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What are some easy exercises for a 12yo who wants to lose weight?

What are some easy exercises for a 12yo who wants to lose weight?

Make it fun: What does your 12yo like to do? Family and friends make it more fun. How about cranking the tunes and dancing? During the winter, play balloon volleyball inside your home. ...Read more

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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


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Want to lose weight?

Want to lose weight?

See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy green lettuce (little or no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball (fruits have sugar). Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar ; simple starch calories. ...Read more

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How could a 12 year old lose weight quickly in no more than two months?

How could a 12 year old lose weight quickly in no more than two months?

Not advisable!: I never like to hear " quick" in any weight loss strategy! We are looking for a permanent lifestyle change for your family that will enable a healthy weight for life! Start with limiting fast food. Cook meals at home with fresh fruits and veggies. Your 12 year old can start to help with meal prep and even recipes. Aim for 8 fruits and veggies, 8 glasses of water, one hour of exercise. ...Read more

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How does a 12 year old male lose weight fast and safe?

How does a 12 year old male lose weight fast and safe?

Fast is not safe: The best way to lose weight is to decrease the amount of calories that one takes in while increasing the body's use of calories by increasing exercise. There is no quick fix, one must be patient and committed in order to be successful and to hope to keep the weight off. ...Read more

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I'm a 12 year old boy, and I've been struggling to lose weight for a while now, what can I do to loose about 20 pounds ?

I'm a 12 year old boy, and I've been struggling to lose weight for a while now, what can I do to loose about 20 pounds ?

Need adult supervisi: Your desire to loose weight are welcome sign for your committment for better health. Need to be evaluated for height with weight for an overall health assessment with recent weight gains, current BMI etc. ...Read more

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Im a 12 year old boy and really want to lose weight have you got a plan i can follow ?

Im a 12 year old boy and really want to lose weight have you got a plan i can follow ?

Are you overweight?: If you are overweight check with your pediatrician for the cause esp low thyroid. If everything turns ok and you are overweight try low carb diet. Cut soda and sugar to zero. Cut out grains and try diet consisting of meats and above ground veges and limit fruits intake to no more than 2 servings. ...Read more

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How to lose weight for 12 year old girl?

How to lose weight for 12 year old girl?

Energy in There are things i need to know. Height, wgt, bmi, pubertal level, food intake, activity level are just starters. In general, weight gain occurs when we eat/drink more (energy in) than we expend with activity (energy out). There are lots of 'empty calories' in drinks, food portions may be too large. Teens and tweens need a minimum of 1 hour of vigorous exercise/day, more to lose weight. ...Read more

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My 12 year old son who is very active but his weight is 142lbs.and eats vegetables and fruits but can't seem to lose weight. What would be a good diet?

My 12 year old son who is very active but his weight is 142lbs.and eats vegetables and fruits but can't seem to lose weight. What would be a good diet?

If he's 5'4" or <, : his BMI is 95th%ile or >, in the obese range; if 5'5" - 5'8", in the overweight range. See his pediatrician, who will calculate his BMI, & do a physical exam, blood pressure & labs to determine if he has weight-related medical problems. If he does, your insurance will pay fir him to see a nutritionist as well as any needed subspecialists. If not, his MD will monitor his diet, lifestyle & weight. ...Read more

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Help please! what easy exercises can you do everyday to help you lose weight?

Help please! what easy exercises can you do everyday to help you lose weight?

Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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Whats an easy way to lose weight in a healthy way without exercise?

Whats an easy way to lose weight in a healthy way without  exercise?

Eat fewer calories: The best way to lose weight is to eat less. But it won't necessarily be easy. There may not be an easy way. Changing a habit like eating is best done gradually so a person has time to adjust to new flavors and smaller amounts of food. It's also helpful to have support from family members and friends. For more info check out http://www.Choosemyplate.Gov/. ...Read more

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Exercise (Definition)

Exercise is physical activity, such as walking, running, swimming, biking, ...Read more