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Doctor insights on: Does Running On The Elliptical Help You Lose Weight

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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 can I lose weight without running?

Many other forms of: exercise besides running. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. running, swimming, Nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.) Eat healthy. Calories burned must > those consumed. ...Read more

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Is running good to lose weight for atleast 20 min everyday?

Is running good to lose weight for atleast 20 min everyday?

Long distance: Jogging, while not recommended by many because of the potential orthopedic problems, is possibly one of the best methods of losing fat. Low resistance, high repeititon, and long duration large muscle use burns calories while not bulking muscle. Twenty minutes may not be long enough to get to "fat burning" and if you use this method it should be at least 40-60 min 3x/week. ...Read more

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Is running really the best exercise in order to lose weight?

Yes, but..: The best exercise is an aerobic type of exercise (walking, running, bike, swimming). So, it's not necessarily running but any exercise that raises your heart rate as it help your body burn more calories. The best effects come when you combine this with dietary modifications. Visit your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can walking/running up and down stairs make you lose weight?

Yes: Any activity that burns calories can help with weight loss. However, without dietary changes it will not have a significant impact. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight from running on a treadmill after 2 weeks?

Can you lose weight from running on a treadmill after 2 weeks?

Yes but...: You can lose weight if you burn more calories than you take in. Running is a great calorie burner, but if you don't practice proper nutrition, it won't help at all. You should also consider doing some cross training, including weights. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could running and cutting calories help me lose weight?

Yes, this is a: Great plan. Insure that you hydrate adequately with water. Remember 3, 500 calories = 1 pound. ...Read more