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When is the best time to exercise if overweight?

When is the best time to exercise if overweight?

Good for weight loss: For weight loss, it's good to exercise before breakfast as you'll better tap into your fat stores for energy. This caloric deficit will help you lose weight, and the early morning exercise will elevate your metabolism for the day. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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What is the best exercise for someone who is overweight and inactive?

What is the best exercise for someone who is overweight and inactive?

Exercise: Begin with a daily walk of at least a half an hour. Gradually increase to 3 miles a day, and then gradually get the time for the 3 miles down to an hour or less, you can start doing light weight work 3 days a week also. It is important not to push too fast on progression. An increase every 2 weeks is plenty. Be sure to keep your caloric intake to 1500cal/day or less if you want weight loss. ...Read more

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I have never exercised a day in my life and am overweight. Wanna get in shape. What is the best exercise to start with.

I have never exercised a day in my life and am overweight. Wanna get in shape. What is the best exercise to start with.

Walking: Is the best exercise. However, if you walk 1 mile only, you will burn up only 100 calories, about one 5th of a single doughnut. Restrict your diet to god made food. ...Read more

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Suffered a crushed knee joint from accident. Too young for replacement. What's the best option for treatment?Im not overweight and exercise daily.

Suffered a crushed knee joint from accident. Too young for replacement. What's the best option for treatment?Im  not overweight and exercise daily.

Need more info: Sorry to hear about your knee. "crushed " doesn't sound good but i need more information to give u an answer. It would be best to look @ your x-rays and arthroscopic photos( if u have had your knee 'scoped') @ a minimum to give you your tx. Alternatives.Best of luck! ...Read more

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I am over weight. What is the best exercise for me. My heart rate on average is 120.

I am over weight.  What is the best exercise for me. My heart rate on average is 120.

Aquatic exercise: Swim, water aerobics or walking in chest deep water. We are about 80% lighter standing in chest deep water due to buoyancy. This will make exercising easier. Start with an amount that is relatively easy and comfortable, then repeat 4 or more days per week and add a few minutes to the program once a week, initially only add 2-3 mins per week, so you don't over do it. Don't give up and keep moving. ...Read more

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What is the best mattress for old overweight people?

What is the best mattress for old overweight people?

Try then out: The best mattress is the most comfortable mattress. Generally, one that doesn't sag is better for your back. I think a soft covering is nice. Most stores will let you lie down and try it. Don't be shy! ...Read more

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I am overweight and i would like to loose 10 pounds in 2 months. Is that too much? If not what is the best diet to achieve my goal?

I am overweight and i would like to loose 10 pounds in 2 months. Is that too much? If not what is the best diet to achieve my goal?

Health: That sounds like an achievable goal if you are overweight. It is important to insure that you are actually over-weight before attempting to lose weight. Some gals consider themselves to be overweight when they aren't. Hydrate well (at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day) & get in 5 servings of veggies and 4 servings of fruit per day. Stay physically active every day. ...Read more

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What is the best diet to help assist an overweight person in rehab?

What is the best diet to help assist an overweight person in rehab?

HCG diet: I am a big advocate on my diet program called the HCG true diet. It allows your metabolism to change with HCG and a low calorie diet. It is a medically monitored program and creates new behaviors which can become habits over time. Most people lose 20-30 pounds per 12 week course. Even people on rehab. Can do this diet. ...Read more

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I am overweight what is the best vegetables or fruits to take the fat off my body?

I am overweight what is the best vegetables or fruits to take the fat off my body?

No quick answer here: Your best weight loss efforts are likely to come from eating healthy, low-fat, high fiber foods and increasing your activity. Weight loss efforts are much more likely to succeed if you are active - and even walking counts! have vegetables (no potatoes) for half of your dinner plate. Avoid "trigger foods" like candy, chocolate, chips, etc. It took a while for us to gain; it takes a while to lose. ...Read more

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