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Doctor insights on: Breathing Techniques For Long Distance Running

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Please recommend if it's better to run a short distance fast, or a longer distance slowly for cardio workout?

Please recommend if it's better to run a short distance fast, or a longer distance slowly for cardio workout?

Slowly.: work up to a full work out. At middle age one should problaby have an evaluation prior to a major change in work out. Then, gradually increase distances. We know there is a reliable reduction in diabetes and cardiac risks at 90 min per week of exercise enough to increase heart rate. Generally this is recommended as 20-30 min 3-4 a week. Not Happening With Sprints. ...Read more

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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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Can using an albuterol inhaler before running allow me to go longer distances?

Can using an albuterol inhaler before running allow me to go longer distances?

Probably not: Unless you are suffering from symptoms of exercise- or cold-induced asthma (coughing or wheezing when running, particularly in cold weather), probably not. Endurance running is not ventilation limited, rather the limitations have more to do with fuel or the musculoskeletal system. ...Read more

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Circuit training or long distance for weight loss?

Circuit training or long distance for weight loss?

Weight loss: It is a good idea to constantly change up your exercise routine. Interval training regardless of which method you choose has been shown to add additional benefit. ...Read more

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Can hyperventilating from breathlessness after running fast cause you to breath in more pollution? dangerous if run for a long time? car came v close

Can hyperventilating from breathlessness after running fast cause you to breath in more pollution?  dangerous if run for a long time? car came v close

Pollution: Particulates that deposit in the lungs are uniformly distributed for the most part with local spikes(smoke etc).The larger the volume of air cycled through the lungs the larger the volume of undesired exposure,Beware ...Read more

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Masturbating daily long sessions, fast heart beat, warm chest, both lasting for long periods, BPM ranging from 60 to 90. Heart problems? Should i stop masturbating, to allow for body to rest? I'm 19

Masturbating  daily long sessions, fast heart beat, warm chest, both lasting for long periods, BPM ranging from 60 to 90.  Heart problems? Should i stop masturbating, to allow for body to rest? I'm 19

You're a man!: Hey buddy! You're 20 years old. I'm glad you're enjoying your body like all the other guys. This physiologic response is fine. I hope you get just as excited when romance comes into your life. If you're taking too much time focused on erotica, and it's compulsive, we can help. Otherwise, enjoy being young. Maybe you could even talk with Dad about your changing body. ...Read more

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How much successful tkr is? Can a person do routine activities without pain? (only walking expected, no sports, jogging etc)

How much successful tkr is? Can a person do routine activities without pain? (only walking expected, no sports, jogging etc)

Very Successful: 95% of tkr patients have a good to excellent result. 95% of patients 55 years old and older have good results that last 30 years. Younger and more active patients create concerns for early failure of the tkr. Walking is acceptable for tkr. High impact activities should be reduced. With your condition and age, there should be other options discussed before tkr. ...Read more

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How can I become less stressed when running 400 meters Or running long distances ?

How can I become less stressed when running 400 meters Or running long distances ?

Keep running...: The only way to improve your endurance is to keep doing it... Go slow, alternate running and jogging/walking and slowly decrease the amount of walking you do between running. Make sure to stay hydrated and if you are aiming for very long distances electrolytes can also help. ...Read more

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Chronic knee pain. Job requires sitting for long durations. Doing daily jog. Pain relieves while body is warmed upMild squats relieves pain for a day.

Chronic knee pain. Job requires sitting for long durations. Doing daily jog. Pain relieves while body is warmed upMild squats relieves pain for a day.

Keep up the good work!: You seem to have answered your own question. Chronic knee pain made worse with sitting is often mild to moderate arthritis. Sitting is really hard on arthritic knees because it causes pressure in one spot on the damaged cartilage. Changing the position of your knees can help. Can you adjust your workstation to stand? Exercising is how cartilage "Breaths". Keep up the good work! ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which machine is good : elliptical cross trainer or treadmill for minimal exercise?

Any suggestions on which machine is good : elliptical cross trainer or treadmill for minimal exercise?

All: Both machines are designed to improve physical fitness but with less physical impact in knees and hips. You should use whatever you feel comfortable with. ...Read more

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How to start exercise if stiff from computer work and sitting>stretch, yoga, walk?

How to start exercise if stiff from computer work and sitting>stretch, yoga, walk?

Take a Break: Agree with dr. E and dr.G about walking and stretching. Prevent computer/tech stiffness by varying your activities every 20-30 minutes. Don't be glued to the screen. Easy stretches to do at your desk can be found at: http://myappleaday.Com/?P=914 good luck. Be well. ...Read more

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I've had anxiety problems (stuttering) for 5 months i'm facing the problem by doing breathing techniques daily how long will it take 4 stutter to go?

I've had anxiety problems (stuttering) for 5 months i'm facing the problem by doing breathing techniques daily how long will it take 4 stutter to go?

Contact your Dr.: If you haven't already seen your physician, you need to do this. There is need for more information, but start with your pcp. It is important to rule out physical problems, before assuming that it's only anxiety. If it turns out to be anxiety, there are many other things in addition to breathing techniques which could be helpful. Then it would be advantageous to work with a therapist. ...Read more

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What are the best long distance running shoes for over pronation?

I would recommend : An orthotic to control the biomechanics and worry less on which exact sneaker. ...Read more

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How might one exercise breathing properly while jogging?

How might one exercise breathing properly while jogging?

There is none!: Breathing comes naturally, both frequency and depth, in all but synchronized sports, such as breathing while swimming. Anyone suggesting otherwise, is a know not! sorry. Just run and breathe! ...Read more

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How often should pt use the airlife breathing training device (looks like a plastic toy) post CABG surgery? It measures how much air you can pull in

How often should pt use the airlife breathing training device (looks like a plastic toy) post CABG surgery? It measures how much air you can pull in

10x/hour: This sounds like an incentive spirometer. It is a 'toy' that you take deep breaths into to lift the marker and measure the depth of your breaths. If that is what it is you are describing, we tell patients to use it 10x per hour. So the best is during a commercial while watching tv. But it helps to expand the lungs and decrease the chance of pneumonia. Check your md for more details. ...Read more

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Can long distance running stunt growth in children?

Maybe : The effect of running depends on the distance and the age of child. A prepubertal child who runs longs distances and does not maintain adequate nutrition may not have the needed building blocks for growth. A separate issue is the effect on bones as far as density and injury is concerned. Excessive running and loss of necessary body fat will interfere with menstrual cycles in girls. ...Read more

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57 m w/ right small inguinal hurnia. Good health. Love running slow yet long distance. As far as chronic pain & back to running - is it open or l-scop

57 m w/ right small inguinal hurnia. Good health. Love running slow yet long distance. As far as chronic pain & back to running - is it open or l-scop

Could be either: Most inguinal hernias can be fixed laparoscopically although it depends on your anatomy and any previous surgeries. Laparoscopically may get you back to activities slightly quicker. It's most important to find a surgeon experienced at hernia repair. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for alleviating feet soreness in the morning which is caused by high impact activity? I. E. Long distance running, Thai boxing, skippi

Feet pain: Listen to your body and see a foot specialist.Foot disorders from high impact training are very common and can last for weeks/months/years if not treated promptly and properly.Also, your local new ballance store can be helpful. ...Read more