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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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I am 401 pounds and 18 years old. I want to lose weight but i need to know the safest ways to go about doing this? Is walking the best way to begin?

I am 401 pounds and 18 years old. I want to lose weight but i need to know the safest ways to go about doing this? Is walking the best way to begin?

Good for you.: You are so smart to be starting this now! make an appointment with your primary care provider to go over your own eating program. Unless there's some reason why you cannot exercise, walking will be your secret weapon. Just start with a short distance - like a block, and increase your walking every day. You will want to work up to an hour of exercise every day. Just think how you'll feel next year! ...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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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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How to lose weight by walking?

How to lose weight by walking?

20 min or more: Walk atleast 20 min and slowly build up for weight loss. ...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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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