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Fitness is when you maintain a healthy body by following a healthy lifestyle. Fitness is achieved by following a diet plan and a regular exercise pattern. It helps to maintain weight and reduces the risk of cardiovascular problems. It provides better strength and nutrients to the muscles and bones. It reduces the risk of blood pressure, diabetes, and other lifestyle-related chronic illnesses.

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I am one-month postpartum. How to get fit through exercise?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently gave birth, and I am keen on getting back to fitness. I am 32 right now. I have heard about postpartum yoga and exercise routines, but I am unsure about how soon I can start and what activities are safe for me at this stage, considering I am one month postpartum. Can you prov...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern.Yes, actually, postpartum exercise can be started after six weeks of pregnancy. So, I would suggest you wait for two more months, and then you can start your exercises then you will not have any complications. It takes a total of six weeks, or we c...  Read Full »

I have a few questions about maintaining the overall health. Kindly guide.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old male concerned about various questions on maintaining overall health such as the following. What dietary guidelines should I follow to ensure a balanced and healthy diet? Are there specific foods or nutrients that I should prioritize or avoid? How can I incorporate ...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The guidelines for adopting a healthy and balanced diet are as follows: Consume adequate fruits and vegetables. Restrict fat, carbohydrates, and protein intake. Avoid red meat and eggs, and replace them with chicken. Exercise regularly,...  Read Full »

How long should a healthy 50-year-old individual walk daily to have a healthy life?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 52-year-old, and I do not have any health problems yet. How much can I walk daily?  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is advised to walk for about 30 to 40 minutes daily. This is ideal in a clean pollution free surrounding. Brisk walking is excellent, and running is advised as per suitability, based on your stamina and practice. Thank you.  Read Full »

I am 33 years old, with a lean physique, and want to gain weight. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33-year-old male with a lean physique who wants to gain weight. My current weight is 119 pounds. Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Weight gain by increasing muscle mass by increasing physical activity is good. I suggest you eat more boiled vegetables and fruits, avoid junk foods such as carbonated beverages, ice creams, cookies, etc., practice yoga, brisk walking for 45 m...  Read Full »

Why do I have an indentation in thigh muscle?

Query: Hello doctor,About a week ago, I noticed this indentation on my left thigh. It looks like a long line across it. It is most visible when the leg is placed horizontally and the muscle is relaxed. I cannot see it when I stand up or bend my leg. I think it appeared recently because I would have noticed...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is most probably related to the muscular and fatty tissue configuration of your body. Since you have been working out, it probably started to appear due to the augmentation of your muscles. It fits into the normal configuration and there is nothing to be worried a...  Read Full »

Is it possible to lose weight by using fitness trackers?

Query: Hi doctor, How and why do people change when they become aware of certain behaviors, such as eating too many calories and junk food, not moving enough, having high blood pressure, and so on? Can fitness trackers help people live healthier lives than ever before? If yes, how?  Read Full »

Dr. Hariharan V

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. We used to have food scarcity and too much physical labor. As a result, obesity and lifestyle diseases are decreasing in the population. People eat more when there is more food available and less when there is no food available. The agricu...  Read Full »

Is it safe for women to take over-the-counter Testosterone supplements to gain muscles?

Query: Hi doctor, Can women take over-the-counter testosterone supplements meant for men? I am an 18-year-old female hoping it can help me build muscle, but I have a family history of breast cancer, and I do not want to mess with hormones if it is not safe. Please give me your suggestions. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Yes, taking an over-the-counter testosterone drug can cause hormonal imbalance and can lead to complications. Such as changes in voice, unwanted hair growth, and it can change the breast size, so I would suggest you...  Read Full »

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