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Docs, what's a good exercise program for seniors interested in weight loss and general fitness?

Docs, what's a good exercise program for seniors interested in weight loss and general fitness?

Walk: A good exercise program for seniors is walking. Start slow in distance and pace and gradually increase both over a period of weeks to avoid overuse injuries.Remember to stretch hamstrings, quads, and calf muscles before and after u walk. Adding some basic sit- ups and push-ups to this will add core and upper body strength. Best of Luck! ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Please explain which fitness program I should choose for home exercise?

Please explain which fitness program I should choose for home exercise?

No easy answer: This is very much dependent on what your like to do, or are at least willing to tolerate, "exercise wise" and any physical or medical limitations that you might have and what your time schedule and access to "equipment" allows. The generic answer, is choose the program you are most likely to stick with in the long run: consistency is most important. ...Read more

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Are there any good fitness programs specifically designed for teens?

Are there any good fitness programs specifically designed  for teens?

Yes.: The problem is resistance training in individuals with bones that are not done growing. If that is you, focus on good form, using low weights, and high reps. Another approach is doing resistance training without weights at all. See this link with embedded video for example: www.Momsteam.Com/health-safety/weight-training-youth-athletes-more-getting-stronger-than-pumping-iron. ...Read more

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Increase in use of fitness programs from watching weight loss shows?

Increase in use of fitness programs from watching weight loss shows?

TV advertisements: There are certainly more wt loss programs, just as there are more gyms, exercise equipments, and trainers etc.., but america is still getting fatter! obesity is an epidemic! there are more advertisements/programs on tv, certainly selling more exercising equipments, dvds/books/magazines, but I am not sure they are resulting in signifincantly more people exercising. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do you suggest any fitness programs in ottawa?

Do you suggest any fitness programs in ottawa?

Try Several!: I'm a big fan of these programs being tailored to your goals, fitness level, and life-style. In- home instructional videos & dvds that allow you to tailor and modify those workouts, spending less time commuting to gyms and fitness centers, work well for many people....Doesn't matter where you live! ...Read more

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Why are fitness programs becoming more prominent?

Why are fitness programs becoming more prominent?

Greater Awareness: Programs are prominently hyped everywhere in our media, people are increasingly aware of the health benefits, employers want healthier people who eat up fewer sick days, and insurance payers want to improve their balance sheets by paying out less money, and less often, for claims. A great way to spend an hour a day of your time. ...Read more

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I have been watching physical fitness programs of genuine instructors yoga. Can they hurt me?

I have been watching physical fitness programs of genuine instructors yoga. Can they hurt me?

Sure: Yoga can be an incredibly wonderful activity. I practice regularly and love it. However, you can also hurt yourself in yoga if you do not have instruction or if you try to do something that you are not ready for. I generally recommend to my patients interested in yoga to go to classes and then to use tapes/dvds only when they have gained some experience and no what to do and what not to do. ...Read more

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Are there any online fitness programs?

Are there any online fitness programs?

On lne: There are numerous on line workouts including: workoutsforyou.Com, spark people.Com, dailyburn.Com, onlinefitnesslog.Com. ...Read more

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What fitness programs can help me lose weight?

What fitness programs can help me lose weight?

45-60min/day and...: With regular, medium-high intensity 5-6x/wk aerobic bworkouts and a healthy/balanced diet along with setting a realistic, steady wt loss 3-4lbs/month, you can accomplish this. Don't do crash diet because u will likely regain it and some more later. Drink plenty of fluid, especially water, minimize junk foods/sweet drinks and you will succeed. Remember: good health=lifetime commitment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are recommended fitness programs for lower back pain ?

What are recommended fitness programs for lower back pain ?

Progressive: It will depends on the reasons for your back pain: muscular, nerve-related, pain referred via other pathways, bone pain, metabolic or vascular. Please see and discuss with your care provider. ...Read more

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What are the 20 fitness programs?

What are the 20 fitness programs?

Please Clarify..: If you don't mind, please be a bit more specific with this question...I'll be happy to take a stab it at later on...Thanks! ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a fitness program?

Where do I go to get a fitness program?

Resistance Training: Read, "slo burn fitness revolution" by fred hahn. Resistance training done in a novel slow way is the only appropriate form of exercise. 30 min 2x/ wk only. Aerobic exercise is not metabolically positive and creates a stress response. Brain thinks, life threatening stress with release cortisol and adrenaline. No help for weight loss. For women it causes infertility, low estrogen. Amazing results! ...Read more

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Could the Atkins fitness program harm the heart?

Could the Atkins fitness program harm the heart?

Yep: Atkins' diet (not fitness plan) is essentially a caloric restriction based on eating only fats. The idea is that you'll feel full and/or sick before you get more calories than you need for the day. As atkins himself found out, it leads to premature heart disease and heart attacks. Meats are often cured with large amounts of salt too, so there's a decent chance of accelerated hypertension as well. ...Read more

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Does insurance cover the SilverSneakers fitness program?

Does insurance cover the SilverSneakers fitness program?

This program: may be covered depending in the state you live in and what insurance you have. Call you insurance and they can help you. ...Read more

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Does anyone know a fitness program that works and is easy to stick to?

See below: In my opinion, all fitness programs work if you stick with them . The key is finding types of exercise that you like to do. If you do not like it you are not likely to stick with it. Also, doing exercises in groups can help a lot. Find something that you will look forward to doing 3-5 times a week. ...Read more

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Do I have to take supplements when I start the P90X fitness program ?

Not at all: Instead of focusing in on supplementation, focus on mating your exercise endeavors to a healthy diet. P90X includes a reasonable nutrition plan and you are better off investing the time and money to actualizing a plan like this instead of on supplementation. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Program (Definition)

There are many benefits to being active during pregnancy. You may not feel great every day of your pregnancy, but exercise should make you feel better overall and may help prepare you for labor and childbirth. There are some conditions or symptoms that may make exercising during pregnancy inadvisable. Talk with your health care provider about the exercise that ...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