Get in shape with health problems?

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    Get in shape with health problems?

    Hello,
    I have a question. My girlfriend doesn't like her body even though she has a normal weight for her height, but she wants to lose some fat.
    I would like to help her get in shape but she has some health problems:
    -Scoliosis
    -Asthma
    -Heart problems (her heart rate can go to like 200bpm while lying down, for example)

    Is it possible for her to get in shape with all those problems? If yes, what can she do?

    (I know it's probably better to see a doctor instead of asking that on an internet forum)

    #2
    Well, specially about her tachycardia (too fast heart rate), it may be juste a fluke but may also be something life threatening, so she should really go to a cardiologist, with numbers ready (how many evening did she experience tachycardia, what speed). Wishing you and her good luck and health.

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      #3
      i concur with PetiteSheWolf, it would be best if she got professional opinion on the matter. Especially the 200bpm part sounds very risky, since by nature most exercise focused on "cutting" demand increased heart performance.Sorry that i can not be of more assistance :/ Best wishes for you!

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        #4
        If your girlfriend wants to decrease body fat (and with her health issues in mind), nutrition would be a better bet - caloric deficit with a good macronutrient profile. While exercise is important for overall health, it doesn't do much in terms of weight loss, unless you have very long and physically very demanding workouts, which are not an option in this case. But she would probably benefit from low impact and low intensity exercise like walking and perhaps resistance training with light weights. I would get medical clearance or a list of appropriate exercises from her doctor and maybe ask for a referral for a registered dietitian, especially if she's taking any medications that could affect weight loss.

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