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If I cannot exercise due to health problems, how can I lose weight?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Use up the calories!
Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as he doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity.
Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead.

In brief: Use up the calories!
Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as he doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity.
Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Swimming is an excellent exercise for losing weight without stressing your limbs
Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine
In brief: Get creative
To lose weight you need to increase your activity level and decrease your caloric intake and this can take on many forms.
Some say diet is even more a factor in losing weight than exercise. Look for small ways to cut calories and only eat when your are physically hungry. Whatever you currently do, increase by just a little daily--even moving your arms & legs while seated is burning calories!

In brief: Get creative
To lose weight you need to increase your activity level and decrease your caloric intake and this can take on many forms.
Some say diet is even more a factor in losing weight than exercise. Look for small ways to cut calories and only eat when your are physically hungry. Whatever you currently do, increase by just a little daily--even moving your arms & legs while seated is burning calories!
Dr. Paige Gutheil
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