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Doctor insights on: 8 Minute Mile Pace

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Is it healthier to run 4 days a week for 16 minutes at at 8:30 mile pace, or 2 days a week for 30 minutes at a 9:30 pace?

Is it healthier to run 4 days a week for 16 minutes at at 8:30 mile pace, or 2 days a week for 30 minutes at a 9:30 pace?

You decide: Even at your relatively young 28 years, the key is that you are still exercising. Most of us will probably tell you to try for 30 minutes of exercise daily. ...Read more

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How can I run for miles? I heard of the run walk program but does it really work well enough to make me run at a reasonable pace for miles?

How can I run for miles? I heard of the run walk program but does it really work well enough to make me run at a reasonable pace for miles?

Conditioning: Yourself.....You need to slowly build up your stamina. Each time out increase the amount of jogging you did previously. You will get there....Patience is a virtue. ...Read more

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I can't loss weight and I have tried everything. I walked 3 or more miles every morning at a very brisk pace for 3 months and never lost a pound! did zumba classes and never lost anything! worked out at home doing the 'biggest loser' dvd, nothing. What sh

I can't loss weight and I have tried everything. I walked 3 or more miles every morning at a very brisk pace for 3 months and never lost a pound! did zumba classes and never lost anything! worked out at home doing the 'biggest loser' dvd, nothing. What sh

Calorie reduction : Is the only way to lose weight. Eat less that you burn. 3500 calories for 1 pound of fat. Exercise like fast running for 1 full hour can only burn 500 to 600 calories. Exercise will tone the body , but not be a very big part of actual weight loss. Without major attention to calories. ...Read more

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What would be a good jogging pace for a 56 yr old man looking for cardiovascular health benefits? And how many miles per day?

What would be a good jogging pace for a 56 yr old man looking for cardiovascular health benefits? And how many miles per day?

Highly variable: Pace and distance are highly variable among runners, depending on their experience level, goals, desire, prior injuries/orthopedic conditions and conditioning level. I would recommend you start gradually, perhaps at a pace of 9-11 minutes per mile and 1-3 miles on non-consecutive days. You can increase your distance 10-20%/week and consider a goal of decreasing your pace/mile by 30 seconds/month. ...Read more

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Can a stress fracture of the intermediate cuneiform bone 2yrs develop a cyst, walk at unusually fast pace at work(8-10 miles a day)on concrete *pics* ?

Can a stress fracture of the intermediate cuneiform bone 2yrs develop a cyst, walk at unusually fast pace at work(8-10 miles a day)on concrete *pics* ?

An xray, : Ct scan or MRI would be able to tell you what the situation of the bone. Is that what normally happens? No.
But, if a cyst is present it doesn't really matter how it got there the idea is to deal with it..meaning treat it if necessary. ...Read more

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How many calories can bicycling 2 miles at a steady pace burn?

How many calories can bicycling 2 miles at a steady pace burn?

Calories calculator: Use the calories burned calculator below to see how many calories you burned during your cycling. Here is the link:
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calories_burned.asp?exercise=184 ...Read more

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I've been power walking 4 miles a night at a 13 min. mile pace 5 or 6 nights a week. Suddenly I'm getting sharp stinging pain below my calf. Age 57?

I've been power walking 4 miles a night at a 13 min. mile pace 5 or 6 nights a week. Suddenly I'm getting sharp stinging pain below my calf. Age 57?

Congrats: on getting a healthy amount of exercise! It sounds as if you have aggravated your calf muscle or possibly the knee joint. Give yourself some time off power waking, rest your leg and reassess in a few days. ...Read more

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I am a 45 year old male. My restin heart rate is 42-44bpm. When running a 3 mile sub 6 min/mile pace my max heart rate touched 205bpm. Is this normal?

I am a 45 year old male. My restin heart rate is 42-44bpm. When running a 3 mile sub 6 min/mile pace my max heart rate touched 205bpm. Is this normal?

probably not: The maximum predicted heart rate for someone your age is 175. That's not hard and fast but 205 sounds suspicious. You should undergo a treadmill stress test and see if you can reproduce that hr on cardiac monitoring. If not, you should wear a 30 day event monitor. ...Read more

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How much protein carbs & fats should I have dailey to lose weight?266 pounds, 55 years, female, walks 2 miles 3x weekly @ brisk pace? 138/90, 20lisino

How much protein carbs & fats should I have dailey to lose weight?266 pounds, 55 years, female, walks  2 miles 3x weekly @ brisk pace? 138/90, 20lisino

see details: Eat a high protein diet and minimize carbohydrate intake as much as possible. Control you portion size and do not snack between meals. ...Read more

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What's the best pace in losing weight?

What's the best pace in losing weight?

2lbs/week: 2 pounds per week is generally accepted as the best sustainable rate of weight loss. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long can someone live with a pace maker?

Having a pacemaker : Does generally not shorten anyone's life but may prolonged "good years". ...Read more

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What are risks of not getting my pace maker checked?

What are risks of not getting my pace maker checked?

Failure detection: Pacemakers are electronic devices using batteries that eventually wear out. Also the pacing wires that deliver the signal that controls the heart can be compromised by scarring or dislodgement. All of these issues plus more can be detected noninvasively and even remotely by telephone transmissions. Absolutely need to be followed regularly by a pacemaker clinic. ...Read more

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What to eat before going on a fast paced walking class?

What to eat before going on a fast paced walking class?

Carbohydrate: A good choice would be a quick source of energy through a carbohydrate choice.
Apples, spaghetti the night before, pretzels, orange juice all will pump up the glucose in the fast twitch muscle fibers. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to go in a hottub with a pace maker?

Is it possible for you to go in a hottub with a pace maker?

Yes: People with pacemaker may use a hot tub. However if it is recently implanted, you should wait until the wound is healed to avoid risk of infection. ...Read more

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Does fartlek runs have any advantage over normal runs (constant pace) ?

Does fartlek runs have any advantage over normal runs (constant pace) ?

Yes: Fartlek training is a very effective form of running that, when done properly, boosts strength, endurance and performance. Literally it means "speed play". It incorporates fast, medium, and slow running over a variety of distances depending on the terrain, how you feel, and what you are training for. This variable speed training is far more effective at boosting performance than continuous running. ...Read more

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Very hard to walk and pace reduced from 72 cms to 60 cms. Please advise.

Very hard to walk and pace  reduced  from 72 cms to 60 cms. Please advise.

More info: I am sorry for the inconveniences you've been experiencing, however, i would need more info to know how to help. Are your troubles related to joint pain or muscle aches or is it something new? If it is joint related problem such as osteoarthritis, you may need to look into getting inflammation under control with some medication but at the same time preserving function with pt, exercises, etc. ...Read more

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How can I keep my disabled child to move through grades at the same pace as his peers?

How can I keep my disabled child to move through grades at the same pace as his peers?

Work with the school: Public schools are better staffed to handle special needs kids & laws require mainstreaming when possible, regular assessments& individualized education plans do not apply to most private facilities.You need to get involved in the process.Realize you don't have to sign off on any program plan but should accept their best efforts.Educators are aware of their own limitations & try to do their best. ...Read more

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In the paced auditory serial addition test I got all but one correct. Is this a good sign?

In the paced auditory serial addition test I got all but one correct. Is this a good sign?

Yes, results are : based on number correct out of total.The PASAT is a measure of cognitive function that assesses auditory information processing speed and flexibility, as well as calculation ability. It is used for patients with MS, not as a test pf general cognitive ability. ...Read more

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Please tell me how much weight i need to lose every month to lose weight at a healthy pace?

Please tell me how much weight i need to lose every month to lose weight at a healthy pace?

This varies: For most people, 1-2 lbs per week is safe. So, 4-8 lbs per month would be about right under most circumstances. But, it's superior to focus on healthful behaviors (eating right and exercising in enjoyable ways) than to focus on the scale. Weight does not tell the complete story of health. Also, when people are trying to lose weight they'll notice that their weight varies up and down. Don't stop. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm on six different medications (yes all prescribed to me) and have a pace maker I want to join the army?

What do you advise if I'm on six different medications (yes all prescribed to me) and have a pace maker I want to join the army?

Medicines: If you're on all those medicines and have a pacemaker you should not plan on being in the military. Make other life plans. ...Read more

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I am turning 16 next month i am 65 inches and 140 pounds and i am growing at a very slow pace barely an inch a year do i need hgh???

I am turning 16 next month i am 65 inches and 140 pounds and i am growing at a very slow pace barely an inch a year do i need hgh???

No: You need to be evaluated and blood tests done to see what your levels are. Also consider your parents. Also you still have years to grow ...Read more

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When doing 60/60 interval training, what pace should the slow 60 be at? Can i walk the slower 60 or does it absolutely have to be a jog?

When doing 60/60 interval training, what pace should the slow 60 be at? Can i walk the slower 60 or does it absolutely have to be a jog?

Depends : Depends on your program and goal. How fast is the other 60 ? Many programs heve a walk element in there, especially if you are beginning the program. See how you feel. If you are sprinting the other 60, then either will work. If quicker jog, then take the rest time, and walk. You can always move it up to alternate as you feel better and get stronger. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I switch to fartlek run if I do constant pace running 3/4 times a week & cover 2.5miles in 22mins?At what time interval should I switch pace?

How can I switch to fartlek run if I do constant pace running 3/4 times a week & cover 2.5miles in 22mins?At what time interval should I switch pace?

intervals, sort of: The idea behind fartlek is to not get too ocd about the times or distance. Try running 880 mile walk 220 and repeat until your goal is reached. Push the pulse to target if you can with each leg. ...Read more

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Can you explain the connection between stress and disease? The busier we are, the more stressed and the higher the incidents of disease. Our society's pace is getting faster and faster which i see is getting more and more stressed which is creating more d

Can you explain the connection between stress and disease? The busier we are, the more stressed and the higher the incidents of disease. Our society's pace is getting faster and faster which i see is getting more and more stressed which is creating more d

Your : Your question is an important one as it calls for greater understanding of very fundamental aspects of how diseases originate and progress, and the role of stress in disease. Austrian-born endocrinologist hans selye (hans hugo bruno selye, 1907 — 1982) did important scientific work on the response of an organism to stress. The term general adaptation syndrome (gas) - a theory of stress - has originated from his work. According to gas, stress is a non-specific response of the body a stimulus. There are three stages of gas: alarm, resistance and exhaustion. In the alarm stage, a hormone adrenaline is produced in order to bring about the "fight-or-flight" response. In the resistance stage, if the stressor persists, the body attempts to cope with the stress. However, the body cannot maintain this stage indefinitely and its resources become gradually depleted. In that case, the exhaustion stage ensues. In this final stage all of the body's resources are depleted and its functions become decompensated giving rise to diseases such as ulcers, depression, diabetes or cardiovascular problems. Obviously, in order to avoid the stress-associated illnesses, it would be necessary to limit the extent and duration of stressors on our organism, or "slow down", something that you correctly pointed out in your question. I posted a link below to a wikipedia article on hans selye and his theory of stress. ...Read more

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On the treadmill i have the incline on 6 to 8 and 4.6mph for 30 minutes.I sweat pretty good. Is this a good pace to shed a few more pounds?

On the treadmill i have the incline on 6 to 8 and 4.6mph for 30 minutes.I sweat pretty good. Is this a good pace to shed a few more pounds?

Good exercise: The exercise is good, and will help you lose weight, as it keeps muscles in tone and strong. They require more energy for maintenance than the connective tissue and flab they replace.
However, to lose weight, you must also eat sensibly, fewer calories than you use each day. ...Read more

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Do masturbation increases the pace of aging?

Do masturbation increases the pace of aging?

No, not unless...: Masturbation does not increase the pace of aging, unless he or she keeps worrying about it. Excessive worrying can increase the pace of aging. ...Read more