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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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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Doc why everytime I have a nice home cooked meal and i get pretty full i get so sleepy 10 minutes later . I weight 210 pounds im 5'7 am i obese?

Doc why everytime I have a nice home cooked meal and i get pretty full i get so sleepy 10 minutes later . I weight 210 pounds im 5'7 am i obese?

Sleep medicine : This is normal. The autonomic nervous system is diverting most of the blood flow to the digestive system to work on digestion. Heavily proteinaceous meals will elevate the blood levels of certain Amino Acid like triptophan. This increases the synthesis of serotonin which will make you feel relaxed and sleepy. Reducing portions helps. ...Read more

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Obese. Frequent yeast inf. under breasts, at thighs. What can I do at home to treat? How about to prevent? Sweating is part of the issue.

Obese. Frequent yeast inf. under breasts, at thighs. What can I do at home to treat? How about to prevent? Sweating is part of the issue.

Corn starch: Wash and dry the breasts thoroughly then apply corn starch under the breasts to soak up the perspiration. It is a old home remedy that generally works unless you are a profuse sweater. ...Read more

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How obese do you have to be to be considered morbidly obese?

How obese do you have to be to be considered morbidly obese?

BMI 40 or higher: Body mass index is the ratio of weight to height squared. Overweight is regarded as a bmi of 25 or higher. Obesity is a bmi of 30 or higher. Morbid obesity is a bmi 40 or higher, and is associated with increased increased disease, disability and death. This calculator will allow you to figure out your bmi using pounds and inches: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmicalc. ...Read more

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What is massively vs. Morbidly obese?

What is massively vs. Morbidly obese?

Same. Actually: Morbid and massive obesity are the same (bmi over 40). Severe obesity is when the bmi is over 50. ...Read more

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How can you treat morbid obesity in a child?

How can you treat morbid obesity in a child?

Obesity in a child: A tough but important task. Please start with your child's pediatrician and it would be very helpful to also set up an appointment with a dietitian. It will take some time to get the weight under control but keep on going. ...Read more

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How can I help a low functioning morbidly obese adult?

How can I help a low functioning morbidly obese adult?

Motivate them: Its very hard to change someone's behaviour unless they want to. However i think having a positive influence, showing them how healthy food can be yummy, exercise can be fun or just moving around can be may motivate them to make a change. Also emphasizing their improved quality of life. Berating someone or negative talk most likely will not lead to any real change. They have heard it before. ...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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How will having morbid obesity mess up my health later in life?

How will having morbid obesity mess up my health later in life?

Less quality & time: Morbid obesity (80-150 pounds overweight) is one of the leading causes of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, joint disease, sleep apnea, bladder leakage, and virtually every organ of the body. (even dementia). Life span is clearly shortened. Life quality is clearly decreased. Treatment is essential. Surgery is actually the best option with this degree of obesity. ...Read more

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