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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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Is doing 15 min. Of jump rope daily a good substitute for cardio exercise?

Is doing 15 min. Of jump rope daily a good substitute for cardio exercise?

Yes, add more slowly: Jump rope is very good cardiovascular exercise. Add one minute once a week to the jumping rope, then add two minutes a week once you get to 20, work your way up to 30 minutes a day. Numerous studies have shown that 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise per day is a minimum goal. ...Read more

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Is it bad to exercise without a bra? Is it bad to jump up and down without one on?

Is it bad to exercise without a bra? Is it bad to jump up and down without one on?

Can be harmful: If you require a bra to support your breasts regularly, then wearing an exercise bra is a good idea.Prolonged swinging of the breasts without support over the years will take its toll in later years. There is also the matter of comfort. Some exercise without one is likely OK, but you should be the judge.Running long distances, or short distances very fast does cause significant movement. Good Luck ...Read more

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Hi i`ve heard that jumping rope and and running and other cardio ex. Are so bad for girls because makes the uterus to get down from its place?Helpppp

Hi i`ve heard that jumping rope and and running and other cardio ex. Are so bad for girls because makes the uterus to get down from its place?Helpppp

Not likely: Strenuous exercise does not usually cause uterine or vaginal prolapse unless there is already a prolapse problem. Uterine and vaginal prolapse occurs mostly in women who have had vaginal deliveries. Most women will not have any significant prolapse until or unless the have had vaginal deliveries of their children. ...Read more

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Is walking a good aerobic exercise?

Is walking a good aerobic exercise?

Yes: It is a great place to start. A brisk walk for 45-60 minutes on a regular basis will greatly enhance your weight loss and overall fitness and cardiovascular health. ...Read more

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Is aerobic exercise better than HIIT?

Is aerobic exercise better than HIIT?

Different: High intensity interval training is very efficient and serves to also improve your aerobic potential, but realize, due to the vigorous nature of HIIT, you may more readily succumb to overtraining if this your only training technique. In an ideal world your training would include various techniques including HIIT and steady state(aerobic) training. ...Read more

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How does aerobic exercise impact cholesterol levels?

How does aerobic exercise impact cholesterol levels?

Depends on how much: And your genetic predispositions but on the high end, with regular intense exercise, you could decrease your LDL(bad cholesterol) by up to 15% and increase your HDL(good cholesterol) by up to 20%. ...Read more

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Which is better for you: aerobic exercise or lifting weights?

Which is better for you: aerobic exercise or lifting weights?

Different: As one isn't necessarily better than the other. They serve different purposes and ideally you would incorporate both resistance training along withe aerobic training into your exercise routine. This allows you to reap the most benefits and fits in alignment with the American Heart Associations optimal exercise recommendations. ...Read more

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Which is better for you: aerobic exercise or strength training?

Which is better for you: aerobic exercise or strength training?

Not necessarily: Either. They serve different purposes and, remember, if you cut down your intensity(amount of weight) and increase volume(repetitions) and reduce rest intervals, weight training can be quite aerobic too. In a perfect world your exercise regimen would be a combination of both, which is why there is a strong movement towards aerobically focused resistance training. ...Read more

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What is the best aerobic exercise i can do to take care of my spine?

What is the best aerobic exercise i can do to take care of my spine?

Whatever you find : Most comfortable and enjoyable with cross training recommended to avoid overuse injuries. Swimming, biking, walking, jogging along with the use of various gym equipment except possibly a rowing machine. In addition, stretching routinely and core strengthening exercises should be part of your routine. ...Read more

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Are there any cons to strength training compared to aerobic exercise?

Are there any cons to strength training compared to aerobic exercise?

Do both: Ideally you should be doing both, since strength training will maintain muscle mass, while aerobic exercise maintains cardiovascular health. Only doing one or the other would miss out on the benefits of each one. ...Read more

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What is the difference between aerobic exercise and strength training?

What is the difference between aerobic exercise and strength training?

What are your goals?: Aerobic exercise designed to elevate heart rate and improve stamina. Strength training can include many types of exercise including eccentric training. This will assist in building muscle bulk. Aerobic can include biking, jogging, walking swimming. Strength training usually will require resistance training. ...Read more

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Which should you do first during a workout: aerobic exercise or strength training?

Depends who you ask!: For the average person, it really doesn't matter what order you do your exercises as long as you exercise. Many like to warm up w/aerobic activities before moving on to strength training. Others don't want to waste energy but rather focus on lifting then cool down w/aerobics. Unless you're an elite athlete in which your coach will set up your regimen. Don't forget healthy nutrition, too! ...Read more

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What type of aerobic exercise involves sustaining one exercise intensity for several minutes?

What type of aerobic exercise involves sustaining one exercise intensity for several minutes?

Ex. Bike: Try a spin class if you are looking to sustain a specific aerobic exersise (targets the quads). ...Read more

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I have mitro valve prolapse, is vigorous aerobic exercise ok?

I have mitro valve prolapse, is vigorous aerobic exercise ok?

Exercise: Generally speaking people who are otherwise healthy except for isolated mitral valve prolapse do not have activity restrictions. As always, before embarking upon a program of vigorous exercise, you should obtain clearance from your doctor. ...Read more

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Is aerobic exercise effective?

Is aerobic exercise effective?

Yes: Regular aerobic activity such as walking, bicycling or swimming can help you live longer and healthier. During aerobic activity you repeatedly move large muscles causing you to breath faster and more deeply. This maximizes the oxygen in your blood helping carry nutrients to the tissues and waste products out. If done properly aerobic activity can increase endurance and overall well being. ...Read more

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Does aerobic exercise suppress appetite?

Does aerobic exercise suppress appetite?

No: If anything, regular exercise will increase your appetite because of the amount of calories your body needs to support your exercise. Exercise will increase your body's basal metabolic rate (the rate at which your body burns calories) for up to 16 hours after exercise. A balanced diet and regular exercise is recommended for all. ...Read more

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Aerobic Exercise (Definition)

The benefits of aerobic exercise are powerful. Get moving, raise your heart rate, work up a sweat and feel energized for the rest of the ...Read more