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How To Lose Weight In Your Arms For Women
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
Not selective: Unfortunately weight loss is not a selective process. However, if you wish to improve the look of your legs - looking into weight lifting and aerobic activity that will help to make them shapely. ...Read more
To reach my goal weight I will need to lose about 120 pounds. Can I shrink my skin naturally in order to avoid a tummy tuck? Is it possible?
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
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
Can pre-diabetics still gain healthy weight and muscle? I see the ADA recommends to lose 5-7% of weight. I am skinny to begin with & want to gain.
Yes: Generally the weight loss recommendations are for overweight pre-diabetic patients. If you increase healthy muscle mass, this can improve your use of glucose and decrease your risk of developing diabetes. And remember that dietary changes (avoiding simple carbohydrates, increasing fiber and complex carbohydrates) are key to preventing diabetes. Talk with a nutritionist to help improve your diet ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are best ways to lose weight, particularly from thighs and hips, when approaching menopause? I understand that it a difficult time to lose weight
Katz book: Disease proof by david katz, md is a good book for overall health. It contains lots of useful information about the way we eat and is written very clearly. Focus more on health and lab results than the number on the scale. Walking can be a great benefit also. You can do it. Please see your doc first. Spot reducing doesn't work. Some fine low carb effective. ...Read more
Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you dont feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
AGree w Dr. Hardin: No vitamins or pills will lead to specific fat / weight loss from thighs. Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may be thigh 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. Tone Thighs w plie, squat, wall squat, ball squat, Plyometric Squat,stair steps, lunges, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can an underweight 21 year old trying to gain weight and get in shape lose excess chin and neck fat, and define the jawline?
Fat distribution: Nobody really understands why different people lay down fat in different places or what we can do about it. This would be a great time for you to continue working out hard in the gym; as you pound your body into shape with resistance and aerobic training, your jawline may normalize but you'll surely look great. No body is perfect but you'll have a big plus. ...Read more
It depends: It is helpful to check in with your doctor to determine what form of exercise is safest for your body type. The length of time to exercise will depend upon your body type, your current physical condition. First get the all clear from your doctor before beginning any exercise program. Start slow with walking even if it is for a block at a time. ...Read more
Diet and Exercise: One cannot target weight loss from a specific area, but losing weight in general will help. One needs to burn more calories than she consumes. Watch the diet. Eat healthily, cut out junk food, avoid sugar, and exercise several times a week. If the lower abdomen is chubby, one can tone up the muscles. Sit-ups are a good way to start. Any exercise that uses the abdominal muscles will add tone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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