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Please describe a good at-home exercise program?

P90, P90X or X2: Carefully researched, targets major muscle groups, provides aerobic and endurance training as well as yoga, stretching and core work. Have fun! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Program (Definition)

There are many benefits to being active during pregnancy. You may not feel great every day of your pregnancy, but exercise should make you feel better overall and may help prepare you for labor and childbirth. There are some conditions or symptoms that may make exercising during pregnancy inadvisable. Talk with your health care provider about the exercise that ...Read more


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Can you tell me a good at home, body weight exercise program?

Can you tell me a good at home, body weight exercise program?

Body weight exercise: Check out following for examples of body weight exercises: http://www.mensfitness.com/topics/body-weight-workouts, http://www.muscleandfitness.com/workouts/workout-routines/5-best-bodyweight-training-exercises, http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/ultimate-body-weight-workout & http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/bodyweight-cardio-burners. ...Read more

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Do I need a special exercise program?

Do I need a special exercise program?

Good question: Everone needs an exercise program! how yours will differ from someone else's will depend on what you need. Your current heath status, underlying conditions, how good of shape you are in and your endurance. Talk to your doctor before starting something new so you will only gain and not suffer any harm! ...Read more

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I need an exercise program for the fall/winter?

I need an exercise program for the fall/winter?

In-home DVDs: I'm a huge fan of programs that include both aerobic and resistance exercises, target different muscle groups and that rely on "muscle confusion" to vary the routines. If appropriate for your goals and fitness level, p90x and related programs have been popular and successful for many people. ...Read more

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When must I record progress in my exercise program?

When must I record progress in my exercise program?

Daily: I believe its best to keep a dally and weekly log to monitor your exercise in both time and quality of your workouts when you look back you will be pleasantly surprised at your progress in a relatively short time frame. ...Read more

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What should I consider when beginning an exercise program?

What should I consider when beginning an exercise program?

Exercise starting: First, an evaluation by a healthcare professional, either a trainer, or your doctor. At 38, you could have some undiagnosed medical conditions. High blood pressure, arthritis, elevated cholesterol, back problems...which all could affect an exercise program. Second, start slow. Low impact. Short amount of time. Many get frustration by expecting results too fast. Try to do too much, too quickly. ...Read more

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What diet and exercise program is best for me?

What diet and exercise program is best for me?

An MD: Visit might put one's mind at ease. Coexisting medical conditions often require an adjustment of any conditioning program to lower the potential risks. That said, the best program will be the one that will (1) allow for consistent engagement (usually based on one's interest) and that (2) supports the desired goals..Strength, aerobics, endurance, and/or any combination. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about insanity exercise program?

Can you tell me about insanity exercise program?

I looked at the : hype online. It seems questionable to me. A 60 day program seems too short and may lead to rapid weight loss that may come back just as quickly. I would have a physical before doing any extreme workout program. I would recommend starting exercising gradually and increasing it over time. Find exercises that you enjoy and can continue for life not for just 60 days. ...Read more

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What is a good diet and exercise program for a person to gain weight?

What is a good diet and exercise program for a person to gain weight?

Resistance !: Avoid extreme cardio, but do some. Weight training is necessary to add muscle quickly. Remember, you want muscle, not fat. Get high amounts of protein inside you: 1gram per lb of weight. Avoid useless carbs. ...Read more

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I want to start an exercise program what precautions should I take before I start?

Start slow: I would get a physical to make sure you have no underlying medical problems i would start 3x /wk or every other day with either walking/ swimming or cycling and gradually build up to 20-30 minutes each time if you start walking, you should gradually try to incorporate a few minutes of jogging into your exercise as tolerated until you can run for the full time then gradually increase your time. ...Read more

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I've had my t-lvls checked twice, 404ng/ml and 398ng/ml. This may be normal range, but is it normal for a 28yr/old with a good diet/exercise program?

I've had my t-lvls checked twice, 404ng/ml and 398ng/ml. This may be normal range, but is it normal for a 28yr/old with a good diet/exercise program?

Testosterone level: It is a normal testosterone level, but I am not sure why it was done. If it was done "just because", it's a worthless test. If you had symptoms that mandate the check of testosterone, then it's a different story. Testosterone levels are variable, too. So, if you had 2 in the normal range, i would not worry about that. ...Read more

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What to if I am looking for a suggestions for a hypertension exercise program - any ideas?

What to if I am looking for a suggestions for a hypertension exercise program - any ideas?

Aerobic Exercise: The best program to reduce blood pressure is one that causes weight loss through diet and exercise. Each 5% weight loss will reduce systolic BP by about 4 mmhg. Aerobic exercise is the most effective at reducing bp, but any exercise is better than nothing. Swimming is probably the worst for reducing bp. ...Read more

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What is the most important part of an exercise program?

What is the most important part of an exercise program?

Enjoy your exercise: It does not have to be trendy! good old walking is simple and inexpensive. Be as brisk as you can for 30 to 45 minutes. Any other aerobic activity you enjoy such as biking, dancing, swimming, climbing are also good. Also toning and building your muscle with lighter weights (so that you can comfortably do more reps) increases your metabolism, helps weight loss and is heart healthy. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the best facial exercise program?

I want to know what's the best facial exercise program?

There is no "best": In regards to facial exercises. While it may help, there is just as much a possibility that facial exercises could actually hurt - at least in regards to the "wrinkle" perspective. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i want a good diet/exercise program?

What do you advise if i want a good diet/exercise program?

Diet exercise advice: First, a discussion with your physician as to your goals. Supervised physician programs are more successful. Some patients are candidates for specific medications that can help with blocking fat absorption, metabolism or appetite. Second, a app and/or device to help you like myfitnesspal and/or a fitbit. Third, a discussion with a dietician to follow your progress. Lastly, through away the scale. ...Read more

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What is the best health and exercise program in the workplace?

What is the best health and exercise program in the workplace?

Move: Unless your workplace has an exercise facility, this can be difficult. Get up and walk as much as possible, take the stairs whenever given the chance. Take some time at lunch to get in a quick trip to the gym. Another good tip is to not snack on many of the goodies that often are around. Before you know it, the calories have added up! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


Dr. James Henning
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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