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Vibrating Weight Loss Machine
They Don't: There is no evidence from controlled clinical trials that these machines work. If you want to lose weight you need to: 1. Do daily exercise for at least 30 minutes, at an intensity sufficient to make you short of breath (get cleared by your doc first) 2. Reduce your daily calorie intake to under 1600 for a man and 1200 for a woman. ...Read more
Losing Weight is also known as Lose weight. 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
IUD: Whenever your provider says you can do activity. ...Read more
Does a vibrating weight loss machine help w/ weight loss if watching what your eating / working out? Does it help with circulation in legs/arms?
Jury is still out: There's not enough peer-reviewed published data regarding total body vibration and it's (long-term) effects on the human body. Certainly any physical activity coupled w/sensible nutrition should help you get healthy. Focus on health rather than weight loss, although latter will come around in time. Good luck! ...Read more
Elliptical and stair: The elliptical uses arms and legs and is a total body workout. You can burn aerobic calories which burns fat and helps you to lose weight. The stairclimbers are also challenging. You can also loose weight using a treadmill with varying inclines. Interval training, where you alternate the degree of challenge, results in increased calories lost by your metabolism. ...Read more
Cardio Mix: If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio & a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, elliptical, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
What are the best exercises for weight loss and burning fat? Would an elliptical machine be good for these purposes? What kind of program?
Aerobic + weight: A combo of aerobic (cardiovascular) +weight bearing (build muscles) exercises along with proper/balanced diet is probably the best, but some is better than nothing. In the US, the trouble is that we have too much..sodas, juices, pizza, donuts, brownies, cookies, truffles, ice cream, lattes, beers/liquor, and the evil of chips... So, be sensible. Stay healthy. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can stress really make you gain weight? Loss of sleep (I have Severe Sleep Apnea, but use a CPAP machine recently... LOVE IT!). What else can gain wgt
I used to have back pain.Can I use the stepper machine to lose weight?. Or is it harmful for my back?
Yes: A stepper machine should be fine, especially if progressively increased in difficulty. For my patients with back/joint pain, i generally recommend avoiding impact activities such as running. Unfortunately, any activity has the potential for causing pain, but in most cases the pain does not mean that any damage is being done. See your physician if you are unable to exercise without severe pain. ...Read more
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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