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How can someone who is old, overweight, and suffering from arthriris lose weight?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Live better

There is no age at which one cannot exercise & eat better. Improve your diet with lean proteins, fruits/veggies, & only 2-3grains/day, drink alot of water, decrease 500cal/day to lose 1lb/week.
For exercise, do pool exercises since the heat helps & is not hard on the joints, or a reclining bike or walking on soft surfaces can help. Yes its harder but you can do it.

In brief: Live better

There is no age at which one cannot exercise & eat better. Improve your diet with lean proteins, fruits/veggies, & only 2-3grains/day, drink alot of water, decrease 500cal/day to lose 1lb/week.
For exercise, do pool exercises since the heat helps & is not hard on the joints, or a reclining bike or walking on soft surfaces can help. Yes its harder but you can do it.
Dr. Seema Patel
Dr. Seema Patel
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Dr. Adarsh Gupta
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Walking program

Start with a walking program at your own place.
Start very slow. Walk for just few minutes, take break and then walk again. Slowly you'll build up exercise capacity to walk longer distance without getting tired. Control calories in diet as well to get the most out the weight management program. Please note, weight loss will improve arthritis pain as well.

In brief: Walking program

Start with a walking program at your own place.
Start very slow. Walk for just few minutes, take break and then walk again. Slowly you'll build up exercise capacity to walk longer distance without getting tired. Control calories in diet as well to get the most out the weight management program. Please note, weight loss will improve arthritis pain as well.
Dr. Adarsh Gupta
Dr. Adarsh Gupta
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Important

Make sure your meds do not promote weight gain.
As some pain meds might.

In brief: Important

Make sure your meds do not promote weight gain.
As some pain meds might.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Dr. Stuart Wasser
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