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Why might I not be losing weight on the bowflex body leanness plan?

Why might I not be losing weight on the bowflex body leanness plan?

Not enough time: The most common cause is that people give up too quickly because they become discouraged. Base success on the number of months using the bowflex rather than pounds lost. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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Will jogging/running on the treadmill make my thighs bigger or slimmer? Thanks!

Will jogging/running on the treadmill make my thighs bigger or slimmer? 
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Thunder thighs??: Probably neither if your female hormones are sufficient. For real build up you need more direct stress like squats with a heavy barbell or similarly stressful machine work out. If you are overweight slimming you legs is better accomplished with diet AND exercise. If you wish to avoid "skinny legs" weight lifting and leg resistant exercises would be ideal. ...Read more

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How might you lose weight on the hips?

How might you lose weight on the hips?

Diet and exercise: Although is sounds cliche, the healthiest way to lose weight is through a combination of healthy diet and regular exercise, focusing on aerobic conditioning. Exercises can range from walking to stationary exercise bike to elliptical trainers to running. An athletic trainer or physical therapist can offer you specific exercises directed at toning your gluteal muscles. ...Read more

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Might i lose weight by running on the treadmill and eating better?

Might i lose weight by running on the treadmill and eating better?

Exercise: Daily exercise of 30 minutes can be very helpful for weight loss coupled with a careful examination of caloric intake. ...Read more

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Can you suggest exercises that will make you lose weight on my hips, belly and thighs?

Can you suggest exercises that will make you lose weight on my hips, belly and thighs?

Cardio Mix: If you adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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I've put on 10kgs since developing arthritic knee and having trouble walking, what is the best exercise to lose weight without hurting knee?

I've put on 10kgs since developing arthritic knee and having trouble walking, what is the best exercise to lose weight without  hurting knee?

Swim: Swimming is a great way to exercise without putting a lot of pressure on the knee. It provides a great aerobic exercise and in combination with modifications in your diet, you should be able to lose the weight. ...Read more

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Cab bicycling help loose the weight in your legs?

Cab bicycling help loose the weight in your legs?

No: Will tone only, weight loss will come about if you burn more calories than you take in. ...Read more

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How fast will you lose weight using something like the gym ball weight loss workout?

How fast will you lose weight using something like the gym ball weight loss workout?

Weight loss: Exercise in the gym can vary as intensity changes. Good vigorous exercise may burn between 400 and 800 cal/hr but that is very vigorous exercise indeed. 1 pound of fat is equivalent to 3500 cal so you can do the math and see that it will take roughly 7 days of intense exercise to lose 1 pound of fat. Some of your short-term weight loss may be just fluid shifts and not represent true weight loss. ...Read more

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Is cardio better to lose the weight off my thighs?

Is cardio better to lose the weight off my thighs?

Exercise: Use your legs such as treadmill, running, jump rope or in other words do exercise that make you use your legs more than the rest of your body. ...Read more

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If i start putting weight training into my routine. Will this make me gain weight or lose body fat?

If i start putting weight training into my routine. Will this make me gain weight or lose body fat?

Possibly both: Weight training can lead to increased muscle mass which can increase your basal metabolic rate, so that you ultimately lose body fat. Increased muscle mass can potentially add to your weight, but if weight training is part of a fitness program which includes improved diet and cardiovascular exercise, you will likely lose weight over the long term. ...Read more

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Is running outside better than the treadmil to lose weight?

Is running outside better than the treadmil to lose weight?

Yes, studies show: Weight loss is greater with all other things being equal. ...Read more

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What machines in the gym really help burn fat off your arms?

What machines in the gym really help burn fat off your arms?

Cardio.: The weight training will define the muscles, but you have to lose the fat on the arms to see the muscles. Treadmill, elliptical, bike and such. ...Read more

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Do you burn fat on your thighs using the treadmill?

Do you burn fat on your thighs using the treadmill?

Spot fat loss does : Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a some will probably be thigh fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Tone thighs w plie, squat, wall squat, ball squat, plyometric squat, stair steps, lunges, lunges w dumbbells, ball squeeze ; single leg circle. Engage in. ...Read more

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Will walking and running up stairs help you lose belly fat?

Will walking and running up stairs help you lose belly fat?

It will help but: There's no such thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general & a certain % will be abdominal fat. Eat healthfully & be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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Can jumping on a trampoline make you gain muscle?

Can jumping on a trampoline make you gain muscle?

Minimal: A muscle has to be used to build it you use some leg muscle and little if any arm muscle. It can be used for gentle aerobic exercise though. ...Read more

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Can you lose weight on your legs, thighs and bum by starving yourself?

Can you lose weight on your legs, thighs and bum by starving yourself?

Yes, but...: You can't "spot reduce" by cutting calories. Eat less and you loose fat from all over. And starving yourself isn't a good idea. Cut your calories by 500 a day, loose a pound a week and you'll be more likely to keep the weight off. ...Read more

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Can walking a mile on the tredclimber a good, fast way to lose weight?

Can walking a mile on the tredclimber a good, fast way to lose weight?

Depends: A mile is good if it takes at least 30-45 minutes, which should be your daily goal. Also, food is still the most important factor. ...Read more

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Can walking/running up and down stairs make you lose weight?

Yes: Any activity that burns calories can help with weight loss. However, without dietary changes it will not have a significant impact. ...Read more