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Sep 2, 2015 · Webinar: Weight Loss: 5 Behavioral Strategies for Success in Healthy Living

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Sep 2, 2015 · Webinar: Weight Loss: 5 Behavioral Strategies for Success in Healthy Living

Hello,
Thank you for your question and participation. I would advise against this. Again, I am not a physician but adding extra weight can cause joint or other problems. I have worked with too many people that wanted to lose weight so badly that they over-exercised and injured themselves. What some people have tried is changing their exercise program. For example, maybe someone has been swimming, and now they find a friend to walk with instead to add variety. I recommend talking to your physician about a new exercise program that would be healthy for you.

Here is a link to several fitness articles that might also be helpful: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/HLV-20049447

Sep 2, 2015 · Webinar: Weight Loss: 5 Behavioral Strategies for Success in Healthy Living

Hello,
Thank you for your question and participation. First, I recommend talking to your physician or health care provider about a weight loss program that would be good for you. There are a variety of resources available:

Link to information on Diabetes Diet: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/in-depth/diabetes-diet/art-20044295

The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet book:

http://store.mayoclinic.com/products/bookDetails.cfm?mpid=134

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/exercise-and-chronic-disease/art-20046049

The Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program also has a variety of comprehensive and focused experiences that can be customized to fit your goals, lifestyle, and health needs. The two that come to mind would be the Mayo Clinic Diet Experience or the Signature Experience. Here is a link: https://healthyliving.mayoclinic.org/offerings.php

Sep 2, 2015 · Webinar: Weight Loss: 5 Behavioral Strategies for Success in Healthy Living

Hello,
Thank you for your question and participation. There are several FDA approved weight loss medications at this time, and several are designed to help an individual manage their appetite. But, they do have side effects, and some health conditions would prevent a person from taking certain weight loss medications. I would recommend talking to your physician about weight loss medications and develop a personalized weight loss plan for you, that may or may not include a medication.

Sep 2, 2015 · Webinar: Weight Loss: 5 Behavioral Strategies for Success in Healthy Living

Hello,
Thank you for your question and participation. First, congratulations on losing 45 pounds, that is a tremendous achievement! I would recommend two things. First, talk to your physician to see if there would be health benefits from additional weight loss. Second, is there a safe form or type of physical activity for you to engage in?

You could ask your physician about structured aerobic exercise, weight training and lifestyle activity.
If a formal program of exercise is not recommended due to your lung disease, perhaps focus on lifestyle activity would be beneficial. Dr. Levine, a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist has several published studies that show how important lifestyle activity (standing, gardening, brief walks, etc) is for achieving a healthy weight. A great resource is “Move a Little, Lose at Lot” by James Levine, M.D. It works with a concept called N.E.A.T which is also used at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program.

The Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program has a variety of comprehensive and focused experiences that can be customized to fit your goals, lifestyle, and health needs. The two that come to mind would be the Mayo Clinic Diet Experience or the Signature Experience. Here is a link: https://healthyliving.mayoclinic.org/offerings.php

Sep 2, 2015 · Webinar: Weight Loss: 5 Behavioral Strategies for Success in Healthy Living

Hello,
Thank you for your question and participation. First, I would recommend speaking with your physician or health care provider about a safe and fun exercise program that is sustainable for you.
Adding any type of exercise any time of the day can be helpful with weight management. Often individuals will ask me, what is the best exercise I can do? I often reply, the one you will actually do and enjoy doing. Find something you enjoy at a time that works into your life and your schedule. Perhaps adding your 8-month old grandson into your walking plan would be enjoyable you are able to walk with him in a stroller outdoors, at a local mall or walking track. Adding any movement will help you feel better, gain confidence and burn calories.

There are a variety of resources available, ranging from free weight loss information on mayoclinic.org, the Mayo Clinic Diet book, and the Mayo Clinic Diet online program.

The Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program also has a variety of comprehensive and focused experiences that can be customized to fit your goals, lifestyle, and health needs. The two that come to mind would be the Mayo Clinic Diet Experience or the Signature Experience. Here is a link: https://healthyliving.mayoclinic.org/offerings.php