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Doctor insights on: Good Exercise Program For Osteoporosis

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Is Pilates good for osteoporosis?

Is Pilates good for osteoporosis?

Yes, it can be: Weight bearing exercise helps bone building by causing remodeling of bone and by stimulating the bone building cells to lay down new bone. To the extent that pilates is weight bearing, it will help maintain bone health. ...Read more

Exercise Stress Test (Definition)

Recording an ekg while walking up a steeper & steeper incline, at a faster & faster rate, so as to increase heart contraction intensity & rate of contraction, thus blood flow needed by the heart muscle. However, atherosclerosis does not narrow arteries, clots do, & the ekg only detects major qualitative differences in capillary blood flow. Thus only severe artery disease ...Read more


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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

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Is walking a good exercise for osteoarthritis?

Is walking a good exercise for osteoarthritis?

Yes: It can help keep OA at bay. However sometimes even this hurts. Consider stem cell therapies as options if steroid injections or synvisc/euflexxa type injections are not helpful enough. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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Is Pilates exercise good for back problems?

Is Pilates exercise good for back problems?

Back issue: Any exercise program which is consistent, emphasizes core strenghening and stretching is valuable for healing most situations which involve the back. One key aspect Is to start slowly and increase incrementally If one stops for awhile then you adjust accordingly by decreasing time and intensity of your program . ...Read more

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How is an exercise regimen good for weight loss?

How is an exercise regimen good for weight loss?

Fun & burns calories: One should choose an exercise he or she really enjoys. Any form of exercise burns calories, so if one does not eat or drink more calories than he is using during his exercise, then his body will burn up fat as fuel. However, if a person drinks a large orange juice (about 300 calories) while exercising, and exercises away only 200 calories, he will still get fatter even though he is exercising. ...Read more

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How important is aerobic exercise for weight loss and health?

How important is aerobic exercise for weight loss and health?

Very: Weight loss should be from a combination of aerobic conditioning, resistance training and improved nutrition. Changing eating, or eating less can result in wieght loss but you are more likely tokeep the wieght off if youadd exercise to your regimen. ...Read more

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Is biking a good exercise for DVT patients?

Is biking a good exercise for DVT patients?

Generally: But swimming, anything with flat or legs elevated may be somewhat better.Dependent legs may be congested and swell. ...Read more

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Any good way to start a fitness and health diet program at school?

Any good way to start a fitness and health diet program at school?

Clarify, please: Do you wish to persuade a school to initiate a program? Or, do you wish to start your own? ...Read more

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What is a good diet and exercise program for a working mother?

30 mins a day: Exercising 30 mins a day is key even if you have to break it up into intervals. A diet rich in fruits and veggies ( whole foods) is key to getting all that antioxidant power your body craves ...Read more

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Is isometric exercise good for muscle building?

Is isometric exercise good for muscle building?

Not very good: but... it sure can increase muscle tone. Stimulation of muscle that increases building is controversial and includes: damage from overwork lack of oxygen to muscle from overwork acidity/lactic acid in muscle from overwork hard to do with isometric. Also, not sure if it helps prevent muscle loss with dieting nor if it lowers risk of diabetes. ...Read more

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Which weight loss program is good for senior men?

Which weight loss program is good for senior men?

Control-IT program: Biotics research has a researched program called control-it they found men lost 10-12 pounds per month and it is a medically supervised program. It is safer and focus on adding adaptogen, adrenal reset, detoxification anti-inflammatory products. ...Read more

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Please describe a good exercise and diet program?

Please describe a good exercise and diet program?

Discuss: You have a couple of options of professionals to consult. A dietician/nutritionist or personal trainers are able to provide this information. Hope this helps best of luck! ...Read more

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How effective is isometric exercise for fitness?

Has its limits.: Isometric exercise, like weight lifting, etc. Can definitely build muscles, which helps capabilities/fitness, but is limited because it does not help cardiovascular health, and during the exercise, blood pressure can be greatly increased. This can be very disastrous in people who are vulnerable, like those with aneurisms. ...Read more

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Is gym exercise is beneficial for health?

Is gym exercise is beneficial for health?

Very much so: Any exercise is beneficial whether it takes place in a gym or at home, inside a building or outside in the fresh air. ...Read more

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Is Bikram yoga a good osteopenia exercise?

Is Bikram yoga a good osteopenia exercise?

Yoga is good: What are your goals? If you are worried about your bone density, then would focus on weight bearing exercise. Yoga is a good exercise in general and definitely activates the muscles as well so would be good for you. Would also consider adding in some light weighttraining as well. ...Read more

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What are good strength training program for women?

What are good strength training program for women?

Resistance exercise.: Go slow initially, if new to this. Some sporting activities such as cycling will put \quite a bit of muscle on legs, so you will need a combination of upper and lower extremity training. I like dumbells and machines for initially workouts to avoid injury. Push ups, sit ups, and a variety can help you meet your exercise goal. And eat plenty of protein, so you don't waste your efforts! ...Read more

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What is a good diet and exercise program for a person to gain weight?

What is a good diet and exercise program for a person to gain weight?

Resistance !: Avoid extreme cardio, but do some. Weight training is necessary to add muscle quickly. Remember, you want muscle, not fat. Get high amounts of protein inside you: 1gram per lb of weight. Avoid useless carbs. ...Read more

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Which weight loss program is good for diabetics?

Which weight loss program is good for diabetics?

Healthy diets: Any diets that promote healthy eating, gradual weight loss (regimen that you can maintain for life instead of just the short period of time while you are on the diet), and include some form of exercise are "good for diebetics.". ...Read more

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Please describe a good weight training program for women?

Please describe a good weight training program for women?

Multiple muscles: A weight training program for women does not necessarily have to be significantly different than that for men. I favor exercises that work multiple muscle groups rather than isolated muscles - for example, push-ups, rows, lat pull-downs, and exercises using a cable system. In general, these types of workouts will give you more functional benefits. ...Read more

Osteoporosis (Definition)

Currently it is better to think of osteoporosis as a condition where the bone is weakened, and can be managed or treated rather than cured. This is usually performed by dietary modifications, ingestion of supplemental calcium, vitamin d and a class of agents notice the bisphosphonates. These are usually delivered via oral or intramuscular injection on a weekly or monthly ...Read more


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Exercise Program (Definition)

There are many benefits to being active during pregnancy. You may not feel great every day of your pregnancy, but exercise should make you feel better overall and may help prepare you for labor and childbirth. There are some conditions or symptoms that may make exercising during pregnancy inadvisable. Talk with your health care provider about the exercise that ...Read more