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Physiotherapist - Answered on Apr 19, 2024

Dr Shakeeb Ahmed Khan is a senior consultant physiotherapist with over 12 years of experience specialising in orthopaedic and paediatric physiotherapy.
He has served as a technical consultant for the World Health Organisation, the United Nations, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and several national and international NGOs.
Besides physiotherapy, he is keenly interested in disability management, early intervention, geriatric care and assisting children with disabilities.
Dr Khan has a bachelor's degree in physiotherapy from the Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College in Wardha, Maharashtra, a master's degree in disability rehabilitation administration from the National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped, Secunderabad, and a PhD in disability management from Bangalore University.... more
Pradip Question by Pradip on Mar 28, 2024Hindi

Is 19000 steps/ 15 kms walk as weight reduction strategy along with diet control overdoing it?

Ans: The appropriateness of a 19,000 steps/15 km walk as a weight reduction strategy depends on various factors, including age, heart health, blood pressure condition, condition of knee ,hip and ankle joint . While physical activity is crucial for weight management, it's essential to ensure that the intensity and duration of the exercise align with individual health status and fitness levels.

For some individuals, a 19,000 steps/15 km walk might be perfectly manageable and beneficial for weight reduction, especially if they have a healthy heart and blood pressure. However, for others, such a vigorous exercise routine could be too strenuous and potentially harmful .It's always advisable to consult with a Physician and later Physiotherapist before embarking on any new exercise regimen, especially if you have underlying health concerns. They can provide personalized guidance based on your individual circumstances and help you find the right balance between diet control and physical activity to achieve your weight loss goals safely and effectively.
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