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Docs, what's a good exercise program for seniors interested in weight loss and general fitness?

Docs, what's a good exercise program for seniors interested in weight loss and general fitness?

Walk: A good exercise program for seniors is walking. Start slow in distance and pace and gradually increase both over a period of weeks to avoid overuse injuries.Remember to stretch hamstrings, quads, and calf muscles before and after u walk. Adding some basic sit- ups and push-ups to this will add core and upper body strength. Best of Luck! ...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 are some low impact exercise for seniors?

What are some low impact exercise for seniors?

Low impact: Aquatics, body weight, or resistance bands/ tubing biking, and/or elliptical. Aquatics allow you to perform body weight exercises, but being in water actually reduces the stress on your body due to buoyancy. Once you are able to perform body weight activities then look to add light resistance w/ bands/ tubing. ...Read more

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What effect does exercising at a young age have on fitness when you are a senior?

What effect does exercising at a young age have on fitness when you are a senior?

Good habit: Starting to exercise when you are young will hopefully be the beginning of a long healthy lifestyle exercise and healthy nutrition will help control your weight and maintain fitness while we cannot all do what we may have done at age 20, a lifelong commitment to exercise will go a long way toward maintaining your health. ...Read more

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Why would senior fitness instructor push us to do lunges with weights like a drill sergeant?

Why would senior fitness instructor push us to do lunges with weights like a drill sergeant?

For Strength: Hard to tell if you're upset with the effort involved (weighted lunges) or the instructor's in-your-face attitude. Adding weights to lunges is a great option, if somewhat advanced, to strengthen the thighs and improve core strength. The option to do them or not should be up to you and based on your fitness level and comfort. Some people like being "pushed" to excel, many others don't..Up to you! ...Read more

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Kines grad students run senior fitness program. They do fast reps and want us to do things like banana. Should I if deconditioned, lordosis, weak quad?

Kines grad students run senior fitness program. They do fast reps and want us to do things like banana. Should I if deconditioned, lordosis, weak quad?

Ask your primary: Before any new exercise, ask your primary doctor. In most cases, some form of exercise is good, but it should take your general health into account, as well any specific conditions you may have. You need exercise, but it should be safe. It should also be gradually increased in intensity and duration to avoid injury. ...Read more

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How have fitness and exercise changed from 1980s?

How have fitness and exercise changed from 1980s?

Everyone: The biggest change is realizing that virtually everyone can benefit from some form of exercise. There is a better understanding of metabolism and what it takes to become fit, not just losing weight. ...Read more

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What is the role of fitness and exercise in the corporate world?

What is the role of fitness and exercise in the corporate world?

Fitness is important: Even if you exercise regularly, sitting all day can increase your risk of chronic disease. So it's important to get up and move throughout the day every 30-60 minutes. If you're interested in making fitness part of your corporate culture, talk to the hr manager or wellness director. You'll need to get buy-in from the execs and support from coworkers. But it'll benefit everyone. ...Read more

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What fitness and exercise needed for martial arts?

What fitness and exercise needed for martial arts?

Good question!: Difficult to answer! There are dozens of martial arts in the world. Some, like Wushu require a gymnast's flexibility and grace, others like Tai Chi can be practiced at any age without the need to jump or kick. All styles can benefit your cardio and balance. It's good to check with your doctor before doing any strenuous exercise if you haven't been very active for a while. ...Read more

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Health books about fitness and exercise?

Health books about fitness and exercise?

Have a Look: Take a look at: "the 4-hour body: an uncommon guide to rapid fat loss.." for starters....This book by tim ferriss is fairly recent and, although a bit controversial, will frame your interest and get you "up to speed" on several relevant issues in exercise and nutrition today. However, a single, all-encompassing book probably doesn't really exist! check out your local bookstore, too! ...Read more

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What products help fitness and exercise at home?

What  products help fitness and exercise at home?

In-Home DVDs: I'm a huge fan of the beachbody line of in-home dvds and subscribe to many of them myself. Check out p90x, insanity, asylum, etc. Great programs! ...Read more

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What health, fitness and exercise apps should I try?

What health, fitness and exercise apps should I try?

My Health Checklist: A complete up-to-date proven resource for preventive recommendations about cancer screening and vaccinations is my health checklist 2012. It is easy to use, and provides a lot of useful information. It includes prevention checklists by age and gender, high-risk factors, and a complete a-z topic look up feature, along with useful links. It is for iphone and ipod and ipad, and well worth the $2.99. ...Read more

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What health, fitness and exercise books should I buy?

What health, fitness and exercise books should I buy?

My book: My book is entitled "A Nutritional Approach to a Revised Model for Medicine" and is available on Amazon Derrick Lonsdale M.D. ...Read more

Dr. Pam Yoder
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Fitness And Exercise (Definition)

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Dr. Norris Fox
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Exercise For Seniors (Definition)

Exercise for seniors is an important part of healthy living improving cardiovascular, mental, and bone health. The NIH senior health website ...Read more