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Shoes/clothes/watch: You will need the right shoes and clothes to be comfortable and not get injured. A sport watch is helpful. Need not be expensive -- timex / casio make good inexpensive ones. Good sunglasses are important and sunscreen. I recommend getting the road i.D. As a safety measure. Go to a running store, explain your race and ask about shoes and clothes. Try them before buying. Good luck. ...Read more
Minimums?: Does depend a LOT on what you do there--keep a car covered, or rebuild and fabricate--but for ANY, would say: CO detector; smoke alarm; fire extinguisher; eye protection; basic first aid kit. Beyond that, varies if weld / torch / radial arm saw / poisonous lawn products / etc. ...Read more
Possibly: Pro: your kids will love it and will stay healthy by using it. It gives them something to do that does not require hands on from you con: there are know injuries from such equipment and it is an "attractive nuisance" which could injury someone else's kid if you are not supervising and this can lead to some liability. ...Read more
Sit-ups: If u have don't have any exersise equipment here are a few things you might try:sit-ups, push-ups, chin-ups, lunges w/or w/out weights, "burpies" (may have to look that one up on how to do it).If you have stairs you can go up and down stairs to workout aerobically. An exersise bike can usually be bought second-hand fairly cheaply and is easy to use and get a work-out...Good luck! ...Read more
Start slow.: I would suggest a variety of the available workout videos. The ideal is based on your current level of fitteness. The p90x videos are quit intense, but need very little equipment. Start slow. The other aerobic videos are great as well. Be careful of doing lunges, as these can bother anyone with knee arthritis. ...Read more
Convenience: Would not spend the money!Get a more detailed answer ›
TRX: Trx is one of the most universal highly effective pieces of training equipment you can buy period. Can virtually be used anywhere and if you think body weight exercises can't be effective i'd have to say give trx a try. I use it when I'm traveling. In terms of cost, $180 on ebay. If that's too much then check out laird hamiltons fitness programs... Can do everything w/out weights and b effective. ...Read more
Sorry,: This isn't a medical question. I bet you could google this and get some answers. I use my time between patients to answer healthtap questions - and really feel it would be more beneficial if I stick to medical questions. ...Read more
Cardio Mix: If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in 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 walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Free weights, bands: Free weights in a variety of weights and stretch bands provide a good at-home workout. Weights can be used in a number of exercises, and bands provide good resistance and stretching. You might also add an elliptical or stair climber for cardio if space and expense permit. ...Read more
I've heard kids under four shouldn't use playground equipment taller than themselves. Is that true?
It's OK: Many of these "restrictions" placed on equipment are there to protect the manufacturer from lawsuits. However, that is not to say any age child is ok with any piece of the playground. Accompany your child to the park, and play with him as much as possible. That ot only helps them learn proper usage, but is also a fun time with mom and dad. Once they know proper use, they can do more on their own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best exercise to build a good body without going to a gym or using sophisticated equipments?
Walking with light: Hand weights... Is a good place to start. 150 minutes a week, and you will feel and see the difference. ...Read more