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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Weight Training (Definition)

This is an exercise program focusing on strength training via use of resistance. The weights used can be barbells, dumb bells, track machines with ...Read more


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I do upper body weight lifting. Will this cause lose fat on other parts of the body like the lower body?

I do upper body weight lifting. Will this cause lose fat on other parts of the body like the lower body?

It can: Any type of exercise, particularly weight lifting, will increase muscle mass and muscle is more effective at burning calories that other body components so the trend will be to lose weight. Weight comes off everywhere, not just the areas being worked so yes, you can lose fat on other body parts. ...Read more

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I do upper body weight lifting. Will this cause me to lose fat on other parts of the body like the face and lower body?

It can: Any type of exercise, particularly weight lifting, will increase muscle mass and muscle is more effective at burning calories that other body components so the trend will be to lose weight. Weight comes off everywhere, not just the areas being worked so yes, you can lose fat on other body parts. ...Read more

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Does body fat lbs and muscle weigh the same..? When losing weight does the scale number matter? Or is it your body fat?

Does body fat lbs and muscle weigh the same..?  When losing weight does the scale number matter? Or is it your body fat?

Fat is much lighter : Weight does matter, but losing fat rather than muscle matters the most. Simple caloric restriction leads to mixed loss of fat and muscle. Muscle sparing diets such as HCG or diets accompanied by muscle building exercises are safer. ...Read more

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What part of the body does bicycling help you lose weight?

What part of the body does bicycling help you lose weight?

Generalized: Biking causes calorie burn which helps to lose weight but not in a specific area. However, it will help to shape and tone buttocks, legs, abs. ...Read more

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Can tumors cause your body not to lose weight? My body doesn't lose weight. I don't know what's wrong with it but my fat cells don't decrease.

Can tumors cause your body not to lose weight? My body doesn't lose weight. I don't know what's wrong with it but my fat cells don't decrease.

Genetic: You probably have a lymphatic morphology (a way to classify body types). This means your lymphatics are dysfunctional and swell around fat giving a larger appearance and you have difficulty losing weight regardless of dieting. However, a tumor usually will make you lose weight unintentionally. ...Read more

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How does malocclusion affect my body weight?

How does malocclusion affect my body weight?

Not much: After 30 years of treating malocclusions, i can say without reservation that the kids intake of calories are just fine. There are rare cases identified very early in life where the malocclusion is so severe that it impedes eating, but those have been all orthopedic cases. Plenty of folks 1 or 2 generations ago took dentures out to eat. ...Read more

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How can I lose body fat but maintain the same weight?

How can I lose body fat but maintain the same weight?

More muscle.: Increasing proteins and decreasing carbohydrates is a good way to increase muscle mass and decreasing the signal to promote fat. Check out a weight lifting program and peak 8 exercise. ...Read more

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How to work on weight loss, body fat and muscle tone?

How to work on weight loss, body fat and muscle tone?

Not simple: Weight loss comes from dietary changes while muscle shape comes from exercise. Body fat will decrease with avoiding high fat foods. Discuss this with your doctor and see if she recommends a trainer or if she does weight loss at her clinic. It really helps to be followed regularly to keep up with your progress and help you get through plateaus. Hope you enjoy success. ...Read more

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Does body wrapping help lose weight?

Does body wrapping help lose weight?

No not really: You may loose water weight but no real change will take place in your actual body mass. To loose weight you must expend more energy than you take-in through your diet. Minimize the amount of carbohydrate (bread, soda, alcohol, pasta, potatoes, corn); maximize the amount of fiber (vegetables) and protein (lean meat, beans) in your diet. At the same time exercise (walk, run, bike, swim). ...Read more

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Does whey protein help lose weight and sculpt the body?

People often: Add in whey protein when they desire to increase size. Whey protein doesn't sculpt your body - that takes exercise. ...Read more

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I do lotsa weight lifting. Will this cause me to lose of the body like the face and lower body?

I do lotsa weight lifting. Will this cause me to lose of the body like the face and lower body?

No: Only if you have significant dietary changes where you lose a lot of weight will your face lose fatty tissue. ...Read more

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What does weight lifting really do to the muscle tissue?

make big &/or strng: There r 2 types of wt lifting. Power lifting is to max the strenght u can possibly obtain, usually done for competition, or just 2 b strong. Other lifting is done to maximize size as in body builders. Both r a different type of program. U decide where u want 2 go and get on a program using a personal trainer, at least 2 get started. Many r done @ different gyms that specialize. ...Read more

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Does body contouring really work as advertised?

Does body contouring really work as advertised?

Yes but....: It certainly does and many people are extremely pleased with the outcomes as long as they have realistic expectations. However, it is not without risk and one should proceed only if informed and comfortable with the risks entailed. ...Read more

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What age does the body start to lose weight by itself?

Actually : it would be more common for the body to have a slower metabolic rate as we get older. ...Read more

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Do slimming undergarments really work to slim down the body?

Appearance: They may provide a slimmer silhouette (appearance) but they will not reduce actual body size. ...Read more