Becky asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 8 years ago

What are some good health/fitness tips?

im a fourteen years old and i been trying to lose weight for a month and only loss two pounds and i want to lose a lot of weight before the summer ends (seven weeks)

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  • 8 years ago
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    TIP 1. Study.

    Your body has no choice but to follow your brain. So, you should feed your brain a steady diet of good information if you want to be all you can be. It's YOUR body and it has to last a lifetime so it's worth the investment. Don't ask questions of random strangers with no credibility in this or other online forums. Use high quality resources for information instead. The basic principles of health, fitness, and nutrition are not that difficult or hard to understand.

    Avoid the internet unless you're using trusted sites in dot gov or dot edu domains. The dot coms are usually driven by profit motive and you'll find bad information in most websties including WebMD, Livestrong, Bobybuilding.com, etc. and especially in this forum and others like it. And, avoid magazine and other cheap commercial informational products about fitness, glamour, muscle building, fashion and fads. Don't be part of the "herd" unless you want to look, feel, and perform like the "herd".

    Use books, especially late edition text books on subjects such as nutrition, anatomy, kinesiology, and physiology...especially exercise physiology. You can find excellent information resources at your local public or Uni library or for sale cheap online at Amazon.com and Ebay.com.

    Always follow the science. Use critical thinking. Be skeptical and do not believe anything without cross checking it with trusted sources. Grow your personal knowledge base and everything else will follow with relative ease.

    You have one body and it has to last a lifetime. It's worth the investment to learn how to care for it properly.

    TIP 2. Don't micromanage

    Your body is a work in progress. You won't have your adult body for almost a decade. Don't try to make changes which may go against nature while nature is developing you physically. Sure, everyone wants to be svelte and fit and so should you. However, you don't want to try to lose fat, for example, when your body is trying to build muscle unless you are very much over weight. Trying to reduce body fat to 15%, for example, can inhibit the growth of muscle and important tissues. You at the age where eating disorders begin to manifest themselves so avoid obsessing about food, fat, and body image.

    TIP 3. Eat a good and proper diet

    This is easy said than done. Learn to read and understand food labels, count calories, manage macro nutrient ratios, etc. You are what you eat and your long term health and well being are very much dependent on your ability to eat properly for now and the rest of your life.

    TIP 4. Exercise

    Exercise does not have to be work. It can be dancing or walking or swimming or anything that involve low risk, a wider variety of motions and muscle contractions, and elevates your heart rate to 80% of max where max is 230 - your age and sustains it at that level for 20 minutes several times a week. And, build muscle too. Only muscle offers all of the following.

    • Stronger bones & increased mineral density (osteoporosis protection)

    • Stronger body & musculature (improved protection from injury)

    • More robust organic and systemic fitness (more survivable in crisis)

    • Improved cardio-vascular function (better than "cardio")

    • Higher basal metabolic rate (~5-50 cal/day/pound of muscle)

    • Easier fat loss (more efficient lipid consumption)

    • Greater calorie consumption (prolonged afterburn)

    • Supports body sculpting (hypertrophy)

    • Slows natural loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia) over age 30

    • Minimal wear & tear (low risk)

    It only take a couple of hours of hard work to build strength.

    TIP 5. Be happy

    Manage your stress. Keep your reactions in proper proportion, your negative emotions in check, and don't be a drama queen. Do those things which bring you happiness.

    TIP 6. Use this website.

    Be sure to bookmark it and use it. It's been recommended by the people your doctor listens to, US National Institute of Health, and has tons of information about your growing and changing body. --> http://teenshealth.org/teen/

    Good luck and good health!!

    PS: Here are some good websites you may find useful.

    • A MUST FOR DIETERS http://www.freedieting.com/

    • BEST DIET TOOL ON THE WEB http://www.myfitnesspal.com/

    • BEST FOODS FOR YOU http://www.choosemyplate.gov/index.html

    • NUTRITION DOT GOV http://www.nal.usda.gov/food-and-nutrition

    Source(s): • FOOD DATABASE http://nutritiondata.self.com/ • US NIH WEBSITE http://nih.gov/ • BEST HEALTH WEBSITE http://health.discovery.com/ • MAYO CLINIC ON FITNESS http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fitness/MY00396 • ALL ABOUT HEALTH http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/ • DIETARY GUIDELINES 2010 http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/dietaryguidelines.htm • BEST FOR TWEENS & TEENS http://teenshealth.org/teen/ • A PLACE TO GO FOR HELP http://www.helpguide.org/life/healthy_eating_diet.... • EMOTIONAL EATING http://www.youtube.com/user/josielenore#g/u • EZ CALCULATORS http://www.calculator.net/weight-loss-calculator.h...
  • Daniel
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    8 years ago

    Hi Becky,

    Well keep in mind that you are only a teenager and that you're still growing and getting taller, so you may still gain weight even if you decide to work out and diet a lot. You shouldn't rely on just your weight to determine how fit and healthy you are - you need to take into account your height as well. That's why BMI (body mass index) is such a better indicator of general, overall health. An even better indicator of overall health is body fat percentage. However, computing your body fat percentage is a bit trickier and takes a little longer, and this is why most people prefer using BMI instead. So I would focus on your BMI score instead of your weight (look up BMI on google, you should be able to learn a lot more from the internet).

    As far as what you need to do to lose weight, there are two important things you need to do - change your diet and exercise. Stay away from foods that are high in saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol. Aim for foods high in dietary fiber, protein, and unsaturated fat. Also, dietitians have recently learned that consuming refined carbohydrates (e.g. potato chips) can be addictive. As far as exercise, try to do it at least three days a week (but if you can work out every day that's even better), every week. On the days that you work out, exercise for at least 30 minutes. Try to do both cardio and strength training. Strength training is important because it helps increase your metabolism.

    Hope this helps!

    Source(s): I have a Bachelor's Degree in Health Science.
  • 7 years ago

    Click herehttp://www.nationalhealthreport.com/ to get some good health/fitness tips.

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  • 7 years ago

    Most Important Healthy tips for healthy life.

    Studies show that eating a proper breakfast is one of the most positive things you can do if you are trying to lose weight.so take breakfast in early morning.

    Always Choose fresh fruit instead of fruit juices. Fruit juices contain a lot of sugar to sweeten them up.

    Reduce stress and maintain good health.

    Reduce Fat from Hips and Thighs.

    Always Choose whole types of grains.

    Always Eat healthy foods and vegetables.

    plz click this link more info abt this tips

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  • 6 years ago

    Hello,

    Simple and important tips -

    Drink More And More Water

    Don't eat oily things

    Walk as much as possible

    Exercise needed (Yoga is best)

    Try lemon with salt in a glass water (It will loose weight in just one month)

    I think these tips are enough to loose weigh quickly.

  • 7 years ago

    Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. It is performed for various reasons including strengthening muscles and the cardiovascular system, honing athletic skills, weight loss or maintenance, as well as for the purpose of enjoyment. Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts the immune system, and helps prevent the "diseases of affluence" such as heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity.It also improves mental health, helps prevent depression, helps to promote or maintain positive self-esteem, and can even augment an individual's sex appeal or body image, which is also found to be linked with higher levels of self-esteem. Childhood obesity is a growing global concern and physical exercise may help decrease some of the effects of childhood and adult obesity. Health care providers often call exercise the "miracle" or "wonder" drug—alluding to the wide variety of proven benefits that it provides.

  • 7 years ago

    Awareness for the health conscious!

    Be careful to any advice that not tested by other. Some people make an advice to sell the product even if they are not tried on it. Always treat yourself in a natural ways and before that you must go to get doctors advice. Think always a food that is not process by chemicals. Remember this, "what you eat is what your health". You should try to check this site: http://natural-healthcare-tips.blogspot.com/

  • 5 years ago

    If you’re supplementing, the health supplements most likely to rev upward your metabolic engine are N complex, magnesium, copper, selenium, chromium and manganese. But don’t overdo this, find foods that are rich options for each. Nuts and seeds inside a small handful are perfect, states Stephanie Karl, Nutritionalist at the actual Dubai London Clinic.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Well, You have to maintain some health tips. You could start with simple weight exercises and walking. You could make balanced meals. and try to leave bed early in the morning. and of course avoid junk food and drinks as can you possible, cause junk foods make fat.

    Best of luck dear

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