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Running Time Vs Weight
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
Either is fine: One just takes a little longer than the other. ...Read more
Yes, studies show: Weight loss is greater with all other things being equal. ...Read more
170lb, 5'1 female eating 1000cal a day doing 45min fast pace walk on treadmill 5days a wk. Rate of weight loss?
1-2 lbs per week: Based on your information, you burn about 1450 calories a day at rest and an additional 220 additional calories per workout. By eating 1,000 calories a day you should lose an average of 1 lb a week if you lead a sedentary lifestyle and up to 2 lbs a week if your lifestyle is very active. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I want to lose weight. I'm jogging and eating healthier. What's the ideal heart rate while at jogging to lose weight fast? How long each each session?
Congratulations: Congratulations on being motivated. I would suggest focusing on having fun while getting fit. Jog at a pace that makes you feel alive and vital. It should feel like you are making a solid effort, break a good sweat, but don't over-strain. Don't worry about heart rate, etc. Slow and steady weight loss is generally more sustainable than fast. Eat at least 5-8 servings of vegetables & fruits per day ...Read more
Sure: In theory the answer is yes. Weight loss happens when energy expended (i.e. Calories burned) supersedes energy taken in (i.e. Calories eaten). With the right diet and enough exercise a teenager could definitely lose weight. Of course there are healthy and unhealthy rates of weight loss so this should be discussed with your teen's doctor. ...Read more
Yes: It is less pounding or impacts on your knees. However, some people dont like the feel of the position their legs are in during the revolutions of some elliptical machines so you may need to try different types to find the one you like. ...Read more
5'1, 165lbs, goal is 150.I eat 1500cal a day & burn off 350cal, 6 days a wk on treadmill. Will this lead to successful weight loss? Rate of weight loss?
I'm following the weight watchers program and riding my bike 6 miles every day for about 45 minutes and the weight isn't coming off. Any advice?
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
What is a reasonable amount of weight gain per week after starting resistance/core/weight training program if diet remains same. Losing wt b4 now gain?
Many variables : Not knowing your current weight, dietary macronutrient ratio, caloric intake, genetics or hormone ratios (very important in a 56 year old). It is common for resistance training to halt weight loss and in many cases to increase weight gain given the effects of resistance training on Insulin sensitivity and muscle development. See a nutritionist, sports physiologist or a sports medicine physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is bicycling likely to cause hip bursitis? What about bicycling daily with a backpack weighing ~20 pounds? I bike ~8-12 miles per day, 6 days/week with such a backpack. Thanks.
Depends: A treadmill will cost more due to higher manufacturing costs, the calories burnt between the machines is almost identical, the joint impact on a treadmill will be greater compared to a cross trainer and finally a cross trainer will be quieter compared to a treadmill. So there are the facts, you should analyze and then make up your own mind. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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