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How can I stay motivated to get fit, and diet?

How can I stay motivated to get fit, and diet?

Support group: find a workout buddy, join a support group. There are free meet up groups in NJ that allow people of like minds to join diet groups, fitness groups and maintain motivation. Keeping in contact with people of like minds helps your motivation. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

A condition in which a person has too much body fat, with a BMI greater than 30. This indicates the person is not in in good health. It is not the same as being overweight because weight can come from other things like muscle, bone, ...Read more


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How do you get an obese child to lose weight?

How do you get an obese child to lose weight?

Exercise and Diet: Increasing and maintaining a good excercise routine is part. Then implementing regular cosistant portion control of food intake. If you limit portions by removing 1 tsp of every 5, of all foods, the child will generally do better with weight, no matter how old. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much weight do I need to lose to get to healthy BMI (weight)?

Can you tell me how much weight do I need to lose to get to healthy BMI (weight)?

It depends: Upon where you're starting from. The more you weight, the more you need to lose. Healthy bmi is usually considered to be from 18.5 - 24.9, but there are many more things that go into being healthy than just bmi. ...Read more

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How can you motivate your teenager to exercise and get physically fit?

How can you motivate your teenager to exercise and get physically fit?

Can't: you can't GIVE someone motivation, but if you can adequately show the benefits and model the behaviors in a positive way, you have a reasonable chance of inducing the behaviors beneficial for the child ...Read more

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How to know what exercises can a teen do to lose weight and get fit?

How to know what exercises can a teen do to lose weight and get fit?

Cardio Mix: You can not target the abdomen specifically for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get motivated to lose weight and get back in shape?

Can you tell me how to get motivated to lose weight and get back in shape?

Start today: Start it takes time, look how much time it took to gain the weight. Cut out poor quality foods like chips, dips,candy,sugary treats and increase protein decrease fat and carbs and exercise. As soon as you notice your clothes feeling looser and see the difference in your face neck etc it will motivate you Also control your portions, eat on smaller plates and don't pile the food a foot high go ahead ...Read more

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How to get fit?

How to get fit?

In 400 characters...: cardiovascular exercise most days of the week, small more frequent meals, 50 grams of fiber daily, plenty of water so urine is almost clear, six to nine hours of sleep nightly, don't smoke, don't drink too much alcohol, don't talk on your cellphone while driving, complex carbohydrates, lean protein sources, keep weight healthy, don't do drugs, obey the speed limit. Did I miss anything? ...Read more

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How to get fit?

How to get fit?

In 400 characters...: cardiovascular exercise most days of the week, small more frequent meals, 50 grams of fiber daily, plenty of water so urine is almost clear, six to nine hours of sleep nightly, don't smoke, don't drink too much alcohol, don't talk on your cellphone while driving, complex carbohydrates, lean protein sources, keep weight healthy, don't do drugs, obey the speed limit. Did I miss anything? ...Read more

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How to get fit?

How to get fit?

Fitness: Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Try for 8 hours of sleep/night. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. Spend time outdoors in green areas. ...Read more

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How can I get more motivated to lose weight?

How can I get more motivated to lose weight?

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How can I get motivated to lose weight?

How can I get motivated to lose weight?

Small steps: Begin by eating a little less and exercising more. Even walking instead of driving and taking stairs instead of elevators can help. Looking for dramatic change can be discouraging. It takes a long time to gain weight ... Plan a long term strategy. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight and get fit

How can I lose weight and get fit

Good diet, aerobics: I believe the best method is a healthy diet which leaves out a lot of junk food along with regular exercise the best type of regular exercise for weight loss would be walking/ running, cycling or swimming on a consistent basis 3-5 times per week. I would also incorporate some stretching and strength with light weights. ...Read more

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How to eat healthy and get fit?

How to eat healthy and get fit?

Healthy diet: Portion control (use salad plate instead of dinner plate); 4-6 mini-meals/day; avoid fast food & sugary & diet drinks. Lean meats, plenty of fruits & veggies (choose low glycemic ones), low-fat dairy, eggs, good fats (olive/canola), avoid starches (bread/rice /potatoes/pasta—unless whole grain); exercise 30 min/day (walking/pool exercises); can add weights/ machines with guidance to prevent injury. ...Read more

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How do you get a overweight wheelchair bound handicapped person to lose weight?

How do you get a overweight wheelchair bound handicapped person to lose weight?

Diet: Diet and some upper body exercises. If they are too heavy and not sucessfull with above measures i will consider biriatric surgery depending on their comorbid conditions. ...Read more

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How can you stay committed to losing weight?

How can you stay committed to losing weight?

A/W Dr. Friedlander.: Visualize the healthy, slender, active person you will become. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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How can I motivate myself to get more fit? I don't need to lose weight?

How can I motivate myself to get more fit? I don't need to lose weight?

See what you want: One of the best motivational tools is to really clearly hold in your mind what it is that you want. Is there a picture in your mind that you can hold on to when you feel "too tired" to do some exercise? Another tool is to create healthy habits. To add a fitness habit start very small (5 minutes a day of exercise) but do something every day (including today) for a couple of weeks. Then increase. ...Read more

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How long do you have to exercise to stay fit?

How long do you have to exercise to stay fit?

Depends: Usually would need to do aerobic exercise 3 to 4 days per week for a minimum average of 30 min per session. Having at least one session per week with intervals of increased intensity will help. Also try to have one session being a bit longer (40-60 min). Varying intensity and duration would help to maintain fitness better as the body easily adjusts to the "sameness" of routine so mix it up. ...Read more

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How to lose weight without exercise? I want to have slim hips how to get that.?

How to lose weight without exercise? I want to have slim hips how to get that.?

You can't: The same way you can get rich without working. Okay, i guess you can get rich if you win the lottery or inherit the money. But my point was that you can't expect to lose weight without exercising. There is a reason why they say "no pain, no gain." so don't be lazy. Get up and go for a walk. It will help your mood and slim your waist. ...Read more

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How can I get motivated to exercise?

How can I get motivated to exercise?

Try...: Joining a gym or getting a personal trainer. Everyone is motivated differently but they may be able to help get your started. Best of luck! ...Read more

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