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Goals To Increase Physical Activity And Nutritional Needs
Small steps: Do simple things to force you to be more active. Take stairs, park farther away, walk at lunch, instead of sending an email, walk down the hall and deliver the message in person etc. Start slow and gradually work up to more extended activities. ...Read more
Any way to speed up the excretion of vitamin a from your body? Increased physical activity? Food intake?
None known: Again, juicing kale, carrots & broccoli can not cause vit a toxicity- they have no vit, a, only carotenoids you convert to a if needed. Vit a toxicity has never been shown to occur from these. But you still seem convinced you have too much vit. A so please ask your doctor to test "serum retinol." once you see your levels are normal you can focus on finding the real cause of your various symptoms! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i exercise even though i'm underweight and don't meet the daily nutritional requirements? If so, which specific exercises should I do?
I know oil roasting of nuts increases fat & calorie amt & thus is unhealthy.But iam wondering if oil roasting decreases nutritional benefits of nuts??
Yes: With the exception of meat, most food is most nutritious in its raw or steamed form as many nutrients are heat-sensitive. ...Read more
Exercise : I would seek out a nutritionist to help with your diet. In reference to exercise, a certified personal trainer but be careful. Truly research their background and how they got their certification. Look for someone with a college degree in exercise science or kinesiology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does dry roasting of nuts,seeds,chickpeas, etc increase their calorific value or reduce their nutritional benefits?
No and no: No and no. Thanks for trusting in Healthtap! ...Read more
Interval training: The best form of exercise you can do is a combination of cardio and strength training, called interval training. Cardio and light weights you gain muscle and increase your overall fitness. I use the nike training club app on my phone. There are likely interval classes at your local gym. For nutrition, stick to basics. Low carbs, moderate protein and fat. Interval exercises will give definiti. ...Read more
Would exercise be counterproductive for an underweight person if he did not meet the daily nutritional intake? What if he did meet the requirements?
It is ALWAYS good: Jason, I am a physician who supervises the health of athletes. A fair number of elite track-and-field athletes are "underweight" by the books. There is no reason whatever to strive to meet some beancounter's definition of "healthy". If you're exercising, your body will give you a better sense of what you really need to be eating. You can't gain mass while you're starving; eat sensibly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Play outside: Getting outside to play can help. Children do like doing things with their parents so planning walks, bike rides, gardening, water gun fights (outside), swimming, etc can be ways to increase activity. Limit video games and indoor activities that keep them sedentary. Ask them what they like to do and build on that. Make outdoor activities a game....Like who can pull the most weeds in the garden... ...Read more
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