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What types of exercises are most effective for losing weight?

What types of exercises are most effective for losing weight?

Losing wt.: Aerobic types of exercise--treadmills, steppers, running, cycling are great at helping you to burn more calories.Research has proven it takes at least 5 hours of "sweating types of exercise a week" to lose weight through exercise.The main to lose weight is to eat less food- calories. Exercise is important is an addition to less calorie intake; but even more important in the maintaining wt loss. ...Read more

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Losing 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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What types of exercise are best for weight loss?

What types of exercise are best for weight loss?

Cutting calories: It's a good idea to exercise whether or not you need to lose weight. Exercising probably won't help you lose weight, but once you've lost it, exercising will help keep the weight off -- which is the ultimate goal. Physical activity guidelines for americans recommend that adults do 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity (like brisk walking) 5 days a week. To keep weight off more is better. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for weight gain?

What are the treatments for weight gain?

Weight loss: A comprehensive lifestyle change that encompasses diet and exercise will lead to healthy weight loss that can be sustained. Fad diets result in unhealthy weight loss that is not sustainable. ...Read more

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Which exercises for losing weight in your thighs/butt are considered effective?

Which exercises for losing weight in your thighs/butt are considered effective?

Cardio Mix: You can not target specific areas for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), 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 walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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What type of diets are good for losing weight?

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What type of diets are good for losing weight?

Lower Calorie: Any diet that has you take in fewer calories than you need will help you lose weight. Weight loss is a very simple equation: energy in (calories) - energy out (exercise)= energy difference. If this number is positive, you lose weight. If it is negative, you gain weight. Everything else is just hype and marketing. ...Read more

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Which home exercises are considered the best for losing weight?

Which home exercises are considered the best for losing weight?

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 fruits are the most effective in weight loss?

What fruits are the most effective in weight loss?

Depends: Even an elephant is a vegetarian. In other words any fruit in big amounts will cause you to gain weight. So as far as "effective" and fat burning, there are none if you eat too much. Now in small moderate amounts, avocado, citrus fruits, coconut, and grapefruits are always touted as having the best fat burning properties by the registered dietitians i work with. ...Read more

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What are the most effective ways to gain weight?

What are the most effective ways to gain weight?

Add fats: One way to gain weight without "noticing" eating more as much is to add fats to foods that normally would not have as much in them - this means extra butter to vegetables, pasta, rice; extra cream to milk added to cereals, recipes. Another way is to drink more of your calories - since the body tends to not adjust as much to calories that are drunk as to those that are chewed and eaten. ...Read more

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What exercises are recommended, for weight loss and toning of the body?

What exercises are recommended, for weight loss and toning of the body?

Work with: Professional trainer that is certified. Both cardio and core is important. ...Read more

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What are the most effective ways for me to lose weight while gaining muscle?

What are the most effective ways for me to lose weight while gaining muscle?

You stay the same..: You maintain your weight! if you put on muscle, and keep your weight constant, you have become leaner: this is a constant goal of exercise. You need to get adequate protein, and i usually recommend a blend of weight training with cardio. 4-5 x per week. 45m is optimal! if you maintain a high protein intake but calories, you will lose fat faster, but you will more slowly add muscle. ...Read more

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What ways/exercises are most effective for getting rid of thigh fat?

What ways/exercises are most effective for getting rid of thigh fat?

Fat loss: Selective fat loss is only achieved with liposuction. Exercise regularly with both aerobic and resistance training. Diet maintenance is important so find a life style nutritional plan that you enjoy and provides the right nutrition and calories that you need to reduce your body fat. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some effective weight loss methods?

What are some effective weight loss methods?

Change Your Habits: Effective and sustainable weight loss comes from making a lifestyle change. Learning to eat small frequent meals, low in fat, low in sugar and white starch will reduce hunger, improve metabolism and start you on a path to better health. Read "dr a's habits of health" by dr. Wayne andersen for more comprehensive recommendations. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises for losing weight?

What are some good exercises for losing weight?

Cardio Mix: If you have 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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What are the most effective ways for me to lose weight gained by medicine?

What are the most effective ways for me to lose weight gained by medicine?

How to...: To lose weight insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol & junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic & weight lifting exercises. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for weight lifting headache?

What are some treatments for weight lifting headache?

Reduce intensity of : Workout, make sure your blood pressure is normal, premeditated with tylenol, (acetaminophen) c ur doc if vigorous exercise causes headaches.Any family history of brain vessel aneurysm? ...Read more

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What are the most effective ways for me to lose weight but by being healthy?

What are the most effective ways for me to lose weight but by being healthy?

Teen age weight: The best way to loose weight is with control of diet and exercise. For most people the fastest way to do this is to cut out sugary beverages from their diet (soda, juice, coffee drinks, gatorade, etc). From one 12oz sugary drink each day in addition to all the regular foods a person will gain almost 20lbs per year! cut that out and fast weight loss. Healthy weight loss is 1-2lbs/week. ...Read more

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What are considered the most effective ab exercises to lose belly fat?

What are considered the most effective ab exercises to lose belly fat?

Fat: You cannot preferentially lose fat from one specific area of the body (naturally). However, overall weight loss will contribute to loss over different body areas. Exercise can be used to firm, tone and sculpt. ...Read more

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What are the most effective ways to gain weight in a healthy way?

What are the most effective ways to gain weight in a healthy way?

Exercise & eat more!: If you gain weight through eating more, most of the weight will be accumulated fat. If you weight train, you will add more muscle weight, which is desirable! ...Read more

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What treatments are available and what actually works for weight loss?

What treatments are available and what actually works for weight loss?

Lasting weight loss: In order to lose weight and keep it off, you need to make a commitment to a permanent lifestyle change. Most importantly you need to commit to a more active lifestyle. No diet is permanent. Eat 75-85% of your daily calorie needs (and count them). www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/ try to lose at a healthy pace of 1-2lbs per week and most importantly keep that exercise level up. Good luck. ...Read more

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