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Doctor insights on: How To Train To Run A Mile In Under 6 Minutes

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I am 82 years old. How long should it take me to walk a mile to exercise my heart at proper rate and lose weight? Right now it takes me 23 minutes to walk a mile. That works out to 2.6 mph.

I am 82 years old.  How long should it take me to walk a mile to exercise my heart at proper rate and lose weight? Right now it takes me 23 minutes to walk a mile. That works out to 2.6 mph.

It's : It's hard to answer this question without knowing more about your overall health. The fact that you can do this walk without apparent pain (at least, you didn't mention any) indicates that your peripheral arterial system is in pretty good shape, but i don't know anything about your heart or lungs. Nor have you indicated how much weight you need or want to lose. In general, when we're looking at exercise levels, we look at the patient's heart rate and age. The maximal heart rate recommended during exercise for an 82 year-old is 138 beats per minute. The target level would be somewhere between 70 and 110 beats per minute, and ideally you would hold that rate for about 20 minutes to get any aerobic benefit. There are devices that can give you a continuous readout of your heart rate. I would recommend that you get one of these devices and check your heart rate during your current workout. That will let you know if you're on the right track. Before increasing the level of exercise, you should check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I regularly go to gym.Is it ok to run on incline treadmill?I run for 12 to 14 minutes.

I regularly go to gym.Is it ok to run on incline treadmill?I run for 12 to 14 minutes.

Exercise: Not sure if this is a question one goes to the doctor for. Of course it is fine as long as you are not having too much pain or injury. Not sure what you are really asking. ...Read more

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How long to spend at the gym and how to get a 6 pack?

How long to spend at the gym and how to get a 6 pack?

Remember: It's not just how long you spend at the gym. It's also, and more importantly, how you spend the time at the gym. 20 minutes of focused high intensity exercise can be much more beneficial than an hour of very leisure activity at the gym. Aiming for around 30 mins is reasonable, but keep on moving. "6 pack" abs come more from optimizing your diet(and weight) rather than excessive core exercises. ...Read more

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How can I run a mile under 7 min?

How can I run a mile under 7 min?

Exercise: Activities of stamina require regular practice and sometimes the advice of athletic trainers although with dieticians. At your age, especially if sedentary for a long time, go gradually into this realm but you should be able to succeed. ...Read more

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How many miles should someone run in a week?

How many miles should someone run in a week?

Time more than: Miles. You should engage in at least 150 minutes/week of physical activity. As your condition improves, the number of miles will increase. Do not over do it. Increase the rigor of your activity gradually. ...Read more

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I run from a distance and jump to reach out for a higher cabinet, i'm 160cm probably one more arm length to reach. Will anything happen to my spine?

I run from a distance and jump to reach out for a higher cabinet, i'm 160cm probably one more arm length to reach. Will anything happen to my spine?

Did u hurt yourself?: I'm missing the picture. So you run & jump for a high cabinet that is one arm's length out of your reach. Running & jumping won't injure your spine, not in & of itself. However, if you fall & injure yourself, then yes, something can happen to your spine. Try re-asking your question again so that we can provide a better answer for you. ...Read more

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In order to lose weight while running, is it best to sprint then walk in intervals?

In order to lose weight while running, is it best to sprint then walk in intervals?

Intensity N duration: The more intensive the work-out/running and longer time will burn more calories. Alternating between jog/walk/sprint provide good balance of cardiovascular and wt management benefits. Start out easy and increase overtime. Chose methods that fit your lifestyle/work/family--living healthy is a life-time commitment. Eat well/sleep well and exercise regularly. See doc regularly too. Good luck. ...Read more

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On the treadmill i have the incline on 6 to 8 and 4.6mph for 30 minutes.I sweat pretty good. Is this a good pace to shed a few more pounds?

On the treadmill i have the incline on 6 to 8 and 4.6mph for 30 minutes.I sweat pretty good. Is this a good pace to shed a few more pounds?

Good exercise: The exercise is good, and will help you lose weight, as it keeps muscles in tone and strong. They require more energy for maintenance than the connective tissue and flab they replace. However, to lose weight, you must also eat sensibly, fewer calories than you use each day. ...Read more

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I walk 30 minutes each way to the train station. Will this really wear away at my knees over several years?

I walk 30 minutes each way to the train station. Will this really wear away at my knees over several years?

Walking always great: In general, walking is always a terrific aerobic exercise that we should all do more of each day. Your overall health and specifically the health of your heart and lungs will be served well with a sound walking regimen. Walking is consider a lower impact aerobic exercise as compared to jogging, running and playing hard court sports such as basketball. Keep up the good work! ...Read more

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Is a run or long walk enough cardio in a day if i'm trying to lose weight?

Is a run or long walk enough cardio in a day if i'm trying to lose weight?

Depends on caloric: Intake ; desired rate of loss. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Cal burned must > cal consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site determines cal burned for > 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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How to be able to sleep in coach on a long train ride?

How to be able to sleep in coach on a long train ride?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help: Try using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night. One tablet 20 to 30 minutes before sleep can produce mild sedation that last for 4 to 6 hours. This can help with sleep. In addition, make sure you are trying to change your sleep habits. ...Read more

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In order to lose 50lbs in 6 mouths how long should I exercise for? & how many days week?

In order to lose 50lbs in 6 mouths how long should I exercise for? & how many days week?

Unanswerable : Unfortunately this is not how medicine or physicians work. You do not mention how much weight or height you are; there is no mention of diabetes or other debilitating conditions. But, i would get with a good nutritionist and personal trainer who can keep you honest and work you to the maximum of your capability to lose weight. ...Read more

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How many miles to run a day?

How many miles to run a day?

I actually dissent: Having run for forty years, i believe that running does not have to cause injury if there is no intenal pathology. I would start slow with a walk/ run combo. I would then gradually increase to 20-30 minutes running 3-5 times per week i think the duration or distance covered is more important than the speed. Oviously the speed will naturally increase with a training effect. ...Read more

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How long do we have to jog in the morning to stay fit at the peek..

How long do we have to jog in the morning to stay fit at the peek..

Jogging 20 to 30: minutes daily is a great fitness routine. Alternatively, you can power walk (walk briskly) for about 30 minutes for similar benefits. Make sure your health is ok for this by checking w/doctor first. Peace and good health. Avoid boredom by listening to something w/earphones. Boredom can be a detriment to workouts. Quiet is wonderful and we need more. Whatever works. ...Read more

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How to find out how many calories do you burn if you walk 3.7 miles in 60 minutes?

How to find out how many calories do you burn if you walk 3.7 miles in 60 minutes?

Depends: Depends on your age weight and whether it is flat gound or inclines. ...Read more

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Will 30% of your left medial meniscus removed affect a 58 year old males ability to do a job that requires you to walk 6 to 8 miles a day ?

Will 30% of your left medial meniscus removed affect a 58 year old males ability to do a job that requires you to walk 6 to 8 miles a day ?

Any time some menisc: -us is removed U no longer have a normal knee & Ur knee is susceptible 2 further injury. That said, it depends on what U do with Ur knee . an 18yo active in sports is more likely 2 2 have long term effects but at age 58 not running or jumping & cutting, only walking, i would think it would B no problem. ...Read more

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Someone said that running on incline treadmill may lead to injury?Is that true?Iam 17 and run for 12 to 14 minutes.

Someone said that running on incline treadmill may lead to injury?Is that true?Iam 17 and run for 12 to 14 minutes.

Probably Ok: If you are prone to anterior knee pain or patellofemoral problems then running on an incline could aggravate that. If you have no problems, an incline can help increase your cardio endurance as its harder. Make sure you keep your hamstrings stretched out before and after. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to run across a parking lot to get to your car in a lightning storm?

Is it dangerous to run across a parking lot to get to your car in a lightning storm?

Better be safe: when there's a lightning storm. Stay indoors and evaluate the condition when it is safe to go out. ...Read more

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Swimmer in excellent condition, can swim laps vigorously for an hour, tried to run a 5k and couldn't run for 15 min. Is it bc of the muscle mass?

Swimmer in excellent condition, can swim laps vigorously for an hour, tried to run a 5k and couldn't run for 15 min. Is it bc of the muscle mass?

Hard to say: That is unusual as you would expect a swimmer to have excellent aerobic condition. Probably the best explanation is the use of a different set of muscles going from swimming to running that are becoming fatigued early because they are relatively deconditioned. If running is important to you, it is certainly likely you would be able to train through it. ...Read more

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How much should an 50 yr walk in a week to stay fit?

How much should an 50 yr walk in a week to stay fit?

At least 30 mins/day: Probably 60 minutes is a better number. It is not just how long you walk but your speed is important too. You should try to walk at a speed of 1 mile in 15 minutes. The most effective exercise is interval training. You walk at 4 mph for 2 min, then speed up to 6-7mph for 1 min, back to 4mph for 2 min, then 6-7mph for 1 min. If you do interval training, you only need to walk 25 minutes total. ...Read more

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