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Is the best weight loss exercise brisk walking?

Is the best weight loss exercise brisk walking?

Cardio Mix: You cannot target specific areas for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio & 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, elliptical, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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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How important is a gradual running program in conjunction with weight loss?

How important is a gradual running program in conjunction with weight loss?

Depends: Running is not an essential part of any weight loss program. Change in diet is necessary for weight changes, exercise improves physical health and helps the body to maintain the weight loss. Cardio activities (like running) can burn calories and promote heart health. Select a physical activity enjoy and will stick with. .Efind a partner to increase your chances of success. ...Read more

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How can I start a jogging program for weight loss?

How can I start a jogging program for weight loss?

Cardio : For the nonrunner, a good plan is to walk before you run. And while the walk vs run muscles used are somewhat different, the goal is good cardiovascular exercise for heart rate elevation. If you can get your heart rate to at least 125 or so (a simple formula based on age but omitted here) for at least 35 to 40 minutes four times a week, that is a good start. After 2 to 4 weeks, start slow jogging. ...Read more

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Best weight loss program to lose 10 pounds in a month ?

Best weight loss program to lose 10 pounds in a month ?

Metabolic Balance: Metabolic balance will give results. Just do not overdo weight loss. Fast weight loss can too quickly release toxins stored in your fat and make you not feel good. ...Read more

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Which weight loss program is good for senior men?

Which weight loss program is good for senior men?

Control-IT program: Biotics research has a researched program called control-it they found men lost 10-12 pounds per month and it is a medically supervised program. It is safer and focus on adding adaptogen, adrenal reset, detoxification anti-inflammatory products. ...Read more

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Can yoga a form of weight loss exercise?

Can yoga a form of weight loss exercise?

It can be: Yoga is good for the mind and body. It does not burn off as many calories as weight lifting, running, etc. It could be easily combined with other forms of physical activity and dietary restriction into a healthy weight loss program. ...Read more

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Can a meditation program be incorporated into a weight loss regimen?

Can a meditation program be incorporated into a weight loss regimen?

Definitely yes: Many people eat due to stress not because they're hungry, so learning stress management techniques such as meditation can be very helpful. Also, learning mindfulness techniques can help people distinguish between bodily hunger and emotional hunger. The important thing no matter what you choose is to practice -- twice a day -- and continue it even if you feel it's not yet helping. ...Read more

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Could you recommend a circuit training workout plan for rapid weight loss?

Could you recommend a circuit training workout plan for rapid weight loss?

Weight loss: I put together routines from bodybuilding.Com. They have great articles on circuit training. Now, I have to stress this, abs are made in the kitchen! eating healthy, high protein, mod carb, mod fat will induce a more rapid weight loss in addition to the circuit training then circuit training alone. Rapid weight loss is always rapidly put back on, so find something u can do longterm. ...Read more

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Is jogging good for weight loss?

Is jogging good for weight loss?

Great 4 weight loss.: Jogging, any form of cardiovascular exercise for that matter, is great for weight loss. You can only eat so little, so adding exercise like jogging allows you to eat good quantities of healthy low-fat foods while still losing weight by helping your body metabolize the calories more efficiently and burn calories through the extra energy expenditure. Good idea! ...Read more

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How important is maintaining a good weight through a weight loss program?

How important is maintaining a good weight through a weight loss program?

Helps protect muscle: Will alter body composition - good weight balance helps preserve essential muscle mass - if done without proper supervision can mean damage to heart and gut, and loss of muscle with altered body composition. People will have aged look and emaciated body. ...Read more

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What is a reasonable amount of weight gain per week after starting resistance/core/weight training program if diet remains same. Losing wt b4 now gain?

What is a reasonable amount of weight gain per week after starting resistance/core/weight training program if diet remains same. Losing wt b4 now gain?

Many variables : Not knowing your current weight, dietary macronutrient ratio, caloric intake, genetics or hormone ratios (very important in a 56 year old). It is common for resistance training to halt weight loss and in many cases to increase weight gain given the effects of resistance training on Insulin sensitivity and muscle development. See a nutritionist, sports physiologist or a sports medicine physician. ...Read more

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Is exercising on a stationary cycle beneficial for weight loss & reduction of abdominal obesity?

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Is exercising on a stationary cycle beneficial for weight loss & reduction of abdominal obesity?

Partially: Any exercise can contribute to weight loss. Stationary cycling can burn 400-500 calories/hr; one pound is 3500 calories, so you would have to exercise 8-9 hrs to burn up 1 pound. Diet is a necessary component to weight loss. There is no way to 'spot exercise' to lose fat in any certain area. Good luck. Consistency is the key. Exercise and diet both play important roles in weight loss. ...Read more

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Is the medfast weight loss program a healthy approach to dieting?

Is the medfast weight loss program a healthy approach to dieting?

Another program: Weight loss program works provided it fits your personality and medical issues. All weight loss program works to a certain extent but the ongoing lifestyle management and stress management is upto you. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good steady weight loss diet?

Can you recommend a good steady weight loss diet?

The "best" diet: Is not a diet, it's learning how to eat properly and exercise daily for the rest of your life. If you burn off 3500 calories that you don't eat, you'll lose a pound. The name on the diet doesn't matter. Eat healthy and exercise. Weight watchers and similar programs can provide good support. Stay away from fads and supplements. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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What is a good beginners weight training program?

What is a good beginners weight training program?

Committment : Virtually all regular training programs are good for beginners, but you have to keep at it or nothing works. Remember, you can have anything you want to in life, or all the excuses for why you cant. ...Read more

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Which is better for weight loss? Aerobics or gym?

Which is better for weight loss? Aerobics or gym?

Multiple factors:: Diet: what you eat- 6-8 small portions daily-low fat, high protein Exercise: cross train-mix high and low impact aerobics with free weights Self image: a photo of yourself pasted to you bedroom mirror- preferably a picture of yourself at a fitter, thinner weight. What you eat-what you do and who you are- good starting points. ...Read more

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Can walking a mile every day good for weight loss?

Can walking a mile every day good for weight loss?

That will help. It: Will burn approximately 100 calories & there is 3, 500 calories per pound. To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbs. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercizes. ...Read more

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Which one cardio or weight training better for weight loss?

Which one cardio or weight training better for weight loss?

Cardiovascular: For burning calories, increasing your basal metabolic rate, and increasing endurance, cardiovascular activity is the answer for weight loss. Resistance training can of course be combined with cardio, but does not burn as many calories, tends to increase lean muscle, and tone your appearance. Since muscle weights more than fat, you may actually experience an increase in weight with weight training. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more