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Could you tell me how much exercise is enough to lose weight?

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Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Track calories & exe: Start with an amount of exercise that is relatively easy and repeatable at least 4 days per week and gradually increase to 1 hour per workout. Track calories & exercise. Decrease total calories you consume and increase exercise to lose weight. Good app for tracking diet and exercise is "my fitness pal".

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A 32-year-old female asked:

How much exercise should I do a week to lose weight?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Exercise: Thirty minutes to an hour of aerobics with three days mixed in of light weight work. The calories 1500-1800 a day if you're active, if fairly sedentary then 1500.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me how much exercise do you need to lose weight without changing your diet?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Weight loss: To lose weight you have to burn more calories than you take in. For most people you have to decrease your caloric intake. It is best to decrease calories to 1800 or less and exercise minimum half hour a day aerobically to lose weight and maintain. Without knowing how many calories you're eating in, can't calculate how many you need to burn.
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A 30-year-old male asked:

How much exercise for howmany days to lose weight?

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Dr. Marc Hirsch
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Any Amount: If u want to lose weight ; gain it back, any exercise will work. If u want to change ur weight permanently u need both diet and regular exercise. Exercise by whatever u think u will continue to do for months and years, every day (or almost every day.) avoid over-exercising like strains, etc. Diet: fruits, veggies, protein (fish, chicken, etc) low/no starch like bread, potatoes, rice, pasta.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

Is riding a bicycle enough exercise to lose weight and get thin?

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Weight loss: While bike riding is a great exercise and if your goal is to get lean just look at the serious bike riders are. I went form 161 to 147 just by biking years ago until i realized i was too thin.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What are things i can do to lose weight fast without having to exercise so much?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Cardio Mix: If you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume.

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