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Worried about your health? Here are some tips on how to maintain your weight.

health and fitness Updated: Dec 09, 2011 13:09 IST
Leena Mogre
Leena Mogre
Hindustan Times

I am 20 years old. My height is 166cm and weight is 68 kg. So I need to lose weight? I exercise daily for half an hour. What should be the time difference between my exercise and bath?

Vijay Chavan

Dear Vijay, firstly we do not understand why you are so concerned about the time difference between your exercise and bath. There is absolutely no relation. Though, considering that one sweats a lot during exercise, the earlier you have a bath the better it is. Maintain a weight around 60 kgs. Increase your workout to 55 to 60 minutes. For abs, try push-ups and wide grip pull-ups.

weightI am 15 years old and my weight is 30 kgs and height 4'9. Please suggest a vegetarian diet plan that will help me gain weight and increase my height.

Nidhi Solanki

Dear Nidhi, considering you are just 15 years old and with almost 3 to 4 years to grow, you should not be worried, as the average Indian height is around 5’3” to 5’6”. With that height, you should weigh around 50 to 55 kgs. Height depends on your genetics and the release of hormones of your body. Let nature take its course. You can help by cycling and swimming, which will help boost your appetite. Avoid junk food.

Leena Mogre is the director of Leena Mogre Fitness and is an aerobics, power yoga and weight training expert. Her panel, comprising Dr Rakesh Nair (orthopaedics and sports medicine), Disha Solanki (nutritionist), Aparna Kundu (training expert) and Nikhil Mogre (sports training and guidance) answer your questions about fitness, dietary plans and more.

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First Published: Dec 09, 2011 13:02 IST