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Exercises for those who are elderly and have limited mobility (use walker)?

Exercises for those who are elderly and have limited mobility (use walker)?

Walking: If there are no pressing medical issues, and no significant pain, then they should simply walk as much as they can. Studies have shown that bedrest can result in daily loss of muscle mass. This is why hospitalized patients can be so debilitated after lengthy stays, in addition to whatever medical condition they were being treated for. For the elderly, simply staying mobile can be beneficial. ...Read more

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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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I am a 1 yr old accident victim with very limited mobility and gradually becoming obese. What to do?

Need to work with a: Dietician so you can eat in moderation and only healthy foodstuffs. Calories from eating should be equal to what your body gets rid off by activities of the day. So if your activities are less but eating is more than necessary, then obesity would result. Upper body activities will help, if the lower extremities ones cannot be done. It can be difficult but its a doable thing to do. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can cellulitis cause a person to lose balnce and fall.. Complints of hip pain in same leg as cellulitis... Very limited mobility. Super obese?

Can cellulitis cause a person to lose balnce and fall..  Complints of hip pain in same leg as cellulitis... Very limited mobility. Super obese?

Typically not: Cellulitis should not cause difficulty in balance or falling although if there is pain or discomfort in the affected leg, then gait and standing may be affected to avoid the discomfort which in turn may lead to increase risk if fall in a very obese person. If pain in the hip occurred after a fall, it should be evaluated to rule out fracture or dislocation. ...Read more

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What amount of calories should an obese male in their 40's eat in order to lose the weight?

What amount of calories should an obese male in their 40's eat in order to lose the weight?

1600 calories a day: It is hard to give an answer without knowing more about the individual patient's weight, height, and activity levels. In our research trials, we advise men to eat a 1600 calorie diet and then adjust the diet based on weight loss and exercise. This should cause weight loss of about 2-3 lb per week. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why childhood obesity is so much more of a problem today than the 80's?

Can you please explain why childhood obesity is so much more of a problem today than the 80's?

Inactivity in part: Multiple factors, i think. Easy access to cheap, unhealthy food. Massive portion sizes. Marketing of junk food directly to kids. Too much sugar in multiple forms. Too many sedentary distractions-tv, internet, video games to name a few. Too few safe places to play and exercise. I think all these things contribute to some degree. ...Read more

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What can be done about national obesity in u.S.?

What can be done about national obesity in u.S.?

Many options: Nutrition and dietary information can be made more readily available. School systems can improve the education of the students so they understand diet and nutrition. Pressure is being put of some companies to limit fat and salt in their products. In a few places there are limitations of the size of portions. It really is a measure of education and understanding. ...Read more

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How many deaths does obesity cause on average in the u.S.?

How many deaths does obesity cause on average in the u.S.?

Unclear: Obesity runs with many illnesses related to a sedentary, overindulgent lifestyle (hypertension, atherosclerosis, liver damage, diabetes), yet japan's sumo wrestlers, who are obese but are elite exercises clearly suffer no adverse effects. Bashing 'obesity' as a 'killer' is good politics but the truth may be deeper -- a marker for other risky life choices. ...Read more

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Can there be magic pills for obesity?

Can there be magic pills for obesity?

No.: There are agents to facilitate weight loss - diet plans, medications, operations. But there's no magic pill or surgery or anything else for weight loss - the effort still has to be put in by the patient to effect meaningful weight loss regardless of what pill you may take or operation you may have. ...Read more

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What ethnicity has most obese people?

What ethnicity has most obese people?

See this at CDC.GOV: Us data shows blacks and hispanic groups have higher rates than caucasians http://www.Cdc.Gov/features/dsobesityadults/but that is a very limited global view. Pima indians and aboriginals have high rates, also certian pacific islanders. ...Read more

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