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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


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Is bike riding a bad exercise for kidney?

Is bike riding a bad exercise for kidney?

No: Bike riding is a good exercise. If you are a male, you need to watch out for pressure on the pudendal nerve. Keeping the seat tipped forward helps. ...Read more

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How have fitness and exercise changed from 1980s?

How have fitness and exercise changed from 1980s?

Everyone: The biggest change is realizing that virtually everyone can benefit from some form of exercise. There is a better understanding of metabolism and what it takes to become fit, not just losing weight. ...Read more

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Is bike riding a good exercise?

Is bike riding a good exercise?

Yes: It is a good aerobic exercise and helps strengthen your heart and increases endurance esp if you ride more than 10 mph. If you ride at lower speeds, try to work up to 150 minutes per week. If you do vigorous rides, 75 minutes per week is recommended. Since cycling is not a weight bearing exercise it won't strengthen bones, so it's good to do other types of exercise too like strength training. ...Read more

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Exercise bike ok to use everyday?

Exercise bike ok to use everyday?

Sure: As long as your bottom is not becoming sore from the bike seat. However, your body would benefit if you mixed up a variety of aerobic activities. ...Read more

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How can exercise change my life for the better?

How can exercise change my life for the better?

BENEFITS OF EXERCISE: I will list benefits of regular exercise according to the Mayo Clinic
(1) prevents obesity and controls weight
(2) improves mood
(3) boosts energy
(4) combats health conditions and diseases
(5) improves your sex life
(6) helps you sleep better
(7) is a fun way to spend your time.

I recommend my patients to do the physical activities which gives them pleasure as well, like dancing, and various other fun activities. ...Read more

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In what ways have you changed your diet habits or exercise and become a healthier person?

In what ways have you changed your diet habits or exercise and become a healthier person?

Many things: I personally have given up artificial sweeteners, and all artificial foods. I have also made some simple changes in terms of food approach. Instead of taking foods away, I focus on adding at least 5 servings of veggies a day with some fruit. I also make myself do some exercise daily. If I don't feel like doing it, I make myself do at least 10 minutes because I always have 10 minutes. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are benefits of an indoor exercise bike and a outdoor exercise bike?

Could you tell me what are benefits of an indoor exercise bike and a outdoor exercise bike?

Both: Are excellent ways of getting cardio exercise. Many people people find outdoor biking to better hold their interest, and therefore produce better results. Indoor bikes are safer, of course, so if there is any reason to be concerned about one's ability to ride an outdoor bicycle safely, indoor it should be! ...Read more

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Is it possible to change your body type through exercise?

Is it possible to change your body type through exercise?

And nutrition: Yes it's possible, with a healthy combination of excellent nutrition and regular exercise. ...Read more

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What is a better way to exercise riding a bike or walking?

What is a better way to exercise riding a bike or walking?

Exercise: Both are good ways to exercise. It depends a little as to your height, weight, condition of your joints, and your current physical health. I generally recommend to patients to start with a gentle exercise program, gradually building over time. For walking, find a comfortable route, or treadmill, proper shoes, start slow in time and speed. Gradually advance. Same with biking. Don't rush to be fit. ...Read more

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What's to be expected? Might using a exercise bike help me lose weight?

What's to be expected? Might using a exercise bike help me lose weight?

Cardio Mix: Yes. 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

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What would be a good way for me to change my exercise schedule to lose weight?

What would be a good way for me to change my exercise schedule to lose weight?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio and a balance 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. ...Read more

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For what length of time do I need to go on the exercise bike a day to lose weight?

For what length of time do I need to go on the exercise bike a day to lose weight?

That depends: That is variable. Here are two articles who can help to hone down the answer depending on things like your weight, speed, type of bike etc. Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/92215-bicycling-exercise/#ixzz2xw6cvpaw & http://www. Nutristrategy. Com/caloriesburnedcycling. Htm. ...Read more

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How long do docs recommend I should I use my exercise bike for to lose a good amount of weight?

How long do docs recommend I should I use my exercise bike for to lose a good amount of weight?

Very variable.: There are many factors that go into giving you an accurate response. Things like your weight, your diet, type of bike, vigor of riding etc. Bicycling is great for aerobic conditioning & weight loss. It takes about 3, 500 calories/lb. Take a look at this to determine how long it would take for you: http://www. Nutristrategy. Com/caloriesburnedcycling. Htm. ...Read more

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My husband has lost 15kg in the last 6 months. No change in diet or exercise. Should we be concerned?

My husband has lost 15kg in the last 6 months. No change in diet or exercise. Should we be concerned?

Yes: Unexplained significant weight loss is concerning. There are many potential causes. Testing should be helpful in differentiating various causes, but is not 100% revealing. ...Read more

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What to do if I know I need to exercise and change up my diet to lose weight and be healthier, but how?

What to do if I know I need to exercise and change up my diet to lose weight and be healthier, but how?

Healthy choices: 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. 3-5 ounces of lean meat, chicken or fish as protein, or eggs, or 1 cup of milk. Complex carbohydrates in the form of whole grains, should make up 1/4 of your plate servings. 1/2 your plate should be fresh fruits and or vegetables. And 1/4 of your plate should be protein. Beans and legumes are also healthy carbohydrates. Avoid too much fat, fried foods. ...Read more

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How could I of gained 7 lbs. In 1 week when I take exercise class 3 days a week and haven't changed eating habits.?

How could I of gained 7 lbs. In 1 week when I take exercise class 3 days a week and haven't changed eating habits.?

Water retention: Water retention is one of the most common causes of rapid weight gain. Fortunately it should be transient. Excessive salt intake or hormonal fluctuations are the first things to consider. ...Read more

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What are the probable homeostatic responses to changes in the environment inside the body brought upon during exercise?

Clarify question and: Your question is so general it is difficult to give a specific answer - exercise = increase adrenaline output (arousal hormone) during and increased serotonin levels (quieting) afterwards; also increased metabolic rate, increased carbohydrate use, increased muscle activity during exercise. ...Read more

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Does fat disturbution affect estrogen level I mean if exercise change my fat disturbtion will that affect estrogen level?

Does fat disturbution affect estrogen level I mean if exercise change my fat disturbtion will that affect estrogen level?

To some degree: Obese women will produce extra Estrogen. This is true. If they lose a lotto weight this improves their Estrogen balance. For normal weight women who are just trying to perfect their body weight the estrogen changes will be minimal. ...Read more

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I've lost 35lbs or 21% of my body weight in the past 10 months. I have not significantly changed my diet or exercise. What could cause it?

I've lost 35lbs or 21% of my body weight in the past 10 months. I have not significantly changed my diet or exercise. What could cause it?

See your doctor: It's time for a check up with your doctor. Depending on your history, exam and blood work, and any other tests that are indicated, you may have something going on (example: hyperthyroidism). You need to be evaluated! ...Read more

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My13 yrs son is now 148cm tall. He is very much worried about his height. His voice is not changed yet. Any exercise / medicine can help him?

My13 yrs son is now 148cm tall. He is very much worried about his height. His voice is not changed yet. Any exercise / medicine can help him?

Depends on situation: If his height progression is > 5-7cm/yr & he always been shorter than his age group, this may represent his genetic height. This would be consistent for an average parent height of 163 cm. If his parents are taller he may enter puberty later & grow after his friends stop. If growth is <5cm/y or no signs of puberty by 14 he should have a growth evaluation. Meds will not improve on a genetic height. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with Acute Gastitus, is it ok to exercise with this, such as bike or run? Will exercise help alleviate this condition?

I've been diagnosed with Acute Gastitus, is it ok to exercise with this, such as bike or run? Will exercise help alleviate this condition?

A broad diagnosis: Acute gastritis is usually an umbrella term for a bunch of issues involving the lining of the stomach (called the gastric mucosa). Normal exercise should be fine. .. I always say to my patients, "the body is extremely smart - listen to it and stop if you feel discomfort, it usually gives you a warning sign if you're doing something wrong." Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I am 2 months late, not stressed, and 4 tests came back negative..... I have not changed anything in my diet or exercise, what is wrong with me?

I am 2 months late, not stressed, and 4 tests came back negative..... I have not changed anything in my diet or exercise, what is wrong with me?

Possibly thyroid: Without a more extensive history, I can't offer much certainty, but in my experience, after pregnancy the most common causes for missed periods in young women is adrenal fatigue, which diverts Progesterone to the adrenals to convert to cortisol. The other possibility that I've commonly found is low thyroid function. Sometimes birth control pills can inhibit menstruation. Regards, dr. Tedde rinker. ...Read more

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Is a 30 min walk as good as a vigorous 15 min bike ride with high intensity intervals? I'd like to find the quickest and easiest form of exercise.

Is a 30 min walk as good as a vigorous 15 min bike ride with high intensity intervals? I'd like to find the quickest and easiest form of exercise.

Either: Training is used for multiple purposes. While many exercise experts and trainers advocate high intensity short interval training with frequent variation to improve strength and endurance, walking for cardiac aerobic training often aims to push the heart rate to a certain aerobic target (65-80% of maximum predicted hr = 220-age). Depends on your goals therefore. Always try to push the envelope. ...Read more

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I'm very lazy. I sleep alot. I don't exercise. I don't have friends. I always postpone all I want to do. Question.. How can I change? Is this sickness?

I'm very lazy. I sleep alot. I don't exercise. I don't have friends. I always postpone all I want to do. Question.. How can I change? Is this sickness?

As above: Try to change u habits. First see your PCP for evaluation and workup, u good be depressed.
If u physician find nothing, than eat right, and exercise. Exercise can increase u endorphins, which can increase u motivation, energy and relieve mild depressive symptoms. ...Read more

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Lost 15 lbs with proper diet and a little exercise. Not losing any more weight. Also, there's hardly any change in body measurements. Why is this happening? Why am I not losing weight anymore? More importantly, why am I not losing fat?? Pls help!

Lost 15 lbs with proper diet and a little exercise. Not losing any more weight. Also, there's hardly any change in body measurements. Why is this happening? Why am I not losing weight anymore? More importantly, why am I not losing fat?? Pls help!

There are far too: Many questions here for us to address in 400 characters or less. Recommend that calories burned exceed calories in. Drinking at least 8 8 ounce glasses per day is important for both hydration and weight control. Try to get in whole foods (fiber) as well as 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day. Physical activity is essential. At least 8 hours of sleep per night helps. ...Read more