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Good Nutrition For Long Distance Runners
Interesting question: but it may be more appropriate for a site that focuses on athletics. ...Read more
I would recommend : An orthotic to control the biomechanics and worry less on which exact sneaker. ...Read more
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
↓ 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
What is the best arch support or brace to wear for plantar fasciitis while running long distances?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both: Both have excellent benefits if done with hood technique and moderation. Just depends on your goals ...Read more
I recommend them: Try them and then you can see if they help you or not. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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