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does sleeping with ankle weights burn calories?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
I think not: Sorry. Not unless you had restless leg syndrome and were moving those feet all around.
Answered on Aug 1, 2014
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Dr. Rachel Chastanet
34 years experience Bariatrics
Sleeping with ankle weights is a very bad idea. You might have less restful sleep, stay in one position too long and get stiff/sore and you can get sores where the ankle weights rest. Ankle weights will not increase calories burned in sleep. Additionally ankle weights are not a great idea even for walking. It is more physiologic (less injury) to walk further, faster or bring your knees up high
Jul 31, 2014

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