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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 the effects of diet and exercise on growth and development?

What are the effects of diet and exercise on growth and development?

Diet and exercise: Good diet and exercise patterns will facilitate growth and development. Inadequate diet and exercise will have the other effects and inadequate nutrition especially can cause severe growth and developmental deficiencies. ...Read more

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Does stretching exercise produce growth hormones?

Does stretching exercise produce growth hormones?

no: Growth hormone is produced naturally in the pituitary gland. I know of no association between stretching and growth hormone release. ...Read more

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Can you suggest an exercise speeds up growth in teens?

Can you suggest an exercise speeds up growth in teens?

There are none.: There is no exercise to speed up growth. Eating healthily and keeping active and sleeping well will help a teen achieve his growth potential, but otherwise there is no exercise to help. ...Read more

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Can too much exercise stunt your growth?

Can too much exercise stunt your growth?

No: Too much exercise will not stunt your growth. It is important to learn the basics of wt training and get medical clearance from your doctor before you begin. Careful attention should be paid to correct weightlifting form, and not using too much weight or too much stress placed on the joints. The key is to provide proper nutrition during training to give the body what it needs, esp. During growth. ...Read more

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Which one is more effective for height growth, exercise in the morning or in the evening/night?!

Which one is more effective for height growth, exercise in the morning or in the evening/night?!

Neither: Exercise does not contribute to height growth. That is a function of genetics and to a much lesser extent, diet. Exercise is great, and morning exercise after a light breakfast is highly recommended. ...Read more

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How will intense exercise affect my growth?

Depends: Intense interval exercise will stimulate your growth hormone and should improve growth. However extended running like marathons can have a negative effect. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the minimum amount of exercise for muscle growth?

Help please? What is the minimum amount of exercise for muscle growth?

No easy answer: Everyone's body type is quite different. Some mesomorphs can rapidly gain muscle mass with limited exercise and reasonable nutrition. Other ectomorphs(hard gainers) can't seem to gain muscle mass regardless of how much they work out and eat. Also remember it's easier to gain muscle mass when you just start working out compared to after working out for years. ...Read more

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Could having a healthy diet and the right amount of exercise affect the growth and development of a person ?

Could having a healthy diet and the right amount of exercise affect the growth and development of a person ?

Diet and exercise: Not sure what you mean by "growth and development" but there is nothing more effective you can do for your longevity and quality life ( as well as to preserve cognitive functioning ) as to get regular exercise and eat a healthy diet. Actually, connecting with others/limiting social isolation would top the list of "biggest bang for the buck" health moves as well. ...Read more