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Doctor insights on: Disadvantages Of Walking As An Exercise

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Can walking be good exercise?

Can walking be good exercise?

The best!: Walking is the exercise! fish swim, birds fly, land-based mammals walk. Except for last 50 years, we spent most of our time standing/walking. Is walking 30 min then sitting all day good exercise? It beats 24 hours of just sitting. (see "23.5 hours" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auains6higo )
even better? Sit fewer than 3 hours a day & add 2+ good years to your life.
http://tinyurl.com/6q69wtl. ...Read more

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Is walking good exercise for anyone who can walk?

Is walking good exercise for anyone who can walk?

Yes: A brisk walk of 45 -60 minutes daily can help a person reduce weight, prevent heart disease, stroke, some cancers, obesity related medical problems, depression, hypertension and more. If you are able, you should be walking. ...Read more

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Is morning walk exercise for 45 min sufficient for me?

Is morning walk exercise for 45 min sufficient for me?

Most likely yes.: I'd change routes, maybe use 2-3 lb hand weights. But this would be adequate for most people. Just keep it up, even on rainy days! ...Read more

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What is a better way to exercise riding a bike or walking?

What is a better way to exercise riding a bike or walking?

Exercise: Both are good ways to exercise. It depends a little as to your height, weight, condition of your joints, and your current physical health. I generally recommend to patients to start with a gentle exercise program, gradually building over time. For walking, find a comfortable route, or treadmill, proper shoes, start slow in time and speed. Gradually advance. Same with biking. Don't rush to be fit. ...Read more

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Is walking for at least 30min -1hr enough exercise for a day?

Is walking for at least 30min -1hr enough exercise for a day?

Yes it is enough: Yes it is enough depending on how fast you walk you will burn 90 to 360 calories in 30 minutes of walking depending on how tall you are how much you weigh and what speed you walk. ...Read more

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I don't really exercise but I walk alot. Is it okay for my body?

I don't really exercise but I walk alot. Is it okay for my body?

WALKING VS EXERCISIN: Depends on the effort and the time you spend walking. I walk a lot in my office and seldom sit all day. Can't loose an ounce and have sore legs and feet at the end of the day!
unless i walk at at least 20 min a mile, i can't keep my weight down.
Walking is better than not walking though. ...Read more

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Is walking a dog everyday for 20 minutes good exercise? Or is more needed?

Is walking a dog everyday for 20 minutes good exercise? Or is more needed?

Yes: Any movement is good movement. If you can push the walks to 30 minutes, then even better! ...Read more

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Is walking a good form of exercise.. If so, how long should the walk last?

Is walking a good form of exercise.. If so, how long should the walk last?

It's the best : Walking has so many benefits. It burns calories , tones muscles, is easy on the joints, it can improve cardiovascular fitness. It is doesn't require expensive gear or travel to do. The health benefits of walking are cumulative so the longer the better. However those who average an hour of walking daily get most of the health benefits. You should start small say 20 min and gradually increase.Enjoy! ...Read more

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If i want to increase in weight should i stop walking and exercise at all?

If i want to increase in weight should i stop walking and exercise at all?

Don't stop exercise: Balance is key. If you stop all exercise your body will simply lower metabolic rate and you will not gain weight or the weight you gain will be from fat. This is not healthy. If you are trying to gain muscle, try weight or resistance training. This will increase weight in a healthier and more attractive way. When lifting to increase body weight, lift heavier weights and use less repetitions. ...Read more

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Is walking for 40minutes everyday good enough exercise for a 33year old man?

Is walking for 40minutes everyday good enough exercise for a 33year old man?

Yes: No one knows what amount of exercise is optimal, but the american heart association recommends all adults from 18 to 65 exercise at least 30 min. At least 5 days a week to lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Walking is a good form of exercise, esp. If done at a quick pace. A nice collection of articles on the benefits of exercise is at www.Donstaley.Com/category/s8-articles/c56-exercise-benefits. ...Read more

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What's to be expected? Might walking the mall for 2 hours be enough exercise?

What's to be expected? Might walking the mall for 2 hours be enough exercise?

Cardio Mix: The amount of exercise required varies from person to person. If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in 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 walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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Are pita chips healthy? What foods are healthy while doing minimal exercise? I walk a lot

Are pita chips healthy? What foods are healthy while doing minimal exercise? I walk a lot

Not exactly healthy: It would be a stretch to call pita chips "healthy." they are made primarily from wheat which is a high-glycemic food (raises blood sugar/insulin causing obesity/inflammation). While they're usually baked rather than fried, they're baked with oils that are not healthy to cook with such as canola oil. The healthiest foods are real foods, not processed, esp. Veggies, fruits, beans, nuts. See comment:. ...Read more

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If i walk about 2 hours to my work and exercise per hour every day is that bad or good for my body?

The amount and: Type of exercise you do depends on your overall health. Your doc can advise you. In general, walking briskly is a good cardiovascular exercise. Adding another hour of exercise may be pushing it, perhaps only on week ends or every other other day. Be careful not to become compulsive about exercise; that can be a male form of anorexia. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Have been walking at least 1 mile per day, but recently increased it to 2. Is this enough exercise?

Have been walking at least 1 mile per day, but recently increased it to 2. Is this enough exercise?

Moniter ur h'rt rate: Certainly 2 miles are better then one. Also important is the pace. You want to walk briskly, no lolly gagging. The goal is to get your heart rate up to 50% higher then your resting heart rate, and keep it up while exercising. So if your resting HR is 70, you want to get your exercising HR up to 105 and sustain it while on your walk. ...Read more

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To get to work and back i walk briskly for about 1.5 miles per day. Is this enough if I do no other exercise?

To get to work and back i walk briskly for about 1.5 miles per day. Is this enough if I do no other exercise?

That great.: To work more areas of your body consider a variety of different cardio workouts and strength training. ...Read more

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M-th i walk to skool abt 20 minutes each day..Fri-sun. Work n im standin n walkin around doin things for 8 hrs. Does dis count as exercise?

M-th i walk to skool abt 20 minutes each day..Fri-sun. Work n im standin n walkin around doin things for 8 hrs. Does dis count as exercise?

Yes it does: Yes walking is a kind of exercise, but brisk walking is superior to random walking
you can wear a pedometer to track your steps and keep records
yes it is a good exercise. ...Read more

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Is a 30 min walk as good as a vigorous 15 min bike ride with high intensity intervals? I'd like to find the quickest and easiest form of exercise.

Is a 30 min walk as good as a vigorous 15 min bike ride with high intensity intervals? I'd like to find the quickest and easiest form of exercise.

Either: Training is used for multiple purposes. While many exercise experts and trainers advocate high intensity short interval training with frequent variation to improve strength and endurance, walking for cardiac aerobic training often aims to push the heart rate to a certain aerobic target (65-80% of maximum predicted hr = 220-age). Depends on your goals therefore. Always try to push the envelope. ...Read more

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Hello I am 24m. From last 15days i take cardio exercise like walking, bicycling for 50 minute, than go for wight lifting exercise.So is this proper way.

Hello I am 24m. From last 15days i take cardio exercise like walking, bicycling for 50 minute, than go for wight lifting exercise.So is this proper way.

Primary goal?: if you're training to lose fat, your balance is going to be very different than if you're trying to gain muscle. A personal trainer can be a great investment in your case. ...Read more

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Is walking a good aerobic exercise?

Is walking a good aerobic exercise?

Yes: It is a great place to start. A brisk walk for 45-60 minutes on a regular basis will greatly enhance your weight loss and overall fitness and cardiovascular health. ...Read more

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Does walking count as moderate exercise?

Yes: Brisk walking, about 3-4 miles per hour does count as moderate exercise. Moderate physical activity is when you can carry on a conversation when you're exercising. The recommended amount of moderate exercise per week for adults is 150 minutes, divided over 5-7 days. ...Read more

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I have gout; can I still walk for exercise?

I have gout; can I still walk for exercise?

Yes: One of the best ways to prevent the recurrence of gout is to exercise. Aside from helping you stay in shape and maintaining a healthy body weight, exercise provides your body with many benefits. All of the exercise benefits listed above help to prevent the recurrence of gout. This is because regular exercise combined with a healthy controlled diet, helps to lower and control uric acid levels. ...Read more

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What is the good exercise running or walking?

What is the good exercise running or walking?

Walking better,,,: Although running can be effective in the short term, it's hard to maintain if you're not used to it. It's better to start with a light walk, then make it more brisk according to how much it can be tolerated, and finally jogging within reason. This helps maintain a long term effort, and reduces the likelihood of joint damage. ...Read more

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Which is better exercise: swimming or walking?

Which is better exercise: swimming or walking?

Neither is better: Just different. Swimming is more of a total body workout and easier on the joints. While running is higher impact and better for stimulating maintained or increased bone density. ...Read more

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Which is the best exercise: swimming or walking?

Which is the best exercise: swimming or walking?

Depends: Depends on your goals. Swimming is a wonderful exercise for muscle tone, non-weight bearing requirements, flexibility, cardio (if fast paced), endurance training, and low impact needs. It involves many muscle groups and targets different ones depending on the stroke. Walking is also great. Can be cardio if fast paced, involves many muscle groups, but mostly legs and hips. Combine for nice workout. ...Read more

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How long should I walk daily to get enough exercise?

How long should I walk daily to get enough exercise?

30-60 minutes: Of course, it depends on your goals, but 30-60 minutes is a good time frame for most. Speed and terrain (flat vs. Hills) will determine the intensity of your workout. ...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