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Each month WebMD the Magazine puts your questions about weight loss
and fitness to top exercise and motivational experts. This month, John Harvey,
an 86-year-old retired physician, asked for help beginning a fitness routine.
Harvey moved with his wife to a retirement community in Bethesda, Md., about a
year ago. He's never been obese, but at 225 pounds he's leaning more on his
cane and is unsteady on his feet. For advice, we turned to Anthony Absalon, a
fitness trainer at Fox Hill Senior Living...