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Doctor insights on: Jacobs Ladder Exercise Vs Running Which Is Better

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Is swimming as good exercise as running?

Is swimming as good exercise as running?

Probably better!: Walking is good exercise but swimming is even better as it provides more exercise to the arms as well as legs and does not put as much stress on your knee, hip and ankle joints as it is not weight-bearing. ...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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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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Which is the best exercise: swimming or running?

Which is the best exercise: swimming or running?

Remember: They are just different forms of exercise. Swimming tend to be a better total body workout and more easily tolerated joint wise(unless you have rotator cuff issues or shoulder arthritis). While running is "harder" on the joints, it also is better at promoting bone density stability/increase. ...Read more

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Is running really the best exercise in order to lose weight?

Is running really the best exercise in order to lose weight?

Yes, but..: The best exercise is an aerobic type of exercise (walking, running, bike, swimming). So, it's not necessarily running but any exercise that raises your heart rate as it help your body burn more calories. The best effects come when you combine this with dietary modifications. Visit your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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BP running high this week avg 150/90. Is it safe to exercise?

BP running high this week avg 150/90. Is it safe to exercise?

I would suggest: Visiting your medical doctor. Your initial assessment of your bp being high is correct. Are you on meds? ...Read more

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When should I do stretching exercise to gain height? Before running or after running?

When should I do stretching exercise to gain height? Before running or after running?

Doesn't raise height: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase height. In rare cases, growth hormone is approved for use in young, extremely short kids. ...Read more

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As a 23 year old male, and slim build, 5'9 and 130lbs, how often should I do a running exercise?

As a 23 year old male, and slim build,  5'9 and 130lbs, how often should I do a running exercise?

4 general exercise--: --it depends on Ur goals. If U do not up Ur calories, U will loose weight. A good diet & a weight training program along with every other day runs would give U a cardio benefit as well as adding muscle &bulk. ...Read more

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I heard there is an exercise type, 20min running then 10 sec slow walk then repeat... Is it healthy?

I heard there is an exercise type, 20min running then 10 sec slow walk then repeat... Is it healthy?

Sounds fine.: I don't truly see the benefit of throwing in the ten second walk in the middle, but don't think it would be harmful either, so go for it. ...Read more

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