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Sun Jan 19 12:04:47 EST 2014

I'm type 2 diabetic, question is I also have pulmonary Hypertension (PH). Doctors says, only exercise with heart rate of 113 or less. How can I lose?
Asked By: ricmar1212  
Category: Exercise

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2014-01-29 11:20:50.0

Dear Ricmar1212,

Losing weight from exercising is all about how many calories you burn, not how high your heart rate goes (or doesn't go). Just exercise for longer at a lower heart rate to expend the same or more calories that will help you lose weight. Also consider adding in some light resistance work that will help you gain and retain muscles that help better manage blood glucose levels. Try a variety of different low-intensity activities on a daily basis for the best overall results, and make sure to move more all day long to increase your calorie usage.
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