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What is the relationship between food intake physical activity and weight management?

What is the relationship between food intake physical activity and weight management?

Divine orchestra: Weight management depends on both the foods you eat, hormonal balance, and your physical activity. Foods provide both calories and important biochemical information to your body -- you can affect the proteins your genes make through the foods you eat. These in turn affect your metabolism, which eventually affects your weight. Physical activity affects your metabolism too. Balance is key! ...Read more

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Teen nutrition and exercise app anyone?

Teen nutrition and exercise app anyone?

See below: I am not an expert on exercise, nutrition, or apps. In looking up news stories on reportedly good nutrition and exercise apps, here is a link to an example of what may exist. See if it helps you. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/22/fitness-weight-loss-nutrition-apps_n_1371705.html#s803229&title=striiv. ...Read more

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Is anyone pitching the diet or healthy eating apps?

Is anyone pitching the diet or healthy eating apps?

Yes, diets: Yes there are some available be careful of price watch the advertisements. ...Read more

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Fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling, is this healthy?

Fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling, is this healthy?

All things in moder: all things in moderation. in general the american college of cardiology recommend 60 minutes of get-your-heart-rate-up exercise 5 days/wk if you're in shape - 90 minutes if you're not. that being said - "extreme" athleticism might be bad for you and shorten your life. (100 mile marathon runs, climbing mount everest) ...Read more

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What is the healthy food pyramid vs plate?

What is the healthy food pyramid vs plate?

FDA guidelines: Food pyramid and food plate are fda guidelines for healthy eating. See this site for more information. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. ...Read more

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Does wearing ankle weights the whole day (healthy body) ok?

Does wearing ankle weights the whole day (healthy body) ok?

Sure: Unless it irritates you ankle's skin or tendons by chaffing. Some times it could put undo torque/strain on your knee(s).It could theoretically cause a stress fracture but then again so could gaining weight. ...Read more

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What is the mediterranean pyramid diet?

What is the mediterranean pyramid diet?

Diet that was...: ...Consumed by people living near the mediterranean sea (but no longer). The pyramid emphasizes at is base, plant based foods such as fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, and whole grains, and as the foundation of the pyramid narrows upwards, it adds olive oil, fish, meat, chicken, wine, and dairy foods in smaller amounts. ...Read more

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Sport's Nutrition: what's the best macro ratio? carbs?protein?fat? for the purpose of building or maintain muscle mass (adding resistance training).

Sport's Nutrition: what's the best macro ratio? carbs?protein?fat? for the purpose of building or maintain muscle mass (adding resistance training).

I think it depends: My brief research into this suggests it is debatable & depends somewhat on your goals: bodybuilding vs. fat loss vs. maintenance. More carbs are needed for body building, and many fewer for fat loss. 40-60% carbs are recommended for body building, with 25-35% protein and 15-25% fat. You might target somewhere in the middle: 50% carbs, 30% protein, 20% fat. Good luck! ...Read more

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Body strength and fitness food sources?

Body strength and fitness food sources?

Mixed diet: Have a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products; curtail intake of saturated fats; no tobacco; no more than one drink a day; and exercise at least 30 minutes/day. ...Read more

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Does the type of physical activity matter for fitness?

Does the type of physical activity matter for fitness?

Yes.: First and foremost, you must enjoy it. If you don't, it will be hard to continue. A mix of cardio-activities that you enjoy, walking, jogging, cycling, tennis, swimming are many examples. But resistance and weight training is desirable, because it boosts your steady state metabolism, and will make injuries that might occur in the cardio activities less likely. ...Read more

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Does a high level of daily physical activity require carbohydrate intake? What about just eating protein?

Does a high level of daily physical activity require carbohydrate intake?  What about just eating protein?

Must have carbs: Carbohydrates are essential for energy. There are arguments over how many and exactly what type, but generally speaking, a moderate amount of complex carbohydrates should be a part of at least a couple of your meals each day. Those that try to exercise without carbs in their diet often have shortened or poor workouts. ...Read more

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Is the slow carb diet healthy?

Is the slow carb diet healthy?

Not unhealthy: mostly, balanced diet of unprocessed foods. WHole grains would fit with this. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet might be entertaining. ...Read more

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Is eating 50 calories of fruits and vegetables easier to burn then 50 calories of junk food?

Is eating 50 calories of fruits and vegetables easier to burn then 50 calories of junk food?

Yes: Absolutely! consider the consequences of your actions before you strap on the feed bag. While it’s okay to indulge at times, you can’t easily out-exercise a big mac. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a program of sensible eating and exercise habits that keep weight at a healthy level?

Docs, what's a program of sensible eating and exercise habits that keep weight at a healthy level?

In reality: Focus on a diet rich in colorful veggies and fruits. If you are interested in a "commercial" diet, people fairly well on Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers. Exercise wise, remember, squeeze it in whenever you can and whatever gets your heart rate up ... try to get in at least 150 mins/week. ...Read more

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Which type of sexual activity is good exercise ?

Which type of sexual activity is good exercise ?

Sex: Sexual activity is very good for mental health. But no sexual activity will burn enough calories to contribute to weight loss. ...Read more

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Which type of healthy foods to gain weight?

Which type of healthy foods to gain weight?

Foods to help w : Healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, smoothies (w added silken tofu or powdered milk), greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. Some people add whey proteins. ...Read more

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Resuming exercise program: does muscle growth trigger angiogenesis?

Resuming exercise program: does muscle growth trigger angiogenesis?

It's complicated : Exercise can improve vascularity but it does not create the growth of new blood vessels. Angiogenesis is triggered by injury and cancer as well as during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does participating in physical activities improve health-related fitness?

Yes: Generally, one must increase the heart rate or breathing rate some in order to improve fitness. It's amazing though what regular walking can do. ...Read more

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Is exercise and healthy for the bones who weights 160 pounds?

Is exercise and healthy for the bones who weights 160 pounds?

Yes: Resistance exercise under supervision will help in building bone mass in addition to the biphosphonate. Though with the exercise must be mindful of the risk of fracture due to osteoporosis. Control of thyroid disease is also helpful in maintaining a healthy bone ...Read more

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