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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Your: Your on demand cable station is likely to have a lot of fun exercise programs you can try out.
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
Easier: Easier to lose body fat by doing high intensity interval training for a shorter time.
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Exercising: Exercising for 60 minutes, versus 30 minutes in a row, results in less calories burnt per day.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Retinal Surgery 19 years experience
Exercise: Exercise more can cause weight loss and reduce the need for meds to control diabetes.
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
High: High intensity interval training is the best way to lose body fat fast.
Dr. Mike Moore
Dr. Mike Mooreanswered
Family Medicine 8 years experience
Just: Just walking a little bit more each day can quickly add up.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Listening: Listening to music helps you keep the pace and pass time.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Many: Many gyms have aerobics classes suitable for all fitness levels.
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Muscle: Muscle weighs 2.25 times more than fat.
Dr. Kirk Churukian
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Running: Running backwards burns more calories, imparts less impact to knees, and improves balance! try it!
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
Running: Running in water is great cadiovascular activity that is gentle on your knees and hips.
Dr. Jason Lichten
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Staying: Staying active during the day leads to more restful sleep.
Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
To: To burn off the calories from a candy bar, you need to jog about 3 miles.
Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
To: To burn off the calories from eating a hamburger, you need to walk about 3 hours.
Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
To: To burn off the calories from eating a slice of cheese pizza, you need to walk about 1 hour.
Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
To: To burn off the calories from one donut you need to take a brisk walk for about an hour.
Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
To: To really lose weight with exercise, you need to do a whole lot of exercise.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Training: Training outside is advantageous because of exposure to sunlight and fresh air.
Dr. Pasala Ravichandran
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Walking: Walking meters or counters make it really fun.
Dr. Carmen Kavali
Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Working: Working out boosts good hormones that fight fat deposition.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
30: 30 minutes a day can help lose fat, tone muscles, improve mental outlook.
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Vascular Surgery 33 years experience
Excersizing: Myth: exercising specific areas will cause weight loss in those areas.
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
Tendon: Tendon pain of longer than 8 weeks is probably no longer tendonitis.
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
A new TipTap: Before any exercise program, get a physical exam.
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
A new TipTap: Twenty continuous minutes of exercise switches the body from burning blood sugar to burning fat.
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
A new TipTap: Adequate stretching helps prevent exercise soreness.
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine 24 years experience
A new TipTap: Exercising helps to prevent osteoporosis.
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Exercise: Exercise benefits not just the body, but also the mind. It's a natural and powerful mood booster.
Dr. Suzanne Fiala
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Do: Do your own thing - find something you love that gets you off that couch - anything.- and do it!
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
It: It will make you feel better, particularly if you have back pains.
Dr. Ted King
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The: The endorphin release from vigorous exercise can actually help treat depression.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Like: Like what sporting activities you do. If you don't, exercise becomes work, not play!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Activities: Activities you can share or do alone will allow you to exercise more!
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Exercise: Exercise improves glucose tolerance and helps lower blood sugar levels.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yoga: Yoga and tai chi provide good exercise for muscle tone; pool aerobics & walking burn more calories.
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 44 years experience
Exercise: Exercise benefits both the mind and the body !
Dr. Randolph Todd
Endodontics 44 years experience
Exercise: Exercise does not have to be an organized activity. Simple walking to work counts!
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
It is healthy: Everyone should find time to excercise.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
You: You can increase blood flow, improve mood and energy just by exercising!
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Did: Did you know that you burn calories by fidgeting? People who move more tend to be thinner!
Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 28 years experience
There: There is really no substitute to exercise. But try walking & do things standing instead of sitting.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
A: A well-tuned body burns calories faster and exercise lowers your desire to overeat.
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 58 years experience
Avoid: Avoid energy drinks. They do more harm than good.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Regular: Regular exercise is good for your body, your heart , your blood pressure and your brain and mind.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Sit: Sit less. Sitting (tv, computer) negates the benefits of exercise. Recent studies have shown this!
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Take: Take the stairs at work and skip the elevator.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Men: Men who work out regularly are less likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction than those who don't.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
A: A great antidote for difficulty falling asleep? Regular physical activity.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Exercise: Exercise can help to prevent development of both type 2 diabetes & metabolic syndrome.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Exercise: Exercise immediately increases blood flow to your lungs helping with oxygen.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
CrossFit: Crossfit = gymnastics, plyometrics, weight lifting as well as speed, strength & endurance training. .
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
A: A hand gripper made of polyurethane is great for forearm strength. I keep one in the car and home!
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Keep: Keep moving! avoid elevators, park far from the door, & squeeze/release muscles when sitting.
Dr. Safiyya Shabazz
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Don't: Don't ask you children to pass you anything. Get up & get it yourself! all that movement adds up.
Dr. Safiyya Shabazz
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Exercise: Exercise helps you make new brain cells. It makes you smarter!
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
Never: Never too old to exercise. You can produce muscle hypertrophy improving strength your whole life.
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
Every: Every motion, every action is a chance to exercise. Do not have to have a special time to exercise.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Big: Big arm veins equate with strenuous physical activity from exercise or work, done regularly!
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Exercising: Exercising helps balancing our brain chemistry by releasing endorphins, our good mood guys!
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Adopt: Adopt a dog, you'll walk her/him twice a day. Your dog will love you while making you walk!
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Set: Set up increasing goals as you exercise. Focus on a landmark while running, then add one farther.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Exercises: Exercises that can be done alone or with others are best. Harder to stay with either or!
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
It's: It's more fun to walk in the mall. You observe how people walk & talk. How they smirk & pass gas!
Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Exercise: Exercise is the single best thing you can do for your brain in terms of mood, memory, and learning.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Flexibility: Flexibility is important. Overusing muscles makes them tight. Make them stronger with stretching.
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
People: People who exercise even 30 minute a day live longer.
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Exercise: Exercise is important for moving emotional energy.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Your: Your body continues to burn excess calories for several hours after exercising.
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Patients: Patients with dogs tend to live healthier lives, have lower blood pressure.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
How: How much is enough? Any exercise that raises your heart rate to 70% of (220 minus your age).
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Exercise: Exercise can be just walking, at a pace brisk enough for a light sweat.
Dr. Kirk Churukian
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
A: A recent study showed men watching 20+ hrs of tv/wk had a 44% lower sperm count than more active men.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Sharing: Sharing exercise with others makes it more like fun than work.
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
3: 3 ten-minute workouts is just as effective as one half-hour workout.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
The: The us goal for amount of exercise for adults is 150 minutes per week, or roughly 22 minutes a day.
Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 20 years experience
Moving: Moving more makes you smarter. Exercise releases bdnf and makes your brain neurons sprout!
Dr. Gianna Link
Neurology 38 years experience
Dance!: Dance! dancing is an excellent form of exercise and improves coordination.
Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Stressed-out: Stressed-out women who exercised vigorously showed fewer signs of aging.
Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Exercise: Exercise appears to stimulate the growth of neurons in certain brain regions damaged by depression.
Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Like: Like muscles, you have to stress your brain cells to get them to grow.
Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Simply: Simply seeing fitness improvements can improve your self-esteem and body image.
Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Even: Even mild activity (leisurely walk) can help keep your brain fit and active, fending off memory loss.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Walking: Walking is the best exercise. Even 10 minutes can improve brain function! take a walk break today.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Walking: Walking on a regular basis several times a week will provide great health benefits.
Dr. Leland Orlov
Clinical Psychology 49 years experience
Being: Being more active should help with a better night's sleep.
Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
Exercise: Exercise adds up. Exercising for 10 minutes 3 times daily is equivalent to 30 minutes 1 time daily.
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
People: People who work puzzles regularly are much sharper later in life.
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Shoulder: Shoulder stands are good for your thyroid.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
A: A brisk walk will get you 1 mile in 15 minutes; shoot for 3 miles/4 days per week.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Modern: Modern science demonstrates that it is not necessary to 'warm-up' before exercise.
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
The: The benefit of moderate intense exercise plateaus at 45 minutes per day.
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Briskly: Briskly exercising even 5 minutes at a time has great benefit.
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Jumping: Jumping jacks are a great exercise when you are short on time.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Martial: Martial arts are great for women. Confidence and ability to defend oneself!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
We: We all will be sore starting an exercise program. Take a few days off and resume. (delayed soreness).
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
The: The goal of exercise is to improve strength & endurance, not look better, although it's a nice side-effect!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Training: Training floor mat, barbells, chin bar, and an indoor bike. Cheap home gym to stay in shape.
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
You'll: You'll feel good physically, emotionally, & mentally; your blood pressure, sugar & lipids will improve!
Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa
Anesthesiology 26 years experience
Commit: Commit for 30 days. 5 days a week. It will be hard to stop after that because you will feel great.
Dr. Lisa Davidson
Family Medicine 24 years experience
The: The more time you spend sitting, the greater your risk for metabolic disease. Get up!
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Walking: Walking even 10 minutes twice a day can improve your health and increase your metabolism.
Dr. Robert Tupac
Specializes in Prosthodontics
I: I try to get in 2 1/2 to 3 hours per week, and I do it with a buddy-- my dog.
Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Using: Using walking or trekking sticks works the upper body, eases back pain, and burns 45% more calories!
Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
A: A brisk two mile walk creates the same health benefits as running the same distance.
Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
Running: Running reduces the risk for hypertension by 4.2%, but walking reduces it by 7.2%!
Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
Running: Running reduces the risk for an elevated cholesterol level by 4.3%, but walking reduces it by 7.0%!
Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
Running: Running reduces the risk of coronary artery disease by 4.3%, but walking decreases it by 9.3%!
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Exercise: Exercise is so important: exercise turns on a bunch of metabolism-boosting genes in fat.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Working: Working out in green spaces leads to a 50% greater mental health benefit then working out at a gym.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Sleeping: Sleeping well, not smoking, and exercise are the three most important factors to a long healthy life.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Lower-extremity: Lower-extremity stress fractures are preventable with proper biomechanics training.
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Isometric: Isometric contraction means contraction but no movement. No one needs to know you are exercising.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
All: All it takes is walking 10, 000 steps per day! Get your pedometer! Work up to it!
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Many: Many 5k events (3.1 miles) welcome walkers as well as runners. Challenge yourself!
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Your: Your town has inexpensive week long summer camps for children that they will love!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
When: When you play soccer you can develop coordination, balance, and agility.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
What's: What's a great way to get the kids off their computer or away from tv? Soccer. Because it's fun!
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Exercises: Exercises modestly reduces the risk of kidney stones. Get moving.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Everyone: Everyone is different. Many people are motivated by social cues, some health goals, find yours.
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 34 years experience
Don't: Don't like an organized exercise program? Then actively play with your kids or grandkids. Enjoy!
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Exercise: Exercise = a natural antidepressant. Side effects = increased joy, health and weight control.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 26 years experience
High: High intensity, low interval workouts can produce better results than traditional workouts.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Studies: Studies show: wearing a weighted vest during exercise could improve balance and bone density.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Will : Help delay the aging process of loss of muscle and keeps joint healthy.
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
General Surgery 35 years experience
It's: It's better to do something every day, like walking, than to push yourself too hard and quit.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Nearly: Nearly 2/3 of the us population is obese or overweight. Close to 10% have diabetes.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Each: Each minute counts!each minute of high intensity exercise was linked to .O7 reduced risk of obesity.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
The: The intensity of the activity can matter as much as the duration for health benefits.
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Stanford: Stanford univ study found that people who use a pedometer walk 27% farther.
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
An: An hour of exercise burns more calories than an hour on health tap. (both are good for you).
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Why: Why run? Female runners are often sexually aroused more easily than their sedentary counterparts.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Running: Running trains your heart to pump stronger.
Dr. James Bicos
Orthopedic Surgery 22 years experience
Stretching: Stretching as little as 5 min per day can reduce the risk of injuries.
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
When: When walking or running, if the distance traveled is the same, the health benefits are the same.
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Daily aerobics for at least 30 minutes a day is the best prevention against lifestyle diseases.

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