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Doctor insights on: Activities And Calories

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What daily tasks and housework count as physical activity?

What daily tasks and housework count as physical activity?

Activities, yes but: These are physical activities, but unfortunately not adequate in most cases. They do help burn more calories than sitting/watching tv, but they are not considered exercises because they lack adequate increase in heart rate/breathing to have cardiovascular benefit. 30-45 min of moderately intensive aerobic exercise 4-5x/wk is recommended. Live well. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


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How many calories does rigorous stretching and flexibility exercise burn ?

How many calories does rigorous stretching and flexibility exercise burn ?

230-370/hour: Depends on your weight and how rigorus the stretching is. A char of calories per hour by activity available multiple websites: http://www.Nutristrategy.Com/activitylist4.Htm. ...Read more

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When trying to lose weight and you are counting calories should the overall calorie intake matter Or just the net. Intake after burning calories?

When trying to lose weight and you are counting calories should the overall calorie intake matter Or just the net. Intake after burning calories?

Both: (cannot answer on your particular health, but...) 1) weight change is from net calorie loss. Type of food intake irrelevant, calories in versus calories out. 2)BUT! much/most of the weight loss will be from MUSCLE (bad) unless exercise goes along with the dieting. Exercise without dieting has a LOUSY success record on weight loss. Track both net loss and intake/exercise. Do Both diet and exercise ...Read more

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How many calories can I burn each day, doing normal activities of daily living?

How many calories can I burn each day, doing normal activities of daily living?

Caloriecount.com: Go to www.Caloriecount.Com, open a free account, answer a few questions about your age, height, weight, and activity and it will calculate your caloric requirements for you and even help you devise a plan to reach your goal. It's a good site and completely free and safe. ...Read more

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How many calories are burned in a day by normal activity?

How many calories are burned in a day by normal activity?

Varies!: Male vs female. Body size. Child vs adult. And very important: the amount of muscle mass you already have. Someone lean and strong equaling in weight someone obese will burn more calories at rest. For most people it is 1700-2200kcal/day. This does not factor in normal sporting activities! ...Read more

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How to increase calories after calorie restricted diet?

How to increase calories after calorie restricted diet?

Slowly: If you binge after a successful diet, you will gain the weight back. Go up to your "maintenance" caloric intake over a few days. You can calculate that here: http://www.Freedieting.Com/tools/calorie_calculator.Htm. ...Read more

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How to burn fat or lose calories without and aerobic training?

How to burn fat or lose calories without and aerobic training?

Strength training: I presume when you say “lose calories”you mean lose weight. Aerobic training is an efficient way to lose weight and burn fat. However, strength training results in larger muscles which burn fat and expend calories at a higher level than undeveloped muscle. Typically, a combined program of strength training and aerobic conditioning results in the weight loss you seek. ...Read more

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Help, how much calories are burned by doing exercises?

Help, how much calories are burned by doing exercises?

That depends on: Your weight, the exercise, how aggressively it is done, etc. Here is an exercise calorie counter: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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On a 1300 weight loss diet how many carbs, proteins and and fats should be eaten per day?

On a 1300 weight loss diet how many carbs, proteins and and fats should be eaten per day?

It depends: If you follow a zone diet which is what i recommend, then 130 grams of carbs (complex grains, fruits and veggies), 98 grams of lean protein, 42 grams of fat (plant and fish based preferred). ...Read more

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How many calories of fat vs carbs and protein can I burn during a 600 calorie burning session during biking?

How many calories of fat vs carbs and protein can I burn during a 600 calorie burning session during biking?

Burning carbs-fat-pr: Seriously, this concept is butchered by personal trainers. Consider it 100% fat. Yes, you'll burn carbs (glycogen) along with fat but you'll replace the glycogen over 24 hrs. If you don't load up on carbohydrates you'll manage to keep blood sugar and Insulin levels low. Therefore, you'll be replacing glycogen by burning more fat. Avoid sweets and starches to do this successfully. ...Read more

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How many calories i can consume while losing weight with minimal exercise.

How many calories i can consume while losing weight with minimal exercise.

Weight loss: Short answer is that daily yr intake should be less than what burn or use to loss wieght. This varies from indv to indv. ...Read more

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Which activity helps in losing more calories? Example swimming/jogging/dancing etc. and how many hours a day?

Which activity helps in losing more calories? Example swimming/jogging/dancing etc. and how many hours a day?

Jogging: Of the ones you mentioned, jogging at a fast pace would burn the most calories. Dancing is a good way to burn calories as well as swimming. The more vigorous the activity, the more calories you will burn. The recommendation for activity is for one hour, most days of the week. ...Read more

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Is eating 50 calories of fruits and vegetables easier to burn then 50 calories of junk food?

Is eating 50 calories of fruits and vegetables easier to burn then 50 calories of junk food?

Yes: Absolutely! consider the consequences of your actions before you strap on the feed bag. While it’s okay to indulge at times, you can’t easily out-exercise a big mac. ...Read more

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If i burn calories through exercise, are the calories really gone?

If i burn calories through exercise, are the calories really gone?

Yes: Yes the calories burned through exercise are permanently lost as heat. Have fun and get moving! ...Read more

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How to reduce itchiness around legs and abs during jogging or doing other physical activities?

How to reduce itchiness around legs and abs during jogging or doing other physical activities?

Glide: Use a product like Glide that reduces friction, and use sensitive skin detergents, since those are heavy contact points. ...Read more

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What amount weight can I loose by doing aerobics and cardio exercise?

What amount weight can I loose by doing aerobics and cardio exercise?

1-2/week: We generally like people to lose one to two pounds per week for healthy and meaningful and long lasting weight reduction. ...Read more