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Can You Lose Weight By Just Jumping Rope
Will I be able to lose weight and gain muscle by doing dumbbell excercises and running 2 miles a day?
If you eat properly: Cardio and weight training can help you lose weight, but only if coupled with proper nutrition and appropriate caloric intake to allow safe fat loss and muscle building. A fitness instructor and nutritionist could work with you and develop a plan best for your specific needs, in conjunction with your regular physician's clearance and input. ...Read more
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
Weight loss: Exercise in the gym can vary as intensity changes. Good vigorous exercise may burn between 400 and 800 cal/hr but that is very vigorous exercise indeed. 1 pound of fat is equivalent to 3500 cal so you can do the math and see that it will take roughly 7 days of intense exercise to lose 1 pound of fat. Some of your short-term weight loss may be just fluid shifts and not represent true weight loss. ...Read more
Hope to be leaner!: The desired goal should to becomee leaner and healthier. Sometimes my pts start an exercise program, they are frequently unhappy with their weight loss until i determine body composition, and we demonstrate both fat loss and muscle gain:there body fat percentage goes down. Leanness and increased fitness are the goal of all sporting activities. ...Read more
Yep!!: You sure can zumba is fantastic. My wife is closely affiliated with the ymca and we went to a dinner for the local y. They had success story after success story of women losing weight all because of zumba and what the y allowed them to do. One woman was 378 and was down to 180 another woman was 290 and was down to 160. It took them 6-8 months but they did it. ...Read more
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
Interestingly: The most important thing to spur on weight loss is actually caloric restriction, though the combination of caloric restriction and exercise work best. So you need to take a close look at what your eating and how many calories this accounts for and what would be an appropriate amount to reduce your intake by. Remember exercise has so many other great benefits, don't count it out! ...Read more
Minimal: 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, but: You can die doing this. Not to scare you, but the human body needs food. By starving yourself, your body will sense lack of food, it will down-regulate your metabolism (making it harder to lose weight), and it will also make new fat cells to store energy because it thinks you don't have access to food. Eventually, it starts to cut down bodily functions and things happen like you pass out-not good! ...Read more
Yes: Trail running is an excellent type of exercise and highly recommended. While running, i suggest monitoring your heart rate and vary it between aerobic and anerobic exercise meaning varying your speed from cardio to very fast. This will assist with more weight loss and more healthy stress on your heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3500CALS/1 LB: Depends on your present weight and bmr..Say for example if you need 2000 cals to maintain your weight(your bmr+clories burnt by daily activity)if you starve you will be minus 2000x7=14000 cals divide by 3500 equals 4 so you will loose 4 lbs of real body weight you can calculate similarly for other daily calories requirements for others. ...Read more
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