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Doctor insights on: 20 Minute Workout With Bess Motta

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Why don't I sweat during my workout?

Why don't I sweat during my workout?

You probably do: Some people have their perspiration evaporate rapidly as they work out, some sweat more than others, but everybody sweats. Maybe you are not working out hard enough? ...Read more

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Why doesn't body shake after a intense workout.

Why doesn't body shake after a intense workout.

Say what: Why doesn't body shake after an intense workout? What would make u think it should? ...Read more

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How bad is it to workout when you don't get enough sleep?

How bad is it to workout when you don't get enough sleep?

Workout: Work out within 2 hours of sleep or when trying to fall asleep can enhance metabolism and the brains excitation leading to insomnia. ...Read more

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I start gaining weight if i don't workout. Why is that? Help mee

I start gaining weight if i don't workout. Why is that? Help mee

Weight Gain: When you workout you tweak your metablolism, when you miss workouts your metabolism slows and this allows less calories to be burned. In order to maintain a healthy weight and body we all need to exercise regularly. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is yoga a good substitute if you don't have time for a real workout?

Is yoga a good substitute if you don't have time for a real workout?

Yoga is real: Yoga is a real workout! have you seen some of the stands (especially the hand stands)? You have to be trim, toned and well muscled (much like a gymnast). Pilates is another "real workout". ...Read more

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I really don't like upper body workouts! how can I make them more fun?

I really don't like upper body workouts! how can I make them more fun?

Find partner: Workouts, whether upper body( in your case), lower body or cardio can be a 'drag' after a while. My best advice as a sports medicine physician and endurance 'athlete' is to find a work- out partner w/ similar work- out goals as you and train together... If unable to do so then work w/ a certified personal trainer who can keep your work- outs more fun and goal/ oriented. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Is a 20 min swim better than a 30 min brisk walk as a regular workout?

Is a 20 min swim better than a 30 min brisk walk as a regular workout?

More info needed: More info is needed as it will depend on your goals, peak heart rate, your vo2 max, other medical conditions, etc. All things being equal, 30 minutes of continuous exercise is better than 20 minutes of continuous exercise. ...Read more

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Lose fat easily , in high school and I don't have much time to workout. ?

Lose fat easily , in high school and I don't have much time to workout. ?

Healthy diet: What you eat is the most important component of weight loss. There is no easy way to lose weight only dedication and discipline. Avoid simple sugars, sugary drinks, and eating closer than 2 hours before bed time. Eat 5 or six small meals throughout the day instead of one or two big ones. More of your calories should be consumed in the morning instead of the evening. ...Read more

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What are some good at home strength workouts that don't require equipment?

What are some good at home strength workouts that don't require equipment?

Sit-ups: If u have dont have any exersise equipment here are a few things you might try:sit-ups, push-ups,chin-ups,lunges w/or w/out weights, "burpies"(may have to look that one up on how to do it).If you have stairs you can go up and down stairs to workout aerobically.An exersise bike can usually be bought second-hand fairly cheaply and is easy to use and get a work-out...Good luck! ...Read more