Welcome to the Fitness Community and thanks for bringing up the subject of our teens using these types of supplements with their workouts.
Rich said it well when he said not try to take short cuts. By teaching our kids to eat healthy and get their nutrients naturally we're giving them lessons they can carry throughout their life and teaching them not to resort to supplements/drugs.
In the US, the first Friday in April is National Walk to Work Day, a day where everyone is encouraged to walk for all or part of your commute to work. Why Walk? According to this WebMD article, Walking For Wellness, there are several reasons why:
Walking is one of the easiest ways to get the exercise you need to stay healthy.
Walking and other aerobic exercise also can improve your mood and energy.
Walking also keeps your bones healthy. It is a weight-bearing activity, which means that it works the muscles and bones against gravity.
Do you take public transportation? Why not walk to a further stop before boarding, or getting off a stop early and walking the rest of the distance to work?
If your commute is too long, make it a Walk to Lunch Day. Invite your co-workers to join with you for Walk to Work Day, or join you in a Walk to Lunch.
Do you plan on participating in Walk to Work Day? Do you think this is a good way to encourage more people to exercise? If not, what would you do?View Thread
Wow, Congratulations to your daughter for taking the initiative to lose those 45 pounds! That is simply awesome!
I've had a big weight loss in my life recently, too. Unfortunately, I am NOT 14 and I DON"T have all that elastin still left in my skin, which makes me very sad.
But, I've noticed that toning the muscle underneath the skin, like Rich suggests, has helped improve some of the loose skin.
Good question about the moisturizers. I faithfully use those skin-tightening lotions hoping they work. You might ask that question on our Skin and Beauty Community . I bet our expert will have the answer!
Also, be sure to check out our Raising FIT Kids Community, created for parents just like you that are looking for tips on healthy living for their kids!
Good luck. Please come back and let us know how things are going!View Thread
Hearing words like, pushups, squats , or lunges can stir a mix of emotions: despair, horror, sadness, rage and, finally resignation, for some would-be exercisers.
The exercises that do the most for us are usually the most challenging and, while we may enjoy the results, actually doing them isn't always easy. In fact, I've even had friends and trainers try to bribe me or do the exercises with me and say "See? I'm miserable too! Doesn't that make you feel better?" Um, not really.
What about you? What exercise do you love to hate? Vote in this week's poll and, if I didn't cover your top love-to-hate exercise, leave a comment and give us the gory details.View Thread
The biggest thing I can share from my own experience with depression and weight is this: I took my focus off all the things that were "wrong" with me, and focused only on what I desired to see come to pass in my life. I wanted to lose weight, I wanted to be happy again. So, I just started acting "as if". Meaning, I believed it was possible and I began acting as though it was already happening.Yes, I had medical conditions to consider, too. But I worked around them as much as I could, starting with some very small baby steps, and progressed a tiny bit each day. Every day it gets a little easier.
I hope that helps you a little bit, anyway. Please come back and let us know what your PT has told you about exercises and also let us know what you've tried so far. Perhaps we can help modify some exercises to work with your pain and conditionsView Thread
Looks like we started a trend! WebMD just put out a new slideshow, too: Fitness Buddies: Exercise With Your Dog Slideshow "Man's best friend is battling one of man's worst enemies -- obesity. Up to 40% of dogs in the U.S. weigh too much. Research suggests people who exercise with their dogs are more likely to stick to a fitness program. The key is finding activities you both enjoy."
For some pet exercise tips and ideas you might also check out our WebMD Pet Health Community. Just remember to come back and share what you learned with us here!