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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