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When you exercise, do you lose a lot of weight or just maintain the same weight?

When you exercise, do you lose a lot of weight or just maintain the same weight?

Can do both: But exercise alone without a caloric restriction, is more likely to "maintain" a weight rather than lose a lot of weight. Unfortunately, it's a lot easier to cut out several hundred calories per day than it is to increase your physical activity levels by a several hundred calories per day! ...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


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How much and what type of exercise do you need per week to stay healthy and maintain weight if you're a young male?

How much and what type of exercise do you need per week to stay healthy and maintain weight if you're a young male?

More the merrier!: Human body needs to be in motion during the waking hours. All of us need to be physically active, which requires lots of walking(10, 000 steps a day are recommended). A brisk walk or jogging for 30 minutes daily is minimum recommended exercise to be done daily or at least 5 days per week. Longer is even better for good health. ...Read more

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What's the least amount of exercise needed per week to maintain weight for a 25 year old female who eats healthy and has a busy week schedule?

What's the least amount of exercise needed per week to maintain weight for a 25 year old female who eats healthy and has a busy week schedule?

30 mins daily: So try for 30 mins daily of rigorous exercise, about 4 hrs a week. Most importantly to maintain weight, try less sitting. Sitting too much can be the undying cause of excess weight gain without discernable causes. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I am 65 kg and want to maintain weight.5.7 ft tall.what exercise should i do for how long to maintain 65 kg.pls help?

I am 65 kg and want to maintain weight.5.7 ft tall.what exercise should i do for how long to maintain 65 kg.pls help?

Body weight: weight maintenace is a balance between how much you eat and how much expend with exercise. The amount of exercise will depend on how much you eat ...Read more

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Can you please tell me, should 1500 calories and exercise maintain weight?

Can you please tell me, should 1500 calories and exercise maintain weight?

Depends...: First you should google BMR (basal metabolic rate) calculator and enter your height, weight and activity level. This will tell you the amount of calories you need to eat in a day in order to maintain your exact current weight. If it is 1500, then yes. If it is higher, then 1500/day will cause you to lose weight. ...Read more

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Hello...Inpite of exercise 4 to 5 times a week with a maintained diet i m not able to loose weight from my upper body?

Hello...Inpite of exercise 4 to 5 times a week  with a  maintained diet i m  not able to loose weight from my upper body?

Time: You may have to adjust the types of exercises. When you exercise you replace fat with muscle (which actually weighs more) without a necessary change in configuration, except possibly in feel and sleekness. Check with a trainer or physical therapist for recommendations. Good luck and congratulations on your persistence. Keep it up. ...Read more

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Is it ok to exercise less to maintain weight loss if its high intensity?

Is it ok to exercise less to maintain weight loss if its high intensity?

Yes: Increasing exercise intensity allows you to be more efficient and achieve same goals in less time. Some experts feel that exercise can lose it's benefits after 45 minutes. Crossfit is an example of a training program that uses brief, but high intensity workouts including a variety of functional movements. ...Read more

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How many calories to eat to maintain weight if i exercise daily?

How many calories to eat to maintain weight if i exercise daily?

no set calories: Your weight is the guide. Most people can maintain their weight with 1500 to 2000 calories per day depending on their activity level. If your weight is where you want it to be then you do not need to adjust your calories; otherwise you can cut food or increase it till your goal for weight is achieved. ...Read more

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What amount of calories should I be consuming on my exercise plan to maintain my current weight?

What amount of calories should I be consuming on my exercise plan to maintain my current weight?

Exercise: You need to estimate calories from your exercise and then add your daily need for life/work to estimate daily need for you. If you do heavy physical labor you burn more than a desk job. For low activity people adding estimated exercise to 1500 cal can be a very rough estimate. Most estimates are rough at best anyway. ...Read more

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What does exercise really do for a person who has diabetes besides maintain your weight? I do cardio 3x a week and strength training 2x a week.

What does exercise really do for a person who has diabetes besides maintain your weight? I do cardio 3x a week and strength training 2x a week.

Quite a lot: There's a common mantra among physicians that "exercise equals insulin." muscles use glucose to generate energy used to contract, burning glycogen stores, and drawing glucose out of the blood. This allows the body to maintain blood glucose levels without adding insulin. It promotes weight loss, further reducing Insulin resistance. Maintaining normal glucose protects the eyes, kidneys and nerves. ...Read more

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Approximately how much exercise should the average 14-year-old girl do daily to maintain her weight?

Approximately how much exercise should the average 14-year-old girl do daily to maintain her weight?

Wrong question...: Daily exercise is extremely important for fitness, good health and weight management. That said, you can eat your way through any amount of exercise. For weight management and if weight is a concern, then eating a proper diet is the bottom line of how you make it happen. If you have a weight problem, even if you're exercising hours a day, you won't succeed on a diet of cookies and french fries. ...Read more

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I am quite over weight (110 kg) as per my age and height also my routine is very busy so can't maintain proper diet and exercise, what should I do ?

I am quite over weight (110 kg) as per my age and height also my routine is very busy so can't maintain proper diet and exercise, what should I do ?

Not a lot: If you cannot maintain a diet and exercise that will promote weight loss, there is not much you can do. Nowadays, people are expecting quick fixes for virtually everything - that's not happening with obesity. Even bariatric surgery will fail if you don't maintain healthy diet. ...Read more

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How many calories do I have to burn during exercise to maintain a steady decrease in weight?

How many calories do I have to burn during exercise to maintain a steady decrease in weight?

3,500kcal = 1lb: We typically estimate 3,500 calories as equivalent to 1 pound body weight, whether you wish to gain or lose. For weight loss, we recommend exercising enough to achieve 500kcal/d deficit 7d/wk in order to lose a pound each week. Don't forget that healthy nutrition is key. In reverse, if trying to gain weight, then you need to eat 500kcal/d excess over calories burned via exercise. ...Read more

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Why taking the Depo-Provera you put on weight when you maintain a good diet and exercise?

Why taking the Depo-Provera you put on weight when you maintain a good diet and exercise?

Depo: This is one of the most common side effects of Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). It is Progesterone and like at the end of your cycle when you get bloated and have water retention this is the same. Hope this helps. ...Read more