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How much time or how far do I have to bike ride to lose weight?

How much time or how far do I have to bike ride to lose weight?

Variable: This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www. Prohealth. Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.cfm ...Read more

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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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I'm bicycling to try and lose weight. How much do I need to ride 3 days a week to lose 1-2 lbs a week. Also, I'm 42 yrs old.

I'm bicycling to try and lose weight. How much do I need to ride 3 days a week to lose 1-2 lbs a week. Also, I'm 42 yrs old.

The Best Exercise: You need a minimum of 20 minutes per episode of exercise three to five times per week. This exercise should also be of moderate intensity: i.e. A heart rate of no more than 130 bpm. You should be able to still speak in full sentences when you exercise. This allows you to burn sugars and fats...The things you need to burn to lose weight. ...Read more

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What happens if I ride a stationary bike everyday will I lose weight?

What happens if I ride a stationary bike everyday will I lose weight?

That depends: If you burn more calories then you consume - then you should be able to lose weight. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I ride a stationary bike everyday will I lose weight?

Can you tell me if I ride a stationary bike everyday will I lose weight?

Very likely: If you ride the bike for 30min daily at a level that elevates your heart rate and keep your eating stable, you should lose weight. This loss will increase if you cut, out foods that are not healthy without restriction. An increased time riding would also burn more calories. Healthy weight loss involves slowly changing habits and maintaining the changes. Losing should be from 1/2 to 2lbs weekly ...Read more

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What to do if I am fat. If I also walk/ride bike & eat lean cuisines with these pills will lose weight quickly?

What to do if I am fat. If I also walk/ride bike & eat lean cuisines with these pills will lose weight quickly?

To Lose Weight: I commend you for your actions of walk/ride bike & eat lean cuisines
Respect yourself. Do not say-I am Fat

SAY-I WANT TO BE FIT

Do Stair climbing, Hike on a hill, Resistance training program in a Gym
Running, Aerobic dancing, Swimming

See Nutritionist for 1500 calorie/day diet, gradually decrease

It is not WHAT you eat, IT IS WHAT is eating you

See a Psychiatrist for coping with stressors, ...Read more

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I ride horses so I get a good amount of exercise but what's a quick way to lose weight in a month?

I ride horses so I get a good amount of exercise but what's a quick way to lose weight in a month?

Not lots: Depending on pace of your ride, can burn 175-550 calories per hour. Many other activities are more efficient, weight-bearing, and strength-building. For more info, see: http://thehorsepedia. Com/calories-burned-while-riding/. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to have a glass of special whey milkshare after gym before gping to bed to lose weight? Thanks

Protein supplements: Whey milkshake will give your body the protein to help build and repair after workout. Weight loss is determined by calories consumed vs calories burned. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am fat. If I also walk/ride bike & eat lean cuisines with diet pills will lose weight quickly?

What do you suggest if I am fat. If I also walk/ride bike & eat lean cuisines with diet pills will lose weight quickly?

Lifestyle: Hi. Firstly, live right: healthy diet and regular exercise. Normal American society works against you: worthless fast food, too much of it, labor-saving devices so we can live with barely moving a muscle, etc. There are FDA-approved drugs to help with healthy lifestyle (Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) & Belviq). If you're a type 2 diabetic, GLP-1 analogs and SGLT2 inhibitors can help with weight loss and help control T2DM ...Read more

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How to lose weight when on complete bed rest after surgery?

How to lose weight when on complete bed rest after surgery?

Isometric exercise: Same principles apply for weight loss, burn more calories than you take in. It seems more difficult when you are on bed rest, however isometric exercising can be done anywhere and in most positions. While on bedrest get lots of hydration, take your vitamins and restrict your calories. Be well. ...Read more

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When a person continues lose weight?

Get it checked out: If you're having unintended weight loss, it could be a sign of a serious problem. It's good to get it checked out to find the issue sooner rather than later. (easier to pull weeds when they're small) ...Read more

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Will a person with diebates lose weight?

Will a person with diebates lose weight?

A person w/diabetes: Can loose weight. Please be guided by your doc. "The Blood Sugar Solution" by Mark Hyman, MD, is helpful book for this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can a special needs person in a wheelchair lose weight?

How can a special needs person in a wheelchair lose weight?

Calorie deficit: Weight loss depends upon a calorie deficit: take in fewer calories than are burned. Do so consistently over a long period of time, and this results in slow but steady weight loss. It is more difficult to burn calories when using a wheelchair for mobility, but an arm-cycle may be an option for exercise for some. Dietary restriction is a vital part of the weight loss plan. A dietician can help. ...Read more

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How long is it normal for a person trying to lose weight exercise in a given day?

How long is it normal for a person trying to lose weight exercise in a given day?

Cardio Mix: This varies from person to person. If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), 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 walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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Does a person need to lose weight when they are at their heaviest even if they are healthy?

More Information: You failed to provide the weight of the person at 'their heaviest' and their height. Please re-ask this question. ...Read more

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What is considered the number one way for a person w/ a physical disability to lose weight?

What is considered the number one way for a person w/ a physical disability to lose weight?

Proper nutrition: If the person is unable to do any kind of physical activity than only way to loose weight is by cutting down on total calories intake and proper nutrition, which means eating properly. Eliminate all sugars and sugary drinks, consume more fruits and vegies, whole grains, and low saturated fat and drink plenty of water. You can consult a nutritionist for that. ...Read more

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Which type of diet do they put a person on when they need to lose weight to inlist in the army?

Which type of diet do they put a person on when they need to lose weight to inlist in the army?

Up to you: In general, since there are more unemployed folks around, they are not desperate to hire people who "need work." so, that means the weight loss is up to you, pre-indoctrination. Calorie restriction and increased activity are the mainstays of any diet program, and your dr can help if you need it. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some mental and physical benefits to exercise for the person who isn't trying to lose weight?

What are some mental and physical benefits to exercise for the person who isn't trying to lose weight?

Exercise: Exercise is good at reducing stress, improving cardiovascular health, and conditioning the musculoskeletal system to the demands of physical activities that could otherwise cause an injury. Also, a recent study reports that "xercise doesn’t only strengthen your heart and muscles – it also beefs up your brain." (drmarkgalland. Com, 2/27/13). ...Read more

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How could a Down syndrome person lose weight?

How could a Down syndrome person lose weight?

Lose wt for Downs: The same approach to weight loss that is generally recommended also pertains to people with downs syndrome. Emphasize appropriately balanced meals, reduction in high calorie snacks and exercise. ...Read more

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Could a person's face gets thinner when they lose weight?

Could a person's face gets thinner when they lose weight?

That is possible.: It is not uncommon to lose subcutaneous fat on the face when losing weight. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for an anorexic person to lose weight?

How long is it supposed to it take for an anorexic person to lose weight?

We Try 2 Do No Harm: U are asking how long it takes someone who is starving him/herself 2 lose weight. This reminds me of cruel "medical experiments" [read: torture] performed on some prisoners in world war ii. From those so-called experiments, we learned things like how low body temperature can drop before a person dies. >> for help with ur fears about weight contact neda: http://bit. Ly/158io3p they'll understand. ...Read more

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How could a person who is 75-100 pounds overweight and sedentary lose weight?

How could a person who is 75-100 pounds overweight and sedentary lose weight?

Get less sedentary!: 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. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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How do you get a overweight wheelchair bound handicapped person to lose weight?

How do you get a overweight wheelchair bound handicapped person to lose weight?

Diet: Diet and some upper body exercises.
If they are too heavy and not sucessfull with above measures I will consider biriatric surgery depending on their comorbid conditions. ...Read more

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What are some tips for a 400 pound person to use to lose weight without surgery?

What are some tips for a 400 pound person to use to lose weight without surgery?

Losing weight: 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. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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Please can I find out, if known, when a person dies, is it protocol that the body is weighed, does the body lose weight after death.?

Please can I find out, if known, when a person dies, is it protocol that the body is weighed, does the body lose weight after death.?

No such protocol: When a person has died, we stop all medical interventions. I am not aware of anyone doing what you have indicated. There is no sense in doing weight checks at that stage. There is not expected to be any further weight changes once a person is dead. ...Read more

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Is it generally less difficult for a slimmer person to lose weight than someone overweight?

Is it generally less difficult for a slimmer person to lose weight than someone overweight?

Somewhat: They're used to being slim, are probably more active so their metabolism is higher and they burn off more calories, and they're not as Insulin resistant as their obese counterparts, so they don't have to work as hard against their body's mechanisms to lose weight. Plus, they probably didn't inherit as many "fat" genes from their parents. ...Read more

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How many hours of sleep should a person get to lose weight?

How many hours of sleep should a person get to lose weight?

Weight loss: You need to have a healthy lifestyle, appropriate sleep and exercise, healthy eating. There is no exact amount of sleep but a good amount can be figured out. On a 2 week vacation, go to sleep at the same time every night, and set no alarm, by the end of the vacation, so long as you have good sleep, you will wake when your sleep need is met. ...Read more

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What is celiac disease? Does it cause a person to lose weight?

Yes: If you continue to consume gluten with a diagnosis of celiac disease, the gluten will damage the surface of the small intestine thus impairing your ability to absorb many nutrients leading to weight loss. However you need to consult your doctor to document the diagnosis since there are other conditions which can cause unexplained weight loss. ...Read more