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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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Do exercise machines simulate real activities?

Do exercise machines simulate real activities?

Try to: Exercise machines (not sure exactly which youre referring to) try to simulate activities of different sports to some extent but they can never really do that the machines try to strengthen the muscles that are most intrinsic to particular sports also plyometrics can be helpful to gear oneself toward a specific sport or activity unfortunately, no one activity can truly equal actually playing sport. ...Read more

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Can heavy workout or physical exercise prevent fertilization/implantation/pregnancy?

Can heavy workout or physical exercise prevent fertilization/implantation/pregnancy?

If U R training hard: it can effectively stop periods all 2gether usually in runners, so depending on how hard U train, it can very well change Ur hormonal levels 2 the point that implantation is effected, & still have periods, but may have decreased flow as an early sign of hormonal changes. ...Read more

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Exercise bike or treadmill for fat loss all over?

Exercise bike or treadmill for fat loss all over?

Cardio Mix: You cannot target specific areas for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio & a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same ex or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up w/ walking, running, biking, swimming, elliptical, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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Can I use moist heating pad to manage sciatica?

Can I use moist heating pad to manage sciatica?

Yes: The sciatic nerve can be irritated because of a herniated disc, arthritis that results in tightening of the spinal canal, falls, injuries, or other rare reasons (tumors, infections). Anti-inflammatory medications, alternating heat/cold therapy, physical therapy (especially with traction) can be helpful to relieve sciatic pain. ...Read more

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Do isometric exercise burn calories?

Do isometric exercise burn calories?

Not a lot: Exercise is burning. it uses oxygen. See if your breathing rate goes up with it. Personally weight lifting yes, and isometric hardly at all. ...Read more

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Can breast canser patients do aerobic exercise?

Can breast canser patients do aerobic exercise?

Heck yea!: Physical activity during and after therapy for cancer is very important for recovery and a healthy survivorship. Do check with your family doc and your oncologist before you engage in an exercise program, though. ...Read more

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Can weight lifting or power exercise better than running or brisk walk for losing weight?

Can weight lifting or power exercise better than running or brisk walk for losing weight?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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How much exercise is over exercise. I regulary cycle for 50 kms in a stationary bike .

How much exercise is over exercise. I regulary cycle for 50 kms in a stationary bike .

Exercise: How much you exercise depends on your goal. If what you want is good conditioning then 30-60minutes a day of aerobic mixed in with 3 days a week of strength training is good. If you're training for distance biking, running or some other goal, then a training program specific to the goal is needed. If you're exercise beyond what you need for your goal, you could be said to be 'overexercising'. ...Read more

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Do portable heating pads help with interstitial cystitis pain?

Do portable heating pads help with interstitial cystitis pain?

For some people: Sone people find that a heating pad can help them with some of the discomfort from interstitial cystitis. ...Read more

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Do heating pads work well for fibromyalgia?

Do heating pads work well for fibromyalgia?

Probably: ? heating pad help for fibromyalgia (FM) pain. Painful muscle spasms occur with FM and heat application would likely help. Some sufferers apply cannabis lotion after the heat & then massage these spastic muscle regions; they have reported benefits. The topical cannabis would not cause any significant blood levels or a "high" feeling. ...Read more

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Can a heating pad promote implantation?

Can a heating pad promote implantation?

Implantation: There is no credible medical evidence that heating pads help or hinder implantation. The usual advice is just to rest, but there is no credible evidence that that helps either. ...Read more

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Exercise bike ok to use everyday ?

Exercise bike ok to use everyday ?

Sure: As long as your bottom is not becoming sore from the bike seat. However, your body would benefit if you mixed up a variety of aerobic activities. ...Read more

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How does stretching before exercising help my exercise routines?

How does stretching before exercising help my exercise routines?

Warm up first!: Stretching is important prior to exercise and may play a role in the cool down process as well. First, one needs to warm up prior to any stretching. Many muscles,tendons and ligaments are strained by stretching first. The stretch loosens the connective tissues and allows better movement during your physical exercise. Remember, warm up, stretch, exercise, consider stretching and finally cool down. ...Read more

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Can wearing neoprene during exercise boost weight loss..?

Can wearing neoprene during exercise boost weight loss..?

No: All you're doing is dehydrating yourself. there is nothing that helps "Spot burning" or "Spot reductions" such as neoprene around the abdomen to reduce obesity around the belly. All they do is dehydrate you faster, and you need fluid in your body to maintain fat reduction. You can't burn fat if you are dehydrated. ...Read more

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Would weight lifting exercise help aleviate back pain?

Would weight lifting exercise help aleviate back pain?

Maybe but be careful: You can make things worse. Start with stretching exercises first, especially your hamstrings. If not improving see your doc. ...Read more