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How can I get exercise to lose weight if it is hot outside?

How can I get exercise to lose weight if it is hot outside?

Exercise when cooler: When the weather is hot, one can exercise early in the morning or later in the evening (be sure to use mosquito repellent spray if mosquitoes are in season). During the daytime, swimming is fine even in hot weather. Otherwise, indoor activities such as going up and down stairs, walking in circles at an air-conditioned shopping mall (without snacking), or indoor ice-skating are all calorie-burners. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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 difficult is it to lose subcutaneous belly fat? If I exercise enough, will it go away? Or does is sometimes stay regardless of diet and exercise?

How difficult is it to lose subcutaneous belly fat? If I exercise enough, will it go away? Or does is sometimes stay regardless of diet and exercise?

Spot fat loss does: NOT occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten abs: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise. > ...Read more

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Is it possible to slim down without losing pounds? If so, How can I do this? Will cardio do the trick?

Is it possible to slim down without losing pounds? If so, How can I do this?
Will cardio do the trick?

Yes: Muscle is heavier than fat. Thus, by increasing muscle mass but losing fat - one may be able to become slimmer without significant loss of weight. This would require appropriate nutrition and exercise. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when you go one a water diet it does it make you lose weight from your boobs and butt?

I wanted to know when you go one a water diet it does it make you lose weight from your boobs and butt?

Yes, likely: Any time you lose weight it will take from different parts of the body. However be aware that a water diet is not balanced & will eventually lead to your metabolic weight dropping. ...Read more

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I need to lose weight is there an effective safe way to do it where it's fast but still healthy and also in losing this weight will my penis lengthen

I need to lose weight is there an effective safe way to do it where it's fast but still healthy and also in losing this weight will my penis lengthen

If only that easy...: Body sculpting sounds promising (& there are gimmicks &diets that promise you their products can do this), but the only way to effectively spot-reduce unwanted tissue is to surgically remove it. The "pear" body type preferentially stores fat around the hips; "apples" store it around their waist. Calorie count, exercise -- but no quick fix otherwise. Good luck with second part of your question. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight fast but also in a way that will be unharmful to my body ?

How do I lose weight fast but also in a way that will be unharmful to my body ?

High fiber foods: Eating high fiber foods is a good way to prevent weight gain and encourage weight loss. This is because high fiber foods have low glycemic index, which does not trigger high Insulin release from the pancreas, which causes the body to store fat. Stay away from white bread or rice, pastries, sodas with sugar or high-fructose corn syrup as they quickly elevate blood sugar levels and Insulin release. ...Read more

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In order to lose weight and stay fit, do I have to be on a diet or is it okay if I just exercise?

In order to lose weight and stay fit, do I have to be on a diet or is it okay if I just exercise?

Out more than in: In order to lose weight, you need to burn more calories that you eat. In order to stay fit, you need to exercise at least 20-30 min several days a week. Beyond that, it totally depends on what your goals are, where your weight is today and where you want to be. ...Read more

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I need to lose weight and I know excersie is the best way but is there something I can take to give me energy to do it or help me lose weight?

I need to lose weight and I know excersie is the best way but is there something I can take to give me energy to do it or help me lose weight?

Not really: There are many medications and dietary supplements that are marketed to help with weight loss. The sad truth is that none of them are much more effective than diet and exercise. You can't just exercise, you have to cut down on your intake as well. Unfortunately there are no real shortcuts although there are many people who will try to sell you one. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a month & thirteen days to lose weight. How much is it healthy for me to lose?

What to do if I have a month & thirteen days to lose weight. How much is it healthy for me to lose?

Healthy weight loss: The most a woman should lose a week is one pound; therefore, you can safely lose six pounds in the timeframe given. ...Read more

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I want to reduce my extra body fat so can I go to gym to do exercise. My sperm motility is 45%. It does make any problem if I do heavy exercise?

I want to reduce my extra body fat so can I go to gym to do exercise. My sperm motility is 45%. It does make any problem if I do heavy exercise?

Exercise good: In general, exercise and weight loss are good for your entire body. It can't hurt your motility, but may not help it. Remember, sperm take 3 mos to develop, so quick changes aren't possible. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I am likely to lose weight fast if i drink only water and exercise a lot?

Can you tell me if I am likely to lose weight fast if i drink only water and exercise a lot?

Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to lose weight if I have no time for exercise?

What is the fastest way to lose weight if I have no time for exercise?

Diet: Diet is just as important as exercise. You need to take in less calories then you are burning up. It takes some trial and error to know what the right number of calories is. It varies by gender and weight. Try starting with 10-12x your body weight as the correct number of calories to shoot for. You also want to avoid processed carbohydrates, fast food, desserts. ...Read more

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What to if I am injured and can not workout. What is the best way to lose my belly fat fast?

What to if I am injured and can not workout. What is the best way to lose my belly fat fast?

Nothing fast: You cannot lose weight fast by fasting and inactivity, plus you will tend to lose the wrong weight--being muscle mass. There should be some activity you can do to burn calories while making a conscious effort to eat less calories. The calories expended > ingested rule still applies. ...Read more

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How do I know if this is a healthy diet to lose weight on?

How do I know if this is a healthy diet to lose weight on?

Low carb diet: I've found a low carb (no starch or sugar) ketogenic diet containing about 60+ grams is protein and below 40 grams of carbohydrate along with mild exercise the most effective for weight, fat and girth loss. If you get in mild ketosis which is fat burning state your hunger level will be very little. ...Read more

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I a man overweight and have been losing weight but not fast enough. Can I please go to 500 calories and moderate exercise every day. Will this make me lose weight and how do I keep it off?

I a man overweight and have been losing weight but not fast enough. Can I please go to 500 calories and moderate exercise every day. Will this make me lose weight and how do I keep it off?

No easy way: There is 1 formula for losing weight: Limit calorie (carb) intake and exercise daily. How you go about those 2 elements is up to you. If you starve yourself (500 cal /day) your body will go into hibernation mode and you won't lose weight. You have to eat in order to lose weight! Once you get to you goal (it may take years), there is no letting up. Keeping it off requires ongoing diet & exercise! ...Read more

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What is the easiest way to lose weight when you have no time to excersise?

What is the easiest way to lose weight when you have no time to excersise?

In less than out!: Make sure your calories IN are less than your calories OUT. Go to My Fitness Pal and start logging your food and any activities you are able to do to keep track. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more