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Doctor insights on: Limitations Of Goal Setting

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Could u help me with setting a realistic-goal? 76kg 1,90m

Could u help me with setting a realistic-goal?
76kg
1,90m

Depends on the goal: At 168 pounds and 75 inches, that would be a bit on the slim side but could be normal depending on one's age, body build, medical history, and family history. What to do depends on one's goals, and whether or not they are realistic and healthy. ...Read more

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What is the primary consideration when setting a weight goal?

What is the primary consideration when setting a weight goal?

Weight Loss: Be realistic, not idealistic. We have an inordinate emphasis on appearance in our society, don't get caught up in the media representation of thinness but determine a health weight for your unique physique. Best. ...Read more

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What should be the primary consideration when setting a weight goal?

Weight Goal: Try to set realistic goals, not idealistic goals based on our societies over emphasis on beauty. If you become perfectionistic your body will likely rebel at some point, no one likes to live a life of deprivation. Best. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some primary considerations when setting a weight loss goal?

There are MANY: What age were you when you were at a weight you were happy with? If you have to go back 10-15 years that may be a weight that is too low. What is your current age? Hormones need to be at certain levels ; be checked because they deplete with age. Like the sex hormones testosterone, estradiol, and progesterone. A fasting Insulin level is critical to know. These will determine what you can lose. ...Read more

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Are BMI ranges a good measure to go buy when setting weight loss goals?

Are BMI ranges a good measure to go buy when setting weight loss goals?

Yes: Aiming to be in the "healthy" BMI (body mass index) zone is a good long term goal for weight loss. However, some persons have mainly tummy fat. For those people, being in the "healthy" BMI range may still not be good enough, because excess tummy fat may be a part of "metabolic syndrome". Metabolic syndrome can lead to diabetes, so those patients should reduce tummy fat even if BMI is "healthy". ...Read more

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Why is setting boundaries important for my health at 60?

Why is setting boundaries important for my health at 60?

Setting boundaries: Actually, i can't think of any reasons why 'setting boundaries' (a good health habit at any age) is uniquely appropriate to 60 year olds. Distinguishing what is my problem from what is not my problem is a real skill that dramatically reduces stress and a variety of chronic illnesses related to stress. ...Read more

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Where is the common setting to contract rickets?

Where is the common setting to contract rickets?

Low Vit D: Vitamin d or calcium deficiency can lead to rickets. These days rickets is most often seen in the setting of childhood malnutrition. Risk factors include being black (blacks require more sunlight to synthesize the proper form of vit d) and being breastfed. Other environments where it can be seen is countries where food is not supplemented with vit d and in those with very low sunlight exposure. ...Read more

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