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I used to have back pain.Can I use the stepper machine to lose weight?. Or is it harmful for my back?

I used to have back pain.Can I use the stepper machine to lose weight?. Or is it harmful for my back?

Yes: A stepper machine should be fine, especially if progressively increased in difficulty. For my patients with back/joint pain, i generally recommend avoiding impact activities such as running. Unfortunately, any activity has the potential for causing pain, but in most cases the pain does not mean that any damage is being done. See your physician if you are unable to exercise without severe pain. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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How fast will you lose weight using something like the gym ball weight loss workout?

How fast will you lose weight using something like the gym ball weight loss workout?

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

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Do you lose weight when you using hydroxycut?

Do you lose weight when you using hydroxycut?

I am not a : Hydroxycut expert. The advertisements indicate or imply that a person loses weight. However, be aware that the photos are of people who have clearly engaged in a great deal of exercise (and most likely dietary changes too). I suspect that if you did not change your activity level or your nutrition plan that you would see little difference if only taking hydroxycut. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to lose weight using a Pilates power gym?

Is it possible for me to lose weight using a Pilates power gym?

That exercise: Can help to contribute to a weight loss program. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. 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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Would you reccomend using stackers to lose weight?

No: This treatment will lighten your wallet nor your waist. There is no substitute for reducing food intake and increasing physical activity. I understand that it is easier said than done, but stackers is not going to help. ...Read more

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What are things i can do to lose weight fast without using pills?

What are things i can do to lose weight fast without using pills?

Moderate pace is: Better. To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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What's to be expected? Might using a exercise bike help me lose weight?

What's to be expected? Might using a exercise bike help me lose weight?

Cardio Mix: Yes. 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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Can i lose weight using enema?

Can i lose weight using enema?

No: No, this would not be a good or healthy method of weight control. You might clean out some stool, but in the long run this does not weigh much. Best to work with your doctor on a long-term healthy food and exercise plan. Nutritionists and trainers can help you also. ...Read more

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Can i lose weight using enemas?

Can i lose weight using enemas?

Temporarily : You would loose wt as you have multiple bowel movements however this is only temporary, this is also a non- healthy way to do wt loss as you loose fluids , electrolytes that need to be replaced in our body. ...Read more

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