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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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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...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 walking a good form of exercise.. If so, how long should the walk last?

Is walking a good form of exercise.. If so, how long should the walk last?

It's the best : Walking has so many benefits. It burns calories , tones muscles, is easy on the joints, it can improve cardiovascular fitness. It is doesn't require expensive gear or travel to do. The health benefits of walking are cumulative so the longer the better. However those who average an hour of walking daily get most of the health benefits. You should start small say 20 min and gradually increase.Enjoy! ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good exercise for the tummy that is gentle on the back?

Can you recommend a good exercise for the tummy that is gentle on the back?

Planks: Try planks. You hold yourself as if you were going to do push ups but don't go down. Hold as long as you can, then you can work on side planks to define the obliques. ...Read more

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Hola .. Is it good to lose weight by walking ..With respect to the diet.. Is it a good sport or not.. And what about the timing..Thx all?

Hola .. Is it good to lose weight by walking ..With respect to the diet.. Is it a good sport or not.. And what about the timing..Thx all?

Walking for exercise: Walking is fine for exercise and weight loss - low-impact, burns calories, and enjoyable. In combination with a proper nutrition plan, walking can help you lose weight. I recommend walking in the morning before you eat breakfast, if possible. ...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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Is it more beneficial to hold a weight, such as a medicine ball while on an elliptical or more detrimental on the body? Goal of fat loss

Is it more beneficial to hold a weight, such as a medicine ball while on an elliptical or more detrimental on the body? Goal of fat loss

Elliptical exercise: I would not recommend holding a weight while also performing an aerobic exercise on a machine. The main reason is concern for injury. ...Read more

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What foods or medicine is good or helpful for cellulites that can be use in our daily diet.?

What foods or medicine is  good  or helpful for cellulites that can be use in our daily diet.?

Cellulite: I'm sorry but there is no food or medicine proven to have any effect on cellulite. Weight lifting, cardio, and eating properly to get your body fat down to a low level is the best prescription for cellulite. ...Read more

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I have sore feet and right diagnosed with mortons neuroma so is a stationary bike ok to use for exercise or will it aggravate the condition?

I have sore feet and right diagnosed with mortons neuroma so is a stationary bike ok to use for exercise or will it aggravate the condition?

Yes: Provided little or no pressure is over the forefoot or over the neuroma, you should have no problem. If, however, while doing the exercise, or the next day, you have pain, then you should listen to your body and modify or discontinue. Cycling, if done properly, should not aggravate a neuroma. ...Read more

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Is cycling better or walking as a exercise in early stage of osteoporosis for a 45 year old lady? What else can we do to strengthen knees.

Is cycling better or walking as a exercise in early stage of osteoporosis for a 45 year old lady? What else can we do to strengthen knees.

Osteoporosis: For osteoporosis, it's weight bearing exercise more than aerobic exercise. Also, calcium and vitamin D3 supplementation, keep your weight down. Medications when necessary would include Fosamax, Actonel or Boniva (ibandronate). You'd need bone density tests every two to three years after you reach the menopause and treat more aggressively with medications dependent on the results. ...Read more

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What is the best prescription weight loss medicine and why? Using it only as a starting point coupled with diet and exercise. Sometimes the first step is the hardest.

What is the best prescription weight loss medicine and why? Using it only as a starting point coupled with diet and exercise. Sometimes the first step is the hardest.

Complicated question: Unfortunately, there are no great options. Many meds have been taken off the market for safety concerns. The few that are left have their own side effect profile (cardiovascular risk, potential for addiction) and most studies show that the weight is regained after the medicine is stopped. The fda approved a new med recently - lorcaserin - but they are requiring more safety data. ...Read more

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I can usually stand outside for hours in the sun without getting burned. Is that a bad or good thing in terms of skin cancer?

I can usually stand outside for hours in the sun without getting burned. Is that a bad or good thing in terms of skin cancer?

People with skin: That burns may be "more susceptible" to skin cancer, but sun exposure and tanning booths cause actinic damage, radiaton and uv light frequencies that still may cause all of the common cancers. You are spared the burn, but not the risk. ...Read more

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What is the most weight one can lose in a month with a very restrictive diet and exercise?

What is the most weight one can lose in a month with a very restrictive diet and exercise?

Can't answer: This question has toomany variables.Weight losswill depend on the startin g wieght and height of the person, how much and what type of exercise, what type of diet, any underlying medical conditions, etc. Also, starting fitness level. ...Read more

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Malnutrition is it dangerous if a person rarely gets hungry and their diet consists mostly of coffee and water and one small meal a day with walking as the sole exercise?

Malnutrition is it dangerous if a person rarely gets hungry and their diet consists mostly of coffee and water and one small meal a day with walking as the sole exercise?

Yeah, not so good: I'm OK with the exercise but you need to eat more. Eating actually helps us burn calories, as the breakdown of food requires energy. Smaller more frequent meals throughout the day with 35 grams of fiber daily and plenty of water (perhaps a couple cups of coffee) would be great. ...Read more

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Trainers! is it possible to get rid of cellulite with the right diet and exercise?

Trainers! is it possible to get rid of cellulite with the right diet and exercise?

Frustrating: Cellulite is a real challenge to treat - as currently our options are limited. Recently, two laser devices have received fda approval, and their before & after photos show some improvement, but not total resolution, of the cellulite appearance. ...Read more

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Is it possible to go from very fat to flat and healthy in a short amount of time?

Is it possible to go from very fat to flat and healthy in a short amount of time?

YES, BUT NOT HEALTHY: When weight is lost the object is to gain muscle and lose fat. This is not a quick process. If you only lose weight and lose it fast, most likely you are losing muscle mass too. Pills are not recommended. Eating correctly and exercising is the best way to lose weight. ...Read more

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Is walking on a ligament strain with a orthopedic boot. To try to strengthen do more good or bad for helping in the recovery process gradually doing +?

Is walking on a ligament strain with a orthopedic boot. To try to strengthen do more good or bad for helping in the recovery process gradually doing +?

Use is a good thing: Using a boot to help support the ligament while it heals is a good thing. The boot should help to decrease the time that the ligament hurts. The support will then allow the ligament to heal without stretching as much as it might otherwise without the support. ...Read more

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Is it possible for fat cells in our body to be resistant to diet and exercise or is this just a way of promoting liposuction?

Is it possible for fat cells in our body to be resistant to diet and exercise or is this just a way of promoting liposuction?

Fat cells: Ultimately, fat burning becomes universal in distribution. However, fat cell resistance is real. Fat tissues have less circulation than other tissues and so are less exposed to burning dynamics. Low insulin is essential for adipose burning. And glycogen burning, ie stored starch burning, is first in line. Adipose burning kicks in with low insulin AND depletion of glycogen stores. Difficult! ...Read more

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My question is that which juices are good and best after one hour of exercise which also helps to burn fat and loose weight including the daily diet?

My question is that which juices are good and best after one hour of exercise which also helps to burn fat and loose weight  including the daily diet?

Hydrate: After exercise it is important to stay hydrated. Water is best. Next you need protein. You could get this from drinking a shake or smoothie which includes protein, either from Greek yogurt, nuts or nut butters, soy milk, etc.. Losing weight requires you to be aware of calories in and calories burned. Healthy fats to include in your diet would be from olive oil, nuts, avocado, fish. Best of luck. ...Read more

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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