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Doctor insights on: Does Long Distance Running Thin Thighs

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How can I become less stressed when running 400 meters Or running long distances ?

How can I become less stressed when running 400 meters Or running long distances ?

Keep running...: The only way to improve your endurance is to keep doing it... Go slow, alternate running and jogging/walking and slowly decrease the amount of walking you do between running. Make sure to stay hydrated and if you are aiming for very long distances electrolytes can also help. ...Read more

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Would sitting too much and too long results in bulkier and fatter thighs? Does sitting mostly everyday makes leg fatter? How to slim the thigh down?

Would sitting too much and too long results in bulkier and fatter thighs? Does sitting mostly everyday makes leg fatter? How to slim the thigh down?

Sitting does not: cause fat deposition in the thighs. A sedentary lifestyle, inactivity in general, combined with excess calories results in the body developing more fat, but where it is deposited does not seem to be related to a specific activity. General fat/weight loss combined with stretching and strengthening of thigh muscles can reduce thigh dimensions. Stay well:) ...Read more

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How much time does it take to lose inner thigh fat while swimming with other workouts?

How much time does it take to lose inner thigh fat while swimming with other workouts?

A long time...: Swimming is one of those exercises that the average person really doesn't loose weight unless you put in lots and lots of miles. Probably has something to do with exercising in a non-weight bearing environment. Swimming is great for overall fitness. ...Read more

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How can I build thigh muscles while sitting down?

How can I build thigh muscles while sitting down?

Extension exercise: You may build your thigh muscles with extension exercise of your legs against gravity while adding weight over your ankles. Keep it up. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get bruised knees and ankles from running long distance, how so?

Is it possible to get bruised knees and ankles from running long distance, how so?

NEED FOR CUSHION!: Most shoes aren't always what is bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! there are many possibe reasons that you may have painful feet, but try cushioning arch supports like spenco polysorb cross-trainers(http://www.Spenco.Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb). If these don't help, see a podiatrist.... Also try an otc anti-inflammatory, like aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

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I am getting rashes under my breasts from long distance running. They are very painful. How do I still long distance run sans rash?

I am getting rashes under my breasts from long distance running. They are very painful. How do I still long distance run sans rash?

Inter trigo: Fungus thrives in the moist warm areas of the body like arm pits & under the breasts etc Apply anti fungal cream after making the area dry. Tea tre oil is a good anti fungal agent- now available in most stores- Walmart,CVS,Walgreens etc etc. ...Read more

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Will jump rope help lose thigh fat ? and if so, how long till you see visible changes?

Will jump rope help lose thigh fat
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No such thing as: spot weight reduction.The extra fat does come off just like it came on.A combo of aerobics,weight training,and a diet low in carbs and fats will have the most rapid and dramatic results.B sure to do measurements of neck,shoulders,upper & lower arms & legs,chest,buttocks & waist.Your measurements and clothes size will reduce faster than the scale,as u replace fat with muscle,which is more dense. ...Read more

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Can running wear out bones and tissue around the knees, hips and ankles? How running per week is bad? Why?

Can running wear out bones and tissue around the knees, hips and ankles? How running per week is bad? Why?

Running: As stated , unless there is biomechanical issue putting uneven stress on the joint(s) they usually do well. See your podiatrist or sports med doc for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How do athletes build up stamina before long runs?

How do athletes build up stamina before long runs?

Practice: Stamina is developed over time by increasing fitness, which allows better consumption of oxygen. ...Read more

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How can I keep running with no meniscus into left knee?

How can I keep running with no meniscus into left knee?

Don't: Better to cross train, keep weight down, use supportive shoes, run on softer surfaces. ...Read more

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What will make your legs thinner walking or running 5 miles?

What will make your legs thinner walking or running 5 miles?

Running-more quickly: Both of these exercises will improve the definition of your legs. However running will burn the fat and calories more quickly and usually will lead to results more quickly. Exercises that work the legs can also lead to more tone if you do increased # of repetitions. ...Read more

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Significant swelling-upper inner thighs after long horseback rides (5 hrs x 2 days=10 hrs). The swelling is noticeable visually as well as when I walk?

Significant swelling-upper inner thighs after long horseback rides (5 hrs x 2 days=10 hrs). The swelling is noticeable visually as well as when I walk?

Ice pack/rest: Ice packs to thighs to bring the swelling down and less exercise until back to normal. Walking is fine. Swimming or water aerobics also. Protect your skin from ice exposure with a towel and limit to 15 minutes icing. Antiinflammatories like ibuprofen(Advil/Motrin), naproxen(Aleve) and Aspirin, if no bleeding, kidney, or liver issues and no allergies to these medications may help, too. ...Read more

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How long will it take to lose inches if i'm wearing a waist work out band during my work outs?

How long will it take to lose inches if i'm wearing a waist work out band during my work outs?

Work out Band: A workout band around your waist will do nothing to lose inches around your waist. I wish it was that simple. Aerobic exercise and dieting are the only ways to lose inches around your waist unless you have liposuction. ...Read more

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Does wearing ankle weight can increase height (lower body- legs)? Or hanging? Am 18 (weight-54)

Does wearing ankle weight can increase height (lower body- legs)? 
Or hanging? 
Am 18 (weight-54)

No: There is not a way to increase your height from what it is predetermined genetically to be. You can not be "stretched". ...Read more

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How many calories does one burn if swimming for 2 hours, and does swimming build muscle or just tone it?

How many calories does one burn if swimming for 2 hours, and does swimming build muscle or just tone it?

Calories & exercise: It is impossible to answer your question accurately. The amount of calories burned in an activity just has too many possible variables. But, swimming is an excellent exercise for mind, body, and spirit. Keep it up. ...Read more

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Will long distance cycliing cause back pain.?

Will long distance cycliing cause back pain.?

Certainly: Anything done in excess can cause pain, even good things like bicycle riding. Bicycle riding (not mountain biking or dirt biking) can even be used for back therapy. In fact, when suitable to the patient's condition, i recommend it. ...Read more

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How long does athlete's foot fungus survive on objects like shoes and floors?

How long does athlete's foot fungus survive on objects like shoes and floors?

Depends: It depends if the floors/shoes are wet/moist or dry. Fungus doesn't like dry climates but absolutely loves warm, moist areas like a locker room floor or a shoe. ...Read more

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Sharp pain, foot arch, no where else. Not worse in am. Occurs when running long distances, I have high arches and tight calves?

Tendon pain?: Consider FHL tendonitis as a possibility. Calf stretching and foot intrinsic strengthening, plus softer orthotics may help. A break for 1-3 weeks from long-distance runs may benefit you. Shorter, painless runs on non-consecutive days. Also, flatter surfaces for now. If I can be of future help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more