Doctor insights on:
How To Increase Endurance And Stamina
How to increase endurance and stamina through exercise and what type of nutrition would be most suitable and what type of food to avoid for a 18 year?
It's hard to give you a good answer in 400 characters - suggest you adopt a regular program of aerobic activity for minimum 20 minutes/day then gradually increase to 1 hr/day.
Nutrition has a lot of lore- but abundant fresh fruits and vegetables, minimize sources of animal fat, and lots of fiber in your diet are all good ideas. ...Read more
Stamina, endurance: Activity directed exercise is the best way to increase stamina and endurance. ...Read more
If you have sickle cell and get tired very easily will going for runs and working out increase your endurance/stamina!?
Exercise helps every: Exercise will help you to get stronger...So by all means you should do work outs even if you feel tired. After some months of continued exercise/work outs you will feel much stronger as your body needs physical activity/exercise to stay stronger and maintain endurance/ satmina. ...Read more
Two different goals?:
The best way to increase your enduance is
to run whatever you can comfortably do
and increase that amount by about 10% on a weekly basis. That will help you be able
to run further.
Now if you want to run faster, you must work on speed training.
That will involve a combination of short
sprints of about 60-90 seconds with
90% intensity and shorter 10-15 seconds
sprints at almost top speed. ...Read more
What should be the focus of my diet and what should I avoid completely if I want to increase my mental and physical endurance? Any specific food? Thx.
Plant based foods: The focus should be plant based foods with wild fish like salmon eaten at least 3 times a week. Plant based includes fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. Avoid processed foods high in saturated fats with added sugars, particularly high fructose corn syrup. All types of berries and exercise have been shown key to good mental function. ...Read more
As iam a boxer, how should I lift weights to increase power, speed, endurance & explosdiveness, what woild be the ideal program to achieve this?
Practice Practice: White muscle fibers stronger contraction but fatigue more quickly. Red muscle fibers not as strong but much better endurance. For both, complex brain control primary. Practice exactly what you want to get better at & make it more difficult, e.g. Adding wts to gloves, hands, arms, etc. Use camera & timers to measure level of performance, track changes & experiment to find what works best for you. ...Read more
Get your heart check: Don't miss a heart or lung issue and assume you've just been working too hard. Chances are you have been, but that's not a reason to ignore symptoms you know you had not been experiencing until recently. It could be heart disease, adult onset asthma or someting as simple as anemia. ...Read more
Effort & Patience: The body is amazing because adapts to most things that we throw at it. Each time we push our body a little bit more, it adapts. With slow measured endurance training, the body increases the number of blood vessels going to the needed organ and muscles, and your liver stores more glycogen to give spurts of energy. So, training every muscle group along with patience, will meet your goal. ...Read more
No tricks: Eat only "god-made food and leave the man-made stuff alone. That is the fuel. Endurance comes through careful training. ...Read more
To Lose Weight:
I admire you for wanting to lose weight.
I understand your desire to increase endurance
To lose weight you need Cardio exercises, Endurance and Balanced Diet.
With the help of a Fitness Instructor, try
Squats, step-ups, push-ups and pull-ups
Use weights at a rapid pace
Jump rope for a minute, followed by squats, an overhead press, and finally sit ups.
Manage your stress
See your Physician ...Read more
Silly question I'm sure, but does the use of a cpap machine help increase lung capacity? Endurance?
Interval training: .. . will enhance your endurance. You will need to use a heart rate monitor for this. At the age of 27, your max heart rate is @ 190 Beats/min. Interval training means that you try to push yourself close to your predicted max heart rate for a SHORT period of time, then reduce the intensity of your work outs until you are comfortable again, maybe down to 70% of your max, before pushing it again ...Read more
Carb loading: Many exercise gurus recommend carbohydrate loading before engaging in a prolonged period of intense exercise. ...Read more
No, but: There are no testosterone "boosters", no matter what the internet and tv and your friends may tell you. The only way to "boost" your testosterone is through a healthy lieve style, proper nutrition, exercise, and avoidance of toxins like alcohol and tobacco. Save your money, and your health. ...Read more
Edema of whole body - weight increase of 5-6lbs, following endurance events (4-7 hours of exercise) - resolves spontaneously vasopressin related?
Body heal thy self: Endurance is a depletion event. The body has injury and attempts to regain balance. It can overcorrect and then return to homeostasis. ...Read more
I have been sluggish, very low stamina and endurance, no sex drive and im only 36 and I gain weight even though I workout, also gain very little muscle for all the work I put in. Will steroids help and are they dangerous?
Dangerous: Steroids will cause more problems. You are better off doing nothing than take steroids. Steroids will cover up many symptoms of serious medial illness. You risk ending up delaying proper treatment in addition to causing long term toxicity. See a doctor and at least get your thyroid checked. ...Read more
I am an athlete. Is masterbation bad if done 3-4 times a week? Could I lose stamina by doing so? Muscles get sore? Fatigue? Lose endurance?
It's fine: Masturbation is normal. It is a natural and harmless expression of sexuality. It is only harmful if practiced compulsively interfering with normal daily life and activities, inhibits sexual activity with a partner, or is done in public! It should have no effect on athletic performance. Your 3-4 time per week practice is normal. Good luck! ...Read more
Well it depends: My first line of questioning would be to evaluate at your age what might be interfering with your stamina. Of course there a whole host of possible reasons but at your age to be asking the question makes me think that at the very least a basic work up is indicated. More likely than not there are correctable reasons for your concerns about a lack of stamina. ...Read more
Diet AND exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you don't feel hungry and they are very low in calories. Being overweight can increase ur risk of hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea. ...Read more
Consult...: With a personal trainer. They will be able to help alter your exercise routine to focus on your personal goals. They also will be able to progress your current routine to make it more difficult. Best of luck! ...Read more
Only over time:
Stamina is built up over time by getting your muscles to accumulate more glycogen, increase blood vessel size and number, and having the muscles become more effecient.
I know no way to get this to happen quickly, without using illegal steroids.
Maybe one of the other physicians can add their insight to my answer for you. ...Read more
Let me guess: Premature ejaculation? Try a dab of a topical anesthetic on yourself, or a condom. If this fails, ask your physician about a low dose of a selective serotonin reuptake inhbitor. Even better, learn the squeeze technique and practice it with your partner. It'll reprogram you as a far better lover, and it's lots of fun. ...Read more
Active participation: Engaging in sexual activity, like any other athletic event. When tired, stressed, sleepy, injured or distracted tends to impair performance. A considerate partner + active participation and initiation on your part will help to improve your stamina. Remember that sex is a form of communication, so don't be afraid to communicate your needs to your partner. ...Read more