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Love Handles Put The Squeeze On Lungs

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:30 AM

Love Handles Put The Squeeze On Lungs. A new study has found that a high waist circumference is strongly associated with decreased lung function independent of smoking history, sex, body mass index (BMI) and other complicating factors. Medical News Today. 03/07/09. (Also see: Pulmonary Involvement)

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 03:36 PM

I love this article! It just further supports how diet and nutrition can affect how we feel. I've put on a few pounds since the holidays and have definitely felt the effect on my breathing. The problem is that those love handles are so easy to grow and so very hard to get rid of!!!! UGH!
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 04:52 PM

OK, I hate to admit to this, but last year my pulmonologist showed me before and after (losing some weight) CT's of the bottom of my lungs. I couldn't believe that there was visibly more room to breath. The 'after' PFT's were a little better too~ I'd been giving her a lot of 'yes, I know I need to lose weight, but . . ." responses to her suggestions that it would be helpful. My goal is to have shed 10-15 pounds in the next 6 months!

Does laughing count as aerobic exercise?? :lol:

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 01:00 AM

I'm with you all on this one. I have 15 pounds to lose and it has been so hard. When you can't move as much as you used and need to eat less, plus medicines that create problems, then it becomes a challenge. I am trying to eat less at night and that seems to help. Susie 54