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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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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