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Dr. Vance Harris
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Is jogging a fast way to lose weight?

Dr. Vance Harris
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Is jogging a fast way to lose weight?

Diet and exercise: Jogging and exercise will certainly help with weight loss but 1 mile of jogging is about equal to 100 cal most of the time. It takes 3500 cal to lose 1 pound of fat so you can see that jogging 35 miles is a very slow way to lose your weight. Couple that with a good diet and lifestyle changes and you will be successful in the long run. ...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


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Board Certified, Pathology
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Will eating one meal a day and jogging twice or three times a week help me lose weight?

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Will eating one meal a day and jogging twice or three times a week help me lose weight?

How big a meal?: You need to have a negtive caloric balance to lose weight. It would be better to eat small meals and exercise, one large meal is not a healthy practice. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What do you suggest if i would like to lose weight, so i've been jogging for half an hour and the next half I do yoga, will these help?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What do you suggest if i would like to lose weight, so i've been jogging for half an hour and the next half I do yoga, will these help?

This will help: Insure that calories burned are greater than calories consumed. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Will Jogging or Resistance Training ("pumping iron") help me lose weight more quickly, if my goal is to drop a few pounds within 3 weeks? Thank you.

Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Will Jogging or Resistance Training ("pumping iron") help me lose weight more quickly, if my goal is to drop a few pounds within 3 weeks? Thank you.

Both: I recommend visiting your doctor to make sure you are ready for your exercise program. Wake up and stretch, go for a jog each morning. Eat a small amount before you go and have breakfast after. Combine weight training because over time with increased muscle mass your body burns more calories. Most importantly, eat a healthy low-fat low-sodium diet. Good luck. Slow and steady is the best plan. ...Read more

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Dr. Ashu Syal
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I am a teen, and I weight 220lbs I want to start go jogging every day. Can I drink protein shakes in the same time? Does it help me lose weight?

Dr. Ashu Syal
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I am a teen, and I weight 220lbs I want to start go jogging every day. Can I drink protein shakes in the same time? Does it help me lose weight?

Lose weight: Well! weight loss is possible if you burn more calories than you consume. Jogging-- good idea! go for it! will help you burn more calories! protein shakes--- not a good idea. Just eat less and eat healthy! ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Is jogging a good way to lose weight?

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Is jogging a good way to lose weight?

Yes: Slowly build up your workout and consistent exercise like jogging will help you build endurance and loose weight. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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How can I motivate myself to start jogging to lose weight?

Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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How can I motivate myself to start jogging to lose weight?

Set reasonable goals: You are halfway there just by asking this question. Recognizing that you want to take action is an important first step. Start off slowly and don't get discouraged if it seems to take longer than you initially thought it would. Push your self mentally, but do not overdo it physically. An injury early in your workout regimen can create long-term issues. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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I want too start jogging tomorrow but i feel embarrassed--how can I lose weight?

Dr. Michael Rothman
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I want too start jogging tomorrow but i feel embarrassed--how can I lose weight?

Nutrient dense foods: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Would jogging for 30 minutes a day be enough to lose weight?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Would jogging for 30 minutes a day be enough to lose weight?

That depends on your: Caloric intake. 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 cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2cfm. ...Read more

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Dr. Kim Fagan
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Aside from jogging, what are other exercises to lose weight?

Dr. Kim Fagan
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Aside from jogging, what are other exercises to lose weight?

Some you love: I have discovered that what works best is something you will stick with for the longest period of time. Jogging, walking, cycling/ spin class are great options. So is zumba if you love to dance or hot yoga if that is your thing (personally my favorite). Sustainability for the long run. Mixing up your routine in order not to get bored is helpful. Weight training to build muscle is beneficial. ...Read more

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There are many benefits to being active during pregnancy. You may not feel great every day of your pregnancy, but exercise should make you feel better overall and may help prepare you for labor and childbirth. There are some conditions or symptoms that may make ...Read more


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