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Doctor insights on: Aerobic And Anaerobic Adaptations To Exercise

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Anaerobic (Definition)

It may be in reference to organisms that grow in oxygen poor environment. Or to those that simply do not need oxygen to thrive. It is also used to refer to certain types of execises (ie weight lifting) that are short in duration but high in power out put. They are the companion (not the opposite) if aerobic exercises which are longer duration, less intense and ...Read more


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Which muscle fibers are involved during aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, respectively?

Muscle use: the same muscles work both aerobic and anerobic. Aerobic exercise uses oxygen and can be performed for long periods, anerobic uses stored energy and can only be performed in short bursts ...Read more

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What is the role of potassium during aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise?

What is the role of potassium during aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise?

Balance: Potassium and sodium are important in all cells in the body and are lost in sweat - affecting both aerobic and anaerobic exercise. ...Read more

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Which is better for weight loss: aerobic exercise or anaerobic exercise?

Which is better for weight loss: aerobic exercise or anaerobic exercise?

Combo: You cannot perform any anaerobic exercise for very long,so you cannot burn many calories this way. Aerobic exercise can be performed for long periods of time when you are properly trained, and can result in weight loss with proper diet and nutrition. Combination is excellent, though not so much for weight loss as for conditioning.You will rev up your metabolism. Perhaps you meant cardio ?Good Luck ...Read more

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How do cardiovascular and aerobic exercise differ?

Ecxercise: Aerobic exercise (also known as cardio) is physical exercise of relatively low intensity that depends primarily on the aerobic energy-generating process. ...Read more

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What are good daily exercise routines to build muscle and get generally fit?

What are good daily exercise routines to build muscle and get generally fit?

Varied Ones..: Routines need to be interesting, varied (target all muscle groups, heart and lungs..) and done consistently to create results. There are many routines that fit the bill. I'm a huge fan of exercise "in home" programs, so working out with dvds, saving time and having convenience is appealing and seems to enhance motivation. ...Read more

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What does Aerobic and resistance exercise mean?

What does Aerobic and resistance exercise mean?

See answer: Aerobic exercise (aka cardiovascular exercise) is various sustained exercise (jogging, rowing, swimming, cycling, etc) that stimulates and strengthens the heart and lungs, thereby improving the body's endurance and utilization of oxygen. Resistance exercise is designed to increase the body's strength, power, and muscular endurance (free weights, weight machines, body weight, elastic bands, etc). ...Read more

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What are some examples of aerobic exercises and anaerobic exercises?

What are some examples of aerobic exercises and anaerobic exercises?

Aerobic vs anaerobic: Aerobic-high impact-running, biking, etc. Significant increase in heart rate anaerobic-weights, yoga, muscle toning. isotonic exercise Increase in heart rate but not as significant as aerobic. ...Read more

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Are exercise bikes a good way to workout?

Are exercise bikes a good way to workout?

Exercise bike: Yes biking is effective exercise. Pay attention also to flexibility and to strength for increased fitness. ...Read more

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Differences between aerobic and anaerobic exercise in terms of efficiency on metabolism?

Aerobic=efficiency: Aerobic metabolism yields about 30 atp (energy molecules) vs 2 atp molecules by using the anaerobic. This means aerobic is about 15 times more efficient. ...Read more

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Does depression or anxiety affects the aerobic and anaerobic systems during exercise ?

Depression does not: 30% of panic patients worsen with exercise due to panic response to build-up of lactic acid. 1/3 feel better and 1/3 don't feel any different. With generalized anxiety disorder people often feel better. The same holds for ptsd unless running is a trigger for flashbacks. Getting people with social anxiety out to exercise is sometimes difficult. I have no idea re: ocd. Colleagues? Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible for aerobic endurance to translate to anaerobic endurance?

Is it possible for aerobic endurance to translate to anaerobic endurance?

2 different systems: The anaerobic work uses the metabolic chemicals present in your muscles, while the aerobic ('with oxygen') uses oxygen to metabolize glucose. These are two completely different systems. ...Read more

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What is Aerobic and Resistance will increase your body metabolism mean?

What is Aerobic and Resistance will increase your body metabolism mean?

Deps on the exercise: Regular exercise has an impact on your body weight, & the actual metabolic rate you experience by regulating the amount of calories you burn each day.Aerobic exercise (like cardio machines) will burn some calories if there is intensity, but it's not going to boost your metabolic rate.Running & anaerobic exercise can incr. metabolic rate. Resistance or strength training will increase metabolic rate ...Read more

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What are some good exercise routines to get started in a daily workout routine?

What are some good exercise routines to get started in a daily workout routine?

Walking: The best form of exercise when you have never done anything is walking 30 minutes/day or the eliptical. Changing up your routine with weights, classes will prevent boredom and more compliance. ...Read more

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What are quick and effective exercise routines to lose weight?

Walking : Start with walking 30 minutes a day, add short sprints when comfortable, and eventually add running when you are capable. Start slow and work up your intensity, speed, and distance over time. Recent groundbreaking study showed that the right food intake is far more important than exercise to meaningful weight loss. ...Read more

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Which is better for you: aerobic exercise or strength training?

Which is better for you: aerobic exercise or strength training?

Not necessarily: Either. They serve different purposes and, remember, if you cut down your intensity(amount of weight) and increase volume(repetitions) and reduce rest intervals, weight training can be quite aerobic too. In a perfect world your exercise regimen would be a combination of both, which is why there is a strong movement towards aerobically focused resistance training. ...Read more

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Is 18 minutes of fast jogging 5 days a week enough to maintain cardiovascular wellness, weight and fitness?

Is 18 minutes of fast jogging 5 days a week enough to maintain cardiovascular wellness, weight and fitness?

Jogging: Depending on your goals this can be sufficient for maintenance of cv wellness, weight and fitness. I am assuming that you are running a 6-8 mile an hour pace as you describe a fast jog. If you are limited to 18 minutes you may want to vary intensity at time and "run" followed by fast jog. Interval training has been found to increase cv fitness, lower body fat, and improve fitness above "jogging. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more