Overweight Children – Prevention and Treatment

Obesity is an increasing problem for children. Now, in addition to educational efforts to get parents to teach their children to eat well and exercise more, kids are turning to adult obesity treatments. These include the use of weight control drugs, like Meridia, and gastric bypass surgery. As in

What is a good distance to start running when you are overweight?

Ask: I am really overweight, and know that i need to lose weight. I figured the best way to lose the weight is to start running, but I dont know what is a good distance to start with. Obviously I am too out of shape to run the whole

How have you lost weight in the past? Did a doctor help?

Ask: I am about 35-40 lbs overweight and have a doctor’s appt tomorrow. I have asked different doc’s in the past for their help and one referred me to a nutritionist who said “just follow the pyramid”. Gee, thanks. I didn’t know I should eat that many veggies per

How to Choose the Best Diet and Make the Program Work

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What is the Best Diet and is there a simple answer to the weight loss question? The answer is no. I hate the word Diet because it means you will lose the weight and then continue with the eating habits that created the weight problem in the first place.

When can I realistically set a goal to run a marathon?

Ask: I am 250+ pounds and as motivation for losing weight I would like to run a marathon. If I start walking and jogging and slowly increase in distance and speed, when can I realistically run a marathon? There is a marathon near by in October. Would October 2010

What is the best way to keep your motivation up to lose weight?

Ask: I have a hard time keeping my motivation to lose weight up, I don’t have anyone to help support me, so what do you think is the best way to keep up my motivation? Answers: Answer 1: Seriously, I could give you a hundred diets that would work,

Can anyone give me a diet plan when I working out trying to lose weight but gain muscle?

Ask: Hi I eat healthy, but am a veggie. Although I eat fish, and I will eat chicken breast at a push. Can anyone let me have a diet plan I can following while I am working out trying to build muscle and also trying to lose fat? Thanks

Managing Your Own Health

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DrRich doesn’t want to slip into an “every man for himself” frame of mind, but it’s still true that no one cares about your health more than you do. To become a truly effective patient, you’ve got to be deeply invested in promoting your own health. By “promoting your

How do you keep yourself fit and healthy?

Ask: I was pretty active and thin when I first met my bf. Now, 5 years later and 25 pounds heavier I feel like a big fat jello ball. Nowadays I don’t even have the energy to drive to the gym. I want to get back to the way

15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit

It’s okay, you can finally admit it. It’s been two months since you’ve seen the inside of the gym. Getting sick, family crisis, overtime at work and school papers that needed to get finished all kept you for exercising. Now, the question is: how do you start again? Once