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How does anaerobic exercise impact weight loss?

How does anaerobic exercise impact weight loss?

It can serve to: Augment weight loss. In fact, any form of exercise can help. Anaerobic exercise tends to be more efficient in regards to calorie burning than aerobic exercise. But the strongest factor in regards to weight loss comes from caloric management. Beware, that either form of exercise can sometimes have a negative effect on weight loss due to a proportionally increased appetite with exercise. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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 can I lose weight on low carb diet and exercise?

How can I lose weight on low carb diet and exercise?

See details: By burning up more calories than you take in. ...Read more

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Could you list the weight loss tips and low impact cardio exercises?

Could you list the weight loss tips and low impact cardio exercises?

Low impact cardio: Aquatics, body weight, or resistance bands/ tubing biking, and/or elliptical. Aquatics allow you to perform body weight exercises, but being in water actually reduces the stress on your body due to buoyancy. Once you are able to perform body weight activities then look to add light resistance w/ bands/ tubing. All of these exercises and a healthy diet will aid in weight loss. ...Read more

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Best exercise routine to lose fat and gain muscle?

Best exercise routine to lose fat and gain muscle?

Aerobic + resistance: National guidelines recommend 150 min/wk of moderate or 75 min/wk of vigorous activity and resistance exercise twice/wk. If you want to lose weight you'll probably need to exercise more and eat less. Moderate means you can carry on a conversation while exercising and vigorous means you can't. For more info, check out http://www.Cdc.Gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/index.Html. ...Read more

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Best weight loss shakes/protien shakes to lose weight with exercise and healthy eating?

Best weight loss shakes/protien shakes to lose weight with exercise and healthy eating?

There is no best: Weight loss shake as ideally you'd stick to natural unprocessed foods as best as you can. Remember that motility wise, liquids pass through the stomach more quickly than solids and may be less appetite suppressing. Remember in regards to "diet", the best one is the one that you can stick too and control your caloric intake. ...Read more

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How can you gain weight on vegan diet and lose weight in vegan diet?

How can you gain weight on vegan diet and lose weight in vegan diet?

Vegetarian foods: To help with healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, smoothies (with added silken tofu), pasta/ bagels ; use of juice rather than soda. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight on a very low carb diet?

Can you lose weight on a very low carb diet?

Low carb diet: Yes, you can loose weight on a low carb diet. We all need carbs so do not eliminate them completely. Your body will go into ketosis and burn fat for fuel rather than sugar so good fat in your diet is good, e.g., coconut oil and olive oil. Please check w/your doc first, especially if you are diabetic. Peace and good health. Cravings will stop w/in a week for the most part. ...Read more

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If i gain weight with exercise does exercise affect fat distrubtion?

If i gain weight with exercise does exercise affect fat distrubtion?

If you loose fat & z: -it is replaced by muscle, remember fat is heavier than fat so some weight gain can be expected but your measurements will decrease as muscle is more dense. Also you will feel better as well as look more fit ...Read more

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Can a high carb low fat diet work for weight loss?

Can a high carb low fat diet work for weight loss?

Not well.: That would not be the best approach for most people. Balanced diet to include at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day; at least 5 servings of veggies and 4 servings of fruit per day , healthy but limited fat intake, reduced junk carbs and appropriate sources of protein is optimum. Calories burned must exceed calories in. ...Read more

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Can dieting and exercise reduce weight ?

Can dieting and exercise reduce weight ?

YES!: Absolutely! in fact, the combination of exercise and dieting is the best way to change your health and improve your weight. There are so many other benefits that i could list but overall, i always recommend the combination of improved eating habits and exercise. ...Read more

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How can low calorie diets hinder long-term weight loss maintenance?

How can low calorie diets hinder long-term weight loss maintenance?

Gall Stone Formation: Potentially fatal heart rhythm disturbances may occur. These diets cause a rapid shift in water balance, especially in the early phases, which can lead to dangerous alterations in the balance of electrolytes that are important to normal heart function and rhythm (especially potassium). Low calorie diets are likely to be nutritionally insufficient. There is an increased gallstone formarmation. ...Read more

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How to lose weight it diet and exercise don't work?

How to lose weight it diet and exercise don't work?

Professional: seek the help of a professional who can review your diet and your exercise plan. They are experts in the field and can help you in your approach. There is too much misinformation on the internet and too many people trying to sell you something. ...Read more

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How to increase metabolism while doing weight loss?

How to increase metabolism while doing weight loss?

Eat first: Eat a light meal before every work-out. It tells the body that you are not in starvation mode and lets the body rev up your metabolism during the work-out. However, don't work-out more than 45 minutes at one time because that slows down your metabolism again. ...Read more

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Does diet sodas increase insulin levels leading to weight gain?

Does diet sodas increase insulin levels leading to weight gain?

Yes: Diet drinks contain aspartame and this causes chemical changes in brain that can have repercussions on weight gain. They are not good. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Low Impact Exercise (Definition)

Low-impact exercise refers to physical activities that exert minimal force on your body. Walking, elliptical workouts and hiking are examples of low-impact activities. Movements are smooth and at least one foot is in contact with the ground at all times.Low impact activities are important for those recovering from injury or those with arthritis or ...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