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Is a fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling good?

Is a fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling good?

Yes: You are nicely combining three different forms of aerobic conditioning exercises. Rowing and cycling activities are heart friendly as well as joint friendly; good exercise for the cardiovascular system without beating up your joints. Of the three, the treadmill has more impact on your knees and ankles as you run. Would advise keep in the treadmill flat as opposed to inclined. Easier on the knees. ...Read more

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Fitness And Exercise (Definition)

Fitness refers to exercising as a means of maintaining a healthy body. Being physically fit means you have enough vigor to carry out daily tasks, with energy left over for leisure-time ...Read more


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Fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling, is this healthy?

Fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling, is this healthy?

All things in moder: all things in moderation. in general the american college of cardiology recommend 60 minutes of get-your-heart-rate-up exercise 5 days/wk if you're in shape - 90 minutes if you're not. that being said - "extreme" athleticism might be bad for you and shorten your life. (100 mile marathon runs, climbing mount everest) ...Read more

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Fitness or dieting routines online plz?

Fitness or dieting routines online plz?

Check This Out: Have a look a the link below, although i support partnering with others to maintain consistency and focus through either fitness clubs, gym memberships, or in-home dvds: http://www.Foxnews.Com/health/2011/05/20/10-online-workout-programs/. ...Read more

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What are credentials for a personal trainer and life coach?

What are credentials for a personal trainer and life coach?

A life coach: Can be credentialed by various organizations by taking the organization's training. Just google "life coach" to see the variety of credentials. As far as i know, there are no states that license life coaches and no universal standards. Some life coaches may have no credentials and some may be licensed mental health professionals who also do coaching. ...Read more

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Health books about fitness and exercise?

Health books about fitness and exercise?

Have a Look: Take a look at: "the 4-hour body: an uncommon guide to rapid fat loss.." for starters....This book by tim ferriss is fairly recent and, although a bit controversial, will frame your interest and get you "up to speed" on several relevant issues in exercise and nutrition today. However, a single, all-encompassing book probably doesn't really exist! check out your local bookstore, too! ...Read more

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How good is wii fit as an aerobic fitness routine?

How good is wii fit as an aerobic fitness routine?

Potentially great: Wii fit games are inherently physically interactive. Anytime you are up moving your extremities in a safe repetitive fashion, you are burning energy. If your endurance (ability to keep playing at a sustained pace) improves with time, you are indeed increasing your overall aerobic fitness. ...Read more

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Best fitness dvd for losing weight/toning/fitness?

Best fitness dvd for losing weight/toning/fitness?

Hard to Say...: The "best" is relative and tends to be "that which works best for you." that said, I have had wonderful success using the p90x and related in-home dvds and think that after medical clearance they are a serious option. However, training responsibly is critical to avoid injury. Check them out! ...Read more

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Are fitness contracts good for keeping fitness goals?

Are fitness contracts good for keeping fitness goals?

Maybe!: They can help. But so do new year's resolutions. I think you need to visualize your goals an find the inner strength to continue toward them. No magic. Just determination. ...Read more

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How to match fitness goals to product and services available in their fitness facility?

How to match fitness goals to product and services available in their fitness facility?

Why not: Seek out help at the fitness facility. They must have personal trainers available, whose job is to do exactly what you mention. If not you could also hire an independent certified personal trainer to create a plan based on the facilities services. ...Read more

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Any good fitness routines to lose weight at 70?

Any good fitness routines to lose weight at 70?

Depends: Weight loss is difficult, but if you are determined it can be done. Diet along with cardiac exercise is the best way to go. Eat 5 meals a day and cut out the carbs. Don't eat any breads except whole grain. Also cut out all tropical fruit. Start walking so that you can get your heart rate up to around 120 beats per minute for 20 minutes. Biking is not as good losing weight as walking fast. ...Read more

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Good exercise for kayak sprinter competing at national level?

Good exercise for kayak sprinter competing at national level?

Exercise: Great question. As a sprint kayak racer you need a great core program as week as upper body resistance training to include back, arms, and shoulders. This should include a combination of endurance, strength and power exercises. Also because of the multiple positions you must accomodate you should include perturbations in multiple body positions. ...Read more

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Does music help you achieve(/motivate towards) your life goals?

Does music help you achieve(/motivate towards) your life goals?

Yes: There are many things that facilitate learning and stimulate brain development. Music, Reading, Exercise, Looking at art, conversations with others, writing. Achievement of life goals is helped by all of these but the rest is "showing up". Take each day and live it, show up for classes, activities, social activities. Meet people, get to know them. Build friendships, share your life. ...Read more

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How can I become a fitness personal trainer?

See below: You need to take classes and then take a state certification test. ...Read more

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Good yoga programs on dvd?

Good yoga programs on dvd?

Look online: There are many excellent dvd's - but these days, there is amazing content on line at sites like yogaglo.Com and yogajournal.Com. You can select something in many different styles and time frames. ...Read more

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What's a life coach's role?

Achieve goals: A life coach helps a person identify and achieve personal goals. They help their clients alter perceptions about beliefs that seem to limit them. They also help their clients develop strategies and action plans that will help them achieve their goals. ...Read more

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Could the Atkins fitness program harm the heart?

Yep: Atkins' diet (not fitness plan) is essentially a caloric restriction based on eating only fats. The idea is that you'll feel full and/or sick before you get more calories than you need for the day. As atkins himself found out, it leads to premature heart disease and heart attacks. Meats are often cured with large amounts of salt too, so there's a decent chance of accelerated hypertension as well. ...Read more

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Fitness classes for 18yo chubby girl?

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Fitness classes for 18yo chubby girl?

Yes: Start slow & stick with it while combining it with good, sensible nutrition. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does participating in physical activities improve health-related fitness?

Yes: Generally, one must increase the heart rate or breathing rate some in order to improve fitness. It's amazing though what regular walking can do. ...Read more