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A 30-year-old male asked:

can i increase my intelligence by exercising?

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Dr. James Natalie
Sports Medicine 16 years experience
Not directly: Exercise by itself won't make you smarter. There are several cognitive benefits associated with a regular exercise, so including exercise in your daily routine may help you learn better. Shoot for 30 min of moderately vigorous aerobic exercise most (5) days of the week....and keep studying! Good luck

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A 22-year-old member asked:

Will exercising help me or hurt me?

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Depends: If done right, exercise is always helpful. See your doctor for proper clearance and possibly a personal trainer to design a program around your limitations.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Why does my diastolic pressure drop sometimes when I work out?

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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 23 years experience
Here are some reason: During excercise the muscles increase demand for blood and therefore the arterial system is dilated for increased blood flow. Additionally excercise in general increases the compliance of the vessels and as a result diastolic blood pressure is decreased.
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A 50-year-old male asked:

I weigh about 343 pounds I work out in the gym if I i'm out of breat when i'm in the gy ok I can do cardi 3 30 minutes without feeling out of breat what's wron?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Cardiac Eval: Look, of course I do not know you, but unless you are 9 ft tall, 343 is probably way overweight. The best way to find your answer would be to see a cardiologist and have a good cardiac evaluation, probably including a stress test and echocardiogram. They could then give you a rational program of exercise to help improve your health and/or make other suggestions.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can I workout if I am still sore from last one?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Yes, take it slow: Mild muscle aches within the muscle groups worked is the rule and not the exception father a good workout. You can exercise through residual soreness on subsequent days. Just take it slow with a thorough warmup (stretching, aerobic training) to begin your workout.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How long do you need to work out to increase stamina?

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Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Run for 20min: To get aerobic fitness, try running. Start with a 3minute jog on day one and repeat this for 3days. Then increase length of run by 2minutes every 3 times you run, and work your way upto 20mins. That is sufficient to give you stamina for high demand sports such as squash.

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