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How To Reduce Weight?

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Posted on Mon, 14 Apr 2014
Question: Hi I want to reduce my weight from to 67 KG . currently am 72. I have lower back pain from last couple of years . I am running on treadmill everyday for 1 hour with 7.5 km/h speed for last 4 weeks . Initially it was fine and my back pain was reduced . But from last one week am having lower back pain and neck pain. My friend told me that when you loose your weight , you will also loose muscles . Is that the reason why am having back pain? Should I reduce my activity or need to do some additional exercise ?
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Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta (51 minutes later)
Brief Answer: Description below. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for your query. As your back pain is increased, avoid weight bearing exercises. Do only mild aerobics which does not put your back to strain. You can discuss about this with your Gym instructor. I suggest you to try back strengthening exercises by extension of the back muscles which can be taught by your Physiotherapist. This will help to relieve the possible muscle spasm which causes the pain. I would suggest you to try swimming as this will help most in back conditions. This will also help you in reducing the weight. Eat a diet rich in fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables, nuts, milk, eggs, pulses and cereals. Drink 1-2 litres of water daily. Do brisk walking exercise for 40 minutes daily. Get 6-8 hours of refreshing sleep daily. I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query. Take care
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How To Reduce Weight?

Brief Answer: Description below. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for your query. As your back pain is increased, avoid weight bearing exercises. Do only mild aerobics which does not put your back to strain. You can discuss about this with your Gym instructor. I suggest you to try back strengthening exercises by extension of the back muscles which can be taught by your Physiotherapist. This will help to relieve the possible muscle spasm which causes the pain. I would suggest you to try swimming as this will help most in back conditions. This will also help you in reducing the weight. Eat a diet rich in fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables, nuts, milk, eggs, pulses and cereals. Drink 1-2 litres of water daily. Do brisk walking exercise for 40 minutes daily. Get 6-8 hours of refreshing sleep daily. I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query. Take care