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Do isometric exercise burn calories?

Do isometric exercise burn calories?

Not a lot: Exercise is burning. it uses oxygen. See if your breathing rate goes up with it. Personally weight lifting yes, and isometric hardly at all. ...Read more

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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


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Regular exercise niddm?

Regular exercise niddm?

Yes...: As well as regular exercise for iddm. Exercise is good for everyone as it helps maintain flexible blood vessels. Diabetics do not have to limit their exercise, but as with all exercise, should not over do it by bringing their body to a point of complete exhaustion. ...Read more

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Is aerobic exercise effective?

Is aerobic exercise effective?

Yes: Regular aerobic activity such as walking, bicycling or swimming can help you live longer and healthier. During aerobic activity you repeatedly move large muscles causing you to breath faster and more deeply. This maximizes the oxygen in your blood helping carry nutrients to the tissues and waste products out. If done properly aerobic activity can increase endurance and overall well being. ...Read more

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Is aerobic exercise better than HIIT?

Is aerobic exercise better than HIIT?

Different: High intensity interval training is very efficient and serves to also improve your aerobic potential, but realize, due to the vigorous nature of HIIT, you may more readily succumb to overtraining if this your only training technique. In an ideal world your training would include various techniques including HIIT and steady state(aerobic) training. ...Read more

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Which is better for weight loss: aerobic exercise or anaerobic exercise?

Which is better for weight loss: aerobic exercise or anaerobic exercise?

Combo: You cannot perform any anaerobic exercise for very long,so you cannot burn many calories this way. Aerobic exercise can be performed for long periods of time when you are properly trained, and can result in weight loss with proper diet and nutrition. Combination is excellent, though not so much for weight loss as for conditioning.You will rev up your metabolism. Perhaps you meant cardio ?Good Luck ...Read more

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Can exercise burn saturated fat?

Can exercise burn saturated fat?

Exercise: Can burn fat, carbohydrates and protein, but you have to do lots and more than your calorie intake to burn fat. ...Read more

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Is walking a good aerobic exercise?

Is walking a good aerobic exercise?

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 and overall fitness and cardiovascular health. ...Read more

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Does cardio exercise help burn fat?

Does cardio exercise help burn fat?

Aerobic does!: Aerobic exercise is exercising for an extended period of time (20 min or more, nonstop) at a moderate level (3-5 on a 0-10 scale). What many call "cardio" may be at too high a level. If the 'cardio' is aerobic (as above) then yes, you burn fat! remember to stay hydrated. If you are dehydrated the body doesn't burn fat and you can burn your own muscles when you exercise. Hydrate+aerobic=good. ...Read more

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Teen nutrition and exercise motivators?

Teen nutrition and exercise motivators?

Other teens: Forgive my frankness. You're right to want the best for them. If you're a parent, nagging your teen about food choices and fitness will be ignored and resented. A parent may have some good impact if they life a fitness-focused lifestyle themselves. Otherwise, favorable peer pressure is what gets teens to eat wisely & exercise; of the two, exercise is far more important for health. ...Read more

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Do aerobics exercise can reverse cardio vascular disease?

Do aerobics exercise can reverse cardio vascular disease?

Exercise: I don't think there are any studies that indicate reversal of plaque build up, but that doesn't matter. The bottom line is that exercise is among one of the lifestyle changes that will help your overall cardiovascular health. As long as you're feeling well and your doctor agrees you should stop debating about it, get off this app/website, and start moving. ...Read more

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Can dieting and exercise reduce weight ?

Can dieting and exercise reduce weight ?

YES!: Absolutely! in fact, the combination of exercise and dieting is the best way to change your health and improve your weight. There are so many other benefits that i could list but overall, i always recommend the combination of improved eating habits and exercise. ...Read more

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Best exercise routine to lose fat and gain muscle?

Best exercise routine to lose fat and gain muscle?

Aerobic + resistance: National guidelines recommend 150 min/wk of moderate or 75 min/wk of vigorous activity and resistance exercise twice/wk. If you want to lose weight you'll probably need to exercise more and eat less. Moderate means you can carry on a conversation while exercising and vigorous means you can't. For more info, check out http://www.Cdc.Gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/index.Html. ...Read more

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Do exercise machines simulate real activities?

Do exercise machines simulate real activities?

Try to: Exercise machines (not sure exactly which youre referring to) try to simulate activities of different sports to some extent but they can never really do that the machines try to strengthen the muscles that are most intrinsic to particular sports also plyometrics can be helpful to gear oneself toward a specific sport or activity unfortunately, no one activity can truly equal actually playing sport. ...Read more

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How do cardiovascular and aerobic exercise differ?

Ecxercise: Aerobic exercise (also known as cardio) is physical exercise of relatively low intensity that depends primarily on the aerobic energy-generating process. ...Read more

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Exercise bike or treadmill for fat loss all over?

Exercise bike or treadmill for fat loss all over?

Cardio Mix: You cannot target specific areas for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio & a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same ex or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up w/ walking, running, biking, swimming, elliptical, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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Exercise to build foot muscles?

Exercise to build foot muscles?

DPM Evaluation: Hello: please obtain a medical evaluation by a podiatrist. Foot weakness typically involves a neurological problem that needs to be ruled out who can then guide you based on what muscles are weak. Mark reed, dpm diplomat of the american board of podiatric surgery website: http://www.Footpain.Org. ...Read more

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