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why is lifetime fitness important

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
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
43 years experience 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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Dr. Craig Morton
18 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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
43 years experience Preventive Medicine
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
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Dr. James Henning
50 years experience Anesthesiology
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raphael Peralta
Specializes in Family Medicine
Avoiding boredom: To avoid boredom.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
27 years experience Holistic Medicine
Helps schedule: The location is important b/c if it is not close to where you work or live, you will not go after awhile. Everyone is motivated for about 30 days and ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
29 years experience Podiatry
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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Definitely : The exercises you do to increase the size of your chest are also good for your cv fitness.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
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.

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