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Does sleeping with ankle weights burn calories?

Does sleeping with ankle weights burn calories?

I think not: Sorry. Not unless you had restless leg syndrome and were moving those feet all around. ...Read more

Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


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What exercise can make belly, arms and leg lose fat immediately?

What exercise can make belly, arms and leg lose fat immediately?

No immediate loss is: Possible. Have to work towards your goal. Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will be abdominal fat. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your back. Get regular >. ...Read more

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Could your body really burn calories without working out ?

Could your body really burn calories without working out ?

Yes, but not excess: ... Calories. Even at rest you burn calories. Your body has to burn fuel just to keep normal functions going. You eat/drink nutrition and then you burn calories through metabolism. Of course, by working out you burn more calories. If you burn more calories than you take in, you lose weight. On the other hand, if you take in more calories than you burn, you gain weight. ...Read more

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Because your body temp goes up while pregnant do you burn more calories?

Because your body temp goes up while pregnant do you burn more calories?

Not really: Burning calories would be a function of diet PLUS high and low impact aerobic exercise ( cardio and weights ) as well as burst interval high and low impact exercises. ...Read more

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How fast does your body burn liquid carbs ?

How fast does your body burn liquid carbs ?

Not very: Carbohydrates in any form , liquid or solid, are a slow release form of energy. If your trying to lose weight, decrease carbs. If your looking to store some fuel for a upcoming endurance event, increase carbs. ...Read more

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Does general sweating not from exercising burn calories and cause weight loss?

Does general sweating not from exercising burn calories and cause weight loss?

No-only water loss: Sweating whether because its hot out, or due to exercise is associated with water loss, thats not really fat loss, and you will re-hyrdate yourself within 24 hours and end up back where you start. Pay attention to burning calories not how much you sweat, some people do vigorous exercise and do not sweat and are thin, its all individual. ...Read more

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How many calories do you burn doubg leg extensions?

How many calories do you burn doubg leg extensions?

Depends!: Depends on how much weight you are using and how many you do and how hard it is to do them. ...Read more

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Does essential tremor cause muscle tiredness and pain?Do i've essential tremor, as my body (arm, leg, abdomen). Starts shaking if I do work/exercise

Does essential tremor cause muscle tiredness and pain?Do i've essential tremor, as my body (arm, leg, abdomen). Starts shaking if I do work/exercise

Yes: You would certainly want to make sure the diagnosis of essential tremor is correct, but having a consistent tremor can definitely cause muscle fatigue and pain. Consider seeing a neurologist for treatment. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Does walking at normal speed (a little faster than strolling) helps lose calories? Or does only brisk walking burns calories?

Does walking at normal speed (a little faster than strolling) helps lose calories? Or does only brisk walking burns calories?

Burn baby burn...: All activity your body performs burns calories. Even thinking about burning calories, burns calories. It's just that some activities burn more than others. ...Read more

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How many calories does one burn if swimming for 2 hours, and does swimming build muscle or just tone it?

How many calories does one burn if swimming for 2 hours, and does swimming build muscle or just tone it?

Calories & exercise: It is impossible to answer your question accurately. The amount of calories burned in an activity just has too many possible variables. But, swimming is an excellent exercise for mind, body, and spirit. Keep it up. ...Read more

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Why does my heart burn go away during exercise ?

Why does my heart burn go away during exercise ?

Less acid secretion: Heart burn is caused by to acid in the stomach. The production of acid in the stomach is controlled by the hormone gastrin and it in turn is controlled by the neuropeptide gastrin releasing hormone. I suspect that your exercising has reduced grp release and thus decreased your stomach acid production. ...Read more

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If i eat 1, 200 calories a day, should I exercise until i burn all 1, 200 calories off to lose weight or will your body go into starvation and stall?

If i eat 1, 200 calories a day, should I exercise until i burn all 1, 200 calories off to lose weight or will your body go into starvation and stall?

Not necessary: Body needs some calories , to keep vital organs to function( the basal metabolic rate ) need 1500 cal. . Then it is like money in the banks , what you have , what you are putting and what you are taking. Brisk walk for 1/2 hr you will burn 200 cal , to get et rid of i lb of fat you need to burn 3500 cal . It not starvation hard work to burn reserve fat , not going to happen over night, work on it. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight on your legs, thighs and bum by starving yourself?

Can you lose weight on your legs, thighs and bum by starving yourself?

Yes, but...: You can't "spot reduce" by cutting calories. Eat less and you loose fat from all over. And starving yourself isn't a good idea. Cut your calories by 500 a day, loose a pound a week and you'll be more likely to keep the weight off. ...Read more

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What are quick calorie burning exercises? And, for how long should a 101 pound person do that exercise to burn 25-50 calories?

What are quick calorie burning exercises? And, for how long should a 101 pound person do that exercise to burn 25-50 calories?

Aerobic exercises: like running, brisk walking, elliptical trainer or rowing to raise your heart rate for at least 15-20 minutes at a time can help you and most people more than achieve that goal. Make sure you are medically able to engage in these kind of physical activities. ...Read more

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How many calories do you burn doubg leg extensions?

Depends!: Depends on how much weight you are using and how many you do and how hard it is to do them. ...Read more

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I hurt my leg today in my softball game, so is there any way to work out and burn calories without killing my leg?

Exercise bicycle.: You can burn a lot of calories on an exercise bicycle, if you can flex your knee enough to make revolutions on the pedals. ...Read more

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Does sleeping with ankle weights burn calories?

I think not: Sorry. Not unless you had restless leg syndrome and were moving those feet all around. ...Read more

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Can I burn calories riding stationary bike and is it a good idea with bad knee?I have TKR coming up in February.Also, should I get second opinion?Ty

Can I burn calories riding stationary bike and is it a good idea with bad knee?I have TKR coming up in February.Also, should I get second opinion?Ty

Yes you can: Biking is usually a good exercise option for those with knee osteoarthritis. It is non-impact and tolerated by most. Honestly, with an upcoming knee replacement, it's unlikely your arthritis will worsen between now and then. The biking can keep your muscles toned and may help you in your rehabilitation after surgery. A second opinion is always a wise idea before undergoing a major surgery. ...Read more

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Leg randomly starts shaking what does this mean?

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Leg shaking: You should be evaluated by a physician. You might have a neurological disorder such as huntington's disease, myoclonus, periodic limb movement disorder, or restless legs syndrome, etc. ...Read more

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Why do I have shaking hands and legs only at night?

Why do I have shaking hands and legs only at night?

Unclear: If you have been examined for gait and balance problems without an answer, you would be a candidate for a sleep study where the movements could be linked to brain waves or a medication effect. ...Read more

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What can cause me to have shaking hands and legs at night?

What can cause me to have shaking hands and legs at night?

Depemds: We shake from sensations of cold (the chill before a fever, for example) anxiety and fatigue. Please make sure you are healthy and have healthy sleep patterns before you excuse your symptoms. A blood test panel may be recomended. ...Read more

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Why my legs are always cold and my hands are always shaking?

Possible neuropathy: They are probably two different things...If you have abnormal sense of temperature with numbness and tingling in your feet or burning pain...You may have peripheral neuropathy. As far as the tremor is concerned, they may be qualified further as occurring when at rest, posture holding or with action. ...Read more

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Leg always shaking and hand going numb. What is wrong with me?

Leg always shaking and hand going numb. What is wrong with me?

Seizure: You should be evaluated for a seizure disorder. Symptoms can include leg shaking or numbness. Tremor can cause leg shaking but is usually not associated with numbness. Limb shaking t.I.A. Is also a rare stroke syndrome that needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Can lip-picking, leg shaking, and violent thoughts be symptoms of my ocd?

OCD, BFRBs, Tics: It's always good 2 invlove a good detective 2 sort out everything that's going on. In this case consult a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist. Lip-picking & other body-focussed repetitive behaviors like it (nail biting/hair pulling/skin picking) r not usually assoc w/obsessive thoughts. Nor are tics. Bfrbs & tics respond 2 somewhat different interventions than ocd, though there is some overlap. ...Read more

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Hello sir I constantly feel like I don't have energy in my legs and arms.. I feel like shaking or stretching my legs?

Hello sir I constantly feel like I don't have energy in my legs and arms.. I feel like shaking or stretching my legs?

Multifactorial...: You might have vitamin, Iron protein deficiency. Get your stool examined. A Blood count will help. Not knowing your age, parity, other medications, tobacco and alcohol habit, FHx.......this much can be said. ...Read more

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My daughter is a little over an month old and I noticed everytime she's sleeping her leg starts shaking or twitching, what could cause this?

My daughter is a little over an month old and I noticed everytime she's sleeping her leg starts shaking or twitching, what could cause this?

Tremors: There is many causes for tremors or shaking, you need to have her checked by her pediatrician, probably some tests can help figure out why she is shaking. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have this habit of shaking my legs when I'm sitting down and when i want to sleep; if I dont shake them I wont be able to sleep. Is this normal?

I have this habit of shaking my legs when I'm sitting down and when i want to sleep; if I dont shake them I wont be able to sleep. Is this normal?

Yes it's normal: You have developed a habit. It is not harmful to you, but you may come upon a day in which you need to change the habit - such as the day you interrupt the sleep of another with it. You CAN sleep without the leg shaking, but will have to adjust to it. ...Read more

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What to do if antipsychotics make it so I can't squat bend or stoop very well. They cause leg shaking and joint hurt can't take weight in elbows also?

What to do if antipsychotics make it so I can't squat bend or stoop very well. They cause leg shaking and joint hurt can't take weight in elbows also?

See doctor: You are likely having side effects from an antipsychotic med that should be evaluated without delay by a psychiatrist. Antipsychotic meds should be used for serious psychiatric disorders only. Medication for side effects may help; but be sure to be seen in person at urgent care if you can't reach prescribing doctor right away. I hope this helps and you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Shaking in the hands and legs for about the past month i'v been experiencing shaking in my hands and legs, mainly in the mornings and off and on throughout the day, while getting ready for work in the morning i can't stand for too long, i'll have to sit d

Shaking in the hands and legs for about the past month i'v been experiencing shaking in my hands and legs, mainly in the mornings and off and on throughout the day, while getting ready for work in the morning i can't stand for too long, i'll have to sit d

I : I agree that your symptoms are concerning. There are multiple conditions that could cause this. Considerations would be a neurologic issue, anemia, electrolyte imbalance (sodium/potassium), abnormal glucose, or dehydration. Please have a medical evaluation and be sure that there is not a serious problem. ...Read more

Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


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Trembling (Definition)

Trembling = visible muscle tremor which may be associated with a ...Read more