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How does aerobic exercise affect the cardiovascular and respiratory systems?

How does aerobic exercise affect the cardiovascular and respiratory systems?

Many benefits: Reduces the risk of vascular disease involving the heart, peripheral vascular system and brain, improves the efficiency of your heart, also can improve your pulmonary function tests(lung biomechanics). ...Read more

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


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

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

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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Which cardio work outs are best to maintain fitness while recovering from a foot injury?

Which cardio work outs are best to maintain fitness while recovering from a foot injury?

Non-Weight Bearing: Anything that will keep weight off of the foot. Think swimming, rowing machines and cycling. Nothing weight bearing, such as walking, jogging, stair climbing, kickboxing aerobics. ...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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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 type of exercise stress the heart more high resistance such as push ups or cardio such as jogging and plyometrics?

Which type of exercise stress the heart more high resistance such as push ups or cardio such as jogging and plyometrics?

Varies: It varies in general based upon the intensity of the workout itself. But in general, the reason cardio workouts have that name is because of their cardiac conditioning benefit. A resistance program can have a cardio benefit as well. One way to evaluate your particular workout is to follow your heart rate with a moniter. ...Read more

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Male 22. Is cardio exercise at 130bpm for 40mins a day enough to build stamina and heart benefits?

Male 22. Is cardio exercise at 130bpm for 40mins a day enough to build stamina and heart benefits?

Yes but..: Yes, that's good but, unless u r just starting, your best training zone may be a little higher. Look up aerobic training zones online + you'll see how to calculate target heart rate. To build speed + endurance, interval training (with short sprints added to an aerobic workout) is popular again. And don't forget to cross train a bit (mix up run, bike, swim, elliptical) to avoid overuse injury. ...Read more

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Which exercise is better for mood improving? Cardio or weight lifting?

Which exercise is better for mood improving? Cardio or weight lifting?

Usually cardio: Most people have better 'mood improvement' or endorphin release after a good> 30 min cardio workout. Some people do after a @weight workout but this is less common( anecdotally). Start w/ cardio and keep it up! good luck! ...Read more

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How does weight-bearing exercise affect the skeletal system?

How does weight-bearing exercise affect the skeletal system?

Weight bearing: As long as you have normal hormonal function, weight bearing does a great job of building up the skeletal system and preventing osteopenia/osteoporosis. ...Read more

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How effective is physical therapy in helping a thoracic muscle strain on the back?

How effective is physical therapy in helping a thoracic muscle strain on the back?

Hard to say: Although hard to quantify, physical therapy can be very helpful for many muscle strains. I strongly recommend it. ...Read more

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Can smoking block gaining muscle mass while on an exercise program?

Can smoking block gaining muscle mass while on an exercise program?

Not that I know of: But it does all kinds of other terrible things to you, including increasing the amount of carbon monoxide in your blood, robbing your muscles of needed oxygen during exercise, not to mention increasing your chances of ultimately getting bronchitis, emphysema, heart disease and cancer. Good for you for wanting exercise, now do something even more important for health and life - quit smoking! ...Read more

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Whats best for losing body fat precentage without doiing major cardio, increase workout or stronger dieting?

Whats best for losing body fat precentage without doiing major cardio, increase workout or stronger dieting?

Eating "Clean" diet: Focusing on quality, lean protein, such as turkey, skinless chicken breast and non oily wish. You may wish to use artificial sweetener, as some individuals metabolize sugars into fat. You should continue some cardio, but weights are fine and you can eat salads with low-fat dressing, avoiding any cheese, creamy sauces or croutons. Also cook at home, as eating out makes it difficult to gauge fats. ...Read more

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Are weighted vests OK for running and overall body conditioning?

Are weighted vests OK for running and overall body conditioning?

Yes: Make sure you have increased both your cardio and strength to a point that you can do it safely with proper form. It should not be used by a beginner runner! ...Read more

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Can exceeding your target heart rate during aerobics have a detrimental effect on muscle gain and fat loss?

Can exceeding your target heart rate during aerobics have a detrimental effect on muscle gain and fat loss?

Target zones: For fat loss 70-75% of maximal heart rate for 45 to 60 min is good. For endurance, without loosing muscle mass, 85-90% or more with 1-2 mins sustain, then slowing down to 60-70% resting. Alternating resting and bursting for no more than 30min total. You can, with time, increase burst time and decrease resting time as you get in better shape. 3 times a week with weight lift and increase protein. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Aerobic Exercise (Definition)

The benefits of aerobic exercise are powerful. Get moving, raise your heart rate, work up a sweat and feel energized for the rest of the ...Read more