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How can my husband and I work together to lose weight?

How can my husband and I work together to lose weight?

Keep moving around: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as he doesn't eat or drink back more calories right after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; take multiple trips to and from the car when unloading groceries; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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 many times a week should you strength train, and do cardio? Should you do both together, to lose weight?

Workout schedule: Strength training requires a break of a day for muscles to heal, but you can alternate muscle groups to be able to train daily. You can do cardio daily. ...Read more

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How can I help my hubby lose weight?

How can I help my hubby lose weight?

Love him: You're already smart enough to know that criticism merely hurts relationships and accomplishes nothing. Start pursuing aerobic fitness yourself and if he shows any interest in joining you, lavish praise on him. A man who exercises starts cutting calories without help. If you cook for him / make food choices, cook "lean" for both of you. Praise any weight loss lavishly. He's lucky to have you. ...Read more

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How do I get my husband to lose weight?

Some ideas: He wants to lose weight. Remember this and don't criticize. You're probably already a good cook; expand your repertoire to yummy things that aren't greasy, salty, or sugary. Start preferring these yourself -- pretty soon the stuff most of us overeat will disgust you. He's likely to imitate you. Explore aerobic fitness options for yourself & work hard at it; again he'll imitate you. Enjoy. ...Read more

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How can I motivate my husband to lose weight?

How can I motivate my husband to lose weight?

Enlist help: Find a doctor who can help you by talking to him very seriously about his weight. You may also consider a dietitian, personal trainer, or even a trusted friend to talk to him also. Sometime it is difficult for a spouse to be the motivator. It may seem like nagging instead of caring/love. The most important thing is to not give up. If one tack doesn't work, take another. Good luck with it. ...Read more

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How well do saunas work on helping to lose weight?

How well do saunas work on helping to lose weight?

Not much : They can be helpful as part of a detoxification program. If you want to lose weight you need to focus on exercise and nutrition. ...Read more

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Why don't diet & exercise work for me to lose weight?

Why don't diet & exercise work for me to lose weight?

Hard to tell: Hard to tell from your question alone. You should visit a physician and start with a full history and physical. There are many reasons for inability to lose weight. ...Read more

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How much time should I work out to lose weight ( men )?

How much time should I work out to lose weight ( men )?

That is up to you.: This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.prohealth.com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.cfm There are 3,500 calories per pound. The number of calories you burn in working out will determine the rate (if consumption doesn't change). You put on muscle (which weighs more than fat) but which will ^ your metabolic rate. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to lose weight by exercising?

What approaches work best to lose weight by exercising?

Burn more calories!: You need to burn more calories. Exercises that use most of the body (elliptical, air-dyne, rowing) are best at this, but any exercise will do. It's simply caloric expenditure. Low level exercise for long periods versus higher intensity exercise for shorter periods. Both will accomplish the same. I favor circuit resistance exercises, because you will add muscle while losing body fat! ...Read more