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Dr. Heidi Fowler
2,005 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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Is the treadmill a good way to lose weight?

Is the treadmill a good way to lose weight?

Exercise: It is aform of exercise which can be helpful in burning calories. However, diet is extremely important. Consult with your physician and dietician. ...Read more

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Is it more beneficial to hold a weight, such as a medicine ball while on an elliptical or more detrimental on the body? Goal of fat loss

Is it more beneficial to hold a weight, such as a medicine ball while on an elliptical or more detrimental on the body? Goal of fat loss

Elliptical exercise: I would not recommend holding a weight while also performing an aerobic exercise on a machine. The main reason is concern for injury. ...Read more

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Is it safe for an obese person to fast as a way of losing weight?

Is it safe for an obese person to fast as a way of losing weight?

No: fasting is not a safe way to lose weight. Eating less and being more active is the preferred way to take the weight off. ...Read more

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What is a good diet and exercise program for a person to gain weight?

What is a good diet and exercise program for a person to gain weight?

Resistance !: Avoid extreme cardio, but do some. Weight training is necessary to add muscle quickly. Remember, you want muscle, not fat. Get high amounts of protein inside you: 1gram per lb of weight. Avoid useless carbs. ...Read more

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Is running a good way to lose weight?

Is running a good way to lose weight?

Yes: Running is an areobic exercise that is quite popular. Be careful about overdoing it and you should be fine. ...Read more

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How do I handle a weight loss plateau in a good program of diet and exercise? Sometimes my weight does not change for more than a week.

How do I handle a weight loss plateau in a good program of diet and exercise? Sometimes my weight does not change for more than a week.

Focus on other goals: There are many ways to define success when trying to reshape your body. These include how your clothes fit, how you feel, and what number is displayed by the scale. Btw, the most healthy way to loss weight is slowly. You should not loss more than a pound/week anyway. I recommend weighing yourself once/week at the same time and day. It sounds like you are doing great. Keep up the good work. ...Read more

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What is a good way to gain weight in short period?

What is a good way to gain weight in short period?

Eat healthy foods : That are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Work out with heavier weights with fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours per night. Hydrate well with water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin oil. ...Read more

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What is a good way for an ectomorph exercise to lose abdominal fat and to gain muscle mass at the same time?

What is a good way for an ectomorph exercise to lose abdominal fat and to gain muscle mass at the same time?

Weight training: Any vigorous exercise will do; weight training may be more effecive. It is not feasible to target fat loss to a particular area, you will need to reduce your caloric intake while maintaining protein intake of about one gram/kg of body weight. ...Read more

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Is weight lifting just as effective to burning off fat as cardio? I am not a fan of the whole running thing and thought this would be an alternative.

Is weight lifting just as effective to burning off fat as cardio? I am not a fan of the whole running thing and thought this would be an alternative.

Try: Circuit traing and move from station to station without stopping. This kills 2 birds with one stone. You get in cardio and muscle building and calorie burning oat the same time.. Discuss what's best for you with the trainer at the gym. ...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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Is it a good idea to use fastin (phentermine) as a little boost to losing weight?

Is it a good idea to use fastin (phentermine) as a little boost to losing weight?

Phentermine: Yes. Learn to eat right is best. I recommend Recommend you get the DASH Diet for Hypertension DASH Diet for Hypertension ISBN 9780743410076 ...Read more

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Is kickboxing a good way to tone up and lose weight?

Is kickboxing a good way to tone up and lose weight?

ABSOLUTELY!: The combination of aerobics and stretching is great for toning up and weight loss. ...Read more

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Is walking in the water as a good exercise to improve my condition generally?

Is walking in the water as a good exercise to improve my condition generally?

Yes: Water aerobics is a good overall exercise. The water creates resistance, which makes you work harder, improving your heart and lung function. ...Read more

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What is a good way to lose weight with leg work and sit-ups?

What is a good way to lose weight with leg work and sit-ups?

Not quite right"?": Really it is not about losing weight per se. Ideal situations increase leaness by: 1. Losing fat. 2. Gaining muscle. Exercise can do both. If you are firm and lean, you will look better and be healthier. ...Read more

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Is any game or activity for ps2 a good game to count as part of an exercise workout?

Is any game or activity for ps2 a good game to count as part of an exercise workout?

Research shows......: A research study was done on ddr and other dance "games" including dance factory. Unfortunately, even 30 min, non-stop, every day did not show a health benefit after 6 straight week. Exercises like treadmill, bike and elliptical all showed significant benefits in fitness. Sad, but true. ...Read more

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Which is better for losing weight? Running or walking on a incline

Which is better for losing weight? Running or walking on a incline

Moderate Exercise: There is nothing medicine has to say in regards to your question. The best exercise to lose weight is one that get's your heart rate to about 130 beats per minute and keeps you there for at the least twenty minutes at a time. There would be no difference in efficacy with your two choices above. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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
5,145 doctors shared insights

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