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All things in moder: all things in moderation. in general the american college of cardiology recommend 60 minutes of get-your-heart-rate-up exercise 5 days/wk if you're in shape - 90 minutes if you're not. that being said - "extreme" athleticism might be bad for you and shorten your life. (100 mile marathon runs, climbing mount everest) ...Read more
Hard to Say...: The "best" is relative and tends to be "that which works best for you." that said, I have had wonderful success using the p90x and related in-home dvds and think that after medical clearance they are a serious option. However, training responsibly is critical to avoid injury. Check them out! ...Read more
Not usually: Our body does not use protein for energy unless it is an emergency (starvation for example). The simple way to look at this is that it will first break carbs, then fat (to make carbs and break them). Once it used all the carbs and fat (which should only happen in starvation), it would use protein. ...Read more
Not about calories: The "insanity" workout isn't about calories, but about conditioning your body with interval training. That said, the "calorie burn" depends on how much you weigh (bigger body = more). And it's named "insanity" for a reason, in that it's extremely intense and not for someone who is just starting back into exercise. It's a collection of dvd's you can do at home. 6 days/week, 30-60 min each. ...Read more
Yes: You are nicely combining three different forms of aerobic conditioning exercises. Rowing and cycling activities are heart friendly as well as joint friendly; good exercise for the cardiovascular system without beating up your joints. Of the three, the treadmill has more impact on your knees and ankles as you run. Would advise keep in the treadmill flat as opposed to inclined. Easier on the knees. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardio Mix: Yes; the best way to lose weight is cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
Most of time: In a soccer match there are different levels of exercise. Most of the time is in the cardio level, but it also has sprint runs in between. In the training for this sport, both the aerobic and anaerobic capabilities should be trained to perform better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Aerobic does!: Aerobic exercise is exercising for an extended period of time (20 min or more, nonstop) at a moderate level (3-5 on a 0-10 scale). What many call "cardio" may be at too high a level. If the 'cardio' is aerobic (as above) then yes, you burn fat! remember to stay hydrated. If you are dehydrated the body doesn't burn fat and you can burn your own muscles when you exercise. Hydrate+aerobic=good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tumy sag: Cardio workouts will help reduce the fat layer between your muscles and your skin which will definitely tone your abdomen. If there is excess skin it will need to be removed through a procedure called a tummy tuck. Loose skin that comes as a result of pregnancies and weight fluctuations does not shrink with exercise. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You can get an effective aerobic workout with both an elliptical machine and a treadmill: In general, you can let your fitness goals determine whether you choose an elliptical machine or a treadmill — or a different piece of exercise equipment. However, elliptical machines might offer some advantages over treadmills. For example: Using an elliptical machine can be less stressful on your knees, hips and back than is running on a treadmill. Walking on a treadmill, however, exerts about the same force as using an elliptical machine. , Unlike treadmills, some elliptical machines are equipped with movable upper body handles or poles, similar to ski poles. These allow you to exercise both your arms and your legs. , Most elliptical machines can be pedaled in reverse, which allows you to work your calf and hamstring muscles a bit more than does forward motion. . Using an elliptical machine is generally considered low impact. An elliptical machine might be a good alternative to jogging, whether on a treadmill or outside. An elliptical trainer shouldn't cause knee pain if you're using it correctly. You may experience knee pain, though, if you have an underlying knee problem, such as degenerative arthritis. With certain knee injuries, using a stationary bike might be a more appropriate option than using an elliptical machine. Talk to your doctor about what exercise is right for you if you have any injuries or health concerns. And what if you're training for a 5K run or other road race? A treadmill is probably a better tool to prepare you for running events. But even if running is your main aerobic fitness activity, cross-training with an elliptical machine or other low-impact exercise equipment can help keep you fresh and prevent overload injuries. If you use an elliptical machine, remember to maintain good posture to help ensure the most effective workout. Keep your shoulders back, your head up and your abdominal muscles tight. Look forward, not down at your feet. And don't lean on the handles — let your lower body support your weight. ...Read more
Local loss falicy: Local weight loss unfortunately just doesn't work you need a good general long term program. ...Read more
Have a Look: Take a look at: "the 4-hour body: an uncommon guide to rapid fat loss.." for starters....This book by tim ferriss is fairly recent and, although a bit controversial, will frame your interest and get you "up to speed" on several relevant issues in exercise and nutrition today. However, a single, all-encompassing book probably doesn't really exist! check out your local bookstore, too! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi/Low Intensity Mix: There seems to be a wide variation among elite power lifters about how much and how often to train. Climbing on a treadmill, interval training with emphasis on plyometrics, swimming sprints all make sense to improve cv fitness while maintaining muscle mass. Many power lifters reduce their aerobic training before competitions to avoid injury and joint strain. ...Read more
Walking, Briskly: Of all the many promoted exercises for cardiovascular fitness, walking is safest & simplest key issues: one is using the largest muscles in the body and carry entire body weight. Recurrent impact exercise is helpful for stimulating maintenance of bone strength. However, most powerful for avoiding cv ds is optimizing lipoproteins (not cholesterol), blood glucose levels (hba1c ?5.0%) & low nl bp. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benefit of exertion: To some extent, the more exertion you can do, the more benefit you will get with aerobic exercise. Biking, brisk walking, jogging, swimming don't require much exertion, but you should push it a bit. Should get heart rate up and a bit of huffing/puffing will do you more good. If you have medical problems, consult doc and a personal trainer would be advisable. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I maintain my cardio fitness while avoiding accidents during my second and third trimesters?
Swimming: Swimming is a great exercise as you get farther along in a pregnancy. Aside from being an excellent form of cardio fitness, it is less traumatic on the body and the buoyancy makes it easier to exercise with the extra weight that comes with the pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it true that running for cardio fitness is ageing? I read u can get "jogger's jaw" and it also nackers your knees! i've got anterior knee syndrome
Balance is key: Excessive exercise of any type increases inflammatory proteins which are associated with accelerated aging, i.e. In the vascular system, which nourishes all our organs. From this perspective it is bettter to practice a blend of lower-impact cardio, resistance, and stretching. Recommended are yoga, swimming, tai chi, qi gong, pilates, moderate weight training. Be active ; always have fun. ...Read more
After my myomectomy 18 months ago, my belly is popping out outrageously. I have done jogging, fitness, cardio..Nothing works. What to do ?
Sweat profusely in group aerobic class more than anyone else. Do daily cardio for yrs so fitness level not related.Not overweight. How to decrease?
30 mins 4x/week: You need to do cardio to the point of a good sweat. 30 minutes four times per week should do. Make sure you listen to your body - if it's tired, take a rest day. And if you have medical conditions, get cleared by your physician first. ...Read more
I gain weight consistently although I follow kilojoule controlled diet. I consume maximum 4000 KJ a day tracked with fitness pal. My daily step average is 12000 steps.I exercise 3 times a week a mixture of cardio and strength. What could be wrong?
Too many calories-: -& not enough exercise. You need to adjust both issues. ...Read more
New to fitness. Doing 1 hour of cardio 5x a week, weight training 4 days a week. Moderately physical job in the evenings. Dizziness in the evenings..?
Fluids: Could be hypovolemia. Try increasing fluids.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hello Doc, generally Y i cud not run for long time? I'm healthy,107 kg n 198cm.I do fitness but my cardio is weak.How can I improve this ability.
High BMI: Your weight/height are not those of the average runner! Gradually increasing your distance over time will improve your endurance. Don't forget to incorporate strength/flexibility work and eat a healthy diet. Your BMI calculates to 27.3 which is higher than is truly healthy. A target weight for someone of your height is about 98 kilograms. Ask your doctor about weight loss strategies. Good luck! ...Read more
Results: What is your goal? What is the fitness plan? Does it meet your needs? Is t affordable? Evaluate the trainer. Don't push too hard. The body changes/heals in 90 day cycles so see what results you have obtained in that time...Assuming you have been compliant. Anything that raises a red flag to you...Pay attention. ...Read more
Comprehensive: This includes effective and healthy diet, good work and sleep habits, and exercise designed to maintain cardiovascular tone and encourage muscular strength and tone. It is best designed with the help of your family doctor, a nutritionist and a physical therapist or exercise therapist. ...Read more
Exercise: It doesn't have to be in the gym, any form of physical activity, even house work can help ... particularly if you are referring to cardiopulmonary fitness. For cardiovascular health, the American Heart Association recommends 30 mins of moderate-intensity aerobic activity 5 days/week or 25 mins of vigorous aerobic activity 3 days/week and resistance training 2 days/week ...Read more
Numerous!: This question is broader than 400 characters can address. Good fitness programs are those that help most people achieve the fitness goals they have most of the time. If aerobics is your goal, brisk hill climbing, jogging, cycling and swimming are options. If added muscle is your goal, resistance training with weights or bands will work. If your blood sugar is too high, consider a cleaner diet. ...Read more