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Getting No Exercise (Overview)

Disuse atrophy occurs from a lack of physical exercise. In most people, muscle atrophy is caused by not using the muscles enough. People with sedentary jobs, medical conditions that limit their movement, or decreased activity levels can lose muscle tone and develop atrophy. This type of atrophy can be reversed with exercise and better nutrition.


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I get bored easily at the gym. Any tips for still getting enough exercise?

I get bored easily at the gym. Any tips for still getting enough exercise?

Circuit train: Develop a circuit routine where you move from one station to another. A trainer can give you advice and direction. Keep track of the weights per station. See if you can progress. ...Read more

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Getting No Exercise (Overview)

Disuse atrophy occurs from a lack of physical exercise. In most people, muscle atrophy is caused by not using the muscles enough. People with sedentary jobs, medical conditions that limit their movement, or decreased activity levels can lose muscle tone and develop atrophy. This type of atrophy can be reversed with exercise and better nutrition.


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In bad pain from diagnosed temporary lesion, need to motivate myself to get up, exercise and go out more. How?

In bad pain from diagnosed temporary lesion, need to motivate myself to get up, exercise and go out more. How?

Where is the pain: The best exercise program is to start slowly. Think about the htings you like and model the exercise into that mode. This will help the motivation You can this approach with your physician. ...Read more

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What kind of exercise can I do if I have osteoporosis? What are the best, safest ways to get physical exercise with osteoporosis?

What kind of exercise can I do if I have osteoporosis? What are the best, safest ways to get physical exercise with osteoporosis?

Light weights: Weight training is beneficial for osteoporosis. Light weights, higher reps, focusing on the weight bearing joints especially is beneficial. Focus on the legs, as people tend to fracture the hips, and focus on the core to protect the spine. ...Read more

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How long should I walk daily to get enough exercise?

How long should I walk daily to get enough exercise?

30-60 minutes: Of course, it depends on your goals, but 30-60 minutes is a good time frame for most. Speed and terrain (flat vs. Hills) will determine the intensity of your workout. ...Read more

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I don't like walking up stairs, how to get more exercise?

I don't like walking up stairs, how to get more exercise?

Just walk: You don't have to climb stairs, although it would be beneficial. Just walking regularly is useful. Walk around the block, around your local park, around a shopping mall. Just walk. Park your car in the last row of the parking lot when you go shopping or to work, walk to the corner mailbox to mail your mail. Start with small distances and gradually increase your distance and time. ...Read more

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How many miles per week should i run/walk to get proper exercise?

How many miles per week should i run/walk to get proper exercise?

If your doc is ok: w/you exercising, do 20-30 minutes daily. Walking is fine, but try to do a brisk walk. Gently swing arms and breathe deeply but don't stress. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can I do if my mom is always telling me to get more exercise. Any suggestions?

What can I do if my mom is always telling me to get more exercise. Any suggestions?

Find.............: Activities you enjoy. Runnnig, cycling, etc. Go a a gym with a friend (s) and it is a get together where you can motivate each other. Get your mom to pay...She wants you to do this! ...Read more

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Can you still get toned/exercised when you're on spironolactone?

Can you still get toned/exercised when you're on spironolactone?

Yes: As with any new exercise program start off slowly with a small amount and gradually increase time, frequency, repetitions and intensity. Follow your doctors recomendations and restrictions. ...Read more

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How can I help encourage my kids get more exercise?

How can I help encourage my kids get more exercise?

Exercise yourself.: A parent, hopefully, will provide unconditional love for their children as long as either is alive; they help guide, advise, teach, nurture, set limits on behavior and activity, don't spoil them or baby them (even when babies, think of them as little people). You are the model from which they will develop (either by imitating or doing the opposite). Exercise? Sport? Group their age & peer pressure. ...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