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How many miles should I walk (i brisk walk) to lose weight?

How many miles should I walk (i brisk walk) to lose weight?

No standard.: Use an app 4 ur phone & keep up to date so u don't forget, also apps 2 count ur calories 4 each bite, portion u eat, if the daily in/out r = u will stay the same. By adding more exercise & cutting calories so calories out is >than in u win the greater the negative balance the faster u will loose. Adequate diet, protein & hydration r also important. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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Can you let me know how many miles to walk to lose weight?

Can you let me know how many miles to walk to lose weight?

Miles not the answer: It may help if u do not consume more calories/day. The exercise is good but not enough. U need a healthy diet and b sure u do not increase intake. A structured exercise program as ell as decreased caloric will help. It come of slowly but b patient. And consistent. There r many portable apps 4 phones to keep track of exercise, calories burned as well as calories u consume. Keep log up with exer/bite. ...Read more

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I am curious as to how many miles a day should I walk to lose weight?

I am curious as to how many miles a day should I walk to lose weight?

It is about 100: Calories per mile (give or take). It takes 3, 500 calories to lose a pound. If you make no changes to your diet - the amount you walk will be determined by the desired rate of weight loss. ...Read more

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My mother have tribology. How can she walk to lose weight up to ideal weight?

My mother have tribology. How can she walk to lose weight up to ideal weight?

Confused: Tribology is the science that studies friction, lubrication and wear phenomena. I have never heard of it as a medical condition. Walking is always helpful to promote calorie burning and increasing the metabolic rate. Unfortunately, it takes a lot of walking to burn enough calories. The realistic answer to most weight problems is doing a combination of lower calorie diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Yesterday I strapped on a pedometer and found that I walked more than 16000 steps at 3.5 kph. If I walk this much daily will this help me lose weight?

Yesterday I strapped on a pedometer and found that I walked more than 16000 steps at 3.5 kph. If I walk this much daily will this help me lose weight?

Mix it up: Sure will! Hiking is really great in resetting your body for health and controlling your appetite. However, with time expended and same effect on same joints everyday, you might want to vary activities and perhaps get a personal trainer who can find more efficient use of time. ...Read more

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If I walk 90 min. Will I lose weight?

If I walk 90 min. Will I lose weight?

Exercise for weight: If you are overeating it is virtually impossible to exercise for weight loss! A typical fast food meal of fries, burger and shake can exceed 1200 calories which, wven with intense exercise would take 6 hours to burn of with just exercise. Exercise control over what you eat. ...Read more

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Can I lose weight if I walk 3 miles a day?

Can I lose weight if I walk 3 miles a day?

Yes: If your calorie intake remains lower than your calories burned. You will burn roughly 100 calories per mile that you walk. ...Read more

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How long do you have to walk a day to lose weight?

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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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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Will I lose weight if I walk 30 minutes a day at 3mph?

Will I lose weight if I walk 30 minutes a day at 3mph?

Yes unless...: Yes, you will almost certainly lose weight over time unless you increase the amount of calories you are consuming. Unfortunately, many people reward themselves with a cookie or similar treat after exercising and wind up consuming more calories than they burn! ...Read more

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If I walk an hour a day will I lose weight, even if I don't change my eating habits? Thank you

If I walk an hour a day will I lose weight, even if I don't change my eating habits? Thank you

That depends: You burn about 100 calories per mile that you walk. How fast are you walking? If you walk 3 miles in a day - you can burn about 300 calories. You need to burn about 3, 500 calories to lose one pound. So - it is possible to lose weight if you are burning more calories than you are taking in. ...Read more

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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

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

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Can you tell me if I cut out fried foods and sweets and walk one hour a day will I lose weight?

Can you tell me if I cut out fried foods and sweets and walk one hour a day will I lose weight?

If: Your calories burned are greater than those consumed through out the day - then yes, you are likely to lose weight. Good luck with this endeavor. ...Read more

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In the mornings I walk/exercise without out eating for 1 hour. Will keeping this up help me lose weight?

In the mornings I walk/exercise without out eating for 1 hour. Will keeping this up help me lose weight?

Exercise timing/wt: Early am exercise on empty stomach is very good for you. But for for optimal weight loss you need to be acive the whole day. Don't be sedentary for the rest of the day. If you are moving around durng the day, you can use upto an extra 500 calories. It does not have to be strenuous exercise all day. Just be on the move. Teh msot you sit downa t a time for should not be more than 30 minutes. ...Read more

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What to do if I am fat. If I also walk/ride bike & eat lean cuisines with these pills will lose weight quickly?

What to do if I am fat. If I also walk/ride bike & eat lean cuisines with these pills will lose weight quickly?

To Lose Weight: I commend you for your actions of walk/ride bike & eat lean cuisines
Respect yourself. Do not say-I am Fat

SAY-I WANT TO BE FIT

Do Stair climbing, Hike on a hill, Resistance training program in a Gym
Running, Aerobic dancing, Swimming

See Nutritionist for 1500 calorie/day diet, gradually decrease

It is not WHAT you eat, IT IS WHAT is eating you

See a Psychiatrist for coping with stressors, ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm trying to lose weight, I walk everyday but I don't do any major exercise. Can I still lose weight?

What do you advise if I'm trying to lose weight, I walk everyday but I don't do any major exercise. Can I still lose weight?

Easy as 1-2-3.: Losing weight, simply stated, is a matter of calories in and calories out. If you burn more than you take in, then you will be fine. All other considerations are just putting a fine edge on it. ...Read more

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I lost 3 kgs in 4 days without eating anything nd doing walk for 1hour daily. How did I lose weight in just 4 days? Is it ok to lose weight like this?

I lost 3 kgs in 4 days without eating anything nd doing walk for 1hour daily. How did I lose weight in just 4 days? Is it ok to lose weight like this?

Constant degrading &: Rebuilding=inherent for all living creatures, a fundamental reason all living creatures consume "stuff" as food, not just for energy but to replace atoms/molecules which have been removed in the normal processes of staying alive as highly organized creatures built from & utilizing changing matter from outside. Primary body mass=water (~60%), using fat to organize into water droplets (cells), etc. ...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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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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So I'm curious if I become a vegetarian and walk 60 to 90 minutes a day, will I lose weight?

So I'm curious if I become a vegetarian and walk 60 to 90 minutes a day, will I lose weight?

Probably: Vegetarianism actually works as a method of weight loss because the stuff you eat doesn't taste as good and there's less tendency to overeat. It's actually a smart move, but if you do become a vegetarian, you'll want to supplement or you'll ruin your health. Your physician is your best guide here. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you are disabled and can't walk and are overweight how do you lose weight?

I'm just wondering, if you are disabled and can't walk and are overweight how do you lose weight?

Weight loss: To lose weight when exercise is impractical it is necessary to severely cut calories and to increase metabolic demand, one could cool the environment so that the metabolism needs to increase to compensate for the cool environment. ...Read more

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I walk a mile, take a 30min break, followed by 60min of yoga. I'm tryin to lose weight and get in shape. Is it bad to do this everyday?

I walk a mile, take a 30min break, followed by 60min of yoga. I'm tryin to lose weight and get in shape. Is it bad to do this everyday?

Not in my opinion: As long as you are generally healthy I think you will be fine. Watch the fried and junk foods as they are empty calories. If you can walk the mile easily try shortening the time or increasing the distance. ...Read more

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How can I lose the weight from Lyrica. I walk 5km every day, eat very little and still cant lose weight. It is a great drug. Many Thanks?

How can I lose the weight from Lyrica. I walk 5km every day, eat very little and still cant lose weight. It is a great drug. Many Thanks?

Not easy: Keep a detailed diary of all of your intake for a week or so. You may be eating/drinking more than you realize. After review of the diary, reduce you intake by at least 30%. With increasing age, it is harder to lose weight due to slowing of metabolism.
Wish you good health! ...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 walk for one hour on a treadmill at least five days a week will that help me to lose weight?

If I walk for one hour on a treadmill at least five days a week will that help me to lose weight?

Maybe: Depends on how many calories you eat vs. How many you burn on treadmill and what your basal calorie burn rate is. Also, the more muscle you have the bigger the "furnace" to burn those calories. Therefore, do wt training as well. ...Read more

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How is it possible for me to lose weight while I'm having lower back problem's and can't walk very well/ in pain?

How is it possible for me to lose weight while I'm having lower back problem's and can't walk very well/ in pain?

Options: Exercise to help with the back may be the first step, and gentle steps using water therapy can help. Obviously try to focus on a healthy diet including anti-inflammatory type foods which might also help. Starting to feel healthier overall might be the best first step. Work with a good trainer or pt to guide possible exercises for all. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I am fat. If I also walk/ride bike & eat lean cuisines with diet pills will lose weight quickly?

What do you suggest if I am fat. If I also walk/ride bike & eat lean cuisines with diet pills will lose weight quickly?

Lifestyle: Hi. Firstly, live right: healthy diet and regular exercise. Normal American society works against you: worthless fast food, too much of it, labor-saving devices so we can live with barely moving a muscle, etc. There are FDA-approved drugs to help with healthy lifestyle (Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate) & Belviq). If you're a type 2 diabetic, GLP-1 analogs and SGLT2 inhibitors can help with weight loss and help control T2DM ...Read more

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I've been walking/ 4 +miles a day to get to 10, 000 steps as far as weight loss if I eat will & walk will I lose weight quickly.?

I've been walking/ 4 +miles a day to get to 10, 000 steps as far as weight loss if I eat will & walk will I lose weight quickly.?

Loosing weight too: Fast can be dangerous. See your doc first, and then consider lower carb and higher protein intake. Exercise daily if possible, even brisk walking 20-30 minutes is helpful. Above all, like yourself and others no matter what the scale says. Peace and good health. "Disease Proof" by David Katz provides a healthy blueprint for life. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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