Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

181 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Suggest ways to lose weight

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Remy Koshy

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2014

Answered : 476 Questions

default
Posted on Wed, 8 Mar 2017 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: Male 42 years
Height : 5'8
Weight : 85 KG
No BP No diabetes No operation
Eye number 6+ and 1.5 cy
I am very much confused about which aerobic activity should I do from walking, running, cycling, scatting and skipping rope as daily process for better health
I walk around 6000 to 10000 steps daily
Kindly advice what is best for me to reduce fat and also for good health

doctor
Answered by Dr. Remy Koshy 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
explained below..

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX
Thanks for posting your query,

I have read through your query,

From the height and weight you have provided you seen to have your BMI in the overweight category.

Presuming you are having a proper balanced diet with low fat and sugar content, then the only method to reduce fat is to engage in physical exercise. I would suggest you to do the following:

- Exercise mode:
I would suggest two methods of exercises for you considering your age. You can engage in aerobic exercises and also in resistance training exercises.
Aerobic exercises aim at working on the cardiovascular system. If you are new to this form of exercise, I would suggest you to take it at a slow pace in the beginning. Always aim to keep your heart rate between 108 to 140 beats per minute to maximize the health benefits.

Resistance training is done to keep the muscles firm and lose fat easily. Resistance training for every major muscle group should be done twice per week with at least 48 hours of rest and recovery time between workouts. Two to four sets of 10 to 15 repetitions is adequate for maintaining muscle mass. You can discuss with your gym instructor about the different choices available and follow accordingly.

- If you would like to stick to a routine regimen of exercise, I would recommend you to maintain as: Increase physical activity to >30 min/day 5 times weekly, prolonged moderate-intensity aerobic exercise at 70–80 %, combined with low-intensity resistance training at 50 %.
That is, you can engage in brisk walking for atleast 45mins; cycling, jogging and skipping which falls in moderate intensity exercise; and low intensity resistance training like squatting, lifting weights.


I hope I have answered to your query,

Please feel free to discuss further,

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Remy Koshy 46 minutes later
Thanks for your prompt and perfect reply

Kindly advice me is 10000 steps walking is enough or should do more
Because I am comfortable to walk 10000 steps daily as 6000 steps in morning as a XXXXXXX walking and other 4000 steps in regular routing
doctor
Answered by Dr. Remy Koshy 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
10,000 steps is more than enough

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for writing back,

10,000 steps walking per day is more than enough for you, because I would always advice not to over strain your legs and joints as after the age of 40, chances are high to develop osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Also the wear and tear of the ligaments due to excessive stress may cause you health problems in the future.

Therefore,I would urge you to engage in combined modality of exercises which will focus on your entire body rather, and help maintain a healthy weight and disease free.

I hope this helps.

Please feel free to discuss further or else kindly close and give your feedback.

Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,  
Medical Topics ,  

Recent questions on  Stress

doctor1 MD

I have recently had a spotty period but my boobs are sore and swollen and I have been slightly nauseous but my pregnancy test came out negative. Is it still possible to be pregnant? I know stress can cause off periods but I get stressed a lot and don t normally have issues with my period being light. When I stress it s generally just delayed a little.

doctor1 MD

MY partner had a pituitary apolexy 7 weeks ago which he had an operation on, but some of the tumour is still there. He is now on thyroxine 100 mcgs od and hydrocortisone 20mgs morning, 15mgs lunchtime and 5 mgs pm. How much alcholol is he allowed to consume in a day. Also is it possible that the pituiatary gland will work again as it was not all removed. Can hydrocortisone make you aggressive, especially when drinking alchohol his age is 42 years he is 178cm and 102 kgs

doctor1 MD

Hello Doctor,

My aunt was unwell for the past week with a possible cause of parasitic worms. She had a stay for about 3 days in the hospital which resulted in her being very week. This week when she was home she felt giddy and hit her head to the floor. The various tests conducted have all Thankfully been Fine. She though is very weak and cannot even sit down on the bed. She is currently recuperating in the hospital and the blood, stool tests were norma. The liver tests were having figures on a slightly higher side and are awaiting the cortisol results in a couple of days. The practioners are trying to find the actual cause of the weakness. The ammonia levels were high and sodium was less. She was on a saline 3 concentration sodium. Can you please advise what may be the trigger for this weakness.

doctor1 MD

I feel my heart beat in my throat. It feels like I am extremely nervous when this happens, and of course it scares me. I have recently had extensive heart tests, including a nuclear stress test and the cardiologist said everything checked out, that if I were to have an issue, it would be minor and not life threatening. What could this weird feeling be and is it life threatening?

doctor1 MD

Hi Doctor, I want to improve my brain performance, so visited Ayurvedic doctor to take the swarna bhasma,i am little obese and having snoring problem, so doctor has prescribed varanadi kashayam. Apart from this, i have short temper problem, so...

doctor1 MD

hi i m facing sleep disturbance since last 8 years i feel too much pressure over and behing myleft ears may be it leads to stress and breaks my sleep after i sleep abnormal feeling on left while yawning too much tightness on left ear and...

doctor1 MD

I have low body temperature, and am concerned that my thyroid may be not working optimally. My TSH is 4.13. If I reduce the stress in my life, will my thyroid bounce back ?