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Why is lifetime fitness important

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
So many benefits: It helps optimize the function of your heart, lungs and vascular system. These are pretty important organ systems. Your body is an "organic" machine... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 44 years experience
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
Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 19 years experience
Absolutely: 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine 44 years experience
Many reasons: Cardio exercise increases physical endurance; is good for a person's heart and blood vessels; helps prevent many conditions like diabetes, coronary he... Read More
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 51 years experience
Heart, Blood Vessels: Carry blood, oxygen & nutrients throughout the body for life. The heart (pump), lungs (o2 source) and vessels (pipeline) are the body's superhighway a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
A Verified Doctoranswered
33 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 30 years experience
Exercise injuries: When we are injured our exercise or ability to be active is limited and may be permanent. Some injuries can not be fully recovered from joint injuri... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
AllFunctionEssential: Every cell in our body is dependant, (survival & function) on blood flow in a very nearby capillary for supply of o2 + nutrients & removal of co2 + wa... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 36 years experience
Cardio and fitness: It would be difficult to train to stay fit if the cardiovascular system was in poor shape so it is very important.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Use good sense: The best way to avoid over straining your body is to not over strain your body. Keep yourself well nourished with healthy foods. Get good sleep and ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Results: What is your goal? What is the fitness plan? Does it meet your needs? Is t affordable? Evaluate the trainer. Don't push too hard. The body changes/he... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
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