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Doctor insights on: Good Eating Habits For Long Distance Runners

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What is more beneficial for long term health? cardio exercise or yoga?

What is more beneficial for long term health? cardio exercise or yoga?

Both: Both are important. Cardio for heart health and yoga for balance and flexibility. Truly if someone picked one over the other it is a subjective opinion not scientific fact. ...Read more

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Circuit training or long distance for weight loss?

Circuit training or long distance for weight loss?

Weight loss: It is a good idea to constantly change up your exercise routine. Interval training regardless of which method you choose has been shown to add additional benefit. ...Read more

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Is vegetarian diet better when preparing for half marathon?

Is vegetarian diet better when preparing for half marathon?

It is not better: A good vegi diet is better then a bad meat diet and a good meat diet is better then a bad vegi diet. You have to work harder with a vegi diet to get balenced protein and some vitamins. ...Read more

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I work out with healthy eating and long walks, at home workouts. Also changing your eating habit help with unknown nausea?

I work out with healthy eating and long walks, at home workouts. Also changing your eating habit help with unknown nausea?

Nausea: I commend you for “healthy eating and long walks and at home workouts” Nausea can be due to stress, excessive Alcohol use, intolerance to some foods, overeating, medications, infection, Gall bladder disease, or ulcer. Consider eating less, eating slow and avoiding Alcohol. When you have nausea drink ginger ale, use Breathing and Music relaxation. See Physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Eating celery alone as a homeschool mom of 3 is not motivating to loose weight. I need to loose 25 lbs. Is medifast a good short term diet? What is?

Eating celery alone as a homeschool mom of 3 is not motivating to loose weight. I need to loose 25 lbs.  Is medifast a good short term diet?  What is?

Up to you: You are right about celery. When do you want to lose 25lbs. Go to amazon.Com and purchase my book : eat to be free: check my site: www.Drernie.Co.Cc. ...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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Can you please describe the healthiest long term diet program for obese people?

1200 calories a day: It is hard to give an answer without knowing more about the individual patient's weight, height, and activity levels. In our research trials, we advise women to eat a 1200 calorie diet and then adjust the diet based on weight loss and exercise. This should cause weight loss of about 2-3 lb per week. ...Read more

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What is a good vegetarian diet for running athletics?

What is a good vegetarian diet for running athletics?

Fresh veggies : Fresh vegetables are healthy, but too many canned veggies are not healthy. Processed foods do not have the fiber, flavonoids, and non-oxidized mono and poly unsaturated fatty acids found in fresh fruits and vegetables essential for health. Eating processed vegetable derived foods like bread, bagels, cookies, cakes, pizzas, pastas, and sugar are "high" glycemic and must be limited. Don't smoke. ...Read more

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Can walking 3 days a week for 1-2 hours be as beneficial as 30 minutes daily for weight loss along with a healthy diet?

Can walking 3 days a week for 1-2 hours be as beneficial as 30 minutes daily for weight loss along with a healthy diet?

Walking: 30 minutes of daily exercise is probably better than 1-2 hours occasionally. However, walking really won't do much for you. 30 min of real cardio exercise that gets you to maintain a target heart rate for 20-30 min is very effective for weight loss. Walking doesn't get you anywhere near this. You don't need to do 1-2 hrs or cardio either. Just 20-30 min daily will be great. ...Read more

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How can you start exercising after being sedentary for long time?

How can you start exercising after being sedentary for long time?

Start slow.: Don't hit it too hard too fast. Start slow, maybe twenty minutes of light cardiovascular work to get your feet wet. As this becomes easier, lengthen your sessions and go harder. ...Read more

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Can you tell me a program of sensible eating and exercise habits that keep weight at a healthy level?

Can you tell me a program of sensible eating and exercise habits that keep weight at a healthy level?

Many options . . .: There are many approaches to eating healthy. Mediterranean diet appears to have most evidence behind it plus it's free but it might not be for everyone. Check out http://health.usnews.com/best-diet as a start. When it comes to exercise, try walking. Add time, then speed. For strengthening, use body weight exercises. Check out my HealthTap answer http://goo.gl/5Tn53y. ...Read more

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Is walking good exercise for anyone who can walk?

Is walking good exercise for anyone who can walk?

Yes: A brisk walk of 45 -60 minutes daily can help a person reduce weight, prevent heart disease, stroke, some cancers, obesity related medical problems, depression, hypertension and more. If you are able, you should be walking. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a program of sensible eating and exercise habits that keep weight at a healthy level?

Docs, what's a program of sensible eating and exercise habits that keep weight at a healthy level?

In reality: Focus on a diet rich in colorful veggies and fruits. If you are interested in a "commercial" diet, people fairly well on Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers. Exercise wise, remember, squeeze it in whenever you can and whatever gets your heart rate up ... try to get in at least 150 mins/week. ...Read more

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Please recommend if it's better to run a short distance fast, or a longer distance slowly for cardio workout?

Please recommend if it's better to run a short distance fast, or a longer distance slowly for cardio workout?

Slowly.: work up to a full work out. At middle age one should problaby have an evaluation prior to a major change in work out. Then, gradually increase distances. We know there is a reliable reduction in diabetes and cardiac risks at 90 min per week of exercise enough to increase heart rate. Generally this is recommended as 20-30 min 3-4 a week. Not Happening With Sprints. ...Read more

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Gym is good or running better for good body shape ?

Gym is good or running better for good body shape ?

Both good BUT: At the GYM you can concentrate on different body parts with different types of exercise and toning mechanics. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to stay motivated about eating healthy for better children?

How to stay motivated about eating healthy for better children?

The role model: Live and eat the way you want your children to be. You are their role model. Say no to snacks until they have had their five fruits and veggies for the day. They can't buy junk food unless you buy it. Yes, being a parent is hard but when you have sick kids, your work only becomes harder. So eat well, live well, and get the family involved in a healthier life. ...Read more

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Is there a health risk for a long term vegetarian who start eating meat?

Is there a health risk for a long term vegetarian who start eating meat?

No: There is always a risk in following extreme diets of any kind but not in getting back to a normal dietary regimen. ...Read more

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How can I correct the horrible eating habits for an overweight 6yo?

How can I correct the horrible eating habits for an overweight 6yo?

Eating habits: Lead by example. Do not keep bad food in the home including pop. Get into an exercise program with the child. Encourage sports. Make sure that you also see a obesity specialist and the pedaitrician as well. ...Read more