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If you eat too much protein, can you hurt your body?

If you eat too much protein, can you hurt your body?

Yes: It can be bad for your kidneys, and does not directly build muscle. See your doctor for a diet that is right for you. ...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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Can you do too much excerise?

Can you do too much excerise?

Sure: People can take anything to estreme. Some joke that even moderation can be taken to extremes. If you get too sore or too exhausted, you can injure yourself and do other harmful things. Get advise from exercise pros. ...Read more

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Can laxatives help you lose weight and can too much ruin your system??

Can laxatives help you lose weight and can too much ruin your system??

Laxative: Laxatives are not the way to go if your goal is weight loss. Yes, excessive laxative use can markedly damage your health. ...Read more

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What happens if your fat and you want to have muscles and stuff. does steroids give you muscle and abs to your body ang lose your weight?

What happens if your fat and you want to have muscles and stuff. does steroids give you muscle and abs to your body ang lose your weight?

Yes in a Way BUT!: U can gain muscle, bulk up, but if U loose fat U replace it with muscle which is much heavier than fat. BUT @ great risk 2 Ur body & mind. There R so many downsides & risks. They should never B used unless Ur provider rs' 's them 4 a medical condition. "Roid rage", adrenal shut down, unable 2 fight infection, TB loves steroids. NO NO NO. Never use them. Plus black market roids is like roulette. ...Read more

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Can cardio make you constipated or exercise in general? And how much cardio is to much cardio

Can cardio make you constipated or exercise in general? And how much cardio is to much cardio

Cardio fitness. : To have the best cardiac fitness wear a watch and make sure you are above 160 beats per minute and less than 180 beats per minute. Cardio does not cause constipation unless you are seriously dehydrated or in need of serious medical attention. If doing all of the above does not solve your problem then you need to see a physician asap. ...Read more

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Please help, how much more effective is your exercise if you eat protein?

Please help, how much more effective is your exercise if you eat protein?

Need protein to : Build muscle. Optimal range of protein intake for an athlete trying to gain muscle is .72-.81 grams per pound per day. If your goal is to maintain muscle, the range is .54-.64 grams per pound per day. Resistance traing(weight lifting) much more effective with proper protein intake. ...Read more

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How often should you add more to your diet if you're doing a strength training program and how much weight?

How often should you add more to your diet if you're doing a strength training program and how much weight?

Eat better not more: Strength doesn't come from carbo loading, high calories, protein packing or other fads & trends. Improve your diet, try eating smaller meals more frequently, and balance activities to reduce injury risks and overuse. Sleep, breathe, enjoy! push yourself enough to feel aching without ripping or residual pain. Focus on form so your strength is more functional. Target a healthy life-long weight goal. ...Read more

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Does exercise really help you lose weight or does it make you hungrier? How can you fight over eating after exercise?

Does exercise really help you lose weight or does it make you hungrier? How can you fight over eating after exercise?

Exercise hunger: Studies show for weight loss you need only 150min/week of exercise. When you do more, you are more hungry and consume more calories thereby reducing weight loss. Other strategies are eat protein &carb before exercise (apple &10almonds 150cal), drink water, small frequent low cal meals every 2-3hours; limit workout times to 30-60minutes to prevent exercise hunger. ...Read more

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Can you please help to maintain a raw food diet without losing too much weight?

Can you please help to maintain a raw food diet without losing too much weight?

Alternate: Some raw materials are not well absorbed in the gut -- so you may want to alternate with cooked food, vegetables, fruits, and dairy products if you want to gain weight -- and make sure that your doctor supervise your diet. ...Read more

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How to determine when your body have consumed too much iron?

How to determine when your body have consumed too much iron?

You can't tell: Unless you do some blood testing. But i would advise it only under the appropriate circumstances. ...Read more

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Do you have to eat a little more calories than your maintenance level when you're injured so that you can recover faster?

Do you have to eat a little more calories than your maintenance level when you're injured so that you can recover faster?

Yum Yum: Injured tissue relies on some essential vitamin, minerals and proteins to help with the repair. These include Vitamins A,C, foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids like salmon. Zinc is thought to help with repair. Zinc can be found in chicken and nuts. Of course proteins as found in beef, chicken and eggs. ...Read more

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So if you do high reps/low weights you will look buff?

So if you do high reps/low weights you will look buff?

Toned muscles.: High reps with low weight will help to tone muscles. High weights will impact stretch more. ...Read more

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Help, how much body fat percentage do you need to start your period?

Monthly period: Variable s/b calucated based on your metbolic consultation or gynegolcist or an endocronologist. ...Read more

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If you drink too much caffiene can it make you feel sluggish much of the time? What are some ways to cut back and have more energy?

If you drink too much caffiene can it make you feel sluggish much of the time? What are some ways to cut back and have more energy?

Cutting down on: Caffiene. To reduce withdrawal sxs from caffeine hydrate well with at least 8 – 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Eat healthy but small meals every several hours. Sleep at least 7 to 8 hours per night. Remain physically active. You can use otc pain relievers (that do not contain caffeine) for muscular aches ; pain or headaches. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when losing weight which is more important and why: diet or exercise?

Can you tell me when losing weight which is more important and why: diet or exercise?

They are both : Very important. You must burn more calories than you consume to lose weight. You can do this my taking in fewer calories or by increasing burned calories through exercise. Both cardio and weight training exercise will help to ^ metabolic rate which will in turn help with weight loss. ...Read more

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Can you worry yourself so much that you gain weight?

Worry = weight gain?: Yes. Stress causes fatigue. It is very difficult to be healthy when one is anxious, stressed, or tired. But, exercise can relieve stress. It can burn excess calories and with good and regular exercise and less stress one can work hard on eating better. ...Read more