome this challenge?I eat healthy & work out at least 5/7 days

Congratulations: You are doing well with eating and exercise. Getting a good night's sleep & choices of foods also contributes to weight management. Continue your program and weight will gradually decrease if you are overweight. Have you determined your ideal weight for height and body mass index? Check here for ideal weight calculation: http://www.Healthstatus.Com/calculate/ideal-healthy-weight. ...Read more

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Am doing exercise by dumbells at 3.5 kg and after i finish i feel a pain for a certain time in my right elbow, any solutions ?

Am doing exercise by dumbells at 3.5 kg and after i finish i feel a pain for a certain time in my right elbow, any solutions ?

Very common: The most common forms of elbow pain from overuse, or repetitive motions are muscle, or tendon sprains. Very common with doing single joint exercises with weights. You must lay off this exercise for a while and opt for full body exercises like pushups, pull-ups and bodyweight rows until your elbows are feeling a little better. For additional advice see: http://bit.ly/1sSZbfu ...Read more

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55 yr M. Confused about 10000 steps a day for fitness /weight loss. I avg 120 steps a minute. Should I pick up the pace ?

55 yr M. Confused about 10000 steps a day for fitness /weight loss. I avg 120 steps a minute. Should I pick up the pace ?

A Brisk Pace: is best for overall health as long as your doc says your health is ok for that. Just a bit faster than normal walking will do it. Listening to something on an mp3 player or iPod helps w/boredom. Quiet is good too if it doesn't become and excuse to stop exercising. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can i nurse my 8 month old after colonoscopy? Seen a lot online about mixed time you have to wait..Medicines are short acting

Can i nurse my 8 month old after colonoscopy? Seen a lot online about mixed time you have to wait..Medicines are short acting

Yes: Most anesthesiologist recommend waiting 24 hrs and discarding the next milk from your breast. In reality you can breastfeed after 4 hrs the procedure finished. Drugs use for colonoscopy are Propofol that will be out of your body within 2hrs and versed and fentanyl combination that will be out of your body in 6 hrs but the amount showing at breast milk and digested by the baby will be negligible. ...Read more

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How long after a successful d&n can you resume exercise, sex, and trying again for another baby. I've been told different answers by several of my drs?

How long after a successful d&n can you resume exercise, sex, and trying again for another baby. I've been told different answers by several of my drs?

Wait one cylce: Can resume exercise and sex as soon as you feel well enough to participate. Timing of next pregnancy has more to do with family planning than physiological state of the body. ...Read more

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After taking 40mg of prednisone at the start and tapering down to 4mg, I have gained a less flat stomach. Should I start working out now or wait?

After taking 40mg of prednisone at the start and tapering down to 4mg, I have gained a less flat stomach. Should I start working out now or wait?

Not sure: It depends on why you're taking prednisone. For example if you're having an inflammatory bowel flare-up, it's probably a good idea to get well first before aggressively working out. Ask the doc who prescribed it. ...Read more

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Despite working out four to five times a week with a trainer, I have gained close to 15 pounds in 8 months. I also rarely sleep through the nigh.Help!?

Despite working out four to five times a week with a trainer, I have gained close to 15 pounds in 8 months. I also rarely sleep through the nigh.Help!?

Calories: U really need a healthy diet that has fewer carbohydrates and fats and increased reliance on vegetables to lose weight effectively. Jogging and swimming can burn between 100 cal a mile to five or 600 cal an hour when swimming. 3500 cal is equal to 1 pound of fat so you can see it takes a lot of exercise. You need to work on diet as well. ...Read more

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I weigh 238.5 pounds.How many calories each day must i consume & how many minutes a day must i work out to get to my goal of 188 pounds in 3 months?

I weigh 238.5 pounds.How many calories each day must i consume  & how many minutes a day must i work out to get to my goal of 188 pounds in 3 months?

It depends...: Please review any diet/exercise plan with your doctor first. However, the answer will depend on how active you are and what your basal metabolic rate is (calculators on the web for you). In general, 1 pound of fat is approximately 3500 calories. To reach a goal of 50 pound weight loss in three months, you would need to shave roughly 1, 960 calories a day through diet and or exercise. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I wanted to know about weight lifting for a male age 65. I have been working out for years. Should I lift mod to heavy or lighter with more reps.

I wanted to know about weight lifting for a male age 65. I have been working out for years. Should I lift mod to heavy or lighter with more reps.

Depend on the goal : it really depends on the goal I will advise you for a lighter weight and many reps it will give you the strength and minimize any injuries ...Read more

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50 year old lady with manic disease constantly speaks most times during the day and will be visiting for 5 wks. No prescription taken. How do I get thru?

50 year old lady with manic disease constantly speaks most times during the day and will be visiting for 5 wks. No prescription taken. How do I get thru?

Relationship?: A lot depends on who she is to you. That's a long visit, so - if you are really close, it may be possible to gently introduce the subject. If not - don't even try - just plan lots of time apart. If close, talk in terms of yourself and don't cheat w/ "I" statements that are really not. Say things like "It's hard for me to pay attention even though I do care". or "I need some quiet time now", etc. ...Read more

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I am just curious how many minutes you should typically do in each workout for optimal weight loss?

I am just curious how many minutes you should typically do in each workout for optimal weight loss?

Exercise: You will get a lot of different answers to this. Generally, if you can do some type of cardiovascular exercise (ie stationary bike, elliptical machine, treadmill) that gets your heart rate close to the target rate (for your height, weight, and age) and you sustain that for 20-40 minutes, that will be effective for weight loss. Eating healthy is also a key component as well. ...Read more