What are some exercises to increase heart rate/metabolism to lose weight?

Cardio mostly. The best thing would be to start moderately intense cardio work, such as jogging/biking/walking/swimming and the like. Light resistance training can help somewhat, as muscle has a higher metabolic need than fatty tissue. And be sure to consult a physician before you begin any new exercise regimen.

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How high should I keep my heart rate on a stationary bike to lose weight?

Depends on age. 70 to 80% of a number which is 220 minus your age ; this will cause a conditioning effect, but any exercise will burn calories. Read more...

To lose weight I have to keep my heart rate high, but just how high should I keep it?

Not true. You heart rate is irrelevant. If you eat fewer calories than you burn, you will lose weight, even if your heart rate is always 30! what you're thinking is that you should be active and that's true as it will help you burn more calories, but more importantly, it will keep you in the right mind set. Nonetheless, no one loses weight through increased activity, only by eating smarter and less. Read more...

I want to lose weight. I'm jogging and eating healthier. What's the ideal heart rate while at jogging to lose weight fast? How long each each session?

Congratulations. Congratulations on being motivated. I would suggest focusing on having fun while getting fit. Jog at a pace that makes you feel alive and vital. It should feel like you are making a solid effort, break a good sweat, but don't over-strain. Don't worry about heart rate, etc. Slow and steady weight loss is generally more sustainable than fast. Eat at least 5-8 servings of vegetables & fruits per day. Read more...

Some people eat foods and do not gain weight while others do with the same diet. Does this mean that a faster metabolism may mean a quicker heart rate?

Not usually. There are many factors that affect weight gain and three that really are out of our control are age, gender and genetics. The type of food, activity level, sleep and stress also play huge role and are under our control. It is possible to start looking at genetic variations fairly easy that may help patients pick the best diet for them. Read more...