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Lost 35 lbs and did not lose a full pant size. Why? Cannot do weight bearing exercise. Did indoor walk w/cardio, weights and low impact leg exercises.

Lost 35 lbs and did not lose a full pant size. Why? Cannot do weight bearing exercise. Did indoor walk w/cardio, weights and low impact leg exercises.

DOES NOT MAKE SENCE: Loosing 35 lbs and not loosing a full pant size does not make any sence you should consult your doctor and get a thorough physical exam with weight height/bmi, blood tests etc, and discuss your weight loss of 35 lbs and no loss in the waist line, and what exercses you should be doing. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Is walking a good aerobic exercise?

Is walking a good aerobic exercise?

Yes: It is a great place to start. A brisk walk for 45-60 minutes on a regular basis will greatly enhance your weight loss and overall fitness and cardiovascular health. ...Read more

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Which is better for you: aerobic exercise or lifting weights?

Which is better for you: aerobic exercise or lifting weights?

Different: As one isn't necessarily better than the other. They serve different purposes and ideally you would incorporate both resistance training along withe aerobic training into your exercise routine. This allows you to reap the most benefits and fits in alignment with the American Heart Associations optimal exercise recommendations. ...Read more

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I have mitro valve prolapse, is vigorous aerobic exercise ok?

I have mitro valve prolapse, is vigorous aerobic exercise ok?

Exercise: Generally speaking people who are otherwise healthy except for isolated mitral valve prolapse do not have activity restrictions. As always, before embarking upon a program of vigorous exercise, you should obtain clearance from your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a tough head and chest cold...Should I skip my aerobic exercise?

I have a tough head and chest cold...Should I skip my aerobic exercise?

Probably: If you have chest congestion, a cough, or a fever, you are probably best avoiding strenuous physical or aerobic activity. This can aggravate your already compromised lungs and worsen your problem. ...Read more

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Which is better for weight loss: aerobic exercise or anaerobic exercise?

Which is better for weight loss: aerobic exercise or anaerobic exercise?

Combo: You cannot perform any anaerobic exercise for very long,so you cannot burn many calories this way. Aerobic exercise can be performed for long periods of time when you are properly trained, and can result in weight loss with proper diet and nutrition. Combination is excellent, though not so much for weight loss as for conditioning.You will rev up your metabolism. Perhaps you meant cardio ?Good Luck ...Read more

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How does aerobic exercise affect the cardiovascular and respiratory systems?

How does aerobic exercise affect the cardiovascular and respiratory systems?

Many benefits: Reduces the risk of vascular disease involving the heart, peripheral vascular system and brain, improves the efficiency of your heart, also can improve your pulmonary function tests(lung biomechanics). ...Read more

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Need help. Is 30 minutes of aerobic exercise going to help with losing fat around my belly?

Need help. Is 30 minutes of aerobic exercise going to help with losing fat around my belly?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Aerobic Exercise (Definition)

The benefits of aerobic exercise are powerful. Get moving, raise your heart rate, work up a sweat and feel energized for the rest of the ...Read more