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Doctor insights on: Breathing Exercises Or Techniques That Increase Your Cardio Health

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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Are deep breathing exercises beneficial to increase lung capacity?

Are deep breathing exercises beneficial to increase lung capacity?

Lung capacity: To some degree, yes. But this is limited to the physical capacity of the lungs. Cardiopulmary function may improve as well. ...Read more

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What are some good breathing exercises for relaxation or for increased focus or alertness?

What are some good breathing exercises for relaxation or for increased focus or alertness?

Many Good Ones: Proper breathing is the key to relaxation/stress reduction and good heath! there are many good exercises. See http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02039/the-art-and-science-of-breathing.Html for an excellent overview. Also check out http://healthland.Time.Com/2012/10/08/6-breathing-exercises-to-relax-in-10-minutes-or-less/ enjoy! ...Read more

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Which is better for toning your body: yoga or pilates?

Which is better for toning your body: yoga or pilates?

Depends: Both yoga and pilates are great for toning your body. The extent of toning depends on not the workout, but the intensity and volume of the yoga or pilates that you do. Both will provide a great workout and can challenge even the most physically fit of us! namaste! ...Read more

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What exercises or yoga help the most to increase height?

What exercises or yoga help the most to increase height?

Balanced nutrition: At nineteen your growth centers have limited potential for growth and simple measures help the best.Follow a healthy diet, rest and exercise, but no special diet or exercise will alter your genetic potential.If you want to know how much longer you have to grow, an x-ray of your wrist and hand can be analysed for bone maturity.If close to 15 you have a little left, if like 19 you are done ...Read more

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Any foods that can help raise your metabolism or exercises?

Any foods that can help raise your metabolism or exercises?

Sure.: Both cardiovascular exercise and weight training raise the metabolic rate, so both should be incorporated in your training regimen. As far as diet, eating smaller more frequent meals (5 or 6 daily) and incorporating fiber with each meal can increase your metabolic rate. Stay away from fat burners and thermogenics may not be safe for you...or for anyone, really. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of yoga? can it help me tone up and be more fit in combo with other exercises?

What are the health benefits of yoga? can it help me tone up and be more fit in combo with other exercises?

Yoga exercise: Yes, yoga is a good exercise that can be combined with other forms of exercise. It is a great technique for loosening and toning tight muscles. It is gentle with low injury risk. If you have not done I before expect to be sore! ...Read more

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What foods or exercises can improve your balance?

What foods or exercises can improve your balance?

Many exercises: That you can do to help your balance. But if you are interested, yoga, tai chi, qigong are great forms of "exercise" can help your balance. Also, see http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/fitness/multimedia/balance-exercises/sls-20076853?s=1 to find a link for basic exercises you can do at home as a start to improving your balance. ...Read more

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Ways and methods that can prevent or minimize muscle wasting during aerobic exercise?

Ways and methods that can prevent or minimize muscle wasting during aerobic exercise?

Protein powder: And fruit smoothies can provide nutrition and hydration. Try to avoid electrolyte drinks that contain a lot of sugar. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can exercises that improve your physical balance benefit your mental and emotional health?

How can exercises that improve your physical balance benefit your mental and emotional health?

Exercise: Exercise is a great place to channel mental stress and/or aggression. I would also submit that exercise releases the body's natural endorphins, that give feelings of well being and satiation, such as the tell-tale "runner's high." Try 20 minutes of walking briskly every day for a week, and see how the walking effects you. ...Read more

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What exercises are suitable for healthy teens looking to get lean muscle and tone up? Any sports or activities or classes?

What exercises are suitable for healthy teens looking to get lean muscle and tone up? Any sports or activities or classes?

Something you enjoy: The most important thing is to do something, and the easiest things to do and to maintain are activities that you love. It can also be helpful to find a workout partner or group. ...Read more

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What are the exercises that improve cardiorespiratory fitness?

What are the exercises that improve cardiorespiratory fitness?

Aerobic exercise: Aerobic exercise improves cardiorespiratory fitness. Brisk walks, cycling, swimming, running, etc - activities that get you breathing harder and increases your heart rate done at apace that can be sustained for at least 20 minutes without a break. If you're just starting out it may only be a walk but as your fitness improves it moves to a fast arm pumping walk lasting up to an hour. ...Read more

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What are activities that can improve your cardiovascular system?

What are activities that can improve your cardiovascular system?

All do!: Even weight training improves your cardiovascular system. Sporting activities that are of longer duration, ie. Aerobic: running, cycling, rowing, etc. Are more liekly to do this faster. But even resistance exercises do a good job! ...Read more

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Could practicing holding your breath significantly increase stamina?

Could practicing holding your breath significantly increase stamina?

Not recommended: Diaphragmatic breathing is the best. Inhale through your nose into your belly so your belly expands like a balloon. Slowly breathe out through your nose, using your stomach muscles to push your belly back in until all the air is pushed out. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the heart rate you should maintain during exercise to obtain fitness health benefits?

What is the heart rate you should maintain during exercise to obtain fitness health benefits?

Depends on your age: The "target" heart rate during exercise is different for people of different ages. A typical range from 70 to 85% of the age-predicted maximum heart rate is generally considered to be optimal. For a 32 year-old, the range would be 130 to 160 beats per minute. ...Read more

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Can yoga make ur posture better than any other exercise?

Can yoga make ur posture better than any other exercise?

No: Yoga is a great routine to connect mental and physical attributes. There are many other exercises that contribute to improved posture. Yoga is not "better than any other exercise". Consider the best routine for your specific body type, mental status, schedule and ease. Make your choice of exercise a part of your routine and stick with it. Enjoy the all the benefits. ...Read more