I have a slim body (5'9", 64kg) and I would like to gain some weight (~72kg) in a healthy way (not by adding fat) I don't want to do any kind of weight lifting, push-ups or pull-up.

Is this possible?

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    What is a healthy and wealthy (?) body in your definition? Are you willing to change your diet or to do any other sports?
    – Baarn
    Jan 22, 2013 at 6:46
  • @Informaficker diet or any kind of good food
    – Janmejoy
    Jan 22, 2013 at 6:48
  • Please add information about yourself, do you want to lose or gain weight? Every person has another understanding how a healthy body should look like, please specify what you are talking about.
    – Baarn
    Jan 22, 2013 at 6:50
  • I have slim body i want gain weight and it should look like healthy
    – Janmejoy
    Jan 22, 2013 at 6:51
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    After discussion in chat, I think this answer fits Janmejoy's question the best: fitness.stackexchange.com/questions/6828/…
    – user4644
    Jan 22, 2013 at 7:32

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Its most probably not possible, at least not to an extent that would make a noticeable difference.

While a change in diet is necessary to provide enough protein, you need some kind of stimulus for the muscles to grow, altering your metabolism and hormone balance to enter muscle hypertrophy.

Please take note, that typical low intensity activities are not enough, high intensity and preferably resistance trainign are a must. Compare the body composition of a marathon runner and a 100m sprinter.

Besides diet and exercise there are other factors, but none of them is substantial without exercise. If you want to know more about how to gain muscle mass, there are other questions about it.


You can make use of appetite tablets like Vitamin B, I am sure if your appetite improves you will eat more but you should watch what you eat. It has to be healthy foods with all necessary nutrients that help build up your body. You can also try dietary supplements, some will definitely help you gain weight.

  • This is just wrong information. If you don't train then the only kind of weight you can gain is fat.
    – masonk
    Jan 23, 2013 at 15:35

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