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is exercising on a stationary cycle beneficial for weight loss & reduction of abdominal obesity?

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Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
35 years experience Family Medicine
Partially: Any exercise can contribute to weight loss. Stationary cycling can burn 400-500 calories/hr; one pound is 3500 calories, so you would have to exercise 8-9 hrs to burn up 1 pound. Diet is a necessary component to weight loss. There is no way to 'spot exercise' to lose fat in any certain area. Good luck. Consistency is the key. Exercise and diet both play important roles in weight loss.
Answered on Dec 4, 2017
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Wt loss is.: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training.
Answered on Jun 20, 2020
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