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Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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How is an exercise regimen good for weight loss?

How is an exercise regimen good for weight loss?

Fun & burns calories: One should choose an exercise he or she really enjoys. Any form of exercise burns calories, so if one does not eat or drink more calories than he is using during his exercise, then his body will burn up fat as fuel. However, if a person drinks a large orange juice (about 300 calories) while exercising, and exercises away only 200 calories, he will still get fatter even though he is exercising. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing 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


Dr. Shawn Saunders Dr. Saunders
Pharmacology
17 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Is 1200 calories with no exercise good for weight loss?

Is 1200 calories with no exercise good for weight loss?

Well ...: It highly depends on several factors such as your height, age and activity level. In general, try to cut 500 calories out of your diet (below your recommended daily intake). This should cut 1/2 to 1 pound per week. ...Read more

Dr. Tariq Niazi Dr. Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery
39 years in practice
University of Peshawar, Khyber Medical College
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Help please! is drinking mineral water, not eating, and doing exercise good for weight loss?

Help please! is drinking mineral water, not eating, and doing exercise good for weight loss?

Yes,: But also check in with your doc as well regularly, so any problems you might come across, be DX and properly sorted out. Not eating at all is bad for you and most likely be impossible to do, as the body needs regular intake to run its basic functions, like the heart beating, breathing, function of the various organs, etc. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Marc Neff Dr. Neff
Surgery
years in practice
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Opinions on what's a good exercise for weight loss?

Opinions on what's a good exercise for weight loss?

Weight loss exercise: Its one of the most important parts of successful weight loss, is an exercise plan. Weight loss is about calories in versus calories out. You can only limit your calories so much, before you have to start burning more. The type of exercise may vary depending on your joint health, physical condition, age, height, weight, and sex. Most important is regular daily exercise of 30 min or more. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Help please! is basketball a good weight loss exercise?

Help please! is basketball a good weight loss exercise?

If you: Do it vigorously for an extended period -- any exercise is better than none. A calorie is a calorie, and the more you burn off and the less you eat, the more you lose. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Roman Dr. Roman
Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is skipping for ten minutes or more good exercise for weight loss?

Is skipping for ten minutes or more good exercise for weight loss?

Any : Cardiovascular exercise is good. Try to get time up to 30-40 minutes daily. If you need to skip 10 min 4 times a day. Build up your endurance. Also eat well and drink plenty if water ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Giannini Dr. Giannini
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
32 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Can you recommend a good exercise for weight loss and slimming down figure?

Can you recommend a good exercise for weight loss and slimming down figure?

Aquatic exercise: Swim, water aerobics or walking in chest deep water. We are about 80% lighter standing in chest deep water due to buoyancy. This will make exercising easier. Start with an amount that is relatively easy and comfortable, then repeat 4 or more days per week and add a few minutes to the program once a week, initially only add 2-3 mins per week, so you don't over do it. Don't give up and keep moving. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Robert Purchase Dr. Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
19 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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How do I handle a weight loss plateau in a good program of diet and exercise? Sometimes my weight does not change for more than a week.

How do I handle a weight loss plateau in a good program of diet and exercise? Sometimes my weight does not change for more than a week.

Focus on other goals: There are many ways to define success when trying to reshape your body. These include how your clothes fit, how you feel, and what number is displayed by the scale. Btw, the most healthy way to loss weight is slowly. You should not loss more than a pound/week anyway. I recommend weighing yourself once/week at the same time and day. It sounds like you are doing great. Keep up the good work. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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What is the bets way for weight loss.. Due to my hectic routine i can't find time to exercise at regular basis.. So please suggest some good ideas ..

What is the bets way for weight loss.. Due to my hectic routine i can't find time to exercise at regular basis.. So please suggest some good ideas ..

Healthy diet and...: The key to losing weight is to eat less, but not all calories are created equal. Sugars & simple carbs from grains esp cause weight gain. I like dr. Furhman's diet: www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/foodpyramid.Aspx dr. Weil has useful info: www.Huffingtonpost.Com/andrew-weil-md/carbohydrates-weight-loss_b_1937312.Html- see his "discuss that" link in his article. See my comment as well. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Giannini Dr. Giannini
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
32 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Please describe a good weight loss pill to take with diet and exercise?

Please describe a good weight loss pill to take with diet and exercise?

Diet: There are no magic weight loss pills. Diet and exercise life pattern will cause weight loss if the calorie burn exceeds the caloric intake. ...Read more

Dr. James Henning Dr. Henning
Anesthesiology
46 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Please describe a good weight loss/exercise program that i can lose weight very quickly on?

Please describe a good weight loss/exercise program that i can lose weight very quickly on?

Caution against this: Is advised. Eliminating and "working off" large amounts of calories quickly will result in losing total body water, creating fatigue and loss of muscle mass. Better take a more reasoned approach, letting your body adjust to exercise demands by increasing muscle and burning more calories metabolically. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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How can I tell if speed walking is a good weight loss exercise?

How can I tell if speed walking is a good weight loss exercise?

Any exercise is good: Any exercise is good, as long as you do it. It takes 3500 calories to gain or lose a pound. Dietary restriction is essential, and exercise makes it work faster. Support programs like weight watchers are also helpful for many. The best exercise is the one you actually do on a regular basis. ...Read more

Dr. David Trettin Dr. Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Docs, what's a good exercise program for seniors interested in weight loss and general fitness?

Docs, what's a good exercise program for seniors interested in weight loss and general fitness?

Walk: A good exercise program for seniors is walking. Start slow in distance and pace and gradually increase both over a period of weeks to avoid overuse injuries.Remember to stretch hamstrings, quads, and calf muscles before and after u walk. Adding some basic sit- ups and push-ups to this will add core and upper body strength. Best of Luck! ...Read more

Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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I will be going to doctor he has weight loss program he has B12 and liposuction shot also diet exercise people have lost weight from him is it good?

I will be going to doctor he has weight loss program he has B12 and liposuction shot also diet exercise people have lost weight from him is it good?

I hope so: If he monitors your progress and counsels you on weight loss with exercise and proper diet as well, it sounds as though it is fine, as witnessed as people losing weight "weight clinics" such as this aren't always about the shots you get, but more about being motivated to lose and do as instructed, especially since your probably paying for it, you want to assure you are getting your monies worth. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I am 6.0 feet tall, 27yrs and weigh 135kg. How many kg can I safely loose with a good weight loss exercise/calorie count program in 3 months if i try.

I am 6.0 feet tall, 27yrs and weigh 135kg. How many kg can I safely loose with a good weight loss exercise/calorie count program in 3 months if i try.

About 2Kg/month: 1 lb per week is about the best one can do safely. In three months that is 12 lbs, about 5.5 kg. In 12 months that is about 22 kg. A whopping amount. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr Dr. Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
37 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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Exercise 6 days/wk consistently x6 months,eat good see a nutritionist tsh normal.No weight loss on tamoxifen can that cause it?Or something else?sugg?

Exercise 6 days/wk consistently x6 months,eat good see a nutritionist tsh normal.No weight loss on tamoxifen can that cause it?Or something else?sugg?

Conflating different: issues. Weight loss=a function of food choices & quantity vs. metabolic function; eating :good" will tend to prevent body fat loss. Carb foods promote fat storage, LCHF foods body fat loss. TSH of little relevance unless very high or very low. Tamoxifen, promoted for treatment of some breast cancers, is not associated with either fat gain or loss. Study NuSI.org & my many answers on body fat loss. ...Read more

Dr. David Sneid Dr. Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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I'm 5'1" & weigh 250 lbs, not over eating, under. Is weight loss surgery a good option? Chronic lower back pain=hard to exercise, weight hurts back

If you are really: 7 years old, you should not be on HealthTap. If you are older, you MUST be overeating to weigh 250 pounds. If you do not have a medical condition, such as hypothyroidism, that can be treated -- you need intensive education in caloric restriction, increased physical activity and weight reduction. ...Read more

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
5,119 doctors shared insights

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