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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