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Green Beret Physical Fitness Training
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
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
Does 62yo need physical for supervised walking, stretching+strengthening (bands/free weights+plate-loaded equip), swimming, water exercise/volleyball ?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to treat depression with psychological benefits of health-related physical fitness and nutrition?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Late 50's. Healthy with good weight & nutrition. To build muscle mass, what about all those protein drinks + exercise?
Building muscle: Your 'Top 5' supplements with results best supported by clinical trials? (Assuming strict diet macros & a pro-level training regime)
TOO MANY TO: List in this setting. Google or bing it please. ...Read more
Training : Improves muscular movement efficiency!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Carbs: You will want easily digestible energy for your test. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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