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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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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 »

Subha Ranjini B

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

I have been suffering from depression. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old male currently facing challenges in my professional life. For the past five years, I have been working in a private job, but unfortunately, I have not seen any progress in the last four years, leading to a state of depression. I find myself avoiding social interactio...  Read Full »

Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Sitting for long hours will eventually lead to low physical activity and make your life more sedentary. It mainly leads to slow recovery or burnout, and if it is a stressful job, then body recovery does not happen. Do not make drastic life chang...  Read Full »

I would like to improve my cognitive skills through exercises. Kindly help.

Query: I am a 47 year old female. I would like to know what are the specific cognitive exercises or activities that can help keep the brain sharp and maintain cognitive abilities over time. How does regular physical activity help in maintaining brain health and intelligence? How sufficient and restful slee...  Read Full »

Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Welcome to icliniq, Having balanced food is important for all over health and for mental health too.Good to know you are working toward improving your mental health and yes sleep is very important for hormonal recovery and body recovery. Vitamin B complex for mental health is very benefici...  Read Full »

I fear seasonal weight gain. Kindly advise.

Query: Hello doctor,Feeling the winter weight creep, and the snowstorms are keeping me away from the usual gym, jogging, or cycling routines. Any tips on preventing this seasonal weight gain? I am a 35-year-old, and it is becoming a real struggle. The couch is winning over the treadmill, and I am noticing ...  Read Full »

Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern.Yes, winter blues are a reason the body is constantly trying to maintain body temperature, leading to low energy levels and fatigue, and the body slows down which means metabolism goes down leading to weight gain. Regular exercises such as spot ...  Read Full »

I want to start a fitness routine for more energy. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been thinking about physical fitness, but I am uncertain about how to begin. I am in my early 30s, and despite generally good health, I have been feeling a bit sluggish lately. Can you provide straightforward advice on initiating a fitness routine? I am not aspiring to run a mara...  Read Full »

Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. A decline in overall fitness can result from high carbohydrate intake, low physical activity, and hormonal changes at your age. I suggest you consider self-assessment or consult a physician to check for factors like low h...  Read Full »

Can I start with vitamin supplements for my deficiencies?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently got a full body check-up done, and I discovered that I have several deficiencies, which include vitamin D, Vitamin B12, iron, and folic acid. Also, my TSH and cholesterol levels are high. I do not like nonvegetarian food and milk. Is it fine if I start Nutrilite D and Nutrilite...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You can take these multivitamin supplements. Your TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is mildly elevated, it does not need any treatment if it is below 10, unless you are pregnant or planning...  Read Full »

Why am I unable to lose weight in spite of doing exercises?

Query: Hello doctor, I am unable to lose weight even though I exercise a lot. Also, my penis size is small. Could this be a hormonal problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Meena. Parth Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Fat is stubborn and it takes a lot of effort to get rid of it. If you are doing regular exercises, please consult a physical trainer to know whether the workout is scientifically efficient for weight reduction or not. If you are working out under the supervision of ...  Read Full »

I want to start exercising to lose weight. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a male and need to make some positive changes in my life. I am overweight, and I think I am obese. I am 182.88 centimeters tall and weigh 257 lbs. I am keen on getting fit and considering hitting the gym to start exercising. I am lost, though, wondering what exercises would be best f...  Read Full »

Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you are trying to achieve sustainable healthy living, then follow this point: Nutrition is a vast topic to add in one answer. Also, 66 pounds need to be reduced, which needs a customized diet plan. Do not make drastic life changes or restrict diets you cannot sustai...  Read Full »

How do I lose weight?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 20-year-old female. My height is 5 feet 44 inches and I weigh 170 lbs. Actually, I used to take less food only. But, I do not know, how I am getting obese.One of my friends said that Garcinia cambogia is a good slimming product. So, before using that, I thought of consulting a dieti...  Read Full »

Manidipa Dey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You need to have low calorie, low carbohydrate and high protein balanced diet chart for your weight loss. According to your height, your ideal body weight should be 138 to 143 lbs. Diet and exercise both are important for the weight loss program. Exercise regularly...  Read Full »

When my brother tries to move his legs using crutches, it deviates in the opposite direction. How to manage his condition?

Query: Hi doctor,My 20-year-old brother has been unable to walk since birth. When he tries to move his legs using crutches, it deviates in the opposite direction. How to manage his condition? Please help.  Read Full »

Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi,Welcome to brother has weak legs due to a congenital disorder. Consult a physiotherapist for therapy. Ask him to do some exercises twice daily for three to four months to increase the blood flow. Your brother will start walking soon.   Read Full »

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