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What precautions should I take when starting exercising when I am obese?

Exercise: It's great that you are exercising. When you are obese, your joints (ankles, knees, hips, back) are under much more stress so you will want to do low impact exercises (running is bad). Also, water exercises in a pool are also a good idea. Focus on cardiovascular exercises rather than weight lifting. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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Is there any chances of body swalloing or obesity after donating blood???? or if we not take any precautions after donating ???

Is there any chances of body swalloing or obesity after donating blood???? or if we not take any precautions after donating ???

No: Donating blood is a safe and generous thing to do. Except for a tiny bit of soreness at the donation site, and perhaps some mild fatigue (usually not), it's of no immediate or chronic consequence to you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 6 weeks pregnant. I've pcos and obese, age 29 yrs. My fetus heart rate is 86 bpm. What is chance of survival of my baby? Any precaution to take?

I'm 6 weeks pregnant. I've pcos and obese, age 29 yrs. My fetus heart rate is 86 bpm. What is chance of survival of my baby? Any precaution to take?

Varies: If you are 6 weeks pregnant (4 weeks after conception) it is very early to see a heartbeat. The heart beat starts at 85-100 at that time and increases by about 10 beats per week. The normal range of heartbeat is 120-170. Unfortunately there is nothing you can do to make the baby grow properly to prevent a miscarriage. ...Read more

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Does fat freezing actually help people dealing with obesity lose the unwanted fat? Are there any warnings it side effects? Precautions?

Appears safe: And effective. Here's a review article from National Library of Medicine http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4079633/ Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What precautions should I take exercising before and after pregnancy?

What precautions should I take exercising before and after pregnancy?

Exercise: It is best not to begin a new strenuous exercise program during pregnancy. If you exercise regularly, continue with your normal routine. If you want to begin a program, walking is probably your best option. ...Read more

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I m 44yrs old. My dad is diabetic what precaution should I take. Pl advice for diet and workout

I m 44yrs old. My dad is diabetic what precaution should I take. Pl advice for diet and workout

Diet and exercise: It's great you're being proactive about your health, especially with your family history of diabetes. If you have access to a nutritionist through your insurance, i highly recommend to have a consultation. As for exercise, 30 minutes of cardio/aerobic (running, brisk walk, swimming, elliptical) at least 5 days a week is a good goal to shoot for. www.diabetes.org also has great info. ...Read more

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Haven't exercised for 2 years due to problems. Developed truncal obesity. If i start exercising daily, can this truncal obesity be reversed? Male, 21.

Haven't exercised for 2 years due to problems. Developed truncal obesity. If i start exercising daily, can this truncal obesity be reversed? Male, 21.

I would add dietary changes as well.: Exercise has a whole host of benefits to the body. There are many different ways to do this even with significant disabilities. I'm sure that if you look you can find a way that works for you. Best wishes in that regard. ...Read more

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With mild obesity, was exercising bad for my heart?

With mild obesity, was exercising bad for my heart?

No way : Exercising is actually good for your heart, especially if you're overweight or obese. You must start slow however and get checked out by your doctor first for any underlying heart conditions. ...Read more

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Hello, I waned to know if a 1000 calorie while exercising is safe. I'm 238 and morbidly obese . I'm a female as well?

Hello, I waned to know if a 1000 calorie while exercising is safe.
I'm 238 and morbidly obese . I'm a female as well?

David L. Katz, MD: Please take a look at book by david l. Katz, md. He uses an holistic approach to weight management and overall health. There are so many diets out there; the one you can stick to and slowly decrease weight is best. Dr. Katz can provide good info for you. Please see your doctor first. This will provide the safest and best way to better health. Congrats on your motivation. Peace and good health ...Read more

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I have fatty liver from obesity. I have been dieting and exercising. I don't want to damage my liver more but would it hurt to eat non diet food once in a while?

I have fatty liver from obesity.  I have been dieting and exercising. I don't want to damage my liver more but would it hurt to eat non diet food once in a while?

Have you lost weight: The best thing you can do for yourself is to change your lifestyle.....Not just go on a "diet". I don't know what you mean by "diet foods", but i think you are craving the "non-diet" foods because you have not found food that you like which are also healthy. Once you find these....You will rarely crave "non-diet" foods. See my website for more info: www.Jhsurgery.Com. ...Read more

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I suspect that i got normal weight obesity, as I am thin but have a belly. I am now dieting and exercising, i lose my weight but not my belly?

I suspect that i got normal weight obesity, as I am thin but have a belly. I am now dieting and exercising, i lose my weight but not my belly?

Avoid carbs or sugar: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because 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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I am 32/f. I am very obese i weight 225 5"3. When i exercise my knees hurt &i can hear my knees making noise. Should i stop exercising for a while?

I am 32/f. I am very obese i weight 225 5"3. When i exercise my knees hurt &i can hear my knees making noise. Should i stop exercising for a while?

Change: Possibly related to early osteoarthritis. Weight loss will slow progression of oa of knees and help with pain. Would recommend switching to exercises that spare the knee such as bicycling, swimming etc till knee symptoms improve. ...Read more

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If you are losing wt and exercising and have a fatty liver from being obese and have lost 42lbs since march how likely is that progress to cirrhosis?

If you are losing wt and exercising and have a fatty liver from being obese and have lost 42lbs since march how likely is that progress to cirrhosis?

Congratulations! : Losing 42lbs=phenomenal success! although fatty liver is the #1 cause of liver disease in america now, your chance of developing cirrhosis is significantly subsiding with wt loss. U are young and already taking the right step with good success. Wt loss will help fatty liver but it will take time. Avoid excessive alcohol. Live healthy, live well, live long! keep up the good work. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is flax oil good to help fatty liver from being obese? I am dieting and losing weight and exercising

Is flax oil good to help fatty liver from being obese? I am dieting and losing weight and exercising

Maybe: There are some small, I mean small studies that suggest some benefit in fatty liver disease for flaxseed oil, but it's not great. It's unlikely to harm you, but make sure you don't consume too much, as even if its good, the high caloric density can catch up with you and cause weight gain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is exercising on a stationary cycle beneficial for weight loss & reduction of abdominal obesity?

Is exercising on a stationary cycle beneficial for weight loss & reduction of abdominal obesity?

Partially: Any exercise can contribute to weight loss. Stationary cycling can burn 400-500 calories/hr; one pound is 3500 calories, so you would have to exercise 8-9 hrs to burn up 1 pound. Diet is a necessary component to weight loss. There is no way to 'spot exercise' to lose fat in any certain area. Good luck. Consistency is the key. Exercise and diet both play important roles in weight loss. ...Read more

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Exercising on a stationary cycle beneficial or not for weight loss&reduction of abdominal obesity?

Exercising on a stationary cycle beneficial or not for weight loss&reduction of abdominal obesity?

Yes: As long as you exercise at a level that increases your heart rate sufficiently, an exercise bike will help you lose weight. As long as you do not increase your calorie intake, you should gradually lose weight as well as abdominal fat. ...Read more

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I wear ice pack vest and neck wrap when exercising or going outside in warm weater due to heat hives. any health precautions from this?

I wear ice pack vest and neck wrap when exercising or going outside in warm weater due to heat hives. any health precautions from this?

No, but U may-: -want 2 add an antihistamine as well. U have 2 B careful since it is hard 2 warm up with the ice. B sure U consult an allergist 4 other recommendations. ...Read more

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I have knee pain from obesity. So i start to exercising at the gym. But when i run or walk, i feel knee pain, so it's a dilemma. How to exercise?

I have knee pain from obesity. So i start to exercising at the gym. But when i run or walk, i feel knee pain, so it's a dilemma. How to exercise?

Alternatives: Consider some alternatives like riding a stationary bicycle, using an elliptical, or even better swimming. As the pain you may be feeling could very well be related to weight bearing forces at your knee. The exercises mentioned above help limiting the forces on the knee. Best of luck in your endeavors. ...Read more

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My daughter's overweight. Exercising seems short breathed.Clear auscult, CBC ok, no flaring, no signs of resp distress, no ashtm.Pulmonar or obesity?

My daughter's overweight. Exercising seems short breathed.Clear auscult, CBC ok, no flaring, no signs of resp distress, no ashtm.Pulmonar or obesity?

How much overweight?: Her shortness of breath may be due to obesity and deconditioning of muscels. It would be prudent to consult your doctor to rule out an underlying condition and then engage in gradully increasing physical acitivity as well as caloric restriction. Joining a support group may help as it is not an easy issue deal with. Your daughter needs to take charge of her life. ...Read more

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Hashimoto's, pcos, obese. Watching calories and exercising. Still gaining weight. Gp given up. Can anyone please help me lose weight?!

Hashimoto's, pcos, obese. Watching calories and exercising. Still gaining weight. Gp given up. Can anyone please help me lose weight?!

Try metformin if you: Have pcos, working slowly up to 1500 mg help 30% of women ovulate, lower insulin, and can help weight. With pcos your risk of a mood disorder is doubled, buproprion can help and works well with metformin for weight loss but increase them both slowly. I usually give Clonazepam at night for sleep while initiating buproprion b/c it can make u anxious at first and may increase insomnia. ...Read more

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