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How can exercise change my life for the better?

How can exercise change my life for the better?

BENEFITS OF EXERCISE: I will list benefits of regular exercise according to the Mayo Clinic (1) prevents obesity and controls weight (2) improves mood (3) boosts energy (4) combats health conditions and diseases (5) improves your sex life (6) helps you sleep better (7) is a fun way to spend your time. I recommend my patients to do the physical activities which gives them pleasure as well, like dancing, and various other fun activities. ...Read more

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I need to change my life for the better?

I need to change my life for the better?

We all do: The worst thing you can do is turn inward. You have a duty to learn some new skills (occupational, avocational, interpersonal, even basic time management and organization). Learning to be helpful rather than critical was the most important and helpful skill that improved my life. Choose friends who are happier and better people than you, and learn to do what they do. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I discipline myself to lose weight? I take my weight seriously, but it's hard to start to change my life? How can it be easier for me?

How do I discipline myself to lose weight? I take my weight seriously, but it's hard to start to change my life? How can it be easier for me?

Oh, wow ...: This is such a common and universal question! The ease and convenience of snack and fast food works against us. The key is incremental, small changes. Focusing on healthy things you like to eat, add those items (apples for snacks?) gradually into your routine; don't focus on taking things you like away...just slowly substitute healthier things. And start moving more..walking, take the stairs, etc. ...Read more

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I want to change my life before baby comes. What do I do first?

I want to change my life before baby comes. What do I do first?

Make that choice: You need to decide what is most important in making you life and health better for the sake of your child. Good luck. ...Read more

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What the steps can help me to change my life still or bad habits?

Lifestyle change: The first step that you are willing, this is positive. The second step put on papers what your goals are. Second step put time frame to realize your goals, last step you have to start working on them, and it is better and very helpful if you find a supporter that will help you go through this new change that usually is hard .Good luck. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and really want to change my life style. What are the things I should I do?

I have high blood pressure and really want to change my life style. What are the things I should I do?

Great question: Congratulations on making changes in your lifestyle. The dash diet has been shown to reduce blood pressure. It emphasizes fruit, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, and legumes or lean meats. For details go to dashdiet.Org. Regular exercise -- 150 min/wk of walking, for instance -- also can help. And if you're overweight, losing weight and keeping it off can also help. And reduce salt. ...Read more

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I'm at least 100 lbs overweight.I want to change my life. I'm 25 and I want a new way to approach weight loss. What should I do? Will i need surgery?

I'm at least 100 lbs overweight.I want to change my life. I'm 25 and I want a new way to approach weight loss. What should I do? Will i need surgery?

Last Resort: Weight loss surgery should be a last resort except in extreme cases. A food diary to helpful to analyze your eating habits in order to start making healthier choices. An easy start is to cut out fast food and soda. Concentrate on eating fresh foods instead of processed foods. And start some light exercise as well. ...Read more

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I have depression i take medicines as seroxat and i went to a psychologist, sometimes i feel like i am sad.i want to change my life . What can i do?

I have depression i take medicines as seroxat and i went to a psychologist, sometimes i feel like i am sad.i want to change my life . What can i do?

Therapy and meds: It sound like you have a depression which may be quite significant since you have anxiety, sadness and loss of appetite. If you are on an antidepressant, the dosage may have to be adjusted or the med changed or another one added. Ongoing therapy is quite important here especially since you want to change your life. You should have a recent physical exam and complete blood test. Treatment works. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with ADHD when i was 12 and prescribed adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and it changed my life for the better. Would I be able to get tx at age 29? I haven't

I was diagnosed with ADHD when i was 12 and prescribed adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and it changed my life for the better. Would I be able to get tx at age 29? I haven't

Maybe: Prescribing any drug needs to be backed up by documented need, physical exam and any studies the physician feels appropriate. Adderall is closely monitored by the feds and state. Adults who had ADHD as a kid are less likely to be labeled drug seekers as adults, but expect any physician, neurologist or psychiatrist who agrees to treat you to spend some time justifying the need before agreeing to. ...Read more

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I need a change in my life what do I do first?

I need a change in my life what do I do first?

You just did: You expressed a need. Your next best move (apart from practicing good time management and personal organization as it applies) is to learn something new that will help you job-wise. It's the new year and i bet there's some course that's not filled at your local junior / night college. You owe this to yourself. Good luck and happy new year. ...Read more

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I need my life to change but i need to work too?

I need my life to change but i need to work too?

Clarify: I think, nishan, that everybody reading or writing here could say the same! some of the hardest work we do isn't at our jobs, but on ourselves. Career & people skills must be paramount; things as basic as time management and personal organization, or learning not to criticize others much or emancipating from a difficult family of origin are all life-changers that may be within your reach. ...Read more

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If a person feels that his or her life isn't that stable, what is the best way to change that?

Get help: Depends on what you mean? Financial, relational, others. Seek a counsellor of some type or many types. Get a mentor. Seek help from someone your know and respect and see if they can give you advise and mentoring on life issues. See a credit counsellor, see a marriage counsellor, see a life coach, see your clergy, see the employee assistance program at work. Just act and do something! ...Read more

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Could i change my life expectancy?

Could i change my life expectancy?

Active and healthy: By keeping yourself healthy, eating a diet with fruits & vegetables, limiting red meat, exercising & not smoking, you can reduce the chances of becoming diabetic or hypertensive. These things decrease your chances of stroke, heart attack & certain cancers. Avoiding drugs and excessive alcohol also keeps you healthier. By doing these things, you should be healthier, and hopefully live longer ...Read more

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How would I be able to make changes in my life?

How would I be able to  make changes in my life?

SLOWLY: It's good to make big goals, but they are also harder to reach. If you don't reach them you may get frustrated, lose focus and no longer want to make changes. For example, if you want to lose 50 lbs, start with a goal of 5 lbs first. If you want to quit smoking, cut down by one cigarette per day for a week. Small steps are easier to take than big ones. ...Read more

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How to change a life? I am empty nester and single

How to change a life? I am empty nester and single

Get involved!: Eat healthy, stay active, and enjoy life! put yourself out there and spend time re-connecting with old friends, co-workers, family. Get involved in community groups such as your local church, elk's lodge, or volunteer at the homeless shelter/hospital/elementary school. Change comes gradually, so remember to take it one day at a time. Share your wisdom! ...Read more

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What should I need to change about my life to finally be happy?

What should I need to change about my life to finally be happy?

Do more!: There are many possible explanations for why a person does not feel happy. Some disorders with symptoms of depression or anxiety might be the culprit. If so, see your doctor. These problems can be effectively treated. But, feeling happy is also a side effect of behaviors related to gratitude, goals, involvement in activities, and spending time with other people (and being interested in them). ...Read more

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Could life style change cause upset stomachs?

Could life style change cause upset stomachs?

Yes: If you feel stressed by life changes that may be expressed by GI upset and nausea. ...Read more

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How do I change my life and turn it around for god?

How do I change my life and turn it around for god?

Introspection: You have made the first step by realizing there are problems with your life. The best next step is to seek advice: trusted friend, counselor, minister or perhaps a psychologist. Then you can learn to make the right choices and get on a better track. ...Read more

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