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A 39-year-old member asked:

How long do docs recommend i should i exercise to lose weight?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Cardio Mix: This varies from person to person. If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), 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 walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

How long, and how often during the week should I exercise to lose weight?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 25 years experience
3500 cal deficit: A 3500 calorie deficit will result in one pound of weight loss. So, if you consume 300 fewer calories than you need and burn an extra 200 calories with exercise (~2 mile walk), then you will lose one pound each week. If you have a net 1000 calorie deficit/day, then you will lose 2 pounds/week. Generally speaking, you should exercise 4-6 times/week for 30 minutes- 1 hour for wt. Loss.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Can any doc tell me what's the best way to lose weight without exercise?

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Dr. April Hartman
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Weight loss: If you eat more calories than you burn, you gain weight. If you eat less calories than you burn you lose weight. So eat less calories or burn more calories, its up to you. Vegetables such a celery take more calories to digest than are in the celery itself, it is also a good natural diuretic (helps you get rid of extra fluid). Look for foods like this and count calories.
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Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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