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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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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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Which home exercise (not running btw I hate running) to help reduce your stomachis considered the best?

Spot reducing: You can not exercise to spot reduce. Overall weight loss will help and walking is the best, along with resistance training. ...Read more

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I want to improve my running any exercise to help? Am quite fast but have low stamina and my health is perfect says doctors

I want to improve my running any exercise to help? Am quite fast but have low stamina and my health is perfect says doctors

Keep going!: Three things come to mind. First, just keep doing your distance runs going farther every 1 week. Second is wind sprints - they definitely help with stamina and it's a faster way to achieve the result than just the distance running. Third is a different aerobic exercise intermixed in your program. I like YouTube "Fitness Blender" workouts. Simple, done at home with or without weights. ...Read more

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If I exercise vigorously daily, eg 30 minutes of running or walking, do I still need to control my diet? Does it make any difference?

If I exercise vigorously daily, eg 30 minutes of running or walking, do I still need to control my diet? Does it make any difference?

As important as ever: Diet control is just as important during periods of vigorous exercise as when we are less active. The best analogy may be when you consider a performance motor vehicle. If you owned a racing car, you would not want to skimp on the quality of fuel you placed in the tank. Likewise, sound nutrition, the fuel for good health, will go a long way in making your body perform at peak performance. ...Read more

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I'm 17.is it normal for hr to reach 211 during exercise? Wasn't maxing out at all, was just running. Didn't spike, just kept increasing w same intensity

High HR w/ exercise: At 17 years old, your heart rate could reach over 200 while running or doing other strenuous exercise. You should be able to tolerate it for a brief time. Obviously, you will be breathing hard at this high heart rate. But, when you slow down, your heart rate should return to normal. If you feel dizzy or if it happens when you aren't exerting yourself, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is running the best exercise for one's health?

Is running the best exercise for one's health?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. Exercises such as crunches, planks, sit-ups, etc are good for toning the abdominal muscles, but cardio is best for weight loss. ...Read more

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Why might someone have trouble running for exercise?

Why might someone have trouble running for exercise?

Many reasons: But most commonly, running is considered high impact on your joints. If your biomechanics aren't very good or your already have underlying joint/muscular imbalances/damage, any significant amount of running may worsen this. ...Read more

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Running is my only source of exercise how many times a week should I run?

Running is my only source of exercise how many times a week should I run?

Consult with Dr.: Consider discussing with your Dr. First, and increase gradually. Listen to your body ...Read more

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Which is the best aerobic exercise: swimming or running?

Which is the best aerobic exercise: swimming or running?

Not necessarily a: "best" type of issue. Each form of exercise has it's advantages and disadvantages. Swimming is more of a full body workout and lower impact on the joints. But remember because it's lower impact, it has less of an effect as running at stimulating bone density. In the end, both are good forms of exercise, and in an ideal world it's good to involve variety in your exercise routine. ...Read more

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Is it ok to do running exercise during egg implantation?

Is it ok to do running exercise during egg implantation?

Yes: Physical activity does not have an impact on implantation of a fertilized egg. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which is better jump rope or running you for exercise?

Running or Rope: Depends. Both are great cardiovascular workouts. Intensity always plays a factor. Jump rope might cause harmful impact on joints. Try to jump rope on a softer surface. ...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