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What is a better way to lose weight running or jogging?

What is a better way to lose weight running or jogging?

Brisk walking/runnin: These are all good and depends on your preference and tolerance.You burn more calories by running per mile depending on the speed than walking or jogging.Weight loss dependant on the distancs and the speed and your body weight. ...Read more

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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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Can weight lifting or power exercise better than running or brisk walk for losing weight?

Can weight lifting or power exercise better than running or brisk walk for losing 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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What is better for weight loss, cardio elliptical or treadmill?

Both: Anything that burns calories will work. It takes 3500 calories that you don't eat and do burn off to lose a pound. The calorie doesn't care what type of exercise you do. ...Read more

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What is better for weight loss: swimming or gym exercises?

What is better for weight loss: swimming or gym exercises?

Weight loss: Both swimming and gym are very helpful for weight loss but don't aim to lose too much at a time. Also don't forget to optimize your diet. ...Read more

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Is elliptical or treadmill better for losing weight?

Is elliptical or treadmill better for losing weight?

Cardio: Both are good for cardio. It really depends upon how much you push yourself, your heart rate, the machine resistance, and your effort. ...Read more

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Does jumping or walking help to loose weight?

Does jumping or walking help to loose weight?

Exercise does: If you can do this for 20 minute duration than yes it will, but don't increase your calories. ...Read more

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What is better for quick weight loss: treadmill or elliptical?

Depends: A treadmill will cost more due to higher manufacturing costs, the calories burnt between the machines is almost identical, the joint impact on a treadmill will be greater compared to a cross trainer and finally a cross trainer will be quieter compared to a treadmill. So there are the facts, you should analyze and then make up your own mind. ...Read more

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Walking and running on a treadmill for 4 mile help me lose weight or I need to do more?

Walking and running on a treadmill for 4 mile help me lose weight or I need to do more?

Excercise: Walking 4 miles on a treadmill a day will most likely help you lose weight. However, you have to make sure you watch your caloric intake. If you eat a lot more food to make up for the exercise you won't lose any weight and may in the end put more on. The best thing is to eat right along with your exercise. Keep up the good work! ...Read more

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Will walking help me lose weight faster than running?

Will walking help me lose weight faster than running?

No: That said, you will lose close to the same walking as running the same distance. But , running it takes less time. Also, you will still have metabolism going longer after the run than the walk. Now, you may be able to walk farther than you can run, so if you go farther you will burn more calories, even though you spent more time doing it. Your choice. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How can I tell if speed walking is a good weight loss exercise?

How can I tell if speed walking is a good weight loss exercise?

Any exercise is good: Any exercise is good, as long as you do it. It takes 3500 calories to gain or lose a pound. Dietary restriction is essential, and exercise makes it work faster. Support programs like weight watchers are also helpful for many. The best exercise is the one you actually do on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Will running about 2 miles (with some walking) help me to lose weight?

Will running about 2 miles (with some walking) help me to lose weight?

Losing weight: Running two miles will burn approximately 200 calories. There are 3,500 calories per mile. So - will you be running/ walking regularly? ...Read more

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What's to be expected? Might walking and cycling on my exercise bike help me lose weight?

What's to be expected? Might walking and cycling on my exercise bike help me lose weight?

Cardio Mix: 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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Is incline walking or sprints better for fat burning?

Is incline walking or sprints better for fat burning?

Yes: Incline walking and sprints will both increase the intensity of the workouts you do. This will boost metabolism of your muscles, making them hungry for energy. Try to incorporate some type of speed workout or incline workout roughly 1-2 times a week. Overdoing it can lead to injuries. ...Read more

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Is swimming a good exercise to help me lose extra weight and tone up?

Is swimming a good exercise to help me lose extra weight and tone up?

Yes: Swimming is a great low impact activity. Don't be afraid to change up your activity as well to include biking, or elliptical as well. Keep up the good work! ...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 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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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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Which is better for losing weight? Running or walking on a incline

Which is better for losing weight? Running or walking on a incline

Moderate Exercise: There is nothing medicine has to say in regards to your question. The best exercise to lose weight is one that get's your heart rate to about 130 beats per minute and keeps you there for at the least twenty minutes at a time. There would be no difference in efficacy with your two choices above. ...Read more

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Is walking a good enough exercise if i'm trying to lose weight?

Is walking a good enough exercise if i'm trying to lose weight?

Yes: It is a great place to start. A brisk walk for 45-60 minutes on a regular basis will greatly enhance your weight loss. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight by walking/ jogging 4 miles a day. I keep reading articles saying you do not.

Is it possible to lose weight by walking/ jogging 4 miles a day. I keep reading articles saying you do not.

Depends: That is excellent exercise especially if you did 2 miles twice a day. If you combine that with 6 healthy meals, a good night sleep, and stress reduction and persist at it you certainly are likely to lose weight and gain muscle. Read kelly mcgonigal's the will power instinct, 2012 to increase your ability to stay on a healthy path. ...Read more

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Im a 47 yr male heavy set but healthy as for my physical. I exercise everyday walking lifting jogging ect.. I can't lose weight?

Im a 47 yr male heavy set but healthy as for my physical. I exercise everyday walking lifting jogging ect.. I can't lose weight?

Metformin: As we get older, we tend to become Insulin resistant. Metformin acts like a metabolic rejuvenator, and restores Insulin sensitivity. I recommend 500 mg metformin three times daily. Metformin will normalize blood sugar, but will not cause hypoglycemia. My non-diabetic patients on metformin invariably feel better, have more energy, lose their carbohydrate cravings, and lose body fat. ...Read more

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How to lose weight by walking?

How to lose weight by walking?

20 min or more: Walk atleast 20 min and slowly build up for weight loss. ...Read more

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Can walking help me lose weight?

Can walking help me lose weight?

Yes: Walking at least 30 min regularly will help loose weight. ...Read more

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If i walk 90 min. Will i lose weight?

If i walk 90 min. Will i lose weight?

Exercise for weight : If you are overeating it is virtually impossible to exercise for weight loss! a typical fast food meal of fries, burger and shake can exceed 1200 calories which, wven with intense exercise would take 6 hours to burn of with just exercise. Exercise control over what you eat. ...Read more

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Can I lose weight if I walk 3 miles a day?

Can I lose weight if I walk 3 miles a day?

Yes: If your calorie intake remains lower than your calories burned. You will burn roughly 100 calories per mile that you walk. ...Read more

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Do people generally lose weight by just walking?

Do people generally lose weight by just walking?

That can be done.: It is roughly 100 calories per mile. There are 3,500 calories per pound. So if you walk 35 miles per week (and keep other issues steady) then you could lose a pound per week. Take care. ...Read more

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Will walking 2.5 miles a day help me lose weight?

Will walking 2.5 miles a day help me lose weight?

Exercise: That will burn about 250 calories per day. The bottom line is that the calories you burn each day will need to exceed the calories that you consume. I heartily encourage you to do that walking Take care. ...Read more

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How long do you have to walk a day to lose weight?

How long do you have to walk a day to lose weight?

Walking of weight: Hours! weight loss needs caloric reduction as well! try starting with 30minutes of walking and adding a minute every walk to build up to over an hour. If you are already walking over an hour, carry a back back or weights. ...Read more

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If I walk 2.5 miles 5 days a week will I lose weight?

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If I walk 2.5 miles 5 days a week will I lose weight?

Most likely: In reality, it depends on your intake. If you burn more calories than you take in, then you will lose weight. Walking is definitely a good way to burn calories. Be sure to eat a diet low in animal products and processed foods and avoid alcohol and soda. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Will i lose weight if i walk 30 minutes a day at 3mph?

Will i lose weight if i walk 30 minutes a day at  3mph?

Yes unless...: Yes, you will almost certainly lose weight over time unless you increase the amount of calories you are consuming. Unfortunately, many people reward themselves with a cookie or similar treat after exercising and wind up consuming more calories than they burn! ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight by walking an hour a day?

Is it possible to lose weight by walking an hour a day?

Walking off weight: Hours! weight loss needs caloric reduction as well! try starting with 30minutes of walking and adding a minute every walk to build up to over an hour. If you are already walking over an hour, carry a back back or weights. ...Read more

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How many miles should I walk(i brisk walk) to lose weight?

No standard.: Use an app 4 ur phone & keep up to date so u don't forget, also apps 2 count ur calories 4 each bite, portion u eat, if the daily in/out r = u will stay the same. By adding more exercise & cutting calories so calories out is >than in u win the greater the negative balance the faster u will loose. Adequate diet, protein & hydration r also important. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many miles to walk to lose weight?

Can you let me know how many miles to walk to lose weight?

Miles not the answer: It may help if u do not consume more calories/day. The exercise is good but not enough. U need a healthy diet and b sure u do not increase intake. A structured exercise program as ell as decreased caloric will help. It come of slowly but b patient.And consistent. There r many portable apps 4 phones to keep track of exercise, calories burned as well as calories u consume. Keep log up with exer/bite. ...Read more

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Is walking a good enough exercise if i'm trying to lose weight?

Yes: It is a great place to start. A brisk walk for 45-60 minutes on a regular basis will greatly enhance your weight loss. ...Read more

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I am curious as to how many miles a day should I walk to lose weight?

I am curious as to how many miles a day should I walk to lose weight?

It is about 100: Calories per mile (give or take). It takes 3, 500 calories to lose a pound. If you make no changes to your diet - the amount you walk will be determined by the desired rate of weight loss. ...Read more

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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 you lose weight by walking in the winter the same as in the summer time?

Can you lose weight by walking in the winter the same as in the summer time?

Walking is a good: exercise any time of year. You will sweat more in the summer so that may make it marginally more beneficial. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


Dr. Ray Tidman
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Jogging (Definition)

There are many benefits to being active during pregnancy. You may not feel great every day of your pregnancy, but exercise should make you feel better overall and may help prepare you for labor and childbirth. There are some conditions or symptoms that may make ...Read more