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Dr. JAYENDRA SHAH
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Physical Fitness (Overview)

Physical fitness refers to a person's general physical conditioning and ability to exercise. It relates to body strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular ability.


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How can I improve physical fitness?

How can I improve physical fitness?

See below: A good start would be to try and walk 30min/day 3-5 times per week. You will also want to add resistance training to help build lean muscle mass and help burn more calories. A simple introductory home exercise program designed to build lean muscle and strengthen the core can be found at www. Therehabzone. Com ...Read more

Dr. JAYENDRA SHAH
499 Doctors shared insights

Physical Fitness (Overview)

Physical fitness refers to a person's general physical conditioning and ability to exercise. It relates to body strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular ability.


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Is physical fitness important as I age?

Is physical fitness important as I age?

Definitely: It's helpful for general fitness, maintaining endurance and strength, reducing risk of many chronic conditions (eg, diabetes, heart disease, stroke) that often occur later in life, and it may help lower the risk of dementia due to Alzheimer's disease. ...Read more

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Physical fitness (Tip)

Limit injuries: do your strength training after your aerobic exercise not the reverse! ...See more

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How can I increase my physical fitness?

How can I increase my physical fitness?

Lifestyle: If you have the blues, or if you don't, one of the best things you can do is to do fitness activities hard. When the other men see you working hard, they'll befriend and guide you. A combination of resistance training and aerobic training, coupled with eating like your gym buddies do, would be a great new focus for the new life that you know you need. Here's to your success. ...Read more

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How can I prepare for a physical fitness test?

How can I prepare for a physical fitness test?

Fitness test: Depends on what is included in the physical fitness test. Training is directed towards an expressed goal. Hard to give directions unless you give your destination. ...Read more

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Physical fitness (Tip)

To prevent injury, start a particular exercise with a light weight until your form is perfect. ...See more

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Why is cardio so important to physical fitness?

Why is cardio so important to physical fitness?

Many reasons: Cardio exercise increases physical endurance; is good for a person's heart and blood vessels; helps prevent many conditions like diabetes, coronary heart disease, and some cancers; and can contribute to a longer life that has good quality. ...Read more

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Is it possible to work on physical fitness from home?

Of course: Most physical fitness programs can be done from home. It is not necessary to go to a gym to become fit. There are a variety of devices, weights, exercise equipment, dvds etc that can help you get fit. The simplest one of course is just to walk everyday. ...Read more

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How come flexibility is important to physical fitness?

How come flexibility is important to physical fitness?

See below: Flexibility is just one aspect of physical fitness but is very important. Everyone has different levels of flexibility. Some people can be too flexible. It is important to have a good balance between muscles on the front of the body and muscles on the back of the body. This promotes reasonable flexibility and helps are muscles and joints work optimally. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a realistic physical fitness goal?

How to know if I have a realistic physical fitness goal?

Everyone Different: Check with your doctor and ease into any new exercise program. People can often do more than they think they can, provided they work at it consistently and build up to the new goal. Good luck! ...Read more

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How could physical fitness affect all aspects of your life?

Feel good about self: Physical fitness can have a positive impact on you feeling better about yourself. It can promote a healthy cardiovascular system and keep you fit and trim, which can help a lot of people feel better from a social standpoint. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high level of physical fitness, unhealthy?

What to do if I have high level of physical fitness, unhealthy?

Fitness Usually Good: Having a high level of fitness is typically a good thing. However, it has been said in extreme endurance athletes that they appear to age quicker. This has been attributed to depleted one's alkaline and anti-oxidant reserves. A specific diet focused on alkaline ash foods, such as wheat grass, chlorella, (green drinks) may help. The biggest effect on acid-base balance in the body, is breathing. ...Read more

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How many components of health related physical fitness are there?

Several: Fitness is not only nutrition and exercise. The whole person is a biopsychosociospiritual being so whole person care involves right eating, drinking, and exercise, but also balance, right thinking, right feeling, recreation, and relating to others. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how physical fitness can affect all aspects of your life?

Can you tell me how physical fitness can affect all aspects of your life?

It helps!: Physical fitness is one of the best things you can do to improve your health, both physical and mental.

There are reams of data showing that general cardiovascular and musculoskeletal fitness help all realms of physical and mental functioning: mood, ability to think clearly, memory, weight control, blood glucose control, cardiovascular fitness, long-term bone density and risk of falls. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best way to start a personal essay on physical fitness?

Hard to say: Without knowing more about what the essay is supposed to cover: as in your personal quest for physical fitness, or what physical fitness means to you, etc? ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the importance of having good physical fitness and nutrition?

Need advice on what is the the importance of having good physical fitness and nutrition?

Health: The bottom line is that good nutrition and exercise keep us healthier! Avoiding habits like smoking helps too. How these help is the topic of hundreds of articles and books. ...Read more

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U say having a low hr is a sign of physical fitness what does it mean? That u have good condition or can u have this whithout a good condition?

U say having a low hr is a sign of physical fitness what does it mean? That u have good condition or can u have this whithout a good condition?

Trend, Not Reliable: As a cardiologist, I did not say this. For younger people who exercise intensely on a routine basis, the heart often both becomes stronger (systolic) ; relaxes (diastolic) better. When this is the case, heart stroke volume is routinely higher ; the brain orders heart rate to be much slower when person is physically resting. Study http://goo. Gl/4ydksa for perspective. However, many other variables. ...Read more

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Can alcohol affect the physical fitness of a martial artist?

Can alcohol affect the physical fitness of a martial artist?

Would think so: Every study with alcohol shows that alcohol
slows reflexes and concentration.
My thought would be that a serious athlete
would not drink alcohol since it is beneficial
to your training.
The calories are empty calories and will
certainly not improve you physical fitness. ...Read more

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How can an increased blood supply help improve physical fitness?

Nourishment: Adequate blood supply is critical for the maintenance of our body's cells, tissues, organs, and ultimately the function of our systems. A person with increased supply of nutrients and oxygen is able to function well under physical stress and is said to be physically fit. It should be noted that blood supply also helps us detoxify by removing waste! ...Read more

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How is breathing hard related to your level of physical fitness?

How is breathing hard related to your level of physical fitness?

Breathing hard: It could indicate angina which typically gets worse with physical activity. ...Read more

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How can your physical fitness level determine how well you manage stress?

Health important: How you handle stress is the function of health rather than fitness. You need to make sure that you are healthy by a adhering to a good diet, walking exercises according to the american heart association and regular checkups with your dr. And making sure that the internal organs and blood work are okay. When you are healthy, you can be fit but not the other way around to deal with stress. ...Read more

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How can healthy eating affect physical fitness?

How can healthy eating affect physical fitness?

Fuel: Fitness work requires appropriate nutrition to fuel workouts (energy), replace glycogen (energy stores) & rebuild muscle. The importance of clean, nutrient-rich foods consumed regularly throughout the day cannot be overstated. Our cars don't get very far without appropriate fuel and neither will our bodies. Hard training, absent the right fuel, is a recipe for exhaustion, muscle loss and illness. ...Read more

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What are some mind-body benefits of physical fitness?

What are some mind-body benefits of physical fitness?

Many!: Physical fitness (and the activity level needed to achieve or maintain physical fitness) provides many mental health benefits. In addition to improved self-esteem and improved confidence, physical fitness and exercise also provides increased adrenaline and endorphin secretion, two very important hormones that help with the overall feeling of well-being and wellness. ...Read more

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How does physical fitness and health relate to reflex action?

How does physical fitness and health relate to reflex action?

Reflexion of Time: Keeping the subject limited to exercise and health, I see it this way. Exercise creates a demand on all tissues of the body affected. This calls for more blood to meet the demands. This stimulates the creation of more blood vessels to do the job. Now more blood is delivering more glucose and other vital molecules to the muscles and nerves involved. The reflex should be the best it can be. ...Read more

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How can physical fitness affect social interactions and a team atmosphere in the work place?

Shared purpose: You have asked a complex question that would be fun for discussion. In my opinion, one of the answers would be that the work group could share physical fitness as a valued lifestyle goal. The pursuit of fitness allows for shared sense of purpose among the group and makes interactions enjoyable and relevant; activities, information, discussion and debate surround fitness ambitions. ...Read more

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How does stress change psychological benefits of health-related physical fitness and nutrition?

How does stress change psychological benefits of health-related physical fitness and nutrition?

Stress Attenuates,: At least to some degree, many of the benefits of fitness & clean nutrition. Stress causes hormonal surges that affect the way food is absorbed, utilized and metabolized and diverts mental and physical energy away from the rigorous requirements of physical training. Minimizing stress (the "bad" kind) cannot be overstated! Take care & meditate regularly! ...Read more

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What physical fitness plan reduces blood pressure?

What physical fitness plan reduces blood pressure?

Exercise: Blood pressure tends to increase temporarily w/weight lifting but strengthening should still be a definite part of everyone's exercise program, along w/aerobics, stretching/flexibility & balance. These latter elements tend to lead to lower blood pressure in the long run. In general, comprehensive regular exercise leads to lower pressure. That and eating healthy. Good idea to avoid adding salt. ...Read more

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Why is the cardiovascular system so important to physical fitness?

Why is the cardiovascular system so important to physical fitness?

AllFunctionEssential: Every cell in our body is dependant, (survival & function) on blood flow in a very nearby capillary for supply of o2 + nutrients & removal of co2 + wastes. The cardiovascular system, along with brain coordination of where the blood flow is preferentially sent, via control of arteriolar size/flow control to each bed of capillaries, at any given moment, is the system that enables these functions. ...Read more

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How important is the cardiovascular system important to physical fitness?

Very: It is the engine that powers the body. You cannot be fit without a good cv system. Energy, fluids, nutrients, chemistry, oxygen, etc. All delivered through this system. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between your physical fitness and how well you manage stress?

Positive: In summary, "...Psychological stress and physical activity have opposite effects on parameters that affect cardiovascular status. " have a look below...

http://www. Sciencedirect. Com/science/article/pii/s0033318295716115. ...Read more

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Are there any jobs in the military without a physical fitness test or a way to bypass it?

Sorry: All active duty members must pass physical fitness testing and body fat / weight measurements twice a year. It can be waived during pregnancy or with particular medical problems. However, repeated waivers or failures will end a person's military career. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have asthma that flares up during any kind of physical fitness. Can I work out without having an asthma attack?

What do you suggest if I have asthma that flares up during any kind of physical fitness. Can I work out without having an asthma attack?

Asthma: Some people with asthma need to take their rescue inhaler 15 minutes before exercise. Discuss this with your doctor, to see if this is right for you, and you could request an asthma action plan as well. This will give you an idea of what do in certain situations relating to your asthma ...Read more

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Can whey protein shake work the same for physical fitness as weights?

Can whey protein shake work the same for physical fitness as weights?

Hmmmm. . .: Not unless you have really heavy cans of whey protein and lift them a lot. :-) I agree with dr. Henning that whey and other proteins can support your muscle growth while you're also doing a weight resistance program. But why does not have the same functions as weights. Lifting weights train your muscles; drinking whey supports their growth. Other forms of protein include pea and soy. ...Read more

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I have been watching physical fitness programs of genuine instructors yoga. Can they hurt me?

I have been watching physical fitness programs of genuine instructors yoga. Can they hurt me?

Sure: Yoga can be an incredibly wonderful activity. I practice regularly and love it. However, you can also hurt yourself in yoga if you do not have instruction or if you try to do something that you are not ready for. I generally recommend to my patients interested in yoga to go to classes and then to use tapes/dvds only when they have gained some experience and no what to do and what not to do. ...Read more

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How to treat depression with psychological benefits of health-related physical fitness and nutrition?

How to treat depression with psychological benefits of health-related physical fitness and nutrition?

Exercise and Omega-3: Daily exercise is a great natural mood booster. In addition, consider increasing your intake of fish high in omega-3s or taking an omega-3 supplement. ...Read more

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What physical fitness activities protect the bones and joints?

What physical fitness activities protect the bones and joints?

WALK & WEIGHT CONTRO: BEST EXERCISE IS WALKING. PREVENT INJURIES TO THE JOINTS BY AVOIDUNG CONTACTS SPORTS AND PROPER WEIGHT FOR HEIGHT AND AGE.
NEVER JOG OR DO OVERHEAD WEIGHTLIFTING, GOOD DIET AND GOOD SLEEP HELPS.
USE COMMON SENSE. ...Read more

Dr. Pam Yoder
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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