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What Should You Do To Keep Yourself Fit And Trim
A few things: Firstly, i would hope that you have the opportunity to leave the house, even for a short time to get some form of exercise. Ie: walk around the block. However, if you need to be at home, depending on your health and agility, use can do push ups, run in place, stretch, lift weights. Eat properly and get enough sleep. ...Read more
Types of fats: Any fat in excess can lead to weight gain.All fats have the same number of calories but health wise- here are some to avoid: saturated fats- butter, lard, fatback & solid shortening. Trans fats- vegetable shortening, select margarines, food fried in partially hydrogenated oil (or containing it), & many types of cookies, snacks & crackers. ...Read more
Set a goal: That is both meaningful and reachable. Can be anything and once you achieve it, you will not feel nearly as low. Don't be too harsh on yourself if you have a hard time. Just keep trying. Can also use people around you to help you achieve the goal. It is easier when there is a partner or team to support each other. You will be surprised how many people around you face this exact same challenge. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get Help Now.: If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In 400 characters...: cardiovascular exercise most days of the week, small more frequent meals, 50 grams of fiber daily, plenty of water so urine is almost clear, six to nine hours of sleep nightly, don't smoke, don't drink too much alcohol, don't talk on your cellphone while driving, complex carbohydrates, lean protein sources, keep weight healthy, don't do drugs, obey the speed limit. Did I miss anything? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good oral hygiene : The best thing is good brushing and flossing. Xylitol will help prevent decay and keep your teeth whiter. Avoid sugary and acidic drinks which cause decay. Coffee, tea, red wines can stain teeth. So the basic thing is good hygiene and healthy diet. Don't forget regular dental care. ...Read more
What can you do to motivate yourself to lose weight and keep controlling your diet, and stay healthy?
Motivation: Motivation is different for everyone. Visualize your goal daily, write it down, talk about it to many people. Write down specific goals. Set deadlines. ...Read more
??: That is an enormously complex and impossible question to answer. That's a goal of every person on earth. Ask a specific question. ...Read more
Practice: Use an ergonomic chair, avoid static posture; the key is to change postures to avoid loads on one single tissue. Get out of the chair (at least every 50 minutes-stand from the chair and maintained a relaxed standing posture for 10-20 sec). Put a note on your desk to remind you about keeping good posture. ...Read more
Everyone different : Everyone is different. Many people are motivated by social cues: how they look to friends, or colleagues. Others are motivated by health benefits , feeling better, increased energy or increased life expectancy. Find what works for you. And make if fun , convenient and or somehow enjoyable so it not so hard to motivate yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Overall health: For physical and clinical health, you have to have a good diet and exercise. Mental health is more difficult but i would say a good disposition, your ability to handle stress, failures, losses and balance it with degrees of success and happiness and finally aging gracefully. Having a good support system and network and, unacceptable for some, but faith helps. ...Read more
What do you do to keep your eczema under control? Also, what do you do if you play sports and suffer eczema?
Eczema: Over-the-counter products, such as Hydrocortisone 1% cream, or prescription creams and ointments containing corticosteroids, are often prescribed to lessen inflammation. In addition, if the affected area becomes infected, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to kill the infection-causing bacteria. Moisturizers like cerave, aveeno, (oatmeal) cetaphil, and eucern are also helpful. ...Read more
Do you think I should eat and what foods do you think I should stay away from in order to prevent constipation?
See below: Increase fluid intake (drink more water) and eat foods high in fiber such as fruit (i.e., raspberries, apples), bran, whole grains, vegetables (i.e., broccoli, beans, peas). Avoid or decrease intake of dairy (i.e., cheese, ice cream), fast food, or processed foods. Physical activity is also recommended to improve symptoms. The NIH website on constipation has some very useful information too! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise: It is likely necessary for you to exercise aerobically 4 to 5 times a week, and weigh train at least twice a week in addition to a healthy diet in order to be in a significant level of fitness. Start at reasonable levels, consult with a trainer if necessary and increase your workouts in intensity as you become stronger.Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Goals: You don't have to feel like doing something in order to do it. Try to set small, attainable goals. People often get overwhelmed if they think too big. If you think you should be going for a mile long walk but can't motivate to do it, change your goal. Plan to walk to the mailbox. Then plan to walk an extra step the next day. Take credit for doing the little things. ...Read more
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