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How Many Miles Of Running Equal A Mile Of Swimming
Remember: They are just different forms of exercise. Swimming tend to be a better total body workout and more easily tolerated joint wise(unless you have rotator cuff issues or shoulder arthritis). While running is "harder" on the joints, it also is better at promoting bone density stability/increase. ...Read more
Trainer: Sounds like you might benefit from a personal trainer to get you started. That would also help you in developing the correct exercise routines with lower injury risk than if you just tried to do it on your own. Once they teach you the basics and how to progress you could then proceed on your own after some weeks of training. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessarily a: "best" type of issue. Each form of exercise has it's advantages and disadvantages. Swimming is more of a full body workout and lower impact on the joints. But remember because it's lower impact, it has less of an effect as running at stimulating bone density. In the end, both are good forms of exercise, and in an ideal world it's good to involve variety in your exercise routine. ...Read more
I have constant chest pains-pressure right across my chest. I exercise a lot. Running, cycling, swimming and don't have these pains when exercising?
No quick answer: Several conditions can cause pain like that. Your doctor will need to take a detailed history and physical exam to determine the cause and advise treatment. ...Read more
Is it right or not if i act like running or swimming or any activity for 3 or 5 hours? If i want to lose my 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
Can you still improve in leg endurance activities like running and swimming with hypokalemia? Or does it just feel like not improving and exhaustion?
I used to feel tired after exercises like running, biking, swimming, but now my heart rate stays elevated long after i finish. Due to psych med withdr?
Tired: Please clarify what medications you were on. ...Read more
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