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How Does Exercise Influence Body Weight
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
I've lost 35lbs or 21% of my body weight in the past 10 months. I have not significantly changed my diet or exercise. What could cause it?
See your doctor: It's time for a check up with your doctor. Depending on your history, exam and blood work, and any other tests that are indicated, you may have something going on (example: hyperthyroidism). You need to be evaluated! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle building: Seek exercises that stimulate the large muscle groups including thighs, back and chest. By performing intensely for short periods of time on a regular basis, your body will build muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat, so feed your muscles with dense nutrient foods and get rid of the concentrated sweets, bad fats and soft drinks. A personal trainer would be a great resource for you. ...Read more
58 year old female gets plenty of exercise and eats a clean, correct diet but is gaining so much upper body weight. Why?
Need fewer calories: Anything that uses energy (calories) will help one lose weight, as long as she does not eat or drink back more calories after the activity. Examples: if walking, take a longer route; use stairs instead of elevators; park a block from school and walk there with the kids; at home, skip dessert and go walk around the block instead. Doctor can check to be sure weight gain is not water, tumor, etc... ...Read more
Edema of whole body - weight increase of 5-6lbs, following endurance events (4-7 hours of exercise) - resolves spontaneously vasopressin related?
Body heal thy self: Endurance is a depletion event. The body has injury and attempts to regain balance. It can overcorrect and then return to homeostasis. ...Read more
Depends: If you are still healing your fracture, it will be difficult to do upper body strengthening. You can wear weighted wrist bands and do some strengthening that way. However, free weights that require gripping are usually not possible. Nautilus-type machines where you can rest the bars on your wrist may also be possible. Once your fracture has healed, you can resume your normal lifting activities. ...Read more
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