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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: A good start would be to try and walk 30min/day 3-5 times per week. You will also want to add resistance training to help build lean muscle mass and ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
42 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Definitely: It's helpful for general fitness, maintaining endurance and strength, reducing risk of many chronic conditions (eg, diabetes, heart disease, stroke) t ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Lifestyle: If you have the blues, or if you don't, one of the best things you can do is to do fitness activities hard. When the other men see you working hard, t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Fitness test: Depends on what is included in the physical fitness test. Training is directed towards an expressed goal. Hard to give directions unless you give your ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
40 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes: Generally, one must increase the heart rate or breathing rate some in order to improve fitness. It's amazing though what regular walking can do.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience in Sports Medicine
Be varied: I usually suggest what one will do on a consistent basis i like a combination of strength, flexibility, and endurance in varied forms. I have some ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Good question!: Difficult to answer! There are dozens of martial arts in the world. Some, like Wushu require a gymnast's flexibility and grace, others like Tai Chi c ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Americanheart.org: There are innumerable books and magazines about health, fitness, and exercises--do your own research to see which provide the answers you seek. Or you ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
49 years experience in Anesthesiology
Check This Out: Have a look a the link below, although i support partnering with others to maintain consistency and focus through either fitness clubs, gym membership ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
See your doctor.: It would be best to see your doctor for a baseline physical exam first. At that time, he can outline a plan that would be in line with your capabilit ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Henson
31 years experience in Cardiology
All things in moder: all things in moderation. in general the american college of cardiology recommend 60 minutes of get-your-heart-rate-up exercise 5 days/wk if you're i ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
49 years experience in Anesthesiology
Hard to Say...: The "best" is relative and tends to be "that which works best for you." that said, I have had wonderful success using the p90x and related in-home dvd ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
23 years experience in Anti-Aging Medicine
The difference..: is that one is physical activity performed incidentally while carrying out some task or errand. The other is physical activity which has been planned ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Dollahite
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: You are nicely combining three different forms of aerobic conditioning exercises. Rowing and cycling activities are heart friendly as well as joint f ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
49 years experience in Anesthesiology
Stress Attenuates,: At least to some degree, many of the benefits of fitness & clean nutrition. Stress causes hormonal surges that affect the way food is absorbed, utiliz ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
YES: Absolutely.
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Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Exercise: Blood pressure tends to increase temporarily w/weight lifting but strengthening should still be a definite part of everyone's exercise program, along ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: Flexibility is just one aspect of physical fitness but is very important. Everyone has different levels of flexibility. Some people can be too flexibl ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Potentially great: Wii fit games are inherently physically interactive. Anytime you are up moving your extremities in a safe repetitive fashion, you are burning energy. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
21 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ankle exercises: For range of motion, draw every letter of the alphabet in the air with your toes. Strengthen your calves with toe raises and your shins and lateral l ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
As long as it's: not an obsession, it can only serve to help your moods and improve your social health. Often people work out together or in groups which is also a so ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience in Preventive Medicine
↓ Depression & Learn: Multiple observational & a few prospective studies have demonstrated clear trends toward ↓ed rates of depression, some ↑ in coping skills for life pro ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Licensed to : Usually someone who has been licensed by their state in that profession to practice in their field which in this case entails the musculoskeletal one ... Read More
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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not generally: If you have no current symptoms with exercise and have no known significant underlying disease you should be fine. If you develop symptoms see your d ... Read More

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