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Differences between aerobic and anaerobic exercise in terms of efficiency on metabolism?

Differences between aerobic and anaerobic exercise in terms of efficiency on metabolism?

Aerobic=efficiency: Aerobic metabolism yields about 30 atp (energy molecules) vs 2 atp molecules by using the anaerobic. This means aerobic is about 15 times more efficient. ...Read more

Anaerobic (Definition)

It may be in reference to organisms that grow in oxygen poor environment. Or to those that simply do not need oxygen to thrive. It is also used to refer to certain types of execises (ie weight lifting) that are short in duration but high in power out put. They are the companion (not the opposite) if aerobic exercises which are longer duration, less intense and ...Read more


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What are the differences between aerobic and anaerobic exercise in terms of efficiency on metabolism?

What are the differences between aerobic and anaerobic exercise in terms of efficiency on metabolism?

Aerobic=efficiency: Aerobic metabolism yields about 30 atp (energy molecules) vs 2 atp molecules by using the anaerobic. This means aerobic is about 15 times more efficient. ...Read more

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What are the differences between aerobic and anaerobic exercise in terms of efficiency on metablolism?

Variable: Typically aerobic exercise will burn calories during the time of exercise and will cause a temporary increase in metabolism after exercise. Anerobic exercise- such as weight lifting, also burns calories during exercise, but not as much typically, but the process of increasing muscle mass improves basal metabolism to maintain muscle. ...Read more

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What is difference between aerobic n anaerobic exercise? Please give example which one is more useful?

What is difference between aerobic n anaerobic exercise? Please give example  which one is more useful?

Exercise: Aerobic exercise stays in the oxygen side of things and produces little to no lactic acid. Anaerobic exercise is out of the oxygen phase and burns glycogen and produces lactic acid. Aerobic is more for endurance and anaerobic is more for short intense bursts like sprinting. ...Read more

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Does depression or anxiety affects the aerobic and anaerobic systems during exercise ?

Does depression or anxiety affects the aerobic and anaerobic systems during exercise ?

Depression does not: 30% of panic patients worsen with exercise due to panic response to build-up of lactic acid. 1/3 feel better and 1/3 don't feel any different. With generalized anxiety disorder people often feel better. The same holds for ptsd unless running is a trigger for flashbacks. Getting people with social anxiety out to exercise is sometimes difficult. I have no idea re: ocd. Colleagues? Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can necrotizing fasciitis be both aerobic and anaerobic?

Can necrotizing fasciitis be both aerobic and anaerobic?

Yes: Necrotizing fasciitis: severe bacterial infection of the fascia, the tissues that line and separate muscles, that causes extensive tissue death. Necrotizing fasciitis can be caused by several different types of bacteria, particularly by virulent strains of streptococcus and staphylococcus. ...Read more

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Can the flesh-eating bacteria be both aerobic and anaerobic? Are the treatments different depending on which type?

Can the flesh-eating bacteria be both aerobic and anaerobic? Are the treatments different depending on which type?

Yes and yes: There frequently are combined anaerobic and aerobic ionfections causing flesh-eating (necrotizing) disease. The antibiotics used to treat them are tailored to the causative bacteria. Surgery (removal of the dead and infected tissue) is part of the treatment. ...Read more

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Can someone free-dive with mild MVP and Tricuspit-Valve ? ( over 2 minutes breath holds each diving-aerobic and anaerobic trainings)

Can someone free-dive with mild MVP and Tricuspit-Valve ? ( over 2 minutes breath holds each diving-aerobic and anaerobic trainings)

Free dive: Not a good idea to hold your breath under water over 2 minutes. You could see a trainer or you might just decide to cut down holding your breath to 30 seconds. With an MVP and Tricuspid valve you must see your doctor soon! Hope all stays well. ...Read more

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What is the role of potassium during aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise?

What is the role of potassium during aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise?

Balance: Potassium and sodium are important in all cells in the body and are lost in sweat - affecting both aerobic and anaerobic exercise. ...Read more

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Which is better for weight loss: aerobic exercise or anaerobic exercise?

Combo: You cannot perform any anaerobic exercise for very long,so you cannot burn many calories this way. Aerobic exercise can be performed for long periods of time when you are properly trained, and can result in weight loss with proper diet and nutrition. Combination is excellent, though not so much for weight loss as for conditioning.You will rev up your metabolism. Perhaps you meant cardio ?Good Luck ...Read more

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Which muscle fibers are involved during aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, respectively?

Muscle use: the same muscles work both aerobic and anerobic. Aerobic exercise uses oxygen and can be performed for long periods, anerobic uses stored energy and can only be performed in short bursts ...Read more

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Does respiratory acidosis have significant effects on aerobic/anaerobic exercise ?

Does respiratory acidosis have significant effects on aerobic/anaerobic exercise ?

Can't do much: If you have respiratory acidosis, you would be suffering from severe respiratory problem and exercise would be the least of your worries. ...Read more

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While all good for us, what are the benefits of aerobic, fat burning and anaerobic zones during exercise?

While all good for us, what are the benefits of aerobic, fat burning and anaerobic zones during exercise?

Different benefits: Aerobic and fat burning are the same; exercise that utilizes oxygen in the process of burning fat as a fuel. Anerobic exercise is exercise that does not utilize oxygen, typically in muscle building. ...Read more

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Dizziness during exercise (aerobic/cardio/anaerobic) no short of breath nor chest pain what could be the cause ? Hbp tachycardia hyperthyroidism

Dizziness during exercise (aerobic/cardio/anaerobic) no short of breath nor chest pain what could be the cause ?
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Dehydration: Try drinking half your weight in ounces of water. It you weigh 100 pounds drink 50 ounces a day. 150 lbs drink 75 oz aday, etc. See your doctor if after drinking water each day your symptoms persist see your doctor to get your thyroid checked as well as your blood pressure. The Inderal (propranolol) you take may be lowering your blood pressure and pulse more that you realize. ...Read more

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Should I do aerobic and anerobic exercise or should I choose one only?

Should I do aerobic and anerobic exercise or should I choose one only?

Exercise: A blend of aerobic and anaerobic will benefit you most. Some muscle fibers are more aerobic, some are more anaerobic. Including both will be to your overall benefit. ...Read more

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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