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Best fitness dvd for losing weight/toning/fitness?

Best fitness dvd for losing weight/toning/fitness?

Hard to Say...: The "best" is relative and tends to be "that which works best for you." that said, I have had wonderful success using the p90x and related in-home dvds and think that after medical clearance they are a serious option. However, training responsibly is critical to avoid injury. Check them out! ...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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Fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling, is this healthy?

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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Good exercise for kayak sprinter competing at national level?

Good exercise for kayak sprinter competing at national level?

Exercise: Great question. As a sprint kayak racer you need a great core program as week as upper body resistance training to include back, arms, and shoulders. This should include a combination of endurance, strength and power exercises. Also because of the multiple positions you must accomodate you should include perturbations in multiple body positions. ...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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Any good fitness routines to lose weight at 70?

Any good fitness routines to lose weight at 70?

Depends: Weight loss is difficult, but if you are determined it can be done. Diet along with cardiac exercise is the best way to go. Eat 5 meals a day and cut out the carbs. Don't eat any breads except whole grain. Also cut out all tropical fruit. Start walking so that you can get your heart rate up to around 120 beats per minute for 20 minutes. Biking is not as good losing weight as walking fast. ...Read more

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Epidemiologists, where can I find credible health statistics and demographic statistics?

Epidemiologists, where can I find credible health statistics and demographic statistics?

Multiple locations: Government agencies, special interest and single issue organizations, health organizations, groups, and non-profit associations have websites and may post stats. Also, depending on type you are looking for, cdc has national center for health statistics, and a faststats section on website. Also nat'l institutes of health website, nih.Gov has many. ...Read more

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Do you trust weight loss programs on facebook?

Do you trust weight loss programs on facebook?

Do you?: Social media is a new phenomenon, so using it for weight loss has not been studied. If it's used as a support group, or in similar ways to proven methods, then it could work for the right patient. Really hard to make a blanket statement. Use common sense and remember the quick-fix is usually ineffective or dangerous. ...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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What diets do fitness trainers recommend for overweight people?

What diets do fitness trainers recommend for overweight people?

Muscle Support: An eating plan for exercise must support muscle mass and promote fat burning while preventing fatigue. We suggest 0.8-1.2 gms of high quality protein per kg body weight. Eat 3 meals with 2 snacks and 3-5 hours between meals. Limit carbs to complex types and if fatigue is an issue, eat carbs before exercise. For simplicity, eat carb later in day, and not for breakfast. Cla/ l-carnitine help. ...Read more

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What certifications do most personal trainers have?

What certifications do most personal trainers have?

Many good and bad!: Some are virtually bogus, while others excellent. The national strength and conditioning association probably has the best, and this is virtually rquired for college athletic trainers working with a variety of athletes. To become certified, you are sent dvds, several books, a formal course is offered, and you take an exam. If passed, you become a certified strength and conditioning coach (cscc). ...Read more

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How can jenny craig work?

How can  jenny craig work?

Program: You are provided education about weight loss, monitoring, weigh ins & purchase foods that make up part of what you eat while on the program. ...Read more

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Good yoga programs on dvd?

Good yoga programs on dvd?

Look online: There are many excellent dvd's - but these days, there is amazing content on line at sites like yogaglo.Com and yogajournal.Com. You can select something in many different styles and time frames. ...Read more

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How would choose between employer group health plans?

Carefully: As you know, there are many plans and they are difficult to compare. Talk to your hr person. They can steer you in the right direction based on your age and current health. I would stick with the larger insurers in your area, they usually have the better plans with a larger list of providers in their network. Dr l. ...Read more

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Are personal trainers worth hiring if you're in the gym?

Are personal trainers worth hiring if you're in the gym?

Yes: Most people who use the gym are motivated to get in shape but having someone there to teach you how to do all exercises correctly and help you focus on weak areas is important. Setting goals with a trainer and having them push you to reach your goals is worth the money if you are already devoting precious time in the gym. You should make the time there as beneficial as possible. ...Read more

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Are there any good women's cardio workout program recommendations?

Are there any good women's cardio workout program recommendations?

Many!: I think cycling and walking/running are the easiest cardio-sports to engage in. Although greaqt sporting activities, they can be done alone or in groups. They can bec done outdoors and indoors. But i also favor mixing cardio with resistence to strengthen muscle. The new p90x program is excellent, and their are many programs that can be done at home with the wii fit and x-box. They offer variety! ...Read more

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Is it safe to have untrained employees doing 'fitness' exercises with assisted living residents?

Is it safe to have untrained employees doing 'fitness' exercises with assisted living residents?

No: Patients in assisted living are there due to medical conditions and fitness experts who are trained in what to do in case something should happen would be a much safer choice medically and legally. ...Read more

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I'm starting gym membership, how do I begin to lose weight?

I'm starting gym membership, how do I begin to lose weight?

Ask to work: With gym instructors or work with a trainer, so that you learn how to use equipment effectively and safely. To lose weight combine cardio workout with weight training. Good luck. ...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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I get sick very frequently. Every fortnight i get cold and fever. I m a total gym freak with regular gymming. I eat out sometimes. Plz help wot to do?

I get sick very frequently. Every fortnight i get cold and fever. I m a total gym freak with regular gymming. I eat out sometimes. Plz help wot to do?

Fevers: Next time this occurs go to your doctor with a full list of the times this has occurred, the symptoms you experienced, and be prepared to provide a detailed history of your medical conditions, social and sexual background, etc., and to undergo a detailed exam and labs as necessary. Good luck and hope this turns out to be nothing too severe. ...Read more

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Give me suggestions about diet plan and exercise to increase my muscle size and strength. I noticed only small development in 6 months of gymming.

Give me suggestions about diet plan and exercise to increase my muscle size and strength. I noticed only small development in 6 months of gymming.

See below: Decrease processed carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta, cookies, and so on. Eat well balanced meals, including healthy carbs, fats, and proteins. Drink water. Do weight intensive exercises with your major muscles, working to do each set to exhaustion. One or two sets, six to eight reps each, once or twice a week, so show excellent results in two months. You may not be using heavy enough weights. ...Read more

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Can I do gymming during mild thickening of epididymitis in my left scrotum? Plz advice

Can I do gymming during mild thickening of epididymitis in my left scrotum? Plz advice

Yes, as long as ...: Yes, enjoying work-out in gym as long as being tolerable and comfortable for you. Of course, realize the good thing always comes with its limitation for an individual; so let common sense rule life. ...Read more

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If a person with bipolar disorder is advised not to meditate or gymming. Why would it be? Does the person face difficulty in concentrating?

If a person with bipolar disorder is advised not to meditate or gymming. Why would it be? Does the person face difficulty in concentrating?

Puzzling: Usually good diet, exercise and mindfulness are helpful for mood disorders. Perhaps you're one of those folks who such things to excess and your doctor is trying to help you get some balance in your life. Time for you to ask this question directly to your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a myomectomy on 12december2012. I was told 4 weeks post op and i can start gymming. Is it too soon? Still feels swollen around the scar.

I had a myomectomy on 12december2012. I was told 4 weeks post op and i can start gymming. Is it too soon? Still feels swollen around the scar.

If ok with surgeon: Different surgeons may have different opinions but i think it is reasonable to begin low impact aerobic exercise and light weights with addition of increasing resistance over the next 3 weeks. Monitor your wound in the progress. It often takes up to 48 hours to assess pain and tenderness after a new exercise regimen do start slowly. Compression garments over the scar may help minimize swelling. ...Read more

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Hey, Doctor I go to Gym daily & have started to INTAKE endura Mass as PROTEIN. Thus Should i take it 1 HOUR before Gymming OR Suddenly after Gymming ?

Hey, Doctor I go to Gym daily & have started to INTAKE endura Mass as PROTEIN. 
Thus Should i take it 1 HOUR before Gymming OR Suddenly after Gymming ?

Does not matter: If you are taking a mixed diet, there is no need for the protein supplement. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can a obese person with vericose veins go gymming & do high intensity cardio work out or yoga? Do the veins feel extra pressure & worsen vericose vein

Can a obese person with vericose veins go gymming & do high intensity cardio work out or yoga? Do the veins feel extra pressure & worsen vericose vein

Obesity and veins: Obesity and varicose veins is not a contraindication to working out and yoga. In fact, exercise is good for improving venous return which will reduce the venous pressure. Cardio exercises such as spinning, elliptical, biking and stair climbing are better for the veins than pounding exercises such as running. ...Read more

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Can I do cardio n gymming as I have vitamin d deficiency and pcos ?

Can I do cardio n gymming as I have vitamin d deficiency and pcos ?

Yes: Doing exercise at the gym is fine to do, even with low vitamin d levels. One should contact her doctor if she gets new symptoms during working out at the gym (increasing the intensity of workouts very gradually, makes it less likely to get the aches and pains of "over-use" symptoms. The doctor might prescribe 50, 000 units of vitamin d per week, if a patient is very low on her test results. ...Read more

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What are some exercises to do with a gym membership to lose fat?

What are some exercises to do with a gym membership to lose fat?

Increase in cardio: If you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Core exercises may build muscle, but to burn fat you need to burn more than you consume and cardio is key! ...Read more

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How do I go about getting my insurance to pay for a gym membership?

How do I go about getting my insurance to pay for a gym membership?

You are kidding,???: I smiled at this question. That sounds like an ideal world..And american medicine is a mess not an ideal anything. I know that in past years microsoft had a plan like this for some of their employees but I do not know of any ongoing way to have your boss pay for your gym membership. ...Read more

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I can't afford weights or a gym membership. What kind of exercises can I do to gain more strength?

I can't afford weights or a gym membership. What kind of exercises can I do to gain more strength?

Push-ups: U can always do push-ups which work both your chest and your arm. Sit-ups can be done anywhere to strengthen and tone abdominal muscles.A 10$$ chin-up bar can be placed in a door- way and is an excellent conditioner for arms and lats if u widen grip... Planks, straight leg raises, hip abduction exercises , etc. Get started! gl! ...Read more

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I'm starting gym membership, how do I begin to lose weight?

Ask to work: With gym instructors or work with a trainer, so that you learn how to use equipment effectively and safely. To lose weight combine cardio workout with weight training. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help, what ways can one improve health and fitness without signing up for gym membership?

Running!: Running is the perfect exercise in many ways; it is an excellent cardiovascular activity, and also has wonderful mental benefits. Many other activities can also be done without a gym membership: cycling (if you could buy a bike) and swimming (if you live near a warm ocean or have a pool in your backyard or school). Even regular, brisk walking is an excellent and easy way to boost health ; fitness. ...Read more

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Please tell me what ways can one improve health and fitness without signing up for gym membership?

Remember: Exercise doesn't mean you have to do it in a gym. It can be a simple as walking and doing any number of thousands of bodyweight exercises, which can be done at home. You can jog, run, cycle outside. You can use a treadmill or stationary cycle or "rowing" machine at home. You can utilize dumbbells or kettlebells at home. You can just do any number of video programs like P90X ... ...Read more

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Just got a gym membership and its open 24hrs when is the best time to workout i heard nights is when u lose more calories?

Just got a gym membership and its open 24hrs  when is the best time to workout i heard nights is when u lose more calories?

Does not matter: Generally when it comes to exercise what is the most important is to keep a regular workout schedule. Time of the day does not influence the amount of calories you burn which depends on activity type and intensity of the work out. If you are a night owl you will find gym less crowded in night. But start your routine when ever you can good luck. ...Read more

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Im 16 and haven't worked out in a couple months. What exercises should I do to keep healthy? Cardio or weight lifting? I have a gym membership.

Im 16 and haven't worked out in a couple months. What exercises should I do to keep healthy? Cardio or weight lifting? I have a gym membership.

Your history: Breathing, pain, and heart pounding issues. Better get cleared by your doc before you work out. Cross training is best, some cardio ; some aerobic after being cleared. Your medications suggest that you are a bit anxious. Stretching, yoga, and my favorite qigong, can make for a balanced program. Peace and good health. ...Read more