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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What do you advise if I want a good diet/exercise program?

What do you advise if I want a good diet/exercise program?

Diet exercise advice: First, a discussion with your physician as to your goals. Supervised physician programs are more successful. Some patients are candidates for specific medications that can help with blocking fat absorption, metabolism or appetite. Second, a app and/or device to help you like myfitnesspal and/or a fitbit. Third, a discussion with a dietician to follow your progress. Lastly, through away the scale. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get noticeable results when starting a diet/exercise program?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get noticeable results when starting a diet/exercise program?

It depends: On the program. The more carefully you eat, the more consistently (not vigorously) you train, the more rested you are the quicker results will begin to show. Remember, results will show more quickly for people who (1) don't have a lot of weight to lose, (2) eat healthfully, (3) and are in better general shape initially. That said, dramatic results can occur in a matter of weeks! ...Read more

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I've had my t-lvls checked twice, 404ng/ml and 398ng/ml. This may be normal range, but is it normal for a 28yr/old with a good diet/exercise program?

I've had my t-lvls checked twice, 404ng/ml and 398ng/ml. This may be normal range, but is it normal for a 28yr/old with a good diet/exercise program?

Testosterone level: It is a normal testosterone level, but I am not sure why it was done. If it was done "just because", it's a worthless test. If you had symptoms that mandate the check of testosterone, then it's a different story. Testosterone levels are variable, too. So, if you had 2 in the normal range, I would not worry about that. ...Read more

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I have been on a diet/exercise program since 1/1/ and lost 10lbs, goal is 15lbs more. I'm also nursing a baby. Is it true nursing causes fat storage?

I have been on a diet/exercise program since 1/1/ and lost 10lbs, goal is 15lbs more. I'm also nursing a baby. Is it true nursing causes fat storage?

Keep nursing.: Nursing is a great way to help lose weight. It can help take off an extra 300-400 kcals per day. It's good for you and baby! Make sure to stay hydrated and keep doing what you're doing with th diet and exercise! ...Read more

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What diet and exercise program is best for me?

An MD: Visit might put one's mind at ease. Coexisting medical conditions often require an adjustment of any conditioning program to lower the potential risks. That said, the best program will be the one that will (1) allow for consistent engagement (usually based on one's interest) and that (2) supports the desired goals. Strength, aerobics, endurance, and/or any combination. ...Read more

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What is a good diet and exercise program for a person to gain weight?

What is a good diet and exercise program for a person to gain weight?

Resistance!: Avoid extreme cardio, but do some. Weight training is necessary to add muscle quickly. Remember, you want muscle, not fat. Get high amounts of protein inside you: 1gram per lb of weight. Avoid useless carbs. ...Read more

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I was wondering what's a good diet and exercise program to lose weight?

I was wondering what's a good diet and exercise program to lose weight?

Great question: And it deserves a longer answer than space allows. Check out all of the features of this free website: http://caloriecount. About. Com/ Sign up for a free account and get started today! ...Read more

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Please describe a good diet and exercise program that works to get a six pack?

Please describe a good diet and exercise program that works to get a six pack?

Programs: Like p90, p90x, etc. And several other in-home dvd programs attempt to engage all muscle groups to stimulate growth, increase aerobic capacity and improve endurance. They also offer nutritional guidance and suggestions about hydration & rest, all of which, taken together, are essential to burn enough fat so that one's "six pack" is actually visible! It is worth the effort! ...Read more

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I started a strict diet and exercise program 2 months ago and am seeing little results. I eat 1500 calories a day andwalk 7 miles or do other moderate cardio everyday. I think I lost maybe 10 lbs. What should I do?

I started a strict diet and exercise program 2 months ago and am seeing little results. I eat 1500 calories a day andwalk 7 miles or do other moderate cardio everyday. I think I lost maybe 10 lbs. What should I do?

Results?: Are you trying to lose more weight or redistribute your weight to create more muscle? 1500 cal may be insufficient for your activity level. In that case, your body will store fat and lose muscle mass. If 15500 were too much (doubtful) you'd also be losing both fat and muscle. Best to calculate your bmr+caloric intake needs for your exercise level=your needs. Track on myfitnesspal. Try it! ...Read more

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What diet and exercise program would you suggest for women with pcos?

Low glycemic: Pcos is associated with high Insulin levels; estrogen dominance. To decrease insulin, eat low glycemic diet. To keep estrogen from worsening, you need to consider decreasing dairy since it comes from pregnant cows with thousands of times more estrogen than humans and eat organic meats when possible exercise helps get your resting metabolism rate checked to understand your calories needed 4 u. ...Read more

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What is a good diet and exercise program for a working mother?

What is a good diet and exercise program for a working mother?

30 mins a day: Exercising 30 mins a day is key even if you have to break it up into intervals. A diet rich in fruits and veggies (whole foods) is key to getting all that antioxidant power your body craves ...Read more

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Do you need to follow a diet and exercise program after heart bypass surgery?

Do you need to follow a diet and exercise program after heart bypass surgery?

Yes: Yes you should, unless you want to get another bypass sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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How many really follow a diet and exercise program since heart bypass surgery?

How many really follow a diet and exercise program since heart bypass surgery?

Unknown: Not entirely known, but who are you fooling if you don't. Better your chances of not getting more surgery, not getting a stroke, angina, heart attack, bypass in your limbs, carotids (go to your brain), feeling better, living better and longer if you get with the program. Oh yeah, don't smoke either. ...Read more

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Please describe a good exercise and diet program?

Please describe a good exercise and diet program?

Discuss: You have a couple of options of professionals to consult. A dietician/nutritionist or personal trainers are able to provide this information. Hope this helps best of luck! ...Read more

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I have to start diet to get healthy body which program I can follow it (exercise and diet program) Thanks for all?

I have to start diet to get healthy body which program I can follow it (exercise and diet program) Thanks for all?

Dieting: Hi, you need to decrease calorie intake, almost 500 calories a day to lose 1 pound of fat a day. Also you need to eat less carb and more protein at first. Increasing activity is a must as dieting alone won't be successful. Try to burn more calorie than u eat a day. Look at Atkin website or myfitnesspal. Com to get ideas. ...Read more

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Overtrained myself to exhaustion over the yrs. Pls suggest recovery program, diet, exercise (no weights).Also suggest vitamins/supplements if needed.

Overtrained myself to exhaustion over the yrs. Pls suggest recovery program, diet, exercise (no weights).Also suggest vitamins/supplements if needed.

Check out these: Links. God bless you! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/coping-with-anxiety http://healthyliving. Msn. Com/diseases/depression/depressed-12-mental-tips-to-turn-it-around http://www. Health. Com/health/m/gallery/0, 20669377, 00.Html. ...Read more

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Do I need a special exercise program?

Do I need a special exercise program?

Good question: Everone needs an exercise program! how yours will differ from someone else's will depend on what you need. Your current heath status, underlying conditions, how good of shape you are in and your endurance. Talk to your doctor before starting something new so you will only gain and not suffer any harm! ...Read more

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I need an exercise program for the fall/winter?

I need an exercise program for the fall/winter?

In-home DVDs: I'm a huge fan of programs that include both aerobic and resistance exercises, target different muscle groups and that rely on "muscle confusion" to vary the routines.

If appropriate for your goals and fitness level, p90x and related programs have been popular and successful for many people. ...Read more

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When must I record progress in my exercise program?

When must I record progress in my exercise program?

Daily: I believe its best to keep a dally and weekly
log to monitor your exercise in both time
and quality of your workouts
when you look back you will be pleasantly
surprised at your progress in a relatively
short time frame. ...Read more

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What is the most important part of an exercise program?

What is the most important part of an exercise program?

Enjoy your exercise: It does not have to be trendy! Good old walking is simple and inexpensive. Be as brisk as you can for 30 to 45 minutes. Any other aerobic activity you enjoy such as biking, dancing, swimming, climbing are also good. Also toning and building your muscle with lighter weights (so that you can comfortably do more reps) increases your metabolism, helps weight loss and is heart healthy. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the best facial exercise program?

I want to know what's the best facial exercise program?

There is no "best": In regards to facial exercises. While it may help, there is just as much a possibility that facial exercises could actually hurt - at least in regards to the "wrinkle" perspective. ...Read more

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What should I consider when beginning an exercise program?

What should I consider when beginning an exercise program?

Exercise starting: First, an evaluation by a healthcare professional, either a trainer, or your doctor. At 38, you could have some undiagnosed medical conditions. High blood pressure, arthritis, elevated cholesterol, back problems...which all could affect an exercise program. Second, start slow. Low impact. Short amount of time. Many get frustration by expecting results too fast. Try to do too much, too quickly. ...Read more

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What is the best health and exercise program in the workplace?

What is the best health and exercise program in the workplace?

Move: Unless your workplace has an exercise facility, this can be difficult. Get up and walk as much as possible, take the stairs whenever given the chance. Take some time at lunch to get in a quick trip to the gym. Another good tip is to not snack on many of the goodies that often are around. Before you know it, the calories have added up! ...Read more

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What is the best health/exercise program to do in the workplace?

What is the best health/exercise program to do in the workplace?

A gym or walk: I have noticed that a lot of big corporations have now added a gym in the building. Employees can now work out before or after work or during lunch. Employers have noticed more productivity by those employees who work out. There is more blood flow to the brain so they are sharper on the job. If you work for a smalller company, a walk around the parking lot may help. Also, take the stairs! ...Read more

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What is a good exercise program to create in order to gain weight?

What is a good exercise program to create in order to gain weight?

Resistance/protein: Weight traning is the best way to gain muscle. Muscle is more dese than fat, so you might lose inches, but gain weight. Eat protein (an amount the size of one fist once a day and two fists once a day, three fists total) start lifting weights taht are 25% of your body weight every other day and increase 10% every 3 weeks. 6-9 reps per lift. ...Read more

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How many minutes of cardio a day would you recommend for someone starting an exercise program?

How many minutes of cardio a day would you recommend for someone starting an exercise program?

Cardio start up: Length of cardio at your beginning of a program depends upon your present level of conditioning (muscle, heart, muscle adaptations, CV adaptions to physical exercise), AND intensity of what you do. My personal perspective based on experience is start with 15-20 min of moderate cardio exertion. Pace carefully. Warm up for 3-4 min, slow down for 5 min. Steady cardio for 15 min. Add 5 min ev. 2 wks ...Read more

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I am looking for a suggestions for a hypertension exercise program?

Aerobics: Aerobics like brisk walking, running, or cycling can often help lower blood pressure. If you're not in the habit of exercising, start with an activity at low to moderate intensity a few minutes each day and work up to moderate to vigorous intensity 30 minutes 5 days a week. Also ask your doctor if it's safe for you to do resistance training. That may help as well. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Program (Definition)

There are many benefits to being active during pregnancy. You may not feel great every day of your pregnancy, but exercise should make you feel better overall and may help prepare you for labor and childbirth. There are some conditions or symptoms that may make exercising during pregnancy inadvisable. Talk with your health care provider about the exercise that ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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