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I want to exercise 6 days a week. How should I exercise so I can stick with it? Cardio, strength training? Should I vary intensity of the exercise on certain days?

I want to exercise 6 days a week. How should I exercise so I can stick with it? Cardio, strength training? Should I vary intensity of the exercise on certain days?

Exercise: The most important aspect of exercise is to find something that you enjoy. That way exercise can be something you look forward to, rather than something you have to do. Ideally, a great exercise routine would combine strength training a 2-3 days per week and cardio 3-4 days per week. Varying the exercise is also great in order to work different muscle groups. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Strength Training (Definition)

Strength training is to improve muscle mass. This can come from lifting weights, yoga, circuit training, etc. It is great at all ages but definitely needed to stop ...Read more


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Does cardio & strength training exercises in gym loosen the vagina? I am a virgin. Plz reply.

Does cardio & strength training exercises in gym loosen the vagina? I am a virgin. Plz reply.

No: Exercise will usually improve muscle tone including the pelvic muscles (if you are doing any of these). If your question really is can vigorous exercise cause a rupture of the hymen - it can. ...Read more

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Can loose saggy skin on thighs worsen with cardio & strength training exercise in gym? Age 22 female.

Yes and no: Exercise can lead to weight loss, dramatic weight loss can lead to "saggy skin" as you put it. On the other hand, exercises can tend to tone muscles and enlarge muscles which can have the opposite affect. In general exercise is good, and if you have any concerns post exercise you might consider consulting a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I'm losing weight doing cardio & strength training and by eating healthy. How can I speed up & lose even more if I'm already doing things properly?

I'm losing weight doing cardio & strength training and by eating healthy. How can I speed up & lose even more if I'm already doing things properly?

You don't need to.: The expected rate of weight loss is one to two pounds weekly - this makes weight loss healthy and prevents rebounding back to a heavy weight once you've lost. Be patient, keep it up and get to your goal in time. ...Read more

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Should I do cardio/strength-training to burn the amount of calories consumed?

Should I do cardio/strength-training to burn the amount of calories consumed?

Burning Calories: Though vigorous exercise will help burn away calories, it's all about balancing input with output. Make a chart of your daily dietary intake and come up with a running total. Determine how much daily caloric intake somebody with your height/weight requires. From there, you can figure out the type of workout needed to burn your desired calories. It's a fine line that needs to be regulated. ...Read more

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I have this big problem of water retaining in my belly. Although I do lot of cardio, strength training but I can't get rid of it. Please help.?

I have this big problem of water retaining in my belly. Although I do lot of cardio, strength training but I can't get rid of it. Please help.?

Nutrition: First and foremost I would check with your primary care doctor to make sure you don't have a problem with one of your organs. Aside from that I would take a hard look at your diet to make sure you don't have a mild type of food allergy. ...Read more

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Will thigh cellulite dissappear by cardio & strength training exercises? I m 22 year old girl & weight 72 kgs. I hv to loose 15kgs for my ideal weight.

Will thigh cellulite dissappear by cardio & strength training exercises? I m 22 year old girl & weight 72 kgs. I hv to loose 15kgs for my ideal weight.

Maybe: This depends on genetics and fitness level, muscle mass and rate of weight loss. Sliww steady weight loss is best. Add in weight training to your cardio workouts. You will just have to see how things go. Take your time to permanent behavior change. Try this to self track, put in coupon code 0008. Physician developed and prescribed self tracking software! ...Read more

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How can I integrate cardio and strength training into an effective plan?

How can I integrate cardio and strength training into an effective plan?

Cardio and strength: With any workout program the goal is what is ultimately important. Also where you are starting out help to establish the program. A good general resistance program for strength and endurance is the "body for life" program. I think that a complimentary cardio program would be "high intensity interval " program. ...Read more

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Does Cardio and strength training exercises in the gym break the Hymen?

Does Cardio and strength training exercises in the gym break the Hymen?

Not that I am aware-: -of. As far as I know only vaginal penetration will do this, and not all females have a hymen or a complete one as this would not allow for period flow. These actually need surgical incision. ...Read more

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I eat 3 eggs every morning. I'm also active (cardio and strength training everyday). Should I be concerned about my cholesterol?

I eat 3 eggs every morning. I'm also active (cardio and strength training everyday). Should I be concerned about my cholesterol?

Yes: Despite your training, that's too many eggs. Egg whites would be fine, but three whole eggs every day contributes too much cholesterol and fat to your diet. ...Read more

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Which is better for weight loss - cardio or strength training?

Which is better for weight loss - cardio or strength training?

Cardio: Cardio, if you do not practice regularly sports helps to condition the body, if assocc. With appropiate diet it is the best way to lose weight and stay healthy. ...Read more

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I have a 9.2cm cyst on my ovary. Would it be safe to continue to exercise? I do cardio and strength training.

I have a 9.2cm cyst on my ovary. Would it be safe to continue to exercise? I do cardio and strength training.

Probably okay: A cyst of this size may twist while running or coul even rupture with impact exercises. Low impact work outs, elliptical, stair master, bicycle better than running. Also careful with deep penetration if you are sexually active. ...Read more

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Is it true that our metabolism begins to slow in our 30s? What are some ways to increase it again? Cardio workout? Strength training? Diet changes?

Is it true that our metabolism begins to slow in our 30s? What are some ways to increase it again? Cardio workout? Strength training? Diet changes?

You are spot on: Metabolism does seem to slow as we age, however, that does not mean we cannot counteract that with diet and exercise. Both aerobic/ cardio exercise and strength training play a role in boosting metabolism. A good start is 3-5 days of aerobic 45-60 minutes and 2-3 days of strength training. Add some stretching to keep it balanced. Watch fats/ sugars in diet and in all moderation. Beware alcohol. ...Read more

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I do cardio 5x, strength training 4x a week. I'm also on a prescription of 10mg of lisionpril a day. Is it OK to use 5g of creatine a day? Cycled?

I do cardio 5x, strength training 4x a week. I'm also on a prescription of 10mg of lisionpril a day. Is it OK to use 5g of creatine a day? Cycled?

Sure OK: But why waste your money? Eat a big Mac. Only waste or spend your money on creatine if you are a vegan, since your body makes plenty of creatine from meat- or if you are performing VERY HIGH short bursts of energy as in championship (not regular) weight lifting or sprinting or similar high intensity, short bursts of activity. ...Read more

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How long after cardio and strength training do calories continue to burn before it is stored as fat? When does the fat storage process begin? At rest?

How long after cardio and strength training do calories continue to burn before it is stored as fat? When does the fat storage process begin? At rest?

In less than Out: As long as your calories IN are less than your calories OUT you will lose weight (fat). Any calorie that you take in that your body does not need (for exercise or to maintain the body) will be stored as fat. ...Read more

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I do everything necessary to get a flat stomach (cardio and strength training 3-4 times wk and crunches) and I eat healthy. When can I see results?

I do everything necessary to get a flat stomach (cardio and strength training 3-4 times wk and crunches) and I eat healthy. When can I see results?

Can't say: For flatter abdomen eat healthy & get physically active. Calories burned > calories consumed. To tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. running, swimming, Nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.)
No spot fat loss. ...Read more

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Angioplasty coronary arteries (2 stents) in April 2015, is it safe to use cross trainer for 30 min for cardio & light strength training 4/5 times/week

Angioplasty coronary arteries (2 stents) in April 2015, is it safe to use cross trainer for 30 min for cardio & light strength training 4/5 times/week

Ask Cardiologist.: The person that is the best qualified to determine the "safeness" of your exercise routine would be your cardiologist. It makes perfect sense that he/she should be involved in this decision. ...Read more

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I weigh 218 pounds. How many calories do I burn doing cardio (kickboxing, strength training, burpees, sit ups, jumping jacks), etc 40 to 60 minutes a day?

I weigh 218 pounds. How many calories do I burn doing cardio (kickboxing, strength training, burpees, sit ups, jumping jacks), etc 40 to 60 minutes a day?

Handbooks: There are some small handbooks available that can give you a basic reference on how many calories you burn with these exercises, as well as breakdown in most foods. Small, portable, and worth the money. Do a search on amazon. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of cardio exercises over strength training?

What are the benefits of cardio exercises over strength training?

Multiple: The advantages to a daily jogging / aerobic program are these: increased aerobic fitness, better leg muscle tone, and increased endorphin release which usually results in better concentration powers and ability to relax. Strength training with weights increases muscle strength, endurance and general body habitus. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Its very very hard for me but if I give up sugar and drink only water for about 3 weeks will that prepare me for cardio and tough strength training?

Its very very hard for me but if I give up sugar and drink only water for about 3 weeks will that prepare me for cardio and tough strength training?

No: Although hydrating has its benefits, you should not completely give up carbohydrates especially if you plan on getting fit. Starving yourself does not add strength, but only weakens your body without proper nutrients. For optimal results, see your physician for nutrition plan for your goals. ...Read more

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I had an MRI and it indicated I had a slight tear in my medial meniscus. I also have RA but am very active. I do about 45-60 minutes of cardio daily, plus strength training and flexibitliy. Most of the time the cardio is a combination of running, bikin

I had an MRI and it indicated I had a slight tear in my medial meniscus. I also have RA but am very active. I do about 45-60 minutes of cardio daily, plus strength training and flexibitliy. Most of the time the cardio is a combination of running, bikin

OK to be active: Meniscal tears can cause pain and/or mechanical symtoms such as catching, locking, giving way, grinding and swelling. The mechanical symptoms, if they interfere with activity, usually require arthroscopic surgery to correct. Pain can be controlled with nsaids, physical therapy and cortisone injections into the joint. It is ok to be active as long as there are no mechanical symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take b vitamins and eat a protein bar every morning and still eat 2 portioned meals throughout the day with fruit I also work 5 days out of the week am a high school senior and workout every night cardio and some strength training to try and

Is it safe to take b vitamins and eat a protein bar every morning and still eat 2 portioned meals throughout the day with fruit I also work 5 days out of the week am a high school senior and workout every night cardio and some strength training to try and

Food for breakfast: I'd prefer you eat a regular healthy breakfast and use the protein bar as an in-between meal supplement. Bars are a good quick source of nutrition but shouldn't replace whole nutritious foods. And the B complex vitamins with breakfast would be fine. ...Read more

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Should you do cardio before or after strength training?

Should you do cardio before or after strength training?

Depends on how hard-: -& how long you weight trained. You can incorporate both if lifting is not long & intensive. Otherwise hit the weights hard 1 day & cardio on your day of rest. After a heavy lifting day you should always have a day off 2 rest & let the muscles recover. That off day can be your cardio day. ...Read more

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