A 19-year-old female asked:
I'm 21 years old girl weight 38 height 5'3''. is it suitable for me to join the gym for aerobic exercise? will it help me in gaining my weight?
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Family Medicine 24 years experience
Muscle building: The gym can be a great place to try various forms of cardiovascular and weight training equipment without purchasing them. Your cardio activity can build endurance. Weight training helps to build muscles and weight much quicker then cardiovascular activity does. Each is beneficial, each has their trade-offs
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Last updated Jun 9, 2014
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