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Please recommend if it's better to run a short distance fast, or a longer distance slowly for cardio workout?

Please recommend if it's better to run a short distance fast, or a longer distance slowly for cardio workout?

Slowly.: work up to a full work out. At middle age one should problaby have an evaluation prior to a major change in work out. Then, gradually increase distances. We know there is a reliable reduction in diabetes and cardiac risks at 90 min per week of exercise enough to increase heart rate. Generally this is recommended as 20-30 min 3-4 a week. Not Happening With Sprints. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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 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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Is a run or long walk enough cardio in a day if i'm trying to lose weight?

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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In order to lose weight while running, is it best to sprint then walk in intervals?

In order to lose weight while running, is it best to sprint then walk in intervals?

Intensity N duration: The more intensive the work-out/running and longer time will burn more calories. Alternating between jog/walk/sprint provide good balance of cardiovascular and wt management benefits. Start out easy and increase overtime. Chose methods that fit your lifestyle/work/family--living healthy is a life-time commitment. Eat well/sleep well and exercise regularly. See doc regularly too. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long should I jog or swim to lose weight?

How long should I jog or swim to lose weight?

Be consistent.: Cardiovascular exercise is a long-term investment in yourself. With at least thirty minutes of near-daily jogging or swimming, along with a prudent modest-calorie meal plan, you'll lose weight. Remember, the weight loss rate goal is no more than two pounds per week. ...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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I need to lose 5-10 pounds or so. Will this faster the progress and how long will it take?

Will what hasten: It? How long your weight loss takes will depend on how many calories you consume ; how many you burn. There are 3, 500 calories per pound of fat - so by doing the math you can determine your rate of loss. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to lose inner thigh fat while swimming with other workouts?

How much time does it take to lose inner thigh fat while swimming with other workouts?

A long time...: Swimming is one of those exercises that the average person really doesn't loose weight unless you put in lots and lots of miles. Probably has something to do with exercising in a non-weight bearing environment. Swimming is great for overall fitness. ...Read more

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How long it takes to lose weight (30 lbs) with xenical and exercise?

How long it takes to lose weight (30 lbs) with xenical and exercise?

It depends ...: On how many calories you're eating and to some extent how much exercise you're doing. Losing 1-2 pounds a week is a reasonable rate. To keep the weight off it's important to make permanent changes to your diet and activity levels. Exercise is very important for maintaining weight loss. Xenical has been shown to help weight loss, but it's not a permanent solution. Find reasons to stay motivated. ...Read more

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How much time it takes to walk to run and to get fit after broken femur?

How much time it takes to walk to run and to get fit after broken femur?

6m - 1 year: Depending on your age, nature of the injury and the treatment, recovery after a femur fracture takes 6 m to 1 year. ...Read more

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How can I run a faster mile? Are there exercises to breathe more efficiently?

How can I run a faster mile? Are there exercises to breathe more efficiently?

Many things: You can do to train to run a faster mile, though it's tough to create a training program here in this short a paragraph( ...Read more

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Wich method is better to lose weight:to run or jumping rope...equal time...?

Wich method is better to lose weight:to run or jumping rope...equal time...?

Both: Any exercise is good in burning calories which will lead to weight loss. Usually alternating between different exercises will use different muscle groups which will help to let more muscle groups to work. The important thing in every exercise is time and usually 1/2 hour a day is a good way to start. ...Read more

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Why is it so difficult to get back into physical activity ex: Pilates after a long time of no structured exercise ? It's so much strain and tiring !

Why is it so difficult to get back into physical activity ex: Pilates after a long time of no structured exercise ? It's so much strain and tiring !

Out of shape: If u haven't been active recently w/ daily exercise it may take some time ( couple of weeks) for your aerobic capacity to improve to the point where it becomes more"easy" for you. Be patient and try to exercise @ least 20-25 min . 3-4 days / wk for the next month. If u can maintain this regimen or even increase the # or duration of your workouts u will find them "easier" .... And more fun! ...Read more

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How much time or how far do I have to bike ride to lose weight?

How much time or how far do I have to bike ride to lose weight?

Variable: This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.prohealth.com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.cfm ...Read more

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How long does it take to lose 15 or even more pounds?

How long does it take to lose 15 or even more pounds?

Slow and steady: It takes a while to put on weight and the best way to be successful in losing it is to be slow about it as well. With a well controlled diet and exercise plan, you should anticipate 1/2 - 2 lbs per week. More than that can set you up for gaining it back quickly. With this calculation, you should plan to take at least 2 months and often more for the 15 lbs. Have your physician give you a plan. ...Read more

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Have broken foot? Is it alright to go grocery shopping & walk long distances in surgical shoe or boot, or is it better to limit walking during healing

Have broken foot? Is it alright to go grocery shopping & walk long distances in surgical shoe or boot, or is it better to limit walking during healing

That would depend: On the nature of the break: if it was displaced or not, what bone and where the break was in the bone. Your treating doc would best be able to answer. ...Read more