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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Physical Fitness Programs (Overview)

Physical Fitness Programs Exercise and Fitness Programs are offered by healthcare facilities to help their patients learn to improve their fitness level and overall health through exercise.


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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

Dr. Ana Adelstein
80 Doctors shared insights

Physical Fitness Programs (Overview)

Physical Fitness Programs Exercise and Fitness Programs are offered by healthcare facilities to help their patients learn to improve their fitness level and overall health through exercise.


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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

Dr. Craig Morton Dr. Morton
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Physical fitness programs (Tip)

Get educated on proper technique before your start a strength training program. ...See 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 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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Physical fitness programs (Tip)

Personal program, persist, challenge yourself, day off after workout. Adequate h2o & protein. ...See 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?

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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Physical fitness programs (Tip)

Get on a program set for you by a certified trainer. Don't try to do on your own until you are very familiar with it. ...See more

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Are there any good fitness programs specifically designed for teens?

Are there any good fitness programs specifically designed for teens?

Yes.: The problem is resistance training in individuals with bones that are not done growing. If that is you, focus on good form, using low weights, and high reps. Another approach is doing resistance training without weights at all. See this link with embedded video for example: www. Momsteam. Com/health-safety/weight-training-youth-athletes-more-getting-stronger-than-pumping-iron. ...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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Physical fitness programs (Tip)

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

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

Dr. Harold Peltan Dr. Peltan
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Physical fitness programs (Tip)

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

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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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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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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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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 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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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?

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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Do you suggest any fitness programs in ottawa?

Do you suggest any fitness programs in ottawa?

Try Several!: I'm a big fan of these programs being tailored to your goals, fitness level, and life-style. In- home instructional videos & dvds that allow you to tailor and modify those workouts, spending less time commuting to gyms and fitness centers, work well for many people....Doesn't matter where you live! ...Read more

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Why are fitness programs becoming more prominent?

Why are fitness programs becoming more prominent?

Greater Awareness: Programs are prominently hyped everywhere in our media, people are increasingly aware of the health benefits, employers want healthier people who eat up fewer sick days, and insurance payers want to improve their balance sheets by paying out less money, and less often, for claims. A great way to spend an hour a day of your time. ...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 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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What fitness programs can help me lose weight?

What fitness programs can help me lose weight?

45-60min/day and...: With regular, medium-high intensity 5-6x/wk aerobic bworkouts and a healthy/balanced diet along with setting a realistic, steady wt loss 3-4lbs/month, you can accomplish this. Don't do crash diet because u will likely regain it and some more later. Drink plenty of fluid, especially water, minimize junk foods/sweet drinks and you will succeed. Remember: good health=lifetime commitment. Good luck. ...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?

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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Program (Definition)

There are many benefits to being active during pregnancy. You may not feel great every day of your pregnancy, but exercise should make you feel better overall and may help prepare you for labor and childbirth. There are some conditions or symptoms that may make exercising during pregnancy inadvisable. Talk with your health care provider about the exercise that ...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