Fitness Q&A: Getting addicted to exercise

Fitness expert, Namita Jain answers readers’ questions on fitness. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Thursday.
This week’s answers:

1. Sir/Madam, I have been a Gymn goer for last 7/8 years. I find it being addicted, as I get dull and headache, missing the Gymn even for a day. Will it be a problem in future. And also please inform me, what is the chances / symptoms of Cardiac Hypertrophy due to exercise.
Thanking you.

avijeet
As long as you are not over-exercising, and your exercise programme is structured and well-programmed, its okay to exercise everyday.

Cardiac hypertrophy is a thickening of the heart muscle (myocardium) which results in a decrease in size of the chamber of the heart, including the left and right ventricles. A common cause of cardiac hypertrophy is high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart valve stenosis. This condition is not due to exercise.

2. Dear Namita, I am 43yrs old living in the UK and since my daughter’s birth 5yrs ago have put on loads of weight and due to my problem with my spine i am not able to do vigorous exercises like before so please can you suggest some low calorie food (non-veg and veg) i do not eat red meat at all ,no chocolates and use semi skimmed milk and low fat yoghurt .
The doctors here have told me that my viatmin d levels and calcium levels are low and i am on Calcium and viatmin d supplements and also on regular pain killers .I do not want my name or my question published on the website would be greatful if it is kept confidential.
would appreciate the help
Kind Regards

Sunandini koukutla
Please consult your doctor regarding exercise prescription based on the condition of your spine, and continue to take supplements as advised by him.
I suggest you follow my diet book, “the four week countdown diet’ by penguin publishing house to lose weight. If you follow the book sincerely, you will definitely get results.

3. hi. i am a 14 yr old girl. i am 5”5′ and my weight is 78 kg. since last few days, i am ieting and going to the gym regularly. but i don’t think it is helping me much. i am a vegetarian. so please suggest what food should i have the whole day. i really need to lose 10 kg in a month. its urgent. please help.
Nishi Banka
Losing 10 kgs in a month is not advisable. You should aim to lose 1 kg per week. Any drastic measures can affect your health adversely and also you can gain back the lost weight quickly when you stop dieting.

I suggest you follow my diet book, “the four week countdown diet’ by penguin publishing house to lose weight. If you follow the book sincerely, you will definitely get results.

4. Ian 35yrs old with two kids ( anju )I need a proper diet chart to reduce weight I am pure veg
Anju
To lose weight you need to drink 10 to 12 glasses water daily. Eat light foods, in small quantities at regular intervals. Consume a low-fat healthy diet. And exercise regularly.

I suggest you strictly follow my diet book, “the four week countdown diet’ by penguin publishing house to lose weight and shape up. If you follow the book sincerely, you will definitely get results.

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