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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Is it possible to lose weight by walking using only treadmill for 1 hour daily , with healthy diet & avoid fried items, high fat & carbohydrates?

Is it possible to lose weight by walking  using only treadmill for 1 hour daily , with healthy diet & avoid fried items, high fat & carbohydrates?

Yes;No; NotBestFocus: Wt loss simple: reduce food enough, track wt. Daily to 0.1 lb ; verify wt. Going down. However emotions, internal drives ; bogus marketing of false ideas get in the way + priorities keep changing, moment by moment. Food choices 1st - ex. (if not intensive) minor. Study: "how the goverment makes you fat", "why we get fat", eatingacademy.Com, "sugar: the bitter truth", nusi.Org, fatchance.Html, etc. ...Read more

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Is losing 14lbs feasible with proper diet and exercise in 70 days?

Is losing 14lbs feasible with proper diet and exercise in 70 days?

Yes: Best way to do this is a calorie restricted diet (under 1500 calories initially) plus 45 minutes of reasonably vigorous exercise daily. If weight has not decreased after one week, reduce the calorie target by 100. Sleep well and drink a pint of water before each meal. Good luck! ...Read more

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Lost 35 lbs and did not lose a full pant size. Why? Cannot do weight bearing exercise. Did indoor walk w/cardio, weights and low impact leg exercises.

Lost 35 lbs and did not lose a full pant size. Why? Cannot do weight bearing exercise. Did indoor walk w/cardio, weights and low impact leg exercises.

DOES NOT MAKE SENCE: Loosing 35 lbs and not loosing a full pant size does not make any sence you should consult your doctor and get a thorough physical exam with weight height/bmi, blood tests etc, and discuss your weight loss of 35 lbs and no loss in the waist line, and what exercses you should be doing. ...Read more

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Cant sleep. eat healthy, exercise, little stress, no tech close to bed, tried foods ex.

Cant sleep. eat healthy, exercise, little stress, no tech close to bed, tried foods ex.

Insomnia: You are doing the right things. Please include stopping stimulants such as tea, coffee, sugar after noon. Also stop work on any screens 1 hour before bed. Some folks find a small dose of melatonin 1 hour prior to bed time helpful but ask doc about that first. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can loose saggy skin on thighs worsen with cardio & strength training exercise in gym? Age 22 female.

Can loose saggy skin on thighs worsen with cardio & strength training exercise in gym? Age 22 female.

Yes and no: Exercise can lead to weight loss, dramatic weight loss can lead to "saggy skin" as you put it. On the other hand, exercises can tend to tone muscles and enlarge muscles which can have the opposite affect. In general exercise is good, and if you have any concerns post exercise you might consider consulting a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can doing lower body weight training exercising in gym make vagina loose?

Can doing lower body weight training exercising in gym make vagina loose?

No: Only a great deal of vaginal stretching (not any other kind of stretching) will make a non-loose vagina become a loose vagina. Thus, one should continue to exercise often, to stay healthier. No worries. ...Read more

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Exercise bike or treadmill for fat loss all over?

Exercise bike or treadmill for fat loss all over?

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

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Workout 6days/wk which incl 25 mins of high intensity exercise & now eat sensible portions & lost 1stone. Developed nocturia & missed period. Why?

Workout 6days/wk which incl 25 mins of high intensity exercise & now eat sensible portions & lost 1stone. Developed nocturia & missed period. Why?

Underweight?: Rapid weight loss can contribute to menstrual irregularities. If nocturia is associated with excessive thirst you may have difficulty concentrating urine. Nocturia can also occur with sleep disorders. I recommend you see your physician for a complete physical and further testing based on the physician's findings . ...Read more

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Follow healthy diet (1200 cals), exercise 6 hrs a week (weights and cardio) but struggle 2 lose weight (hormones & insulin fine).Could it be femodene?

Follow healthy diet (1200 cals), exercise 6 hrs a week (weights and cardio) but struggle 2 lose weight (hormones & insulin fine).Could it be femodene?

Possible, but: It may be that even 1200 calories is too much for you, depending upon your height. The shorter you are, the fewer calories you require. It takes 3500 calories burned off that you don't eat in order to lose one pound. You could also be calculating your calories incorrectly. Check w/a registered dietitian. ...Read more

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Can I burn fat & lose weight by doin weight trainin and strict diet but less cardio?

Can I burn fat & lose weight by doin weight trainin and strict diet but less cardio?

Yes, but ...: the best approach is a balanced one. There are people, especially at your age, who can slowly lose weight simply by cutting out one or two things from their diet. Or stopping use of an electric blanket! But eating a reduced calorie healthy diet high in veggies, fruits, some protein, healthy grains and fats, along with moderate aerobic exercise AND weight training will do best. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do bicycle crunches and sit-ups actually burn fat or only enhance your muscles?

Do bicycle crunches and sit-ups actually burn fat or only enhance your muscles?

Multiple benefits: Sit-ups take some energy to do and that means you use calories. If you use more calories than you take in, you will "burn fat." it's that simple. Crunches and sit-ups selectively enhance abdominal muscles and increased muscle mass means you use more calories than say an equivalent amount of fatty muscle. So do sit-ups if you a) want six packs and b) need to burn more fat. ...Read more

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Will I lose body fat more by performing my aerobic workouts at a low intensity?

Will I lose body fat more by performing my aerobic workouts at a low intensity?

Yes & No depends: Keeping your heart rate between 120 & 160 keeps u generally in a fat burning zone.Intensity is part of 3 others that need to b looked at in the acronym fit: frequency, intensity&time.Adjusting these does diff things for diff people.U r doing very well when u look at exercise as a way of controlling wt loss/gain.Keep up the hard work eat right & drink atleast 64oz's of at rest water/day. ...Read more

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If an overweight person eats under 1200 calories daily and burns 400 to 700 calories per day with exercise compulsively, is that an eating disorder?

If an overweight person eats under 1200 calories daily and burns 400 to 700 calories per day with exercise compulsively, is that an eating disorder?

Doubt it...: You have achieved an excellent balance between calorie reduction & increased calorie utilization--this is the crux of an effective weight loss program. Congratulations to you if you can keep this up until you reach your goal weight. On the other hand, if you compulsively binge, undereat/overexercise after reaching your goal, &/or use laxatives or force vomiting then seek help for your concern. ...Read more

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Obesity. I am 54. Height 164. Weight 95. Doing vigorous exercise. No result. No thyroid. What to do?

Obesity. I am 54. Height 164. Weight 95. Doing vigorous exercise. No result. No thyroid. What to do?

Remember: Exercise is only part of the weight loss equation. The other component is your diet. If your really are exercising as vigorously as you mention then you need to take a close look at what your daily caloric intake is. Remember weight loss hinges on the balances of calories you take in versus burn. ...Read more

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Keep gaining weight (fat ) despite running 3 to 5 miles daily weight workouts and clean eating. Tyroid test comes back normal. No diabetes 38 female?

Keep gaining weight (fat ) despite running 3 to 5 miles daily weight workouts and clean eating. Tyroid test comes back normal. No diabetes  38 female?

Gaining weight: Given that you run 3-5 miles a day it is difficult to understand why you are apparently gaining weight. Please start with a consult Psychologist. She/he will carefully work on the issues and plan things to help you stop gaining weight. Your primary doctor can refer you to the Psychologist. ...Read more