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How much should I run to lose weight daily?

How much should I run to lose weight daily?

That depends on your: Goals. It is roughly 100 calories per mile and 3, 500 calories per pound. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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Doctors can you tell me how often should you run to lose weight?

Doctors can you tell me how often should you run to lose weight?

Weight loss: Three times per week with one day off in between. The use of exercise for weight loss without restricting calories is not very effective. ...Read more

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It's hard to work out in the winter. I like running outside but too cold and too much snow. Any tips and how to lose weight in the winter time?

It's hard to work out in the winter. I like running outside but too cold and too much snow. Any tips and how to lose weight in the winter time?

Restrict calories : The major point is to restrict calories and carbohydrates. If you do not go to gym do aerobics at home such as running in place, rope jumping, jumping jacks, etc. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to lose weight without walking too much or running?

What are the best ways to lose weight without walking too much or running?

See details: Minimize carbs, control portion size, no fast foods or high calorie snacks, no eating between meals. Without significant dietary changes, nothing will work. ...Read more

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I have been eating one meal a day for about 8 months and running daily. How can I increase how much eat while continue to lose weight?

Eat and lose weight: Eating one meal a day will actually make it harder to lose weight. That will actually slow your metabolism down. Eating 3, or even 5 small meals a day is much better believe it or not. You can have 4 small meals/snacks throughout the day and have a high protein & vegetable meal at the end of the day. The frequent meals tends to speed up your metabolism (just don't over eat). Keep up the exercise! ...Read more

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Is running a good way to lose weight?

Is running a good way to lose weight?

Yes: Running is an areobic exercise that is quite popular. Be careful about overdoing it and you should be fine. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight without running?

Many other forms of: exercise besides running. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. running, swimming, Nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.) Eat healthy. Calories burned must > those consumed. ...Read more

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Is running the best way to lose weight?

Running: Running is a good form of exercise and can definitely help you lose weight. However, it is a high impact exercise and can damage your knees. Any form of cardio exercise that gets your heart rate up is good. Biking (or stationary bike), elliptical machine, rowing, swimming are all great forms of cardio. Maintain your target hr for 30+min to burn fat. Running is fine if your knees can take it. ...Read more

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Good exercises to lose weight rather than running?

Any low impact exerc: Swimming, elliptical machine, stepper, cycling, circuit training, dance, zumba, water aerobics... ...Read more

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Is it true that i will run faster if i lose weight?

Is it true that i will run faster if i lose weight?

Probably: Less mass to carry so it would make sense that if you were overweight and lost weight you would run faster. Now if your are lean already then loosing weight may cause you to loose muscle mass and in that case no you will not run faster. ...Read more

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Can running 2 miles twice a day help me lose weight!?

Can running 2 miles twice a day help me lose weight!?

It will help a lot: A combo of aerobic (cardiovascular) +weight bearing (build muscles) exercises along with proper/balanced diet is probably the best, but some is better than nothing. 4 miles/day=awesome. Minimize sodas, juices, pizza, donuts, brownies, cookies, truffles, ice cream, lattes, beers/liquor, and the evil of chips... So, be sensible. Keep on running and stay healthy. Don't forget to sleep well. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to lose weight: should I run for minutes or miles?

How to lose weight: should I run for minutes or miles?

You can set goals: By either minutes or miles. Either way is fine. ...Read more

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What is a better way to lose weight running or jogging?

What is a better way to lose weight running or jogging?

Brisk walking/runnin: These are all good and depends on your preference and tolerance.You burn more calories by running per mile depending on the speed than walking or jogging.Weight loss dependant on the distancs and the speed and your body weight. ...Read more

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Why would running be the best way to lose weight fastest?

Well...: Any exercise can help you lose wt, assuming you are not eating more once you start working out. Running is nice because it's pretty simple for most people to do (get some decent or good shoes), and provides a pretty good workout, depending on how vigorously you run. If you have not been regularly exercising, may want to mix up your workout routines on different days. Running =great workout! ...Read more

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Is running good to lose weight for atleast 20 min everyday?

Is running good to lose weight for atleast 20 min everyday?

Long distance: Jogging, while not recommended by many because of the potential orthopedic problems, is possibly one of the best methods of losing fat. Low resistance, high repeititon, and long duration large muscle use burns calories while not bulking muscle. Twenty minutes may not be long enough to get to "fat burning" and if you use this method it should be at least 40-60 min 3x/week. ...Read more

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Is running really the best exercise in order to lose weight?

Yes, but..: The best exercise is an aerobic type of exercise (walking, running, bike, swimming). So, it's not necessarily running but any exercise that raises your heart rate as it help your body burn more calories. The best effects come when you combine this with dietary modifications. Visit your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it really necessary to run a lot in order to lose weight?

Is it really necessary to run a lot in order to lose weight?

Not needed: Eat foods that are nutrient dense (like meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, low starch vegatables and water) avoid foods that are not nutrient dense (like starches and sugars, including fruit) nutrient dense foods will increase your basal metabolic rate. On the other hand, starches and sugars impair thyroid metabolism via affects on your liver (which helps activate thyroid hormone). ...Read more

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What are things i can do to lose weight fast without running?

Limit carbs/exercise: Reduce caloric intake and limit carbohydrate. Do aerobic activity such as swimming or cycling. ...Read more