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What fitness and exercise needed for martial arts?

What fitness and exercise needed for martial arts?

Good question!: Difficult to answer! There are dozens of martial arts in the world. Some, like Wushu require a gymnast's flexibility and grace, others like Tai Chi can be practiced at any age without the need to jump or kick. All styles can benefit your cardio and balance. It's good to check with your doctor before doing any strenuous exercise if you haven't been very active for a while. ...Read more

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Fitness And Exercise (Definition)

Fitness refers to exercising as a means of maintaining a healthy body. Being physically fit means you have enough vigor to carry out daily tasks, with energy left over for leisure-time ...Read more


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Does participating in physical activities improve health-related fitness?

Does participating in physical activities improve health-related fitness?

Yes: Generally, one must increase the heart rate or breathing rate some in order to improve fitness. It's amazing though what regular walking can do. ...Read more

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Fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling, is this healthy?

All things in moder: all things in moderation. in general the american college of cardiology recommend 60 minutes of get-your-heart-rate-up exercise 5 days/wk if you're in shape - 90 minutes if you're not. that being said - "extreme" athleticism might be bad for you and shorten your life. (100 mile marathon runs, climbing mount everest) ...Read more

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How does stress change psychological benefits of health-related physical fitness and nutrition?

How does stress change psychological benefits of health-related physical fitness and nutrition?

Stress Attenuates,: At least to some degree, many of the benefits of fitness & clean nutrition. Stress causes hormonal surges that affect the way food is absorbed, utilized and metabolized and diverts mental and physical energy away from the rigorous requirements of physical training. Minimizing stress (the "bad" kind) cannot be overstated! take care & meditate regularly! ...Read more

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What must a good physical activity program include?

What must a good physical activity program include?

Be varied: I usually suggest what one will do on a consistent basis i like a combination of strength, flexibility, and endurance in varied forms. I have some patients which do what i consider the ideal combo of running 2x/wk , cycling 2x/wk and swimming 2x/wk. ...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 a fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling good?

Is a fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling good?

Yes: You are nicely combining three different forms of aerobic conditioning exercises. Rowing and cycling activities are heart friendly as well as joint friendly; good exercise for the cardiovascular system without beating up your joints. Of the three, the treadmill has more impact on your knees and ankles as you run. Would advise keep in the treadmill flat as opposed to inclined. Easier on the knees. ...Read more

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How to treat depression with psychological benefits of health-related physical fitness and nutrition?

How to treat depression with psychological benefits of health-related physical fitness and nutrition?

Exercise and Omega-3: Daily exercise is a great natural mood booster. In addition, consider increasing your intake of fish high in omega-3s or taking an omega-3 supplement. ...Read more

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Weekly physical activity plan for a deconditined 64-year-old?

Weekly physical activity plan for a deconditined 64-year-old?

See your doctor.: It would be best to see your doctor for a baseline physical exam first. At that time, he can outline a plan that would be in line with your capabilities. He can also outline a balanced diet for you. Apart from this, mild to moderate physical activity, like walking and possibly easy swimming 2-3 times a week would likely be more than enough activity for anyone at this point in life. ...Read more

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Does strength training help speed up weightloss? (with proper diet and cardio included)

Weight loss: Strength training will help accelerate fat loss and maintainence of lean body mass. Should be part of any body modification program. ...Read more

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How many calories does rigorous stretching and flexibility exercise burn ?

How many calories does rigorous stretching and flexibility exercise burn ?

230-370/hour: Depends on your weight and how rigorus the stretching is. A char of calories per hour by activity available multiple websites: http://www.Nutristrategy.Com/activitylist4.Htm. ...Read more

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Health books about fitness and exercise?

Health books about fitness and exercise?

Have a Look: Take a look at: "the 4-hour body: an uncommon guide to rapid fat loss.." for starters....This book by tim ferriss is fairly recent and, although a bit controversial, will frame your interest and get you "up to speed" on several relevant issues in exercise and nutrition today. However, a single, all-encompassing book probably doesn't really exist! check out your local bookstore, too! ...Read more

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Can a person undergoing Methadone Treatment Program be active in martial arts or calisthenics workouts?

Can a person undergoing Methadone Treatment  Program be active in  martial arts or calisthenics workouts?

Yes: Methadone does not prevent athletic activity.However, most men taking methadone have reduced serum testosterone levels as a result of that drug therapy.In addition to reducing sex drive and performance, which is bad enough, that also reduces muscle-building benefit of exercise.The hypogonadism is easily treated with testosterone supplementation, but it must first be diagnosed by simple blood test. ...Read more

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Fitness or dieting routines online plz?

Fitness or dieting routines online plz?

Check This Out: Have a look a the link below, although i support partnering with others to maintain consistency and focus through either fitness clubs, gym memberships, or in-home dvds: http://www.Foxnews.Com/health/2011/05/20/10-online-workout-programs/. ...Read more

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Do high school sport coaches need health forms?

Do high school sport coaches need health forms?

Health forms.: High school students need to be medically cleared for participation in sports. Younger kids, too. ...Read more

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Building muscle: Your 'Top 5' supplements with results best supported by clinical trials? (Assuming strict diet macros & a pro-level training regime)

Building muscle: Your 'Top 5' supplements with results best supported by clinical trials? (Assuming strict diet macros & a pro-level training regime)

Great question...: ...but we are constrained not to support commercial products through this forum. However, we do not support use of anabolic steroids. ...Read more

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How can I improve physical fitness?

How can I improve physical fitness?

See below: A good start would be to try and walk 30min/day 3-5 times per week. You will also want to add resistance training to help build lean muscle mass and help burn more calories. A simple introductory home exercise program designed to build lean muscle and strengthen the core can be found at www.therehabzone.com ...Read more

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Is physical fitness important as I age?

Is physical fitness important as I age?

Definitely: It's helpful for general fitness, maintaining endurance and strength, reducing risk of many chronic conditions (eg, diabetes, heart disease, stroke) that often occur later in life, and it may help lower the risk of dementia due to alzheimer disease. ...Read more

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How can I increase my physical fitness?

How can I increase my physical fitness?

Lifestyle: If you have the blues, or if you don't, one of the best things you can do is to do fitness activities hard. When the other men see you working hard, they'll befriend and guide you. A combination of resistance training and aerobic training, coupled with eating like your gym buddies do, would be a great new focus for the new life that you know you need. Here's to your success. ...Read more

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Why is cardio so important to physical fitness?

Why is cardio so important to physical fitness?

Many reasons: Cardio exercise increases physical endurance; is good for a person's heart and blood vessels; helps prevent many conditions like diabetes, coronary heart disease, and some cancers; and can contribute to a longer life that has good quality. ...Read more

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How come flexibility is important to physical fitness?

How come flexibility is important to physical fitness?

In a Nutshell..: http://www.topendsports.com/medicine/stretching-benefits.htm reduced injury, greater dynamic muscle range, improved circulation, improved neuromuscular integration... Time well spent! ...Read more

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How could physical fitness affect all aspects of your life?

Feel good about self: Physical fitness can have a positive impact on you feeling better about yourself. It can promote a healthy cardiovascular system and keep you fit and trim, which can help a lot of people feel better from a social standpoint. ...Read more

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Can alcohol affect the physical fitness of a martial artist?

Can alcohol affect the physical fitness of a martial artist?

Would think so: Every study with alcohol shows that alcohol slows reflexes and concentration. My thought would be that a serious athlete would not drink alcohol since it is beneficial to your training. The calories are empty calories and will certainly not improve you physical fitness. ...Read more

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How can an increased blood supply help improve physical fitness?

How can an increased blood supply help improve physical fitness?

Nourishment: Adequate blood supply is critical for the maintenance of our body's cells, tissues, organs, and ultimately the function of our systems. A person with increased supply of nutrients and oxygen is able to function well under physical stress and is said to be physically fit. It should be noted that blood supply also helps us detoxify by removing waste! ...Read more

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How is breathing hard related to your level of physical fitness?

How is breathing hard related to your level of physical fitness?

Breathing hard: It could indicate angina which typically gets worse with physical activity. ...Read more

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How can your physical fitness level determine how well you manage stress?

Health important: How you handle stress is the function of health rather than fitness. You need to make sure that you are healthy by a adhering to a good diet, walking exercises according to the american heart association and regular checkups with your dr. And making sure that the internal organs and blood work are okay. When you are healthy, you can be fit but not the other way around to deal with stress. ...Read more

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How can I prepare for a physical fitness test?

How can I prepare for a physical fitness test?

Fitness test: Depends on what is included in the physical fitness test. Training is directed towards an expressed goal. Hard to give directions unless you give your destination. ...Read more

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How many components of health related physical fitness are there?

Several: Fitness is not only nutrition and exercise. The whole person is a biopsychosociospiritual being so whole person care involves right eating, drinking, and exercise, but also balance, right thinking, right feeling, recreation, and relating to others. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how physical fitness can affect all aspects of your life?

Can you tell me how physical fitness can affect all aspects of your life?

It helps!: Physical fitness is one of the best things you can do to improve your health, both physical and mental. There are reams of data showing that general cardiovascular and musculoskeletal fitness help all realms of physical and mental functioning: mood, ability to think clearly, memory, weight control, blood glucose control, cardiovascular fitness, long-term bone density and risk of falls. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best way to start a personal essay on physical fitness?

Can you tell me what is the best way to start a personal essay on physical fitness?

Hard to say: Without knowing more about what the essay is supposed to cover: as in your personal quest for physical fitness, or what physical fitness means to you, etc? ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the importance of having good physical fitness and nutrition?

Need advice on what is the the importance of having good physical fitness and nutrition?

Health: The bottom line is that good nutrition and exercise keep us healthier! avoiding habits like smoking helps too. How these help is the topic of hundreds of articles and books. ...Read more

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U say having a low hr is a sign of physical fitness what does it mean? That u have good condition or can u have this whithout a good condition ?

U say having a low hr is a sign of physical fitness what does it mean? That u have good condition or can u have this whithout a good condition ?

Trend, Not Reliable: As a cardiologist, i did not say this. For younger people who exercise intensely on a routine basis, the heart often both becomes stronger (systolic) ; relaxes (diastolic) better. When this is the case, heart stroke volume is routinely higher ; the brain orders heart rate to be much slower when person is physically resting. Study http://goo.Gl/4ydksa for perspective. However, many other variables. ...Read more

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How can healthy eating affect physical fitness?

How can  healthy eating affect physical fitness?

Fuel: Fitness work requires appropriate nutrition to fuel workouts (energy), replace glycogen (energy stores) & rebuild muscle. The importance of clean, nutrient-rich foods consumed regularly throughout the day cannot be overstated. Our cars don't get very far without appropriate fuel and neither will our bodies. Hard training, absent the right fuel, is a recipe for exhaustion, muscle loss and illness. ...Read more

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What are some mind-body benefits of physical fitness?

What are some mind-body benefits of physical fitness?

Many!: Physical fitness (and the activity level needed to achieve or maintain physical fitness) provides many mental health benefits. In addition to improved self-esteem and improved confidence, physical fitness and exercise also provides increased adrenaline and endorphin secretion, two very important hormones that help with the overall feeling of well-being and wellness. ...Read more

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Fitness Programs (Definition)

Fitness Programs Exercise and Fitness Programs are offered by healthcare facilities to help their patients learn to improve their fitness level and ...Read more


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Physical Fitness (Definition)

Physical fitness refers to a person's general physical conditioning and ability to exercise. It relates to body strength, ...Read more