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A 36-year-old member asked:

Why does exercising promote weight loss?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
Increases BMR: Our basal metabolic rate is increased with exercise and we burn more calories that we used to so there is weight loss with the same amount of food we eat if we exercise - it depends on the activity we choose the amount of weight loss.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
Burns & churns: Exercise burns calories while you are exercising. That is good. Exercising also churns your metabolism by cranking up the resting metabolism, burning calories at rest. Finally, daily exercising keeps you motivated and raises your self esteem.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Is there anyway you can promote weight loss?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Yes: Successful weight loss comes from a permanent change in lifestyle and in personal outlook. If a person eats fewer calories than he needs to live on each day, his body will use the stored fuel (fat). If a person exercises more than he did before, but does not start eating more calories, then his body will also use up the stored fat. Easier said than done, but definitely possible to do.
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