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How Does Exercise Help Build And Maintain Strong Bones And Prevent Falls
Many ways: Studies show that weight bearing exercising like walking help with maintaining bone density. Exercises that do not have some weight bearing do not do as well with bone density. In general people who remain physically fit generally have better balance however certain exercises like tai chi and yoga have been shown to help with balance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
How can vitamin d help to maintain strong bones helping to prevent the development of osteoporosis?
Eat healthy high : Calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, . ...Read more
How do I build my bone and muscle strength safely (low tolerance for dairy. Easily injured in high ifmpact activity.) and effectively lose fat? 19y f
Exercise: Running can help with cardiovascular health, endurance, weight control, mental health and promote over-all wellness. Ensure that you warm up and warm down. Build up distances gradually. Get approval from your physican if you are significantly deconditioned or have any specific medical conditions that may be problematic. ...Read more
Is it okay for people with high blood pressure to do exercises that improve core strength, increase bone mass and muscle tone?
Can frequent strength training help prevent osteoporosis? How often, how much weight, what exercises?
Going to do special exercises to boosts muscle growth will muscle growth and bone density come back naturally as i start to eat more?
Varied Ones..: Routines need to be interesting, varied (target all muscle groups, heart and lungs..) and done consistently to create results. There are many routines that fit the bill. I'm a huge fan of exercise "in home" programs, so working out with dvds, saving time and having convenience is appealing and seems to enhance motivation. ...Read more
Can you tell me how could vitamin d help to maintain strong bones helping to prevent the development of osteoporosis?
I've heard that your metabolism starts to diminish over time. What types of food should I eat and and exercises to maintain a strong metabolism?
High Quality: Avoid processed, packaged, and restaurant food most of the time. Lots of veggies, very light on fatty foods and especially red meat. As for exercise; some exercise is slightly better for you in terms of weight loss, injury, etc. But my advice is do the exercise you enjoy, because doing it often if the key! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the minimum amount of exercise a man might do to keep healthy and strong enough to prevent weakness?
Hair growth: Split ends are due to mechanical stress on hair-brushing, hair dryers, hot combs, perms, etc. A good balanced diet will promote healthy hair growth. Extreme dieting, low iron, low vitamin d, low biotin, low thyroid, certain medications and many other factors can cause hair to shed. Iron supplementation has to be done under dr's supervision as too much iron can be dangerous to the liver. ...Read more
From a preventative view. Does cardio help to strengthen existing weak artery walls and reduce existing plaque buildup or just help to stop further?
Trying to build and maintain lean muscle. What is the key to keeping lean muscle. I'm 130lbs and 5"7 but can't seem to keep my hard earned muscles?
3 x wk: Workouts 3 times per week should be enough to maintain muscle tone in someone your age. You might use a floor routine like this one which requires no equipment: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=xuhyfx5l0pg&feature=youtube_gdata_player. ...Read more
Muscles Foods: Clean sources of protein are best. Grassfed beef, free range chicken and free range eggs. Protein shakes can be used as well, i prefer an unsweetened whey protein that comes from grassfed cows. Preventing injury is best done with doing warmup prior to activity and the herb turmeric. It has been shown in recent studies to help tendonitis. 400-500mg twice daily of a standardized curcuminoid product. ...Read more
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
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