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Is walking a good aerobic exercise?

Is walking a good aerobic exercise?

Yes: It is a great place to start. A brisk walk for 45-60 minutes on a regular basis will greatly enhance your weight loss and overall fitness and cardiovascular health. ...Read more

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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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I have a tough head and chest cold...Should I skip my aerobic exercise?

I have a tough head and chest cold...Should I skip my aerobic exercise?

Probably: If you have chest congestion, a cough, or a fever, you are probably best avoiding strenuous physical or aerobic activity. This can aggravate your already compromised lungs and worsen your problem. ...Read more

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Is aerobic exercise effective?

Is aerobic exercise effective?

Yes: Regular aerobic activity such as walking, bicycling or swimming can help you live longer and healthier. During aerobic activity you repeatedly move large muscles causing you to breath faster and more deeply. This maximizes the oxygen in your blood helping carry nutrients to the tissues and waste products out. If done properly aerobic activity can increase endurance and overall well being. ...Read more

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Does aerobic exercise suppress appetite?

Does aerobic exercise suppress appetite?

No: If anything, regular exercise will increase your appetite because of the amount of calories your body needs to support your exercise. Exercise will increase your body's basal metabolic rate (the rate at which your body burns calories) for up to 16 hours after exercise. A balanced diet and regular exercise is recommended for all. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between cardio and aerobic exercise?

What is the main difference between cardio and aerobic exercise?

No difference: For all intents and purposes, aerobic and ' cardio' are equivalent . Running swimming , elliptical , bicycling etc. are all exerdises when done for 30 min / day 5 days a week wil increase your aerobic capacity and cardiovascular fitness. Get started... Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Which is better for you: aerobic exercise or lifting weights?

Which is better for you: aerobic exercise or lifting weights?

Different: As one isn't necessarily better than the other. They serve different purposes and ideally you would incorporate both resistance training along withe aerobic training into your exercise routine. This allows you to reap the most benefits and fits in alignment with the American Heart Associations optimal exercise recommendations. ...Read more

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I have mitro valve prolapse, is vigorous aerobic exercise ok?

I have mitro valve prolapse, is vigorous aerobic exercise ok?

Exercise: Generally speaking people who are otherwise healthy except for isolated mitral valve prolapse do not have activity restrictions. As always, before embarking upon a program of vigorous exercise, you should obtain clearance from your doctor. ...Read more

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Is aerobic exercise better than HIIT?

Is aerobic exercise better than HIIT?

Different: High intensity interval training is very efficient and serves to also improve your aerobic potential, but realize, due to the vigorous nature of HIIT, you may more readily succumb to overtraining if this your only training technique. In an ideal world your training would include various techniques including HIIT and steady state(aerobic) training. ...Read more

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How does aerobic exercise impact cholesterol levels?

How does aerobic exercise impact cholesterol levels?

Depends on how much: And your genetic predispositions but on the high end, with regular intense exercise, you could decrease your LDL(bad cholesterol) by up to 15% and increase your HDL(good cholesterol) by up to 20%. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Aerobic Exercise (Definition)

The benefits of aerobic exercise are powerful. Get moving, raise your heart rate, work up a sweat and feel energized for the rest of the ...Read more