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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?

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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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 my legs are always cold and my hands are always shaking?

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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When I was trying to sleep I had some internal shaking near my abdomen and legs. I'm not really stressed so what could it be?

When I was trying to sleep I had some internal shaking near my abdomen and legs. I'm not really stressed so what could it be?

Exercise?: There are not many details to go by in this question. If you were doing a lot of abdominal and leg exercise earlier in the day the muscle might shake from fatigue. Restless legs can give a sensation of movement. Shaking is a not a familiar symptom of internal disease, or urinary infections, unless the whole body shook, and you had a fever. ...Read more

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Woke up shaking uncontrollably at night, lasted like 7 minutes. Then my legs went numb for a while. What could it be? Can my anemia cause this?

Woke up shaking uncontrollably at night, lasted like 7 minutes. Then my legs went numb for a while. What could it be? Can my anemia cause this?

See Doctor!: Shaking uncontrollably upon awakening is not normal. If you have a history of anemia, then you definitely need to call your doctor, and see what else might be going on. This could be a number of things, depending on the source. S/he may need to check your blood pressure, and fasting blood sugar levels to give you a better idea what's going on. Don't delay! ...Read more

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Lately I have been having problems with my legs shaking uncontrollably when i get up from sitting down and i feel dizzy. I can't stand or walk. ?

Leg shaking: You should see a doctor immediately, get to the er, let someone take you, you need a detailed examination and perhaps some blood tests. ...Read more

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My legs keep shaking uncontrollably then cramping. It doesn't matter whether I'm sat or laid down or even stood up. I'm 24 years old and asthmatic,.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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My legs keep shaking uncontrollably then cramping. It doesn't matter whether I'm sat or laid down or even stood up. I'm 24 years old and asthmatic,.

Check med: If you are on a combination inhaled steroid/long acting bronchodilator (LABA), the LABA part may be causing your cramping. If this is not the issue, that you will have to get checked for an endocrinologic (thyroid, hypoglycemia etc) . If nothing is found , then a neurologic evaluation may be required. Let me know what the outcome is please. Do check with doc before stopping asthma med. ...Read more

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Throbbing/pulsing in leg/arm. No pain but happened at leat 6x in last hour. It lasts a few seconds and feels like something shaking under skin. Ideas?

Throbbing/pulsing in leg/arm. No pain but happened at leat 6x in last hour. It lasts a few seconds and feels like something shaking under skin. Ideas?

Throbbing arm/leg: Is that sensation on not arms and both leg or just one side? Was there any injury related to the concerned area? Have you been work out, if yes for how long? Throbbing and pulsing sensation are very general symptoms that could be related to many things. From least severe as a overworked muscles to circulatory related. Some case can be lacking of certain chemical on your system. ...Read more

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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