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What exercise to do to lose weight quickly?

What exercise to do to lose weight quickly?

No "quick fix": The goal of weight loss should be achieved gradually, not through the latest over-hyped diet or exercise craze. Weight loss can be achieved gradually over time through a combination of dietary changes and a good exercise program. Talk to your doctor if you feel you need medical advice or direction to help you achieve your goal. ...Read more

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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 to know what exercises should I do to lose weight and tone up?

How to know what exercises should I do to lose weight and tone up?

Get Interested: What kinds of exercises do you like? Do you like gyms? Or the outdoors? You will have more success if you find an exericse routine that incorporates something you like. Some people love rowing or swimming, others team sports. Getting active in any way will start you toward your goals. ...Read more

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How to know what exercises can I do to lose weight fast?

How to know what exercises can I do to lose weight fast?

Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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What exercise do I do to lose weight quickly?

What exercise do I do to lose weight quickly?

Both CV & endurance : One need to focus on losing fat not just weight. You need to do daily cardiovascular and about 2 times per week of strength training. One need to increase lean body mass and lose fat. If you can do that you will lose percent body fat. You may not have net total weight gain but you will definitely wear less size clothing when you lower percentage of body fat. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do daily to lose weight?

What exercises can I do daily to lose weight?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio and a balance diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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How can breathing and meditation help me lose weight?

How can breathing and meditation help me lose weight?

Painful Emotion: Many people eat more when feeling anxious or other uncomfortable emotions. It can become a way to stuff down the pain. When super anxious, etc, you can't make creative, healthy eating or other decisions -- you go back to habit. Breathing exercises and meditation allow you to become more gently mindful of what's truly happening with you.Results (healthy eating) come from what you do in each moment. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do in my room to lose weight & tone muscles?

What exercises can I do in my room to lose weight & tone muscles?

Body Weight Exercise: Any type of body weight exercise. Burpies would be great. I'm sure there should be plenty of youtube videos demonstrating them. ...Read more

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Can you please guide me to exercises i can do to lose weight quickly?

Can you please guide me to exercises i can do to lose weight quickly?

Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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What exercises should I do to lose weight and gain muscle?

What exercises should I do to lose weight and gain muscle?

HCG Wt Loss: Hcg weight loss would be the answer to lose weight naturally and faster. One can start adding excercises to focus on specific areas. ...Read more

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What to do if need exercises to gain calf muscles and quickness!?

What to do if need exercises to gain calf muscles and quickness!?

See below: to increase your calf strength you can work on stairs and toe lifts for quickness you should work on quick feet exercises like kareokes and other agility skills not sure what youre training for but don't overdo your calf at the expense of your quads or hamstrings Also if you build up your calf too much you might lose some quickness? ...Read more

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How much physical activity do I need to do to lose weight faster?

How much physical activity do I need to do to lose weight faster?

Exercise: It takes a negative 3500 calories to lose one pound of fat. I.E. If you exercise each day and burn off 500 calories more that your baseline you will lose a pound a week without changing your intake. However your intake is overall much more important in the weight loss equation. ...Read more

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How to know what exercises can a teen do to lose weight and get fit?

How to know what exercises can a teen do to lose weight and get fit?

Cardio Mix: You can not target the abdomen specifically for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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How to know what exercises can could you help me lose weight and not gain muscle?

How to know what exercises can could you help me lose weight and not gain muscle?

Aerobic exercise: Aerobic exercise (bike, running, walking) are good to burn calories and loose weight. With this type of exercise you are working out the type 1 (oxidative) fiber and not the type 2 fiber which usually hypertrophies when lifting weight (anaerobic exercise). www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some exercises to lose belly fat quickly?

Can you tell me some exercises to lose belly fat quickly?

Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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What can I do to build stamina and tone without losing weight?

What can I do to build stamina and tone without losing weight?

Tone and Endurance: To build tone and endurance the best type of exercise uses resistence and counter resistence exercieses. The ideal heart rate for weight loss should be between 130 and 150 BPM but consult your physician before engaging in such a rigorous course of exercises because adverse cardiac events may occur if performed incorrectly or in patients who have silent underlying cardiac disease. ...Read more

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How to know what exercises can I do to burn 100 calories?

How to know what exercises can I do to burn 100 calories?

Daily activities: Make your daily activities more difficult - take the stairs, park further away, bike/ walk to work/ store, sit on a swiss ball/ at your desk and stand up every time you answer the phone, or lunge/ hop/ jump from place to place in your house. Things like these may seem small and silly, but the increased calorie burn can add up over time. Don't forget a healthy diet! ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to gain more core strength?

What exercises can I do to gain more core strength?

Try planks: Planks are an exercise move that can strengthen the core while maintaining a neutral spine. You can perform this by getting into a push up position and holding this position or get on your elbows while keeping your belly off of the floor. Try this before you workout and you will notice that you activate your core more during the workout. For a comprehensive workout check out www.TheRehabZone.com ...Read more

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How to know what exercises can I do to lose body fat?

How to know what exercises can I do to lose body fat?

Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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How do you lose weight if you cannot exercise due to chronic pain? How many calories per day to lose weight with no exercise?

How do you lose weight if you cannot exercise due to chronic pain?  How many calories per day to lose weight with no exercise?

Forms of activity: The more inactive you are, the more likely you experience chronic pain and weight gain. The key is to find mild, intermittent forms of exercise that you can tolerate and carry on. For example, start with stretching and light weight bearing. Change body positions every few minutes. Take breaks but try walking/stationary bike/water exercise, and increase the duration weekly when tolerated. no snack ...Read more

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How should I breathe on advair? Should i attempt to do deep breathing exercises or train my lungs and body to breathe better? Tension won't release...

How should I breathe on advair? Should i attempt to do deep breathing exercises or train my lungs and body to breathe better? Tension won't release...

Normally: If you are using advair and feel that you are still having obstruction you have a few options. First - do you feel so bad that you are having trouble breathing? In that case, go to the er now. Second, are you just feeling poorly enough that you are a bit below standard? Then, call your asthma doc (allergist or pulmonologist), and get in. Thir, if you are slowly feeling better but still not. ...Read more

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How can breathing and meditation help me lose weight?

Painful Emotion: Many people eat more when feeling anxious or other uncomfortable emotions. It can become a way to stuff down the pain. When super anxious, etc, you can't make creative, healthy eating or other decisions -- you go back to habit. Breathing exercises and meditation allow you to become more gently mindful of what's truly happening with you.Results (healthy eating) come from what you do in each moment. ...Read more

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Can deep breathing reduce your weight and also maintain a person's health?

Maybe: Deep breathing helps the lungs to stay healthy and may also reduce stress which might contribute to weight. ...Read more

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I have trouble breathing. Will it become better if I lose weight?

I have trouble breathing. Will it become better if I lose weight?

Breathing problem: Abdominal obesity causes the excess fat to push upward into the chest cavity, reducing lung volume importantly mainly when you lay down. Also, the total weight increase the oxygen required to feed the mass, a vicious circle of harm. Less weight, less fat, less reduction of chest volume, less oxygen to feed excess weight, less demand for the lungs, better sleep by a more relaxed body, and so on... ...Read more

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I am 31, 5'2", and 200 lbs with asthma. My weight affects my breathing. Is there a drug to lose weight fast so i can start exercising to lose weight?

I am 31, 5'2", and 200 lbs with asthma. My weight affects my breathing. Is there a drug to lose weight fast so i can start exercising to lose weight?

No such miracle: You will need to reduce the carb intake (alcohol and sugar) and get on a high-protein or nearly vegan diet. But regular exercise is the key. You can start with walking more- just 10 mins here and there add up (get a pedometer? ). Weight training will also be needed- just enough for you to feel some resistance. Evergreen trees do not usually produce allergens. Now get with the program. ...Read more

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Are deep breathing exercises beneficial to increase lung capacity?

Are deep breathing exercises beneficial to increase lung capacity?

Lung capacity: To some degree, yes. But this is limited to the physical capacity of the lungs. Cardiopulmary function may improve as well. ...Read more

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Need chest expansion of 5cm while inhalation. Currently just 2-3cm. Is it possible by deep breathing exercises using lung exerciser in 1-2 months?

Need chest expansion of 5cm while inhalation. Currently just 2-3cm. Is it possible by deep breathing exercises using lung exerciser in 1-2 months?

Possible: It's possible to further expand your chest expansion by continuing to deep breathe and increase diaphragmatic excursions. ...Read more

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Is Chest expnasion of 5cm (currently 3cm while inhalation) while inhalation possible by deep breathing exercises using lung exerciser in 1-2 months?

Is Chest expnasion of 5cm (currently 3cm while inhalation) while inhalation possible by deep breathing exercises using lung exerciser in 1-2 months?

Chest expansion: Hello ~ your question as written is difficult to understand but if I do, you are asking if your lungs vital capacity will improve with deep breathing and lung exerciser. Yes it will but to a max predetermined by your body size When the chest gets bigger for body builders that is muscle on the outside and not much increase in lung volumes. If that does not answer resubmit question thx ...Read more

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Aside from steam bath and deep breathing exercises, how can I optimize my lung function?

Aside from steam bath and deep breathing exercises, how can I optimize my lung function?

Exercise: Deep breathing exercises and well as aerobic exercise will help you feel better and tune up your lung function. Avoid smoking anything and if allergies are a problem, see an allergist. ...Read more

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I have bad anxiety right now because i'm trying to lose weight and have ocd, how can I start breathing normally when my anxiety acts up?

I have bad anxiety right now because i'm trying to lose weight and have ocd, how can I start breathing normally when my anxiety acts up?

Use deep breathing: Deep breathing. Inhale through the nose. Fill lungs (but not to point of discomfort). Hold for a five count. Slowly exhale through an open mouth. Repeat x 12. Moving your arms in a large circular motion can increase the size of the breath. ...Read more

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Started doing deep breathing exercises to try help ease anxiety and stress. Chest (or lungs) hurt for a little while after. Is this normal?

Started doing deep breathing exercises to try help ease anxiety and stress. Chest (or lungs) hurt for a little while after. Is this normal?

Don't overbreathe: Normal breathing is relaxed and not too fast. Overbreathing or hyperventilation syndrome may cause chest pains or tenderness, shortness of breath, or wheezing. Meditative breathing (e.g., herbert benson's "relaxation response") is helpful. ...Read more

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Chest pain during moving or deep breathing It started yesterday I played the day before yesterday chest exercises at gym No other symptoms?

Chest pain during moving or deep breathing
It started yesterday
I played the day before yesterday chest exercises at gym
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Probably: musculoskeletal but if it lasts more than 48 hours you should see health care provider for evaluation. Try a non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication like ibuprofen to see if it helps. ...Read more

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How could I lose weight with pulmonary hypertension, my exercising is limited due to severe breathing problem?

How could I lose weight with pulmonary hypertension, my exercising is limited due to severe breathing problem?

Pulmonary rehab: Most hospitals have a pulmonary rehab program. These are exercise programs monitored by a pulmonary physician . The patient are exercised with respiratory therapist present to teach breathing techniques and adjust oxygen. ...Read more

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How many times a day is deep breathing exercise rec./day? What if you have work and school? I still need to keep my heart rate down. Advice please?

How many times a day is deep breathing exercise rec./day? What if you have work and school? I still need to keep my heart rate down. Advice please?

NoResearch, Answers: Deep breathing recommended by some, but the actual issue is relaxation, breathing, yoga, day dreaming (also called self-hypnosis), etc. Whatever works for you. People promote simplistic stuff which may, sort-of, help some (looking for mass market) yet rarely optimal for anybody. The bigger issue: reactions to life driving anger, frustration, fear, both external & especially internal (subconscious). ...Read more

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Can i practise 'pranayam' (deep breathing exercises) like "anulom vilom" (alternate nostril breathing) if I have peripheral thinning on retina of eye?

Will not make worse: Lattice degeneration is a thinning of the peripheral retina from the vitreous gel "pulling" on the retina with a distinctive whitening of the retinal blood vessels. This forms an oval or round patch of "lattice" white blood vessels and a thinned retina. Lattice can be associated with round retinal holes from the thinning and retinal tears at the edge-this can result in retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Why does deep breathing cause pain in the chest?

Why does deep breathing cause pain in the chest?

Depends on pain type: Are you talking 'congestion' or sharp pains? Sharp chest pains with deep inspiration are usually due to ribs which are locked down (exhalation position). Inhaling causes the other ribs to rise, but that one is stuck. An osteopathic physician can both listen to lungs and do a good general physical, but can also use her hands to find a stuck rib or vertebra and fix it with gentle manipulation. ...Read more

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Deep breathing causes strange cough. What can I do?

Deep breathing causes strange cough. What can I do?

Hyperreactive Airway: When deep breathing causes cough you frequently have hyperreactive airways or asthma. It may be associated with bad coughing spells, chest tightness or wheezing if you develop a respiratory infection such as a sinus infection or bronchitis. Acute bacterial or viral bronchitis can also cause coughing with deep breathing. See your primary care physician. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more