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Can too much exercise stunt your growth?

Can too much exercise stunt your growth?

No: Too much exercise will not stunt your growth. It is important to learn the basics of wt training and get medical clearance from your doctor before you begin. Careful attention should be paid to correct weightlifting form, and not using too much weight or too much stress placed on the joints. The key is to provide proper nutrition during training to give the body what it needs, esp. During growth. ...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


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How much is too much exercise?

How much is too much exercise?

Depends: One has to monitor their body, based upon fatigue, aches, pains, injuries, etc. some people react unfavorably after very little exercise, and others thrive with a lot. It is tough to tell someone else that they exercise too much. Listen to your body, eat and sleep well, and then decide ...Read more

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How do I know when i've had too much exercise?

How do I know when i've had too much exercise?

Difficult to say: In an adult, excessive exersise which causes symptoms of dehydration or overuse tendinitis of the knees or other joints despite being in excellent " shape" is probably ' too much'.Check with your physician before u start an ambitious exersise program or increase its length or intensity... ! ...Read more

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What is too much exercise for chf?

What is too much exercise for chf?

CHF exercise: We don't prescribe exercise for CHF patients until the CHF is controlled. When we feel control is reached, the patient is started on a low level exercise program tailored to their specific situation. We progress slowly with increases in the work load only very gradually. The patient will feel 'too much' by the symptoms provoked. We try to not get to the point where the patient feels symptoms. ...Read more

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Can too much exercise cause ischemia?

Can too much exercise cause ischemia?

Yes: As we in pathology use the word "ischemia", it simply means less total blood flow than the organ is requesting. Especially while you're conditioning your heart, you push it to the maximum and the organs request more -- the ischemia is reflected in increased lactic acid levels in the blood. Clinicians use the term for "infarction", in which tissue dies -- won't happen from exercise. ...Read more

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Can too much exercise lead to decreases in sexual stamina?

Can too much exercise lead to decreases in sexual stamina?

Fatigue: Too much exercise can lead to fatigue. Good daily exercise combined with good nutrition should lead to increased sexual stamina. ...Read more

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Can too much exercise cause menopause to begin? Is it possible for too much exercise to be responsible for causing the onset of menopause? .

Can too much exercise cause menopause to begin? Is it possible for too much exercise to be responsible for causing the onset of menopause?

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Not really: Excessive exercise, with or without excessive weight loss, can cause loss of periods. This however is not menopause and periods resume if normal weight is re-established and the exercise is reduced. Excessive exercise cause the brain regulation of your periods to stop, menopause is caused by exhaustion of the ovaries with age. ...Read more

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I am 88. Have never done exercise and yestetday did 10 repititions of 6 different exercises with p.T. And now have bad pain. Was this too much exercise?

I am 88. Have never done exercise and yestetday did 10 repititions of 6 different exercises with p.T. And now have bad pain. Was this too much exercise?

It sounds like it..: Being 88, you have done a dawn good job already! 10 reps of 6 different exercises to start is quite a bit for an 88 years-young person and feeling achy/sore the next day is certainly expected. I would take it easy for 2-3 days, then go back but do less and add some stretching exercises. The pain should ease and u can increase reps slowly with time. Great job! good luck. ...Read more

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Can too much exercise lead to weight gain?

Can too much exercise lead to weight gain?

If a body-builder: Very hard for exercise to increase weight unless one is a body-builder. Exercise burns calories, so if one does not eat or drink more calories than he is using during his exercise, then his body will burn up fat as fuel. However, if a person drinks a large orange juice (about 300 calories) while exercising, and exercises away only 200 calories, he will still get fatter even though he's exercising. ...Read more

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