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Doctor insights on: Is Jumping Rope As A Weight Loss Exercise A Good Thing For The Body

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,924 doctors shared insights

Losing 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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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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Please describe a good way to jump start weight loss?

Please describe a good way to jump start weight loss?

Quick weight loss: Any quick weight loss tends to be followed by weight gain. The best solution for weight loss is a long term change in diet. But a raw food diet can jump start weight loss. ...Read more

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I was wondering if there are any good books to jump start my weight loss?

I was wondering if there are any good books to jump start my weight loss?

Reading: "fitness is religion" by ray kybartas talks about incorporating exercise into your life and how to make it part of your relationships and daily plans. There are many other good books that help you make small changes initially, then larger ones. Browse your local bookstore, or read online bookseller recommendations. ...Read more

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Can you please explain how i can cleanse and detoxify my body to jump start weight loss?

Can you please explain how i can cleanse and detoxify my body to jump start weight loss?

Detox: Try zeolite for heavy metal detox and general detox products from ortho molecular products or from methagenics. ...Read more

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How effective is jump rope for weight loss?

Effective!: Jump rope is a very convenient, great calorie-burner. It strengthensĀ the upper and lower body and burns a lot of calories in a short time. You can count reps of 50-200 or count minutes. Not so easy to keep going for more than 10-15 minutes at a time. You can incorporate it into your other exercise routine like brisk walking or running. Jump rope is said to burn 11-20 calories/min. ...Read more

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Could 1000 jumping jacks a day help weight loss?

Could 1000 jumping jacks a day help weight loss?

Exercise weight loss: Any regular form of exercise will aid with weight loss.M it is always a balance of calories in, versus caloris out. A regular form of exercise will boost your metabolic rate and aid with weight loss. I don't think that any magic number like 1000 is necessary. Mi always was impressed with hershel walker who did 1000 push ups and sit ups a day, but any 30 min of regular daily activity will work. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could running help jump start my weight loss again?

Thoughts? Could running help jump start my weight loss again?

It will help: Diet is also very important. Weight lifting also burns calories efficiently. All in combination is best. Diet is probably most important in weight loss. ...Read more

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Weight loss-what can help jump start it?

Weight loss-what can help jump start it?

Track food intake: Keep a food diary and see where you can cut out foods with a lot of calories but little or no nutritional value, like sugary sodas, sweets, and animal fats. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Eat healthy snacks. Cut down on portion sizes. Don't completely deprive yourself of foods you like or you may be tempted to overindulge. Moderation is the way to go. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more