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Running But Overweight
Experiencing dizziness from a week.No loss of balance.Easily running/walking.Overweight.Inactive routine.BP normal.Eyesight 0.25cylindrical0.25spheric?
I'm getting pins and needles in my chest and neck after running short distances. I'm overweight but walk often 2 - 4 miles every other evening.
?cervical stenosis: If you have a congenital narrowing of the spinal canal, the jostling of running could irritate the spinal cord and cause what is called, a Lhermitte's phenomenon. This can also occur with low vitamin B-12 levels, and inflammation, such as multiple sclerosis. MRI of neck should answer these concerns. ...Read more
I'm overweight and running is not an option. What can I do to lose weight and belly fat. Been trying to eat healthier too.
Extreme lower leg pain, almost like my bones are hurting, after running barely 30 min? Not sure what's wrong im a little overweight
What to do if I am overweight and I get bad shin pains when I run on treadmill; no pain on the elliptical. any ideas how I can prevent shin pains from running?
Likely shin splints: The treatment is rest. It is an overuse injury caused by increasing your running routine/intensity too quickly. Rest it to avoid further injury. Cross-training (yoga, pilates, resistance exercises, weight training) can help prevent this type of injury. Also make sure you stretch before and after runs, even shorter ones and increase your pace/distance slowly. Good luck! ...Read more
& or so then could my left bottom heel still like be hurting, aching to walk on from me both being over weight, from my new running/walking shoes too huh? Just wondering!
Planter fasciitis : While being overweight can contribute to your foot pain, you should see a podiatrist and get examined for planter fasciitis. If you get out of bed in the morning and your heel is stiff and sore you could have planter fasciitis. It could also it to hurt and ache when you are walking on it. You need to get it evaluated. ...Read more
Change your life: At the most basic level dieting takes no time or money. You can choose to eat less. I am sure you are busy, we all are. Do you have anything more important than your life? We each have 24 hours per day. Find a way to demand that you have earned the right to spend 1 of those hours each day to keep you alive. Would a check for $1million convince you? Would a funeral convince you? What will it take? ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Healthy vs risk...: Unfortunately being over weight is actually more common than normal wt these days. As long as you are active, eat a healthy/balanced diet, exercise regularly, don't smoke, and don't drink to excess, you are better off overweight than normal wt and don't do the above. Also, if you have big frame, 10lbs may not make u overweight. Stay healthy. It is a lifelong commitment, but so worth it. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, by BMI.: Granted, the BMI is a flawed governmental indicator that does not take body composition into account, but at your height and weight, your BMI of 31 would put you into the "obese" category. You should make some efforts to lose weight, as obesity does put you at risk for weight-related health concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BMI = about 22 kg/m2: Ur BMI (weight in kg divided by body surface area, depends on ht) is ~22 kg/m^2. A BMI b/w 20 to 25 kg/m^2 generally is ideal, so u r not overweight (u r probably near ideal weight). However, other factors go into this calc. Are u dieting? purging? What is ur baseline wt? And what about ur waist-to-hip (circumferences) ratio? These cd help u answer ur question. Talk 2 ur doctor w/ these answers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BMI is a crude guide: The bmi formula, english units, is (wt in lbs) x 703÷(ht in inches), see: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/body_mass_index. Optimal just below 20 to ~25 bmi range. However, if very muscular, bmi overestimates body fat. The bigger issue, healthwise, is body fat, which is driven by low-fat diet/foods (carb/sugar is rapidly converted to triglyceride fats, by liver ; stored). See nusi.Org, fatchance.Html. ...Read more
Many: Overweight is a classification based on what is considered healthy body weight. A bmi > 25 (while it has flaws) is calculated based on your height and weight. There are many social, emotional, and physical effects of being overweight including increased risk for high blood pressure, coronary problems, diabetes, stroke, joint pain, depression, stress, low self-esteem, and stigma to name a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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