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Tuesday, September 13, 2005
A Reader Responds
On September 7th we published a letter from "Ready To Change" - a young woman who was eager to lose some extra weight and get on with her life. After we posted Bubby's response, another friendly reader added some of her own thoughts to the advice:

Hi Bubby,

After reading your advice to "Ready to Change", I thought I'd drop a quick line to suggest something like water aerobics or swimming. Both are very low impact but really work your body in different ways. The aerobics will burn fat and drop your weight, and the swimming will tone and build muscle. Doing both you might not see a big change when you step on the scale, but after a few weeks you'll see the changes in your body and feel better too. Remember, muscle weighs more then fat so you may even gain a few pounds at first, but keep in mind the more muscle you have, the more fat you burn and easier too.

And as you said, seeing a doctor is important, especially since "Ready" is still very young, but these are pretty safe and good exercises for all types of people- teenagers, pregnant women, and our Bubbies. :)

Keep up the great work Bubby!

Thanks Reader!
If you've got some extra advice to share with someone who wrote a letter to Bubby, let us know, we may post it...

And now for today's letter:

Dear Great Bubby,

I hope you can answer my question and solve my problem. Whenever I go to Leicester I always always get bored. Even though most of my relatives live there I never have cousins or friends in Leicester of my age.

Just to let you know I am a 12 year old boy. I want to make the most of my youth and not lounging round somewheres like my uncle's house listening to some 3 year olds blabbering on about rubbish. I only have a decent 11 year old BOY cousin and most of the time my family and I go there I most of the time have not gotten any opportunity to meet him. Is it that:

-My parents only care about themselves?
-I don't speak my feelings openly to my parents?
-I should try socialize more?

sincerely "I hate Boredom"

Dear I hate Boredom,

At your age you should not be bored. How long are you staying at your relatives home? Tell them how bored you are and ask where all the young people are. If this a short visit with your family - try to "suffer" through it and go home. Tell your parents that you like these relatives but you would like to go home and while you are there you would like to visit the places of interest.

I am sure they will understand.
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