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What is the best type of exercise to lose weight?

What is the best type of exercise to lose weight?

Exercise that you do: Regular exercise that is cardiovascular; as in moderate walking, hiking, jogging, swimming, elliptical, or treadmill for example. Starting with what you can do now and being consistent with your time commitment, then you will see results. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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Could you tell me what's the best type of home exercise to lose (fat) weight, without gaining muscle?

Could you tell me what's the best type of home exercise to lose (fat) weight, without gaining muscle?

Daily activities: Make your daily activities more difficult - take the stairs, park further away, bike/ walk to work/ store, sit on a swiss ball/ at your desk and stand up every time you answer the phone, or lunge/ hop/ jump from place to place in your house. Things like these may seem small and silly, but the increased calorie burn can add up over time. Don't forget a healthy diet! ...Read more

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What is the best exercise to lose weight?

What is the best exercise to lose weight?

Agree w Dr. Caplin: Mix it up!! Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. running, swimming, Nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.) Do both cardio & weight training. You can mix & match different kinds of exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.prohealth.com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.cfm ...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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What is the best exercise to do to lose weight?

What is the best exercise to do to lose weight?

The one you enjoy!: The best exercises to do for weight loss are the ones you look forward to. Walking, bikeing, swimming, tennis, handball, raquetball, etc are all good ways to get exercise. Always start slow if you are new to exercise and build up your endurance over time. Make sure to stretch before and after any exercise. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to lose weight without exercise?

What are the best ways to lose weight without exercise?

Weight loss: Eat healthfully. Calories consumed must exceeed calories burned. If you are more physically active it will help with your endeavor to lose weight. ...Read more

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What are the best types of foods to eat to lose weight?

What are the best types of foods to eat to lose weight?

A balanced diet.: Probably the best way to lose weight is to eat a balanced diet with a controlled amount of food daily. That is, not too much extra food, and the food eaten being choice, like fruits, vegetables, and good meat(s)/protein sources, and whole grain breads/cereals for fiber. Exercise, in addition to this will cap off a complete, healthy effort to lose weight. ...Read more

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What is the best exercise to do if you wanna lose weight?

What is the best exercise to do if you wanna lose weight?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is 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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Which is the best exercise for women trying to lose weight?

Which is the best exercise for women trying to lose weight?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is 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. Exercises such as crunches, planks, sit-ups, etc are good for toning the abdominal muscles, but cardio is best for weight loss. ...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