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Doctor insights on: Good Nutrition 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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


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Olympics question? How do the sprinters vs long distance runners train?

Interesting question: but it may be more appropriate for a site that focuses on athletics. ...Read more

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How popular is a distance device for runners?

How popular is a distance device for runners?

Popular: Heart rate monitors with gps distance devices are affordable and great for helping in training. ...Read more

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What are the best long distance running shoes for over pronation?

What are the best long distance running shoes for over pronation?

I would recommend : An orthotic to control the biomechanics and worry less on which exact sneaker. ...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 walking barefoot good for us?

Is walking barefoot good for us?

Yes and no: When we are young, the spread of the bare foot helps us balance and stimulate reflexes. When we are grown we need protection of the feet on many surfaces. Perfectly balanced feet and arches allow some people to enjoy walking and running barefoot. I don't recomend it for those with problems or nerve loss such as with obesity or diabetes. ...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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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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Is running good for mental physical health?

Is running good for mental physical health?

↓ Depression & Learn: Multiple observational & a few prospective studies have demonstrated clear trends toward ?ed rates of depression, some ? in coping skills for life problems & ?ed rates of advanced disease states in people who perform a variety of regular exercises, as compared to those who are more sedentary. However, running stresses can also ? many physical injuries, a complex balance, like the rest of life. ...Read more

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What is the best arch support or brace to wear for plantar fasciitis while running long distances?

What is the best arch support or brace to wear for plantar fasciitis while running long distances?

A custom orthotic!: A good, supportive shoe and a custom orthotic is the very best. See your podiatrist for recommendations on shoes for your particular feet, and ask them about over the counter vs. Custom orthotics. ...Read more

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How to maintain good vision in the long run.?

How to maintain good vision in the long run.?

Healthy lifestyle: Heredity plays a role but you can eat a healthy diet, visit your ophthalmologist regularly, and protect your eyes when working with tools and machinery. ...Read more

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Can online and long distance relationships work?

Can online and long distance relationships work?

Distant relationship: They can. But they take even more work than, face-to-face relationships. They are harder to make work long term. ...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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Please explain how long should we spend jogging every day for a good cardio workout?

Please explain how long should we spend jogging every day for a good cardio workout?

Exercise: As long as you elevate your heart rate to at least 85% of the maximum predicted and maintain for 10-15 mins is a good starting point and build on it as you improve. ...Read more

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How good is jump roping for flexibility?

How good is jump roping for flexibility?

No great: Jump roping is a good cardiovascular and strength training exercise, however, not good for most of your lower extremity joints. For flexibility, best exercises may be yoga and taichi. ...Read more

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Which is better for your overall health: sprinting or weight training?

Which is better for your overall health: sprinting or weight training?

Both: Both have excellent benefits if done with hood technique and moderation. Just depends on your goals ...Read more

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Is circuit training or regular weight training better good for beginners?

Training : Youre new to weight training, circuits are great to isolate and get proper movement, then moving on to weights is a good idea. The best thing you can do is seek out a personal trainer for a few sessions, they'll be able to assess your level o fitness and design plans accordingly. Staying in touch with your trainer then can elevate you to next level and help you reach your goals. ...Read more

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Is biking a good exercise for DVT patients?

Is biking a good exercise for DVT patients?

Exercise is good: As dr. Wright said, swimming might be better but biking is ok too, especially if you have a recumbent bicycle. Like dr. Accurso said, don't forget your helmet. As long as you are properly anticoagulated and you have the ok of your doctor, nearly any exercise is ok although mixed martial arts isn't a great idea. Don't forget that you need to wear a compression stocking for two years after a dvt. ...Read more

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