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Doctor insights on: Building Stamina And Endurance With Running

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My cartilage of rt knee started to degenerate posterior meniscus, may be due to over jogging or running on steps to top of my building daily.Wat to do?

My cartilage of rt knee started to degenerate posterior meniscus, may be due to over jogging or running on steps to top of my building daily.Wat to do?

Complicated: The meniscus helps the cartilage and vice versa. It all depends on how much cartilage damage there is and how much meniscus is left. You must realize that once cartilage damage begins, high impact activities can cause continued pain and may not be the best idea. Talk with an orthopedic surgeon. You can still be active but you may have to modify some of your training. ...Read more

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Is running good for gaining weight and building up muscles or does it burn more calories (fat) than you gain in muscle mass?

Is running good for gaining weight and building up muscles or does it burn more calories (fat) than you gain in muscle mass?

No, to loose weight: Running is used primarily to loose or maintain weight, it can be a useful exercise to incorporate into a training program, but it does burn calories and is definitely not used to gain weight or muscle mass. ...Read more

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Can you improve your running endurance while smoking?

Possibly: Though this is possible, I am honor-bound to mention that these two activities are at cross-purposes and it's important to consider quitting smoking. Having said that, it does happen that running endurance (as in going for miles and miles) is not an activity that is particularly limited by the respiratory system in most people, so theoretically it is possible to increase endurance while smoking. ...Read more

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What foods will help me increase my endurance for running?

What foods will help me increase my endurance for running?

No tricks: Eat only "god-made food and leave the man-made stuff alone. That is the fuel. Endurance comes through careful training. ...Read more

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Planning to make my body fit, is running neccesary to build my endurance?

Planning to make my body fit, is running neccesary to build my endurance?

No: It is one of many activities to do this. Any cardiovascular activity performed at a specifically determined heart rate for a specific duration can help develop this. Rowing, cycling, spinning, swimming and running will all work. Weight training can be added for bone and support component (ligaments, tendons,etc. ) strengthening . (USAT Level I coach). Good Luck. ...Read more

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