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What s the best exercise for weight loss on the stomach and back area?

What s the best exercise for weight loss on the stomach and back area?

Some exercises help: To help the tummy look flatter, one can do exercises to build very strong abdominal muscles. It will take a lot of work, and will burn off calories. One must not eat more calories than she burns off, or she cannot lose weight. Helpful weight loss foods are natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Avoid sugars and simple carbohydrates, to help prevent "central obesity." ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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What is the effect of one pound weight loss on knee?

What is the effect of one pound weight loss on knee?

It's one : Less pound of pressure on the knee when you stand up. Any and all weight loss will benefit your knee by limiting the trauma with exercise. ...Read more

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Began dieting 3 months ago, resulting in the loss of 30lbs.Can losing "fat" at the bottom of my ft cause a strain because there's less cushion on foot?

Began dieting 3 months ago, resulting in the loss of 30lbs.Can losing "fat" at the bottom of my ft cause a strain because there's less cushion on foot?

No: You do not need fat in the foot, or anywhere else, to provide cushioning. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How can sitting on the floor too long cause pain in the middle of the backbone?

How can  sitting on the floor too long cause pain in the middle of the backbone?

Proper posture: A properly balanced spine keeps the head centered over the pelvis as viewed from both the front and the side. Best way to maintain "perfect" posture is practice with a book on your head. Balance the book, and your head is balanced. Now, remember this position. The curves that exist when balanced are your normal curves. You're not supporting your back, nor using best posture when sitting on floor. ...Read more

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What happens after you cure cushings? The stretch marks and weight gain in the stomach from the excess cortisolonce the tumor causing all the issues is removed.Will i lose the weight?

What happens after you cure cushings? The stretch marks and weight gain in the stomach from the excess cortisolonce the tumor causing all the issues is removed.Will i lose the weight?

Normalize hormones: Cushing's disease (presumably of pituitary origin) leads to excess cortisol secretion. This leads to hypertension, increased heart size, weight gain, diabetes mellitus, increased infection risk. With normalization of the cortisol levels, there is improvement in the blood pressure, blood glucose levels, and weight loss. Although there may be decrease in fatty tissue, the stretch marks may remain. ...Read more

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Can the number of visit to the slimming centre affect weight loss?

Can the number of visit to the slimming centre affect weight loss?

No quick fix: The best program for weight loss focuses on education and provides ongoing support. Go to www.Drnewton.Tsfl.Com and spend some time looking a the take shape for life program. You can send me an email from there if you are interested in learning more about the program. I can coach you through the program. ...Read more

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What is the impact of osteoporosis on the body?

What is the impact of osteoporosis on the body?

Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis can lead to fractures in the spine or the hip, and in the forearm if you trip and break a bone. If you are age 60-65 and have not had a fracture please have a bone density test. Once that is done properly your doctor will tell you if you need medication or not. ...Read more

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Can the medications i'm on be the cause of my weight gain?

Yes: Some medications such a birthcontrol pills, certain anti-depressants can cause weight gain. Certain pain medications can also cause weight gain. Prednisone which is an anti inflammatory medication also causes weight gain. ...Read more

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Long distance running vs. Walking abunch of miles everyday. Which of the two would have more of an effect on skinniness of the legs and also the thinness of the bones?

Long distance running vs. Walking abunch of miles everyday.  Which of the two would have more of an effect on skinniness of the legs and also the thinness of the bones?

Well: Running will not be good for thin legs and if the bones are frail it may cause more harm than good. You want to do cardio, maybe use a stairmaster and do wieght bearing excercises that strengthen bone and increase muscle mass. Brisk walking is good for your heart and endurance but if you want real physcial change involving increased muscle tone, wt bearing will need to b involved. Gd luc. ...Read more

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Need solutions on how to lessen the impact of exercising on my joints?

Need solutions on how to lessen the impact of exercising on my joints?

Three things!: Lose as much body fat as possible. Wear good shock absorbing footwear. Avoid high impact sports-concussive ones! ...Read more

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What are the causes of one sided hair loss . It is located on the right side of my hair and gradually moving toward the top?

What are the causes of one sided hair loss . It is located on the right side of my hair and gradually moving toward the top?

See below: One-sided or patchy hair loss is usually (but not always) a sign of a fungal skin infection. Have your primary care doctor look at it and do some basic tests. If it is fungal, it can be treated with medication and then the hair usually grows back. ...Read more

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What causes the pain in the metatarsals of the feet? Could excess weight inflame the area?

What causes the pain in the metatarsals of the feet? Could excess weight inflame the area?

Yes: Degeneration of the joints can cause discomfort as well as excessive weight and possibly a disease called Morton's neuroma. Please see your health care provider for further evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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Is the loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue of the face in marasmus the first sign ? And does the child with marasmus has hypothermia?

Is the loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue of the face in marasmus the  first sign ? 
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Weight loss of FTT: (Failure to Thrive) would be first signs of nutrition deprivation and in a child would be expected to be noted first in overall growth and especially loose skin on buttocks and thighs and arms, but may be easier to noticed on face. Eyes will get sunken quite quickly with dehydration, which may have a different cause. Fatigue, irritability are common. Hypothermia would not be a first sign. ...Read more

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At what age does the skin lose the the ability to snap back? How much weight loss can cause that kind of excessiveness?

At what age does the skin lose the the ability to snap back? How much weight loss can cause that kind of excessiveness?

Skin elasticity: How quickly skin loses elasticity depends quite a bit on the amount of previous and ongoing sun exposure and on genetics. Weight loss doesn't really affect skin elasticity, but can make skin that has lost that snap droop. There are treatments like facial fillers that stimulate the skin's own collagen production and lasers that help with facial skin sagging and volume loss. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference in weight loss surgery and breast reduction?

Need advice on what is the the difference in weight loss surgery and breast reduction?

Weight/Breast Redux: Weight loss surgery alters the stomache to reduce the amount of food and calories that can get through. Since breasts are mostly fat, they will also lose weight. Breast reduction is the surgical removal of breast tissue and fat to reduce breast size and improve shape. ...Read more

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Is increase in height possibe by strengthening the tendons in the knee or those of the spines?Just read that on the growth factor plus site

Is increase in height possibe by strengthening the tendons in the knee or those of the spines?Just read that on the growth factor plus site

Height : You will not gain height by strengthening tendons. All this will do is keep the alignment and joint strength improved. It will also prevent bending of the spine and allow you to stand more upright and erect. The way for height is increasing bone growth. ...Read more

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Does the amout of each dose of ritalin (methylphenidate) depend on the severity of add or on the body and its metabolism and weight ?

Does the amout of each dose of ritalin (methylphenidate) depend on the severity of add or on the body and its metabolism and weight ?

We dose to effect: We adjust the dose until it works. If we push to the point where we feel it's too high and the side effects are to much then we will stop to try another agent. Generally we push it until it has the desired effect. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Coccyx (Definition)

Coccyx is the triangular piece of bone at the end of the spine. It is commonly ...Read more