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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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What is pyramidal syndrome? What causes it?

What is pyramidal syndrome? What causes it?

Resending answer:): The pyramidal tracts are tracts of nerve fibers that run from the brain to the brain stem or spinal cord to control muscle function in the body. If injured or altered, muscles show spasticity/spasm and weakness/wasting. Injury may be caused by stroke, brain hemorrhage, tumor, infection, inflammation such as from meningitis or multiple sclerosis, or trauma. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pyramidal syndrome?

What are the symptoms of pyramidal syndrome?

Complex: The pyramidal tracts are tracts of nerve fibers that run from the brain to the brain stem or spinal cord to control muscle function in the body. If injured or altered, muscles show spasticity/spasm and weakness/wasting. Injury may be caused by stroke, brain hemorrhage, tumor, infection, inflammation such as from meningitis or multiple sclerosis, or trauma. ...Read more

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What's pyramid healing?

What's pyramid healing?

A scam: It's been around since the 1970's. People want to believe silly stuff. If you're a high-school kid and want to test it in an experiment, fine -- it'll fail. If someone tries to take your money in exchange for a magic device shaped like a pyramid that concentrates "cosmic healing energy", don't be a sucker. If you have been defrauded, consider contacting your local district attorney. ...Read more

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Do the food pyramid/plate differ?

Do the food pyramid/plate differ?

Yes: Here's a good article from Harvard: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/plate-replaces-pyramid/ ...Read more

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What does the food pyramid tell us?

Which pyramid?: The pyramid has been replaced by "my food plate" by the usda. Although some improvements were made, i still don't believe this reflects optimal nutrition. I prefer this one: http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02995/dr-weil-anti-inflammatory-food-pyramid.Html. ...Read more

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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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Help! exactly what is the food pyramid?

Help! exactly what is the food pyramid?

It is a visual plan: At The base represents larger amounts of food in that category and going from the bottom to the top the quantity of foods in each category less and less for each given day ...Read more

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Who does the food pyramid not work for?

No one: The food pyramid is not a healthy way to eat. Look at the many resources that show you how to eat with a paleo or primal approach to your diet. Keep in mind that the only thing your body needs carbohydrates for is fuel for your metabolism. And the average person only needs about 100 grams per day. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the food pyramid?

Can you please describe the food pyramid?

Food pyramid: You can find out all you need to know at: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/food_guide_pyramid. ...Read more

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What is the food pyramid for a 10month baby?

What is the food pyramid for a 10month baby?

There is none: There is no food pyramid for 10 month old babies. At ten months most babies have teeth and are on stage 2 feedings, which includes formula feeding or breast milk, some fruit juices.Cereals, fruits vegetables and some meat divided in three or four meals and avoid too much milk as that contributes to infant being obese, with some introduction of table food as tolerated. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is the food pyramid?

Food pyramid: You can find out all you need to know at: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/food_guide_pyramid. ...Read more

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Which are the main recommendations made by the healthy living pyramid?

Which are the main recommendations made by the healthy living pyramid?

The food pyramid: has been replaced by the "food plate" which you can find on the net. Many well trained in clinical nutrition believe that it is not much of an improvement. A visit to a clinical nutritionist is your best bet. Peace and good health. Government RDAs are very low. Over the counter daily vitamins are typically weak. ...Read more

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Can you let me know is it actually healthy to follow the food pyramid?

Can you let me know is it actually healthy to follow the food pyramid?

Governement plate: I prefer the new government plate which is 1/4 plate as protein, 1/4 plate as complex carbs, 1/4 as fruit and 1/4 as vegetables. You can also have 1/2 the plate as vegetables if you want. www.choosemyplate.gov. ...Read more

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What are some similarities between the food pyramid and the food plate?

What are some similarities between the food pyramid and the food plate?

Similarities: Focus around that both of crude visual representations of how much and what you should be eating. But they are rather different at this point. Myplate is much more of a relatable(plate) representation vs food pyramid being more abstract suggestion of the desired relative composition of your diet. Myplate has more of a balance of grains/veggies than the pyramid. Myplate now doesn't address fats ...Read more

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Is there a separate food pyramid for kids, teenagers and adults? Or do we all just follow the reg food pyramid?

Is there a separate food pyramid for kids, teenagers and adults?  Or do we all just follow the  reg food pyramid?

No Pyramid: There is no such thing any more. The pyramid was absolutely and dangerously wrong. The recommended diet for all ages is now called a diamond. At the top is fats at 15% of calories. In the very big middle are proteins which should make up 60% of a calories. And at the bottom are carbohydrates, 25% of calories. ...Read more

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What are the pyramids in the medulla? What do they do?

What are the pyramids in the medulla? What do they do?

They are paired: white matter nerve tracts within the medulla of the brainstem, involved primarily in motor function ...Read more

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What causes increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids?

What causes increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids?

Several things: Calcifications in the renal pyramids can cause increased echogenicity. This can be caused by abnormal calcium metabolism related to renal osteodystrophy or may be related to other diseases such as sickle cell disease or other conditions. If this is a new finding and there is no known cause, your physician may need to do a workup to find the etiology. ...Read more

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What causes increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids?

What causes  increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids?

Tubular Ectasia: Renal tubular ectasia aka medullary sponge kidney is a condition that has dilatation of the tubules in the medullary pyramids with an increased tendency for stones and infection. The pyramids appear very echogenic on ultrasound. ...Read more