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Which is better for weight reduction-yoga or aerobics?

Which is better for weight reduction-yoga or aerobics?

High impact: Sustained exercise for at least 20 minutes has been found to increase basal metabolic rate for up to 48 hours. Yoga is good for stress reduction. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Which is better Slimfast or medifast?

Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more

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Which is more effective: a diet without exercising or the opposite? I know that both a proper diet with execising daily is the best option.

Which is more effective: a diet without exercising or the opposite? I know that both a proper diet with execising daily is the best option.

Depends on how much: Details are important. There is no answer to this question unless one knows how much exercising one would do, or how much food one would eat. Is one giving up a huge amount of exercising, or giving up an enormous amount of food? It all comes down to counting calories: number of calories that would be absorbed into the body, compared to the number of calories that would be burned up in exercise. ...Read more

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What is better for fat burning: diet vs. Extra cardio?

What is better for fat burning: diet vs. Extra cardio?

Both: Why not both? A multimodal approach is usually better when it comes to weight loss & fat burning. ...Read more

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Which kind of diet is healthier and better for weight loss?

Which kind of diet is healthier and better for weight loss?

Healthy eating: 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. 3-5 ounces of lean meat, chicken or fish as protein, or eggs, or 1 cup of milk. Complex carbohydrates in the form of whole grains, should make up 1/4 of your plate servings. 1/2 your plate should be fresh fruits and or vegetables. And 1/4 of your plate should be protein. Beans and legumes are also healthy carbohydrates. Avoid too much fat, fried foods. ...Read more

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Is the mediterranean diet or paleo diet better for losing weight?

Is the mediterranean diet or paleo diet better for losing weight?

Paleo Diet: Paleo diet is especially helpful for autoimmune disease and gastrointestinal disorders. Here's a quick start guide... http://doccarnahan.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-quick-start-guide-paleo-diet.html. ...Read more

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Is a plant based diet better than a DASH diet for eliminating cardiovascular risk factors?

Is a plant based diet better than a DASH diet for eliminating cardiovascular risk factors?

A plant based diet: is excellent for reducing cardiovascular risk. The DASH diet was designed primarily for hypertension management. There are secondary cardiovascular benefits from this. Probably the best for cardiovascular risk reduction is the plant based diet recommended by Dr. Esselstyn. The removal of oils is key in that diet. The trick to any of these diets is compliance. ...Read more

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Is diet or exercise better to lost weight?

Is diet or exercise better to lost weight?

I would do both: I usually suggest a combination of mild diet modification by cutting out the junk food. I believe that a regular exercise regimen 3-5 times a week will gradually help you lose weight and eat healthier. If you are consistent, you will gradually increase your intensity and frequency. You must make lifetime changes not expect rapid short time goals which will not be maintained longterm. ...Read more

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Which exercise is better for mood improving? Cardio or weight lifting?

Which exercise is better for mood improving? Cardio or weight lifting?

Usually cardio: Most people have better 'mood improvement' or endorphin release after a good> 30 min cardio workout. Some people do after a @weight workout but this is less common( anecdotally). Start w/ cardio and keep it up! good luck! ...Read more

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Which protein bars or food is the best to maintain a fitness diet?

Which protein bars or food is the best to maintain a fitness diet?

NONE: 1. Eat every food you like. 2. While eating, when you realize that you can eat 5 more bites, stop. Try it, you will be happy. ...Read more

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Which one is more important for weight loss - diet or exercise?

Which one is more  important for weight loss - diet or exercise?

Balance the two: 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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Which is better to burn calories and which is safer : elliptical or treadmill ?

Which is better to burn calories and which is safer : elliptical or treadmill ?

Depends: You can burn the same amount of calories on each if you adjust the level and times. Personally like elliptical because overall has less stress on your joints and probably safer! ...Read more

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How is it that low intensity exercise is better for weight loss than high intensity exercise?

How is it that low intensity exercise is better for weight loss than high intensity exercise?

Combo is better: For weight loss, many will find that a combination of alternating high intensity with low intensity exercise is more helpful for stimulating weight loss. ...Read more

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Which is better for weight loss: aerobic exercise or anaerobic exercise?

Which is better for weight loss: aerobic exercise or anaerobic exercise?

Combo: You cannot perform any anaerobic exercise for very long,so you cannot burn many calories this way. Aerobic exercise can be performed for long periods of time when you are properly trained, and can result in weight loss with proper diet and nutrition. Combination is excellent, though not so much for weight loss as for conditioning.You will rev up your metabolism. Perhaps you meant cardio ?Good Luck ...Read more

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Which factor is more predictive of lower weight better - a fast metabolism or regular exercise?

Which factor is more predictive of lower weight better - a fast metabolism or regular exercise?

If you are healthy: And your thyroid level is normal, there is no such thing as "fast metabolism" -- it's a lay term, not a medical one. Proper diet and exercise and keeping lean will help keep your metabolism normal and help prevent obesity. Only physical activity boosts metabolism. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a low carb diet vs a high carb diet. Which one would be more beneficial to someone looking to reduce their body fat ?

Low carb: Has been shown to be effective in wt loss.Simple carbs, often from processed foods, are just long chains of sugars, absorbed rapidly, causing spikes in blood sugar and insulin.You may look into the " glycemic index". ...Read more

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Which is better before exercise simple or complex (light to moderate) carbohydrates if diabetic? Why?

Which is better before exercise simple or complex (light to moderate) carbohydrates if diabetic? Why?

Complex is better: Complex is always better because simple will just elevate your blood sugars and increase the water absorption without offering you longterm glucose support. Generally, unless you are a professional athlete, a normal diet before exercise is sufficient and doesn't have to be carbohyudrate heavy. ...Read more

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Which is a better diet pill: xenical or alli?

Which is a better diet pill: xenical or alli?

Xenical: Alli is the over the counter version of xenical and contains only half of the strength of xenical, thus it is weaker. In general, these meds should only be used as adjunct (add on) to proper diet and exercise discretion. As of 7/22/2012, xenical is one of only 4 drugs fda-approved for weight loss. ...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