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What are quick and effective exercise routines to lose weight?

What are quick and effective exercise routines to lose weight?

Walking : Start with walking 30 minutes a day, add short sprints when comfortable, and eventually add running when you are capable. Start slow and work up your intensity, speed, and distance over time. Recent groundbreaking study showed that the right food intake is far more important than exercise to meaningful weight loss. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Are trekking poles effective to help lose weight?

Are trekking poles effective to help lose weight?

Maybe, a Little: As with most products, most is marketing. Primary controls of body weight: food choices and quantity. Most calories are burned in repairing & maintaining our body, not exercise, see: nusi.Org. 1 lb fat = 6-12 hrs intense workout. Exercise & building muscle mass can impact, but each takes a lot of work (best make it fun or you will not continue) & the primary issue is what you do most of the time. ...Read more

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What are some very effective cardio exercises to lose weight?

What are some very effective cardio exercises to lose weight?

Fast walk: Cardio to lose weight: walk, fast walk, jog , run, bike, ex.Bike, spin class, stair master , elliptical , aerobics class , swim etc... Just get started. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Need to lose weight. Wht should be my calorie intake and how many minutes should i exercise? What are some effective indoor exercises to lose fat?

Need to lose weight. Wht should be my calorie intake and how many minutes should i exercise? What are some effective indoor exercises to lose fat?

Low fat is: not a good diet. You will always be hungry. Eat good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil--good for brain, joints, etc. Lower carb works well for lots of folks but see doc to be sure it's ok for you. Remember to eat protein or you will get tired. Peace and good health. After doc says you are healthy enough, jumping rope can be done indoors, as can running in place or brisk walking. ...Read more

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What are some safe ways to lose weight effectively?

What are some safe ways to lose weight effectively?

Avoid processed food: The easiest way, but not so easy, way to lose weight is to cut out all foods made with processed sugar and flour such as breads, cakes, pasta, and cereals, highly limit your dairy and meat products, consume lots of vegetables and beans instead, add fruits and nuts, and some whole grains like steel cut oats, limit saturated and cut out completely trans-fats, and stay physically active. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medications are available to help lose weight?

What over-the-counter medications are available to help lose weight?

None sorry. try this: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some effective weight reducing exercises?

Can you suggest some effective weight reducing exercises?

Many exercises: Any exercise activity that entails exertion beyond that of a sedentary lifestyle done consistently is effective as part of a weight reduction program in addition to keeping a food diary.There are free websites like: sparkpeople {http://sparkpeople.Com) that helps you set a calorie and an exercise program. Visit http://www.Nutristrategy.Com/activitylist4.Htm to see the # of cal/hr common exercises. ...Read more

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What are some quick ways to lose weight without exercise?

What are some quick ways to lose weight without exercise?

Drop the weight: Not counting exercise, the most weight i ever lost quickly was when i was circumcised. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to lose weight without exercising?

What approaches work best to lose weight without exercising?

Weight loss: Although exercising is an important aspect of weight loss and general health, weight loss is tied to a simple formula (in most cases): calorie burn > calorie intake = weight loss many activities other than traditional exercise burn calories... ...Read more

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Is there good diets to help me lose weight?

Is there good diets to help me lose weight?

Yes and No.: In order to advise my patients on their weight loss journey, I evaluate them from a multi-factorial standpoint: Behavioral Patterns; Food Intake/Energy Expenditure; Food Sensitivities/Allergies; Metabolic Imbalances; Hormonal Imbalances; Neurotransmitter Imbalance, just to name a few. Actually, once any or all of these factors are addressed, invariably my patients lose the unwanted weight. ...Read more

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Which exercises to do at home to lose weight are considered effective?

Which exercises to do at home to lose weight are considered effective?

Daily activities: Make your daily activities more difficult - take the stairs, park further away, bike/ walk to work/ store, sit on a swiss ball/ at your desk and stand up every time you answer the phone, or lunge/ hop/ jump from place to place in your house. Things like these may seem small and silly, but the increased calorie burn can add up over time. Don't forget a healthy diet! ...Read more

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What are some good exercises help you lose weight?

What are some good exercises help you lose weight?

Walking: Increase cardio, you never see a long distance runner who if fat right! cut your carbs drink water.See www.Weighstation .Net for tips. ...Read more

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Which vitamins are good to help you lose weight?

Which vitamins are good to help you lose weight?

Takes more than that: Best bet is nutritional weight loss diet with aerobic exercise. No vitamins will help you loose weight however while loosing a good once a day vitamin will help keep your diet balanced, better yet get a diet program that is highly nutritious and not just crash (and burn) and you shouldnt need one. ...Read more

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I want to lose weight I've tried exercising dieting and nothing is working is there any pills out there that can help me lose weight?

I want to lose weight I've tried exercising dieting and nothing is working is there any pills out there that can help me lose weight?

Possibly: The usual reason diet & exercise don't work is that you need some tweaks: altering type and/or amount of exercise, altering type/amount of food. Focus here first! Prescription medications MAY help achieve a 5-10% loss of your body's weight. Usually not prescribed unless BMI >30. Work by suppressing appetite/blocking fat uptake. Review at mayoclinic.org/prescription weight loss drugs. ...Read more

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What workout program would be most effective to help me lose weight?

What workout program would be most effective to help me lose weight?

Overall package: Recommend that calories burned exceed calories in. Drinking at least 8 8 ounce glasses per day is important for both hydration and weight control. Try to get in whole foods (fiber) as well as 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Physical activity is essential. At least 8 hours of sleep per night helps. Aim for at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity at least 5 days per week ...Read more

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What are good ways to boost calorie intake without gaining weight?

What are good ways to boost calorie intake without gaining weight?

Calories burned: If you burn more calories than you take in this will help to prevent weight gain. But do remember that if you gain sigificant muscle that wil icrease your weight. (that muscle will however, help to increase your metabolic rate). ...Read more

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What are the most effective ways for me to lose weight fast without exercise?

What are the most effective ways for me to lose weight fast without exercise?

Daily activities: Make your daily activities more difficult - take the stairs, park further away, bike/ walk to work/ store, sit on a swiss ball/ at your desk and stand up every time you answer the phone, or lunge/ hop/ jump from place to place in your house. Things like these may seem small and silly, but the increased calorie burn can add up over time. Don't forget a healthy diet! ...Read more

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What are the most effective ways for me to lose weight while gaining muscle?

What are the most effective ways for me to lose weight while gaining muscle?

You stay the same..: You maintain your weight! if you put on muscle, and keep your weight constant, you have become leaner: this is a constant goal of exercise. You need to get adequate protein, and i usually recommend a blend of weight training with cardio. 4-5 x per week. 45m is optimal! if you maintain a high protein intake but calories, you will lose fat faster, but you will more slowly add muscle. ...Read more

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What are good healthy diet foods i can buy to lose weight and exercise?

What are good healthy diet foods i can buy to lose weight and exercise?

Nutrition: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar ; junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda ; caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Be physically active with both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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What are good pills to help you lose weight?

What are good pills to help you lose weight?

Weight loss meds: I'd avoid relying on "natural" weight loss supplements that you get without prescription. Qsymia is a new pill that's a combo of 2 older meds - topamax and phentermine. Qsymia can cause birth defects so we use extreme caution with women. Belviq (lorcaserin) is another new one. However, whether they're good for situation, depends on your current bmi and co-existing conditions (diabetes, high blood pressure). ...Read more

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