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What is a good way to lose weight? I makes it hard for me to walk a long way at for a long time

What is a good way to lose weight? I makes it hard for me to walk a long way at for a long time

Nutrition & exercise: Best way to lose weight is slowly over time. Don't plan on dramatic loss. Change your eating habits. Research DASH, Mediterranean & vegetarian diets (most studies demonstrating health benefits). Develop habit of doing something every day, even if only for a few minutes. Gradually build up duration & intensity. Check w/your Family Doc to make sure you're otherwise healthy. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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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 long do you have to walk a day to lose weight?

Walking of weight: Hours! weight loss needs caloric reduction as well! try starting with 30minutes of walking and adding a minute every walk to build up to over an hour. If you are already walking over an hour, carry a back back or weights. ...Read more

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Is a run or long walk enough cardio in a day if i'm trying to lose weight?

Is a run or long walk enough cardio in a day if i'm trying to lose weight?

Depends on caloric: Intake ; desired rate of loss. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Cal burned must > cal consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site determines cal burned for > 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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How long should I walk on the treadmill to lose weight as fast as possible?

How long should I walk on the treadmill to lose weight as fast as possible?

A combination: Of diet restriction and aerobic excercize. If you haven't been working out shoot for 30-60 min 3-4 times per week. ...Read more

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If I am obese, how long should I walk on the tredmill everyday to lose weight?

If I am obese, how long should I walk on the tredmill everyday to lose weight?

Exercise: You should walk at least half hour daily on the treadmill, longer if possible. You need to cut your calorie intake also. Some folks find that going down to 500 cal a day for two days a week helps move weight loss along. ...Read more

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What is a good way to lose weight when you have a under active thoird promble? And you can't walk for a long period of a time.

What is a good way to lose weight when you have a under active thoird promble? And you can't walk for a long period of a time.

Adequate thyroid Rx: If you are hypothyroid ; get adequate treatment you will have as much thyroid hormone as healthy people ; will thus respond better to diet ; exercise. However, many docs under-treat. Check free t3-if in the lower half of the normal range ask your doc to prescribe natural thyroid or liothyronine to get free t3 to upper half of range.I recommend dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet. See comment for links:. ...Read more

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I am 82 years old. How long should it take me to walk a mile to exercise my heart at proper rate and lose weight? Right now it takes me 23 minutes to walk a mile. That works out to 2.6 mph.

I am 82 years old.  How long should it take me to walk a mile to exercise my heart at proper rate and lose weight? Right now it takes me 23 minutes to walk a mile. That works out to 2.6 mph.

Not too bad...: That's a leisurely pace, which would be fine for someone at your age, no offense. Studies have shown that such a pace can cut all cause mortality in octagenarians in half, so it's quite effective. ...Read more

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Im trying to lose weight, started with light exercise, long walks and cut down my portions. Is there anything else i can do to improve my results?

Im trying to lose weight, started with light exercise, long walks and cut down my portions. Is there anything else i can do to improve my results?

Good for you: Food types are important, as well. Lower fat and carbohydrate (sugars and starches) consumption, with increased protein and low calorie foods (fruits, vegetables) are important. Eating small quantities through the day , as opposed to 3 square meals, has been shown to help. Weigh once a week at the same time. Try for 1 - 2 pounds a week, and don't get discouraged if you have a bad week. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 42 Can you tell me how beneficial walking is when trying to lose weight? I walk approximately 12 miles a week. How soon can I expect results?

Hi, I'm 42 Can you tell me how beneficial walking is when trying to lose weight? 
I walk approximately 12 miles a week. How soon can I expect results?

Walking is GREAT !: You burn about 100 calories per mile and it takes 3,500 calories to lose a pound. Results will depend on how many calories you burn versus how many you eat. ...Read more

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If I walk 2.5 miles 5 days a week will I lose weight?

If I walk 2.5 miles 5 days a week will I lose weight?

Most likely: In reality, it depends on your intake. If you burn more calories than you take in, then you will lose weight. Walking is definitely a good way to burn calories. Be sure to eat a diet low in animal products and processed foods and avoid alcohol and soda. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more