'Losing weight'

Should I jog or just walk on my home treadmill?

I am 54, des­per­ately unfit and quite over­weight. I have just bought a tread­mill so I can exer­cise at least four times a week, along with a healthy diet. Could you give me some guidelines on how to pro­gress and whether I should be jog­ging after a spe­cific length of time, and if so, for how long?...
Posted by jane 0 Comments October 26, 2012

Is my gym workout making me put on weight?

When I star­ted a fit­ness régime last month I was full of determ­in­a­tion. I am at my local gym three times a week, with a brisk hour-​long walk at the week­end. I am eat­ing sens­ibly, no alco­hol etc. Yet I put on 2lb in the past fort­night. I know it’s silly to get dis­cour­aged this soon, but am I doing some­thing wrong?...
Posted by jane 0 Comments October 19, 2012

Can exercise help my severe arthritis?

I am 60 but retired early because of severe osteoarth­ritis in my knee and spine. The worse the pain has become, the less mobile I am and as a res­ult I am now very over­weight. I have been put on a strict diet but won­der if there are any exer­cises that would help?...
Posted by jane 0 Comments October 19, 2012

I work out, so why have I got a spare tyre?

I am 63 and have been going reg­u­larly to the gym for 15 years. Eight years ago I stopped smoking. Although I have eaten nor­mally since then, I have put on a stone and now have a depress­ing “spare tyre” where my waist used to be. Should I just accept that this is age­ing catch­ing up with me?...
Posted by jane 0 Comments October 19, 2012

How can I slim my thighs and tone my bum?

I try to exer­cise for half an hour every morn­ing. I have a step­per at home and I do lunges and weights. Should I do these on altern­ate days or com­bine them every day? My goal is to lose inches from my thighs and tone up my bot­tom...
Posted by jane 0 Comments October 19, 2012

I badly need to lose weight. How to begin?

I had my left knee replaced four years ago. After many set­backs and four knee oper­a­tions, I am finally get­ting my life back on track. However, I have put on a lot of weight: now 23st 10lb, I badly need some sort of dir­ec­tion. Can you help?...
Posted by jane 0 Comments October 19, 2012

After my heart bypass, I cannot lose weight

I am 67 and have had a quad­ruple heart bypass and valve replace­ment. For the past four months I have been going to the gym two or three times a week and although I feel fit­ter, I can­not lose weight (I am 16st). I got rid of my car and do much more walk­ing now, but still can­not shift this weight. Can you advise me?...
Posted by jane 0 Comments October 19, 2012

Can exercise lift my long-​term depression?

I used to be slim, fit and act­ive but two years ago I developed depres­sion, began comfort-​eating and put on a lot of weight. I’ve read that reg­u­lar exer­cise is as effect­ive as med­ic­a­tion for depres­sion. I’d like to get a reg­u­lar routine going but need advice on how to start and stay motiv­ated...
Posted by jane 0 Comments October 19, 2012