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Would exercise be counterproductive for an underweight person if he did not meet the daily nutritional intake? What if he did meet the requirements?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It is ALWAYS good

Jason, I am a physician who supervises the health of athletes.
A fair number of elite track-and-field athletes are "underweight" by the books. There is no reason whatever to strive to meet some beancounter's definition of "healthy". If you're exercising, your body will give you a better sense of what you really need to be eating. You can't gain mass while you're starving; eat sensibly.

In brief: It is ALWAYS good

Jason, I am a physician who supervises the health of athletes.
A fair number of elite track-and-field athletes are "underweight" by the books. There is no reason whatever to strive to meet some beancounter's definition of "healthy". If you're exercising, your body will give you a better sense of what you really need to be eating. You can't gain mass while you're starving; eat sensibly.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Bradford Romans
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: A workout might

Cause an increace in appetite.
Focus on protein, fruit, healthy fats...Shun carbs. Good luck, killer.

In brief: A workout might

Cause an increace in appetite.
Focus on protein, fruit, healthy fats...Shun carbs. Good luck, killer.
Dr. Bradford Romans
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: See previous

I answered your question about thirty minutes ago.
I think you may have asked it twice.

In brief: See previous

I answered your question about thirty minutes ago.
I think you may have asked it twice.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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