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How can I lose weight by not going to the gym? What can I do?

How can I lose weight by not going to the gym? What can I do?

Exercise at home ...: Or outside. Housework and yard work can be turned into exercise if you get your heart rate up. Or go for walks. Exercise will help, but to be successful at losing weight it's important to change eating habits too, like cutting down on portion sizes, eating regularly throughout the day, and eating only until satisfied. Eat foods that will fill you up without a lot of calories, like whole grains. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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


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Hey! I want to lose weight. I'm 19, 5'8 tall, 86 kgs. Ready to workout(except gym pls) and diet as much as possible. Can u prepare a routine? Thanks!!

Hey! I want to lose weight. I'm 19, 5'8 tall, 86 kgs. Ready to workout(except gym pls) and diet as much as possible. Can u prepare a routine? Thanks!!

BodyFat 95% food not: exercise. Study: http://www.bmj.com/company/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/exercise-myth.pdf, http://bestpractice.bmj.com/best-practice/pdf/patient-summaries/556120.pdf, http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2015/05/07/bjsports-2015-094911.full, http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/apr/22/obesity-owes-more-to-bad-diet-than-lack-of-exercise-say-doctors & my answers on HealthTap.com ...Read more

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Whats P90X workout program? And does it work for people who have low fitness?Does it help to lose weight fast in addition to going to the gym? Thanks

Whats P90X workout program? And does it work for people who have low fitness?Does it help to lose weight fast in addition to going to the gym? Thanks

Exercise programs: The ideal program is dependent on the physical state of the individual. Many folks in poor physical condition try vigorous workouts with weights or other strenuous activity to "hurry up" progress. But jumping, stretching, and body contortions in the less fit, like with p90--may may them so uncomfortable they quickly give up. Do a tailored program at the gym with a trainer--then go out on your own. ...Read more

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How fast will you lose weight using something like the gym ball weight loss workout?

How fast will you lose weight using something like the gym ball weight loss workout?

Weight loss: Exercise in the gym can vary as intensity changes. Good vigorous exercise may burn between 400 and 800 cal/hr but that is very vigorous exercise indeed. 1 pound of fat is equivalent to 3500 cal so you can do the math and see that it will take roughly 7 days of intense exercise to lose 1 pound of fat. Some of your short-term weight loss may be just fluid shifts and not represent true weight loss. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good workout routines/exercises to do at the gym to lose weight fast?

Could you tell me what are good workout routines/exercises to do at the gym to lose weight fast?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio & a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up w/ running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. Exercises such as crunches, planks, sit-ups, etc are good for toning the abdominal muscles, but cardio is best for weight loss. ...Read more

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Whats the best workout to lose weight?

Whats the best workout to lose weight?

Slow exercise best: Research shows that fast exercise (breathing hard) burns carbs and may trigger carb hunger. Slow exercise in which you can still carry on a conversation keeps the exercise aerobic and burns fat. Doesn't trigger post-exercise craving. Just build this into daily regimen by parking at far end of parking lot, climbing two flights of stairs every day, and eating proteins and veggies. ...Read more

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What is the best workout to lose weight?

Aerobic activity.: Aerobic activity, which keeps up your heart rate over a prolonged period of time, is known to burn calories, thus, lose weight. These activities can include power walking, jogging, bicycling, swimming and aerobics classes. ...Read more

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Can a cigarette after a workout help me lose weight?

Can a cigarette after a workout help me lose weight?

Not necessary: The right level of exercise can decrease appetitie, reduce stress and eliminate food cravings. If you're hungry after working out, consider drinking more water first, timing your routine so that it's early in the day (preferable before breakfast) so any calories can be burned up over the course of the day. People often misinterpret hungry for thirst. Water water water :). ...Read more

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Please explain which exercises/workout should I do to lose weight?

Please explain which exercises/workout should I do to lose weight?

Combination: Cardio and strength training is best. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. running, swimming, Nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.) ...Read more