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What are the benefits of hill running uphill and downhill?

What are the benefits of hill running uphill and downhill?

Lower body strength: Going up and down hills is a terrific way to build up the major muscle groups in the legs and buttocks. It is also a fine cardiovascular exercise. Athletes commonly are asked to run up and down the stairs in stadiums to provide this extra boost rather than just running on the flat. ...Read more

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Will 2.6 mile up hill running help burn fat faster?

Will 2.6 mile up hill running help burn fat faster?

Absolutely-Depending: The primary controls of body weight: food choices & quantity. Most calories are burned in repairing & maintaining our body, not exercise per-se. See: nusi. Org. 1 lb fat = 6-12 hrs intense workout. Exercise & building muscle mass can impact body fat over time: the more effort/work you expend (best make it fun so more likely to continue) & what you do most of the time have the most impact. ...Read more

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Set up increasing goals as you exercise. Focus on a landmark while running, then add one farther. ...See more

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Will hill running for half an hour daily help slim me down and tighten my buttocks?

Will hill running for half an hour daily help slim me down and tighten my buttocks?

Yes: Watch your knees! Any exercise that uses your gluteal muscle will tone and thighten your buttocks. Half an hour is a good amount of time. ...Read more

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A brisk two mile walk creates the same health benefits as running the same distance. ...See more

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What are the best types of shoes for running on hills and trails?

What are the best types of shoes for running on hills and trails?

They make: Shoes that are specifically designed for running on trails. A store like REI has many brands to choose from ...Read more

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Is it safe to go running up hills 5 times a week?

Yes it is!: At your age you can run around anywhere you like without worrying about any health concerns. You can do it daily if you are fit to do so. ...Read more

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Running in water is great cadiovascular activity that is gentle on your knees and hips. ...See more

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Hurt my ankle running up hill two years ago and it's still hurt what do I do can surgery or a shot help me

Hurt my ankle running up hill two years ago and it's still hurt what do I do can surgery or a shot help me

One step at a time : Ankle ligaments heal slowly. A two-year lingering pain is a chronic issue. See your local area podiatrists consider cotisone injection, x-rays physical therapy including heat versus ice. Other types of physical therapy as well. Without improvement then pursue a mri. An exam is necessary, if the site is swollen and painful consider MRI right away. ...Read more

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Suffering tightness in calf when climbing several flights of stairs, or running up hills. Tightness goes after rest, or walking or running on level?

Suffering tightness in calf when climbing several flights of stairs, or running up hills. Tightness goes after rest, or walking or running on level?

Clarification?: This sounds like intermittent claudication or leriche syndrome in which there is not enough blood or (circulation) to the legs during activity. I recommend seeing a doctor and checking the arterial circulation in the aorta and the lower extremities. ...Read more

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Running backwards burns more calories, imparts less impact to knees, and improves balance! try it! ...See more

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Do running reduces weight?

Do running reduces weight?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs,. ...Read more

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Should i still be running at 50+?

Should i still be running at 50+?

WHY NOT?: If you are healthy, not obese, no arthritis, then go ahead!
Particularly, if this activity is enjoyable to you. If you are forcing yourself to do it and it is becoming a chore, just walk fast... ...Read more

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Running reduces the risk of coronary artery disease by 4.3%, but walking decreases it by 9.3%! ...See more

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What can you do instead of running?

Swimming: Swimming is an almost ideal form of exercise as it is good for the cardiovascular system and will not stress the joints the way running does. You can also do gym elipticals and bicycles as an alternative. ...Read more

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Is running safe with a ths of 6.46?

Is running safe with a ths of 6.46?

Ask Dr. personally: As of February 2010, at most laboratories in the U.S., the official "normal" reference range for the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) blood test runs from approximately .5 to 4.5/5.0. This was in a recent article, not 2010. So I would think that you should consult with the Dr. who determined your levels or have the test run again to compare. ...Read more

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How can you avoid running injuries?

How can you avoid running injuries?

Added the 3 E's: Most running injuries occur due to 3 factors: equipment, environment, and error in training. First make sure you have an appropriate running shoe (equipment). Replace shoes after 400 miles. Watch your training surface (environment). Running on slanted surface, concrete, or track can increase risk of injury. Finally, error in training is the biggest factor. Do not increase mileage >10% per week. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of running?

What are the benefits of running?

Running: Multiple studies show many benefits from regular running, especially greater fitness, lower all-cause mortality, less heart disease, less stroke, less obesity, fewer diabetes, even less cancer & stronger bones. Better yet, running improves mood. Check out http://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/health-benefits-of-running & http://www.runnersworld.com/start-running/6-ways-running-improves-your-health ...Read more

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How much time should one go running for?

How much time should one go running for?

At least 20 minutes.: Apparently your heart has to be at an appropriately elevated rate for at least 20 minutes to gain cardiovascular benefit. Give yourself a few minutes of running to get your heart rate up to that level, then twenty minutes at least from there. ...Read more

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How can i mprove my running efficiency?!?

How can i mprove my running efficiency?!?

Warm up: Start with warm up exercises. Then you need to increase your lung capacity the best way to do this is swimming. Then increase your running distance a little at a time and build up your endurance and mind set ...Read more

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What five foods not to eat before running?

Heavy foods: Best not to eat heavy foods

Including greasy/fatty
high protein (especially if large serving size)
large portions
usually acidic foods bother people (oj, tomato juice, citrus fruit)
physically hard foods (such as nuts). ...Read more

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How can I increase running stamina shortly?

How can I increase running stamina shortly?

Only over time: Stamina is built up over time by getting your muscles to accumulate more glycogen, increase blood vessel size and number, and having the muscles become more effecient.
I know no way to get this to happen quickly, without using illegal steroids.

Maybe one of the other physicians can add their insight to my answer for you. ...Read more

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Does running help or hurt your health at 55?

Does running help or hurt your health at 55?

Yes but...: Should always consult a Dr. first to assure that you are not harming yourself in some ways. Start slow and mostly walk at first. Stretching, either active or passive, are a good idea at any age, but especially when you are older. ...Read more

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Need to know benefits of running extensively?

Running: Personally I think.running extensively, marathon like, is not.healthy and does more harm than good. However moderate running is good. ...Read more

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Is running the best exercise for one's health?

Is running the best exercise for one's health?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is 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. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. Exercises such as crunches, planks, sit-ups, etc are good for toning the abdominal muscles, but cardio is best for weight loss. ...Read more

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Is biking or running better to get into shape.

Is biking or running better to get into shape.

Cross training: Cross training, by doing exercise that are not the same every day but compliment each other- biking, swimming, running are beneficial in injury prevention and fitness. Running probably provides a better workout, but increases the injury potential ...Read more

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Sir joining gym is better or running tell me?

Sir joining gym is better or running tell me?

It depends: Gyms offer several advantages, as they have machines for weight training and cross training, but running is the best form of cardiovascular exercise and it is free. Either way, weight training should be parted of your regimen, but that can be accomplished with body weight exercises. The fact of the matter is that most people who have gym memberships rarely if ever use them. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Would like to get a skullies from running fred?

Would like to get a skullies from running fred?

Not sure this is: The right forum. Maybe I just don't understand your questions from a medical perspective but it seems like you question would be better suited for a game forum. ...Read more

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What to do if your baby is running temperature?

What to do if your baby is running temperature?

Fever not all bad: You don't have to get rid of the fever. It is just a symptom. Increased body temperature actually helps your immune system fight infections — that's why your body creates one when you are sick. However, if in pain or uncomfortable because of his illness and you want to do some tylenol, (acetaminophen) there are suppositories you can use (they go in his butt). Ask pharmacist for them. ...Read more