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How Much Exercise Do I Need To Maintain Bone Strength At 55
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
30 minutes: Current recommendations include 30 minutes of a moderate aerobic activity 5 times a week. If you prefer vigorous activity you can shorten the time. To maintain your current weight you must couple regular physical activity with moderate calorie intake, about 1800-2000 calories per day for the average adult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies per person: Walking distance, time and frequency vary per person depending on your goals, level of fitness, other medical conditions. For the deconditioned/out-of-shape person, 20 minutes 3 times/week is a good start. Working up to 30-60 minutes 5 times/week is a good end goal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardio Mix: This varies from person to person. If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in 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 walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
Unknown: This has many variables including your pre training weight, intake, intensity of training, etc.Consult a trainer. ...Read more
How many reps and sets should I do per muscle when lifting dumbbells at home? I don't want endurance, I want to build muscle up as much as I can.
6-10: The idea of reps is to work the specific muscle group to exhaustion and then rest it until your strength has returned. If you have a lot of endurance go as long as you can without causing pain, it will take a bit of trial and error. I suggested 6-10 reps per set to avoid pain and muscle injury. The number of sets is the number it takes to avoid painful muscle injury, try it out ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How often should I weight lift to build muscle, and how much protein per day should I consume? I want to build up as efficiently as possible. I'm 5 ft 6 inches tall and 105 lbs.
30 mins 4x/week: You need to do cardio to the point of a good sweat. 30 minutes four times per week should do. Make sure you listen to your body - if it's tired, take a rest day. And if you have medical conditions, get cleared by your physician first. ...Read more
How much activity do I need every day in order to maintain good digestive health? What are some workouts I can do?
How often should you add more to your diet if you're doing a strength training program and how much weight?
Eat better not more: Strength doesn't come from carbo loading, high calories, protein packing or other fads & trends. Improve your diet, try eating smaller meals more frequently, and balance activities to reduce injury risks and overuse. Sleep, breathe, enjoy! push yourself enough to feel aching without ripping or residual pain. Focus on form so your strength is more functional. Target a healthy life-long weight goal. ...Read more
Exercise: It takes a negative 3500 calories to lose one pound of fat. I.E. If you exercise each day and burn off 500 calories more that your baseline you will lose a pound a week without changing your intake. However your intake is overall much more important in the weight loss equation. ...Read more
Why should I take time from emphasizing walking/bike riding to do strength training or yoga? Goal is to lose weight.
Strength training : Builds lean muscle mass which increases your metabolism allowing you to burn more calories for the same workout and you can make weight training a cardio event as well. Yoga can allow you to better focus on your goal while maintaining flexibility with your exercising to help minimize muscle aches and injuries for a well balanced workout of body and mind! ...Read more
That is up to you.: This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.prohealth.com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.cfm There are 3,500 calories per pound. The number of calories you burn in working out will determine the rate (if consumption doesn't change). You put on muscle (which weighs more than fat) but which will ^ your metabolic rate. ...Read more
Normal hemoglobin: Normal haemoglobin levels vary from lab to lab, but for men, normal levels are from around 13.8 to 17.2. Iron-rich foods include most meats, chicken, and some surprises like oysters and sardines. Better yet, get iron from healthy plant sources instead: try lentils, beans, & spinach. Check for hidden bleeding from stomach ulcers. Ask a Dr to assess why you are anemic. Recheck levels in a month. ...Read more
Doesn't work that: way. Avoid situations involving triggers/cues/availability. Substitute less awful things to eat, or, rehearse how badly you feel not doing the right thing in the contexts in which bad choices are made (I overeat at Wegman's, I recall how I felt after last time before I go in). http://www.amazon.com/dp/0692496157/ is built for this question ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: A calorie deficit will cause weight loss. You may or may not achieve a higher level of fitness. Training does burn calories, but fitness requires fuel (calories) to strengthen muscles and since muscled require calories for growth, burning off too much may actually cause muscle wasting. ...Read more
How to get fat efficiently and healthy?Does matter how many I eat also won't gain weight, I want to reach normal bmi.
Weight gain: The desire to gain weight is more than just a function of what you eat. Genetics (size of your parents), muscle mass, and bone structure also play an important role. Also, many diseases can also cause one's bmi to be low. Best to see your doctor to discuss all of these factors. Be sure to bring in your parent's height and weight and your body fat measurement. ...Read more
How to build strength to do pull ups? I can't even do one pull up an I don't know how to increase strength to do it?
Start slowly: Pull-ups are a difficult and complex exercise. I would start by doing push-ups - once you can do 20-30 regular pushups (not "girl" push ups) then start working on "diamond" push ups (put your hands close together on the floor so the fingers make a diamond). Build up on how many of those you can do. Then move to supported pull-ups (with a chair underneath your feet). Keep working at it! ...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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