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5k Vs Miles
I need a detailed explanation of how to look after myself on a 30 mile hike a day for two days. Please help.
Long hike: for any rigorous exercise, you need to get rest before and afterwards. you should drink plenty of liquids before,during & afterwards. Make sure you eat a balanced meal before you begin your hike and bring extra snacks and liquids to maintain your energy and avoid dehydration. Wear protective clothing and sunscreen to prevent getting burned. Of course rest during the hike if you need to. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Practice: Cardio activity has a very quick improvement curve which will be satisfying for you to see. If you are running, jogging, or walking, just keep it up for 30 mins 4-5 times weekly and,you will be amazed at how quickly you improve and can feel strong for a mile. This takes consistency but not over exertion. Don't push so hard that you are short of breath. You should be able to talk a bit . ...Read more
I try to cycle almost every day, riding 10-15 miles/day and 25/30 miles on Saturday and Sunday, avg 4 min/mile. Is this 2 much?
Possibly: The answer depends on your posture and form as you ride, as well as how well the bike you're riding fits your body. Back pain often arises from poor posture or forcing the muscles that are mainly used for posture to bear much heavier loads. If you are hunching over the bars and feel a strain in your low back as you ride, you could easily develop pain or stiffness and you can easily injure yourself. ...Read more
How do I know if I'm getting enough exercise?! I am biking four miles a day, but how do I know if I'm biking hard enough?
What is enough: Tiffany sounds like you are doing quite well. If a group of you and your friends want to go longer thats OK too. ...Read more
Carried or pulled 80 lb plus work backpack for nearly a mile. Young and lean but wondered if wise?
Backpack: If you are in good shape then should not be a problem. ...Read more
I'm 1, 82cm tall and 55.5k eat everything i don't workout and my body now is refusing to gain back to my orig 58k I have hpylori should I be worried?
H Pylori & Weight Lo: www.healthtap.com/#experts/10002907/feed depending on symptoms and condition, your doctor will decide if h pylori should be eradicated by antibiotics. Weight loss is linked to hp infection if causing ulcer, gastric cancer and malt in which case treatment ndicated. Generally not worrisome as a large % of world's population carry hp. Symptoms & endoscopy results dictate decision to treat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I actually dissent: Having run for forty years, i believe that running does not have to cause injury if there is no intenal pathology. I would start slow with a walk/ run combo. I would then gradually increase to 20-30 minutes running 3-5 times per week i think the duration or distance covered is more important than the speed. Oviously the speed will naturally increase with a training effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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