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Is resistance training an important part of a weight management routine?

Is resistance training an important part of a weight management routine?

It can: Exercising large areas of muscles like the glutes promotes higher return in caloric burning as well as better structural support for surrounding bones and tissues. ...Read more

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Tolerance (Definition)

When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more


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Is protein an important part of your diet?

Is protein an important part of your diet?

Yes: Protein is the building block needed for important enzymatic functions, building of new cells, building of muscle, etc. Without it we start to atrophy and begin the degenerative process. Plant based proteins are the most healthy sources such as nuts, seeds, legumes, lentils, beans and plant proteins (chia, maca, pea, hemp, brown rice). Then choose fish, followed by poultry, wild game, seafood, . ...Read more

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What is the most important part of an exercise program?

What is the most important part of an exercise program?

Enjoy your exercise: It does not have to be trendy! good old walking is simple and inexpensive. Be as brisk as you can for 30 to 45 minutes. Any other aerobic activity you enjoy such as biking, dancing, swimming, climbing are also good. Also toning and building your muscle with lighter weights (so that you can comfortably do more reps) increases your metabolism, helps weight loss and is heart healthy. ...Read more

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How important is a gradual running program in conjunction with weight loss?

How important is a gradual running program in conjunction with weight loss?

Depends: Running is not an essential part of any weight loss program. Change in diet is necessary for weight changes, exercise improves physical health and helps the body to maintain the weight loss. Cardio activities (like running) can burn calories and promote heart health. Select a physical activity enjoy and will stick with. .Efind a partner to increase your chances of success. ...Read more

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Is dairy an important part of a healthy lifestyle?

Is dairy an important part of a healthy lifestyle?

Yes: Dairy is important because it provides high quantities of calcium which is important to bone health primarily. Vitamin d is added to most dairy products as an artificial ingredient, again for bone health. In addition, remember, dairy products are widespread - cheese, yogurt, ice cream in addition to milk. However, you can take ca+d supplements instead and then you don't need dairy at all. ...Read more

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Which type of artial arts training is considered best for physical rehabilitation?

Which type of artial arts training is considered best for physical rehabilitation?

Depends: Any exercise program should take into consideration what you are rehabilitating from. Back and neck sprains should be treated differently than post-spine fusions. The key is to start slow and build incrementally. Check with your doctor before starting any exercise program. ...Read more

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Is any game or activity for ps2 a good game to count as part of an exercise workout?

Is any game or activity for ps2 a good game to count as part of an exercise workout?

Research shows......: A research study was done on ddr and other dance "games" including dance factory. Unfortunately, even 30 min, non-stop, every day did not show a health benefit after 6 straight week. Exercises like treadmill, bike and elliptical all showed significant benefits in fitness. Sad, but true. ...Read more

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Which is an effect of not having a proper cool-down after your workout routine?

Which is an effect of not having a proper cool-down after your workout routine?

Cool down: This is important because when you cool down properly, your recovery from the exercise will be better.You will not feel as exhausted and you will be able to exercise more consistently.Your muscles will not be as sore.I would thoroughly recommend it! ...Read more

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What type of core training is considered best for physical rehabilitation?

What type of core training is considered best for physical rehabilitation?

See below: There are many great core strengthening exercises. I would recommend a visit with a physical therapist or personal trainer to learn proper technique. One of the best exercises are called planks. To do this lay on your stomach and lift your belly and legs off the ground with your forarms and toes on the ground. Try holding this postion for 15-30 seconds at a time. ...Read more

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What's a good workout routine that involves cardio and weights? Are these both necessary for weight loss?

What's a good workout routine that involves cardio and weights? Are these both necessary for weight loss?

Workout: I strongly recommend that you see a trainer to advise you about cardiac issues and weights. That discussion will point you in the right direction and you should feel great. If the trainer thinks there might be something else wrong please take the advice and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is a physical fitness plan that causes a reduction of blood pressure beneficial to cardiovascular health?

Why is a physical fitness plan that causes a reduction of blood pressure beneficial to cardiovascular health?

Reduction of BP: High BP is deleterious to health. Physical fitness helps to control BP and reduces cholesterol levels. Also it produces endorphins which makes person to feel happy. That's why physical fitness exercises are good for health. ...Read more

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What is the best diet and workouts for an insulin resistance syndrome patient?

What is the best diet and workouts for an insulin resistance syndrome patient?

Diabetic diet and ..: A diet suitable for a diabetic (it would help to consult a nutritionist), low in carbohydrates, weight loss and increase in physical activity, (any aerobic exercise will do) help in reversing Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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Is there a legal alternative to steroids in the pursuit of extra muscle growth? . (i also already understand the importance of a healthy diet)

Is there a legal alternative to steroids in the pursuit of extra muscle growth? . (i also already understand the importance of a healthy diet)

Body Building: Please know that steroids will cause you significant disease, earlier death, complications such as joint disease, diabetes, liver damage, shrunken testicles and penis. I know of no good or healthy outcomes in men who take Anabolic steroids for body building. ...Read more

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Which is more effective: a diet without exercising or the opposite? I know that both a proper diet with execising daily is the best option.

Which is more effective: a diet without exercising or the opposite? I know that both a proper diet with execising daily is the best option.

Depends on how much: Details are important. There is no answer to this question unless one knows how much exercising one would do, or how much food one would eat. Is one giving up a huge amount of exercising, or giving up an enormous amount of food? It all comes down to counting calories: number of calories that would be absorbed into the body, compared to the number of calories that would be burned up in exercise. ...Read more

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Weight Management (Definition)

Weight management is a treatment for a person with abnormal weight (usually somebody who is too obese, but sometimes a person who is too thin). Weight management includes behavioral changes, exercise plans, changes ...Read more