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Doctor insights on: Key Components Of Aerobic Exercise

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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 role of potassium during aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise?

What is the role of potassium during aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise?

Balance: Potassium and sodium are important in all cells in the body and are lost in sweat - affecting both aerobic and anaerobic exercise. ...Read more

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Which muscle fibers are involved during aerobic exercise and anaerobic exercise, respectively?

Muscle use: the same muscles work both aerobic and anerobic. Aerobic exercise uses oxygen and can be performed for long periods, anerobic uses stored energy and can only be performed in short bursts ...Read more

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Differences between aerobic and anaerobic exercise in terms of efficiency on metabolism?

Differences between aerobic and anaerobic exercise in terms of efficiency on metabolism?

Aerobic=efficiency: Aerobic metabolism yields about 30 atp (energy molecules) vs 2 atp molecules by using the anaerobic. This means aerobic is about 15 times more efficient. ...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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What are the differences between aerobic and anaerobic exercise in terms of efficiency on metabolism?

What are the differences between aerobic and anaerobic exercise in terms of efficiency on metabolism?

Aerobic=efficiency: Aerobic metabolism yields about 30 atp (energy molecules) vs 2 atp molecules by using the anaerobic. This means aerobic is about 15 times more efficient. ...Read more

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What are the differences between aerobic and anaerobic exercise in terms of efficiency on metablolism?

Variable: Typically aerobic exercise will burn calories during the time of exercise and will cause a temporary increase in metabolism after exercise. Anerobic exercise- such as weight lifting, also burns calories during exercise, but not as much typically, but the process of increasing muscle mass improves basal metabolism to maintain muscle. ...Read more

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What is the role of diet and exercise in controlling hypertension?

What is the role of diet and exercise in controlling hypertension?

Cuts need for meds: Lowering the salt intake in your diet will often decrease your blood pressure. So will a high intake (like 4 gm/day) of fish oil. A diet high is fruit and vegetables and low in sweets will also decrease BP. Exercise is advised, but I know of no studies showing an effect except in aiding weight loss, which also helps. Home monitoring of BP will tell you the effect these things are having ...Read more

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What is the role of diet and exercise in controlling diabetes?

What is the role of diet and exercise in controlling diabetes?

Quite a lot: well... not huge amounts in childhood onset type 1. Huge importance in adult onset type II. First, with weight loss a far amount of people can become non-diabetic (bariatric surgery, generally needed). WIth a reasonable amt of either/both diet and /or exercise, the diabetes improves/is easier to control. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health ...Read more

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Is kayaking a form of cardio exercise?

Is kayaking a form of cardio exercise?

Very much so: It tends to focus more on the upper body and core but nonetheless provides some element of cardiopulmonary stress. Obviously the more vigorously you paddle, the greater the degree of "exercise". ...Read more

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What types of exercise emulates rowing?

What types of exercise emulates rowing?

Rowing exercises: Rowing typically recruits the muscles of the latissimus dorsi, biceps brachii, and forearm flexors. Apart from machines that actually emulate rowing, exercises that most-accurately replicate the recruitment of the aforementioned muscle groups include: 1) pull-ups, 2) bent-over rows, and 3) close grip lat pulls. Using relatively lighter weights and higher reps can help emulate the act of rowing. ...Read more

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Sport's Nutrition: what's the best macro ratio? carbs?protein?fat? for the purpose of building or maintain muscle mass (adding resistance training).

Sport's Nutrition: what's the best macro ratio? carbs?protein?fat? for the purpose of building or maintain muscle mass (adding resistance training).

I think it depends: My brief research into this suggests it is debatable & depends somewhat on your goals: bodybuilding vs. fat loss vs. maintenance. More carbs are needed for body building, and many fewer for fat loss. 40-60% carbs are recommended for body building, with 25-35% protein and 15-25% fat. You might target somewhere in the middle: 50% carbs, 30% protein, 20% fat. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the benefits of aerobic exercises?

What are the benefits of aerobic exercises?

Conditions the heart: Aerobic exercises will train the heart to pump more effectively. ...Read more

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Which is better for weight loss: aerobic exercise or anaerobic exercise?

Which is better for weight loss: aerobic exercise or anaerobic exercise?

Combo: You cannot perform any anaerobic exercise for very long,so you cannot burn many calories this way. Aerobic exercise can be performed for long periods of time when you are properly trained, and can result in weight loss with proper diet and nutrition. Combination is excellent, though not so much for weight loss as for conditioning.You will rev up your metabolism. Perhaps you meant cardio ?Good Luck ...Read more

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What's the impact of extreme cardio exercise with tonsillitis?

What's the impact of extreme cardio exercise with tonsillitis?

Wait: You would probably survive but how do you feel? It is usually better to wait for an infection to be over before extreme exercise. Your body will appreciate it. Are you on antibiotics? ...Read more

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Are rollerblading and biking good cardio workouts for reducing body fat and toning your abs?

Are rollerblading and biking good cardio workouts for reducing body fat and toning your abs?

Yes: Both are both excellent cardiac workouts which will help with weight loss. Both also tone the legs. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which type of sexual activity is good exercise ?

Which type of sexual activity is good exercise ?

Sex: Sexual activity is very good for mental health. But no sexual activity will burn enough calories to contribute to weight loss. ...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

Dr. Thomas Namey
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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