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A 46-year-old male asked:

Can walking everyday help me lose weight? i have early stages of parkinson's and i eat very healthy but i need to lose weight.

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Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 10 years experience
Exercise : Any type of exercise will burn calories and help lose weight. Any walking you can do will help.
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Dr. A V
Dr. A Vanswered
Neurology 19 years experience
Exercise: Yes, absolutely walking can help lose weight. You may need to increase intensity of exercise as tolerated/allowed, however, to achieve weight gain. But proper eating and walking are a great start to your goal of losing weight.
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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41 years experience
Yes : This is an excellent way to lose weight. Talk to your neurologist regarding any precautions or limitations he may recommend on your activity given his or her assessment of your abilities with your parkinson's disease. Best wishes to you . You live in a beautiful town with great sidewalks and marvelous foliage. Enjoy!
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Geriatric Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Walking every day is a healthy way to lose weight. Focus on eating healthily with an emphasis on small portions. See your doctor or a nutritionist for more advice.
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Yes!: Especially if you have not been walking previously, adding this physical activity will help you lose weight. Being active can help you feel better emotionally too! doing some form of "burst" exercise training may help also, if your parkinson's symptoms allow this. http://tinyurl.com/mm6otje enjoy and be well!
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A 46-year-old male asked:

Can walking everyday help me lose weight? I have early stages of Parkinson's and need to lose weight. I eat healthy but it's not enough.

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Walking: Walking is an excellent exercise. Weight lose is a benefit of walking regularly. Be careful if you have parkinson's, walk in a familiar, secure environment with few stairs depending on the severity of your symptoms. Safely first, weight loss second.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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