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Conquering menopausal weight gain

I’m 47 and recently went on estrogen. Since then, I’ve put on 10 pounds. I run 3 to 4 miles a day and watch my diet, but the weight keeps piling on. What fat-burning exercises might work? First, let me reassure you that estrogen should not be the culprit. In fact, it may help you stay thin. In studies involving more than 2,000 women, results …

Losing weight from hips and thighs

I want to lose weight from my butt and thighs. Is it better to use the stair climber or the treadmill? I currently do 15 minutes on the stair climber. I find losing weight from hips a bit difficult. Losing weight from hips and thighs Unfortunately, we can’t pick and choose where we’d like to lose weight. So whether you want to slim your thighs, …

Anyone can find time to walk

I drive for a package delivery company and spend most of my 12- 14 hour work days in my truck, (from 6 am – 9 p.m.). I love to walk but I’m limited to the weekend. Do you have any suggestions on how I can get more exercise during the day, with so many hours behind the wheel? I fear I will start gaining weight. …

Perform Past Your Plateau

I used to weigh 230 pounds, but I’ve gotten down to 160 with exercise and eating right. I want to lose more, but I’ve been stuck at this weight for about six weeks. Can you help? Congratulations! That’s quite an accomplishment! Don’t get discouraged. Hitting plateaus are often part of weight loss. Sometimes your body simply needs time to adjust to a new weight. Other …

Fitness buffs who skip meals

I recently started exercising at a gym after work, and it’s really curbed my appetite. Since I’m not hungry after my workout, should I skip dinner for the evening? It’s really hard to say whether you should skip a meal without knowing what you’re eating throughout the day. But, in general, it’s not a good idea to skip meals. Not eating regularly can leave you …

Trying to lose weight and afraid to eat

I’m 33 years old and work out six days a week for about two hours, doing both aerobic and weight-bearing exercise. I know I don’t eat enough calories, but I’m afraid that if I increase my intake I’ll gain weight right away. I don’t have time or motivation to work out more to prevent the weight gain. What can I do? I’m impressed at your …

Walk Away Depression

Twenty years of research have shown that plain, old garden-variety walking can help you if you have mild or moderate depression. And a recent study allows us to get very specific: More than 11 miles of walking a week (that’s a little more than 1 1/2 miles a day) can turn that frown upside down. One expert has even found that just 10 minutes of …

Alcohol and weight loss

Q: What is the story about drinking alcohol and trying to lose weight? I’ve heard that one glass of wine or one mixed drink will wipe out a whole week’s worth of faithful dieting. Is this true? A: Relax and have a drink if you want. One drink is not going to pack on the pounds or keep those extra ones sticking around. In fact, drinking moderate …

Watch Your Old-Age Image

Your mind can slow you down before your time! How do you picture yourself (or others, for that matter) at 60, 70 or 80 years old? Is your image of those decades one of vitality, youthfulness and vigor? Do you associate grandmothers with brisk walking or running? Or does the sentence “When I am 70, I will be…” conjure up images of a shuffling gait …

Gift Guide for Walkers

Discover your walking friend’s “walking personality,” and find a perfect gift to match for any occasion. Looking for a gift for a special walking buddy? You may be overwhelmed by the choices that will add comfort, convenience or style to dedicated walkers’ lives. So, we’ve made it simple! Just take a moment to match your buddy to one (or more) of the four walking personalities …

Helping family members get fit

Encouraging family members to exercise Q: I have been helping my mom to lead a healthier lifestyle by teaching her about low-fat eating and the importance of exercise. She’s doing great with the food part, but she refuses to exercise until she loses more weight. She’s worried about bulking up. Do you have any suggestions on how to persuade her to exercise? A: Congratulations on your efforts. I …

Exercise safety for overweight women

Q: I’m 5’4″ and tip the scale at 235 pounds. I know I need to exercise, but the last time I went for a walk I had back pain for two weeks. Can you suggest a progression of activity that will get me up to walking two miles a day without “breaking” something? A: You’re right that exercise is important. You didn’t mention how far or …