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Doctor insights on: Do Squats Help You Lose Weight

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Is that true that squats will help to lose weight?

Is that true that squats will help to lose weight?

Maybe: You can help reduce weight by increasing your physical activity, and low-impact cardio may be better due to the duration of activity (run/bike/swim), rather than a few reps of squats, which will help build muscle and may 'exchange' fat weight for muscle weight. Short answer is calories burned must be greater than those consumed to lose weight. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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Could you tell me if i work out doing lunges and bulgarian squats with weights will it make me lose weight?

Weight loss: Achieving a healthy and maintainable weight requires exercise and diet. You must expend more calories than you consume to lose weight. If you do not watch what you eat you can still gain weight despite your work outs. I would also recommend adding some type of cardiovascular exercise 4-5 times per week such as walking, jogging, bicycling or swimming to burn the calories. ...Read more

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Hi ,I would like to know if squats make you butt bigger and if running will make me gain muscle weight or lose weight....... thanks have a nice day ?

Hi ,I would like to know if squats make you butt bigger and if running will make me gain muscle weight or lose weight....... thanks  have a nice day ?

Firmer-not bigger: Hands down, squats are the best general exercise to firm your thighs, legs, and gluteal area- will nOT make your buttocks bigger. Running will help burn off excess fat. ...Read more

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Can squats help you lose love handles?

Can squats help you lose love handles?

Love handles: Any exercise that burns calories can help but you need an overall aerobic and weight resistance weekly plan along with a plant based diet to succeed. Best ...Read more

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Squat for 30 day enough to remove flabbiness from thighs !! & squat really helpful in removing flabbiness??& losing fats from thighs !!

Squat for 30 day enough to remove flabbiness from thighs !! & squat really helpful in removing flabbiness??& losing fats from  thighs !!

Spot reduction: of specific body areas won't work. Squats are a great exercise, and as part of a balanced exercise program combined with a healthy diet, will help lose body fat and increase muscle tone. You might see some improvement in 30 days, but the best results will come with more time and preserverance. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Doing squats with weights in the gym can break the hymen?

Doing squats with weights in the gym can break the hymen?

Stretch it, yes: It can stretch the hymen is it has a small opening in it to allow for menstrual flow. The intra abdominal pressure increases with squats causing the hymen to "bulge". ...Read more

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Are sit-ups (when holding a weight), squats, or deadlifts bad for you?

No : No, none of the activities you listed are bad for you when done properly. When you first start exercising, you may want to ease yourself into activity. Make sure that you know the proper technique for each movement and remember to stretch before and after working your muscles. Have a great workout! ...Read more

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Hi docs, would doing squats and squat related exercises help me lose fat?

To lose fat you: Need to lose weight. The squats can be part of that 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

Squatting (Definition)

To sit in a low or crouching position with the legs drawn up closely beneath or in front of the body; sit on ...Read more