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Exercise (Definition)

Exercise is physical activity, such as walking, running, swimming, biking, or sports like tennis.

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How can I recover my strength after intense exercise?

How can I recover my strength after intense exercise?

Recovery nutrition: If you mean how you can recover more quickly while minimizing delayed onset muscle soreness, eat or drink within 15-30 min post exercise. Carbs to protein in a 4:1 ratio is best. Suggestions include fruit smoothies, pb&j, sandwich, chocolate milk or hot chocolate (great in cold weather). If you'll be eating a regular meal in that time frame, that will work too. ...Read more

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What is the most recommended exercise for women in their 20s?

What is the most recommended exercise for women in their 20s?

Aerobic: Aerobic exercises will help with metabolism, endurance and keep the muscles in good tone. ...Read more

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Third trimester Pregnancy (Tip)

Third trimester Pregnancy

Keep moving! do your best to maintain some daily physical activity, even if indoors for climate. ...See more

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Do women get the same benefits from exercise as men do?

Do women get the same benefits from exercise as men do?

Yes: Women and men alike benefit from exercise with improved stamina, increased strength, and improved weight balance. ...Read more

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How can exercise change my life for the better?

How can exercise change my life for the better?

BENEFITS OF EXERCISE: I will list benefits of regular exercise according to the Mayo Clinic (1) prevents obesity and controls weight (2) improves mood (3) boosts energy (4) combats health conditions and diseases (5) improves your sex life (6) helps you sleep better (7) is a fun way to spend your time. I recommend my patients to do the physical activities which gives them pleasure as well, like dancing, and various other fun activities. ...Read more

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High risk pregnancy (Tip)

High risk pregnancy

Gestational diabetes? Daily physical activity is essential for health. Take a walk. Try yoga. Dance. ...See more

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What is the amount of exercise I should get in a day? Middle-aged female.

What is the amount of exercise I should get in a day? Middle-aged female.

Minimum 30 minutes: National guidelines recommend that adults get a minimum of 150 minutes/week of moderate exercise like brisk walking. Or 75 minutes/week of vigorous exercise like jogging. If you want to lose weight or maintain weight loss, then 60-90 minutes/day is advised. Guidelines also recommend weight training twice a week. ...Read more

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What effect does fast music have on exercise?

What effect does fast music have on exercise?

Helps keep pace: Having rhythmic beat in the background helps many people keep up in a group class. Music can also make exercise at home more interesting. My personal favorites are Brazilian and Bollywood :) Hey, it's worth a try. What do we have to lose? ...Read more

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Exercise more (Tip)

Exercise more

Myth: one must feel strong and motivated before starting an exercise program. ...See more

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How do I devote more time to exercise?

How do I devote more time to exercise?

Prioritize: You need to make a committant to exercise and pencil it into your schedule. Decide which types of exercise you like to do so you have options based on the day, time available, weather, how you are feeling. Don't discount a 10 minute walk if that's all the time you have. Commit to 2 days/wk for the first 2 weeks then gradually add extra days. Start with 20-30 min increasing to 60 min 5 days/wk. ...Read more

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