Exercises

Exercise is any physical activity that helps in maintaining the overall health of the body. Physical exercises are generally classified into three groups, namely aerobic exercises (walking, swimming, cycling), anaerobic exercises (weight and functional training), and flexibility exercises (stretching).

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I am a 26-year-old female and have had hypothyroidism for ten years. Kindly advise me on a workout and dietary plan to maintain my BMI.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old female. I currently weigh 63 kg, and my height is 154 cm. I have been a hypothyroid patient for ten years. Please advise me how much weight I should maintain within my BMI. And also suggest to me some working methods both physical activity and diet to reduce my weigh...  Read Full »


Shakuntala Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest two weekly days of routine strength training, two days of yoga and stretching, one day of dancing or aerobics, and one day of weight training as per your capacity under some guidance. Further, you can rest one day and continue the same. Regarding diet, I need...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a diet plan to reduce weight and belly fat.

Query: Hello doctor, I am trying to reduce my weight and belly fat, but I am not able to reduce my belly fat successfully. I am also getting kidney stones frequently and undergone surgery just two weeks back and also six months back. I want to reduce my belly fat without getting kidney stones. Let me brief...  Read Full »


Swapan Banerjee

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can practice some brisk home body poses and exercises other than walking or running. Also, reduce your calorie to lose weight with low carbohydrate diet. Have mainly two roti, mix vegetables, citrus fruits and cucumber. Take vegan based diet, less organ...  Read Full »

What is the recommended diet for weight loss and raised liver enzymes due to Methotrexate?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to lose 50 pounds. I have RA and steroids have caused me to gain a lot in the last six to eight months. I started the keto diet two weeks ago but blood works is showing elevated liver enzymes which are causing issues with a medication I have to take for RA. What diet is best fo...  Read Full »


Sumiya Sulthana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Intermittent fasting will give rest to the stomach and hence enhance metabolism and use stored fat to energy in the absence of food for physical and psychological activity. A balanced diet with increase of fruits and vegetables is considered to be best or you can try Me...  Read Full »

My elbow pains a lot while doing exercise and climbing. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a climber's elbow, it has been there for years, and nothing I do helps to relieve the pain. My elbow's soreness is mainly isolated to the pronator teres muscle, and it pains whenever I do vertical pulling exercises such as pull up, pull-downs, and seated rows. I recently stopped e...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You would have probably lifted too much weight that your body could not handle in the first session. We need to first prepare your body for that activity with less load initially in any training. Once your body is ready to take it, you can increase the load by increa...  Read Full »

What is the reason for pain and muscle weakness in the left arm for the past eight years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 45 year old male. When I lie on my left side and raise my left arm, then try to push down on this arm using my right hand, I feel pain in the upper left arm. I am unable to push all the way back. However, when I try the opposite, that is, lying on my right side pushing down on t...  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have a lot of issues with your body, and also have diabetes. The arm pain is mostly shoulder arch syndrome which can be reduced with hot water application and shoulder wheel exercises. Do shoulder shrugging exercise, 15 repetitions twice daily. Try to slide...  Read Full »

I believe that I have ADHD. Do I need to consult a doctor?

Query: Hi doctor, For years now, I have come to believe I have ADHD. I have the hardest time focusing, staying on task, and following things through. I do not want to self-diagnose, but I know something is wrong. Every time I go to the doctors, it is always with my parents and I have never had the chance t...  Read Full »


Dr. Amrit Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should definitely visit your doctor and discuss all your problems wholeheartedly. But in spite of that, I would like to advise few things. Stop thinking that you would fail or lose money. Instead, think positive and focus on how you could perform better. Do not t...  Read Full »

Is it acceptable to take Levothyroxine with an MAO inhibitor?

Query: Hello doctor, I am wondering if I can take Levothyroxine along with MAO inhibitor? Also, I have taken Etizolam for a sleep disorder, how long do I need to wait before I can take MAO inhibitor?  Read Full »


Dr. Amrit Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can take Levothyroxine with MAO (monoamine oxidase) inhibitor. The list of contraindicated drugs is as follows. Amphetamines. Cocaine. MDMA (3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine). Opiates. Barbiturates. Decongestants and allergy medications. Diet pills...  Read Full »

Is it possible to lose leg fat without dieting?

Query: Hello doctor, My legs are very fat, and it makes me uncomfortable. Overall I am fit, but only my legs are fat. Is there any way of losing the leg fat without dieting? Is there any workout for better cardio and also to achieve six pack abs?  Read Full »


Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can do toe standing exercises, stand on your toes while balancing the body for 10 counts, repeat it 15 times. Try squatting, fast static marching, and adductor stretching or butterfly stretching, all for 20 times. Walking is the best form of exercise, everyday walk...  Read Full »

What exercises can be done to lose weight without increasing muscle mass?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 17-year-old. I have been trying to lose weight for a while, I have been going to the gym for about a month and a half and have seen results only in the muscles, but I would like to tone up and lose weight rather than bulk up massively.  Read Full »


Subharanjini Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the reports provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), you are 8 kgs overweight for your height which is easy to lose. You can concentrate on doing treadmill exercises or cycling rather than weight lifting or any other exercises which...  Read Full »

Will cardio help in weight loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I have done twentyone day fix for about two years or so, on and off, and always got pretty good results. As I continued to do it this year, I noticed that I did not see results as I usually do, so I knew it was time to change my routine. I have been doing this no gym, no problem workout ...  Read Full »


Hemang Sudhakarbhai Jani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The main thing is, you have to be patient like you are doing cardio (aerobic exercise plus strength training). In the exercise prescription, you give more weightage on aerobic exercises like swimming, walking, jogging, and running five days per week, and strength traini...  Read Full »

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