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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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Which is a better workout: using the elliptical trainer or the stair climber?

Which is a better workout: using the elliptical trainer or the stair climber?

Equal: Done appropriately they are both a good cardiovascular workout. Personally I think going back and forth between the two is the best way to approach it so you have a different workout each day. Keeps the boredom away and changes the stressors on your body. ...Read more

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Is swimming a good way to exercise in pregnancy?

Is swimming a good way to exercise in pregnancy?

Yes: This is considered a good way to exercise in pregnancy if done in moderation.I wouldn't plan to swim the english channel. ...Read more

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Is participating in the avon walk a good way to exercise?

Is participating in the avon walk a good way to exercise?

Walking: Anything that gets you up & moving, burning calories, increasing metabolism, generating a sweat will improve mental, cardiac, pulmonary, & overall quality of life. ...Read more

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Is walking in the water as a good exercise to improve my condition generally?

Is walking in the water as a good exercise to improve my condition generally?

Yes: Water aerobics is a good overall exercise. The water creates resistance, which makes you work harder, improving your heart and lung function. ...Read more

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Is the windsor Pilates a good cardio workout?

Is the windsor Pilates a good cardio workout?

Exercise: As long as you elevate heart rate to an adequate level of 85% of the max predicted and sustain for 10-15 mins you will be exercising your cv system. ...Read more

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What is the good exercise running or walking?

What is the good exercise running or walking?

Walking better,,,: Although running can be effective in the short term, it's hard to maintain if you're not used to it. It's better to start with a light walk, then make it more brisk according to how much it can be tolerated, and finally jogging within reason. This helps maintain a long term effort, and reduces the likelihood of joint damage. ...Read more

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Although it is part of my routine during the cooler months, does it really benefit me walking in the heat in florida, as opposed to, a stationary bike?

Although it is part of my routine during the cooler months, does it really benefit me walking in the heat in florida, as opposed to, a stationary bike?

Walking: Walking is great any time of year, unless you have a specific pulmonary issue with the heat and humidity. It is good to vary your exercise and workout routine to use different muscle groups. ...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.

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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Is the treadmill a good way to lose weight?

Is the treadmill a good way to lose weight?

Exercise: It is aform of exercise which can be helpful in burning calories. However, diet is extremely important. Consult with your physician and dietician. ...Read more

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I live in a country with high air pollution and read that exercising during pollution is bad for heart. Do exercise benefits outweight the costs?

I live in a country with high air pollution and read that exercising during pollution is bad for heart. Do exercise benefits outweight the costs?

Pollution: I am unaware of any published analysis to specifically answer your concern,in general avoid prolonged exposure,exercise increases the exposure dramatically due to increased minute volumes.Heed local weather advisories ...Read more

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Which is the best exercise machine for losing baby weight, that will tone the whole body?

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Which is the best exercise machine for losing baby weight, that will tone the whole body?

Exercise: Regardless of whether you want to lose baby weight or belly fat, consider body weight exercises rather than purchasing equipment. http://www.mensfitness.com/topics/body-weight-workouts, http://www.muscleandfitness.com/workouts/workout-routines/5-best-bodyweight-training-exercises & http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/ultimate-body-weight-workout. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which machine is good : elliptical cross trainer or treadmill for minimal exercise?

Any suggestions on which machine is good : elliptical cross trainer or treadmill for minimal exercise?

All: Both machines are designed to improve physical fitness but with less physical impact in knees and hips. You should use whatever you feel comfortable with. ...Read more