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Is it ok to exercise?

Is it ok to exercise?

Yes: Not just ok. It's necessary to exercise to be healthy. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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What is segel exercise?

What is segel exercise?

KEGEL exercises: These are pelvic floor exercises. You tighten and relax the muscles to build strength. Usually used to treat urinaty incontinence in women and premature ejaculation in men. ...Read more

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What types of exercise emulates rowing?

What types of exercise emulates rowing?

Rowing exercises: Rowing typically recruits the muscles of the latissimus dorsi, biceps brachii, and forearm flexors. Apart from machines that actually emulate rowing, exercises that most-accurately replicate the recruitment of the aforementioned muscle groups include: 1) pull-ups, 2) bent-over rows, and 3) close grip lat pulls. Using relatively lighter weights and higher reps can help emulate the act of rowing. ...Read more

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What exercise for a heamorrhoid person?

Do what you can!: In general, there is no reason to restrict exercise unless it causes pain. Exertion all activity can bring on increased symptoms from hemorrhoids but the pain will not be long lasting. ...Read more

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I'm 52 what kind exercise should I be doing?

I'm 52 what kind exercise should I be doing?

It depends: Exercise is good. You must have some kind of goal to determine the type of exercise. ...Read more

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What is aroebic exercise?

What is aroebic exercise?

Exercise that: Utilizes oxygen in the metabolic processes to produce energy. ...Read more

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Is it ok to exercise barefooted?

Is it ok to exercise barefooted?

Kind of: You can exercise barefoot, but remember you may be prone to injuries to you feet/ankle as barefoot gives you no stability of the joints. ...Read more

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How would perform kapalabhati exercise?

How would perform kapalabhati exercise?

By doing...: Kapalbhati pranayama is a type of breathing exercise that helps you rid of various ailments over a period of time. "kapal" means forehead and "bhati" means shining. Eventually, kapabhati should bring about a glow on the face of the practitioner. Kapalabhati is done in a sitting posture. Focus on "exhaling". Inhale as normal. Exhale and simultaneously contract the abdomen muscles with each exhale! ...Read more

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Is there is any exercise for bowlegs?

Is there is any exercise for bowlegs?

Unfortunately: There are no exercises that will adequately address bowlegs. ...Read more

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What exercise helps a spine curviture?

What exercise helps a spine curviture?

Developing: Strong core muscles and string intrinsic spinal muscles. A good physical therapist can help greatly with this. ...Read more

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Over exercise syntom?

Over exercise syntom?

Soreness +: Overexcercise may damage the muscle, joints, ligaments, tendons etc and all of these may result in soreness, swelling, bruising etc depending on the type and severity of injury. ...Read more

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How regularly should I exercise?

How regularly should I exercise?

20 - 30 minutes: Three times weekly is good. Daily is much better. Brisk walking is good, but at 25 you can run. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the best way to exercise?

What is the best way to exercise?

Daily: Develop a routine that you enjoy with a variety of different activities and do them at an intensity that doesn't make you too sore to do it again the next day. Then add 1. 1 more rep, one more minute, one more cycle every day. Start at 15 minutes and work up to 45 minutes to an hour daily. ...Read more

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Could any exercise makes me tall?

Could any exercise makes me tall?

Tall: Probably not. But your body will definitely feel the positive effects from exercise! ...Read more

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What is considered "mild exercise"?

What is considered "mild exercise"?

Often referred to as: Low intensity exercise, this is the type of exercise like a gentle walk ( ...Read more

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How can you stay committed to exercise?

How can you stay committed to exercise?

Get invested in it: Studies show that people are more committed to habits when they have spent money or are invested in them. There's an app that rewards you for gym visits, and slightly penalizes you if you don't make your fitness goals. Exercise also shouldn't be boring: listening to motivating music or lightly interesting podcasts can increase your enjoyment. Or check out a new sport you really love. ...Read more

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Is swinging on a swinging good exercise?

Is swinging on a swinging good exercise?

Swinging: Not necessarily improving cardiovascular or muscle strength unless you are doing the pushing. But, it is fun and if you at the play ground also walking, hanging from monkey bars, climbing etc it can be good exercise. Even at 37 there is very little more child like and fun than swinging on a swing. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Is there a benefit for exercise in my 80s?

Is there a benefit for exercise in my 80s?

There is: But the goals of exercise in your 80's will be very different compared to that of in your 30's. Exercise in your 80's can be greatly helpful for balance issues, maintenance of muscle bone, maintenance of bone density, good for optimizing moods, just to name of few benefits. ...Read more

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What is good exercise for me my sge is 58?

What is good exercise for me my sge is 58?

Exercise: Start slow with 15 minutes of walking every day, and add a minute every day after two weeks. What are your goals? Consider a trainer.
Fitness is a combination of cardio, strength and flexibility. ...Read more

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What are the proven advantages of exercise?

What are the proven advantages of exercise?

Too many to list: This includes reduction in strokes, heart attacks, improved blood pressure, blood sugar, moods, sleep, staving off dementia, improved sexual function, decreased pain, decreased incidence of many different cancers. ..... There isn't any other single pill/intervention with more "evidenced based data" about benefits compared to exercise! ...Read more

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How can I keep from plateauing from exercise?

How can I keep from plateauing from exercise?

Try getting in a: Good mix of a variety of types of exercises/ sports. If you only do one type of exercise your body will become very efficient at doing it and you will burn fewer calories when doing it (at the same pace) ; will exert less. ...Read more

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What types of exercise suppresses the appetite?

What types of exercise suppresses the appetite?

Cardio Excercises: By doing excercises that increase your heart rate, also cause an increase in your sympathtic (fight or flight) hormones that cause your appetite to decrease over time. ...Read more

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Please describe ways to exercise on a boring day?

Please describe ways to exercise on a boring day?

Boring?: What makes a day "boring." exercise should help make the day non-boring. Can take you outdoors. Bring you with friends! Give you a feeling of satisfaction. Exercise is its on reward! ...Read more

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What's an effective exercise for toning your butt?

What's an effective exercise for toning your butt?

Squats and lunges: Good nutrition including protein. Resistance traing (weight lifting), leg press, knee extensions, hamstrings curls, squats and lunges. ...Read more

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What are the barriers to exercise and the ways around them?

Personal: Embarrassment that you're not as fit as the gymrats can be overcome by saying, "i'm going to be happy because they're happy, and enjoy the show". They'll respect & help you if and only if they see real effort. Boredom can be overcome by anything from an earphone with music to exploring inner space; the first marathon runner found strength from the "iliad". 1/2 your battle's won already. ...Read more

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How to stop eating continuously and be motivated for exercise?

How to stop eating continuously and be motivated for exercise?

Slowly but surely: I have lost about 100 lbs and I know how hard this is. Hang in there - and keep focused. Do not focus on your failures - but focus on your successes. Try to take a walk every day - exercise for at least 30 minutes (breaking a sweat) at least 4 days week. That is the first step. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of exercising - why should you exercise?

What are the benefits of exercising - why should you exercise?

Exercise: Good for overall health. Gets the blood pumping which help to heal, repair and grow the body! ...Read more

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Am asking what are the effects of not having physical exercise?

Obesity, poor health: If you do not have any physical exercise, it is unhealthy. It can cause obesity and all the morbid conditions that go with it. Lack of exercise predisposes you to diabetes, high cholesterol.High blood pressure and heart diseseas over a sustained period. ...Read more

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Starting to do exercise and weights, any pointers for a beginner?

Starting to do exercise and weights, any pointers for a beginner?

Amount of exercise: Start slow and combine, aerobic, strength and flexibility. ...Read more