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Daily program diet for losing weight?

Daily program diet for losing weight?

Many options!: If you want a program that works and has meals pre-made for you so you don't have to measure and track calories, I would try Take Shape for Life. I, myself, used this program and lost 60 lb which has stayed off for 5 years. If that's not appealing, then look at www.myfitnesspal.com for ideas. A great book to read on permanent weight control: Dr. A's Habits of Health by Dr. Wayne Scott Anderson ...Read more

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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


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Teen nutrition and exercise motivators?

Teen nutrition and exercise motivators?

Other teens: Forgive my frankness. You're right to want the best for them. If you're a parent, nagging your teen about food choices and fitness will be ignored and resented. A parent may have some good impact if they life a fitness-focused lifestyle themselves. Otherwise, favorable peer pressure is what gets teens to eat wisely & exercise; of the two, exercise is far more important for health. ...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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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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Teen nutrition and exercise app anyone?

Teen nutrition and exercise app anyone?

See below: I am not an expert on exercise, nutrition, or apps. In looking up news stories on reportedly good nutrition and exercise apps, here is a link to an example of what may exist. See if it helps you. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/22/fitness-weight-loss-nutrition-apps_n_1371705.html#s803229&title=striiv. ...Read more

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Weekly physical activity plan for a deconditined 64-year-old?

Weekly physical activity plan for a deconditined 64-year-old?

See your doctor.: It would be best to see your doctor for a baseline physical exam first. At that time, he can outline a plan that would be in line with your capabilities. He can also outline a balanced diet for you. Apart from this, mild to moderate physical activity, like walking and possibly easy swimming 2-3 times a week would likely be more than enough activity for anyone at this point in life. ...Read more

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Does the weight watchers program work?

Does the weight watchers program work?

It can: Almost all dietary programs work to help you lose weight. The programs start with extra degrees of encouragement and motivation and this is how weight watchers also works. The problem with all dietary programs is sticking to it over time. Most who lose weight, will gain it back unless they have superior will power and self control. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a good exercise program for seniors interested in weight loss and general fitness?

Docs, what's a good exercise program for seniors interested in weight loss and general fitness?

Walk: A good exercise program for seniors is walking. Start slow in distance and pace and gradually increase both over a period of weeks to avoid overuse injuries.Remember to stretch hamstrings, quads, and calf muscles before and after u walk. Adding some basic sit- ups and push-ups to this will add core and upper body strength. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Are there any good women's cardio workout program recommendations?

Are there any good women's cardio workout program recommendations?

Many!: I think cycling and walking/running are the easiest cardio-sports to engage in. Although greaqt sporting activities, they can be done alone or in groups. They can bec done outdoors and indoors. But i also favor mixing cardio with resistence to strengthen muscle. The new p90x program is excellent, and their are many programs that can be done at home with the wii fit and x-box. They offer variety! ...Read more

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How does stretching before exercising help my exercise routines?

How does stretching before exercising help my exercise routines?

Warm up first!: Stretching is important prior to exercise and may play a role in the cool down process as well. First, one needs to warm up prior to any stretching. Many muscles,tendons and ligaments are strained by stretching first. The stretch loosens the connective tissues and allows better movement during your physical exercise. Remember, warm up, stretch, exercise, consider stretching and finally cool down. ...Read more

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Is aerobic exercise effective?

Is aerobic exercise effective?

Yes: Regular aerobic activity such as walking, bicycling or swimming can help you live longer and healthier. During aerobic activity you repeatedly move large muscles causing you to breath faster and more deeply. This maximizes the oxygen in your blood helping carry nutrients to the tissues and waste products out. If done properly aerobic activity can increase endurance and overall well being. ...Read more

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Is Bikram yoga a good osteopenia exercise?

Is Bikram yoga a good osteopenia exercise?

Yoga is good: What are your goals? If you are worried about your bone density, then would focus on weight bearing exercise. Yoga is a good exercise in general and definitely activates the muscles as well so would be good for you. Would also consider adding in some light weighttraining as well. ...Read more

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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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Is the medfast weight loss program a healthy approach to dieting?

Is the medfast weight loss program a healthy approach to dieting?

Another program: Weight loss program works provided it fits your personality and medical issues. All weight loss program works to a certain extent but the ongoing lifestyle management and stress management is upto you. ...Read more

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Do baby exercise classes help with physical development?

Do baby exercise classes help with physical development?

No: The best exersise class is playing and having fun with your baby. Yet they are a nice respite and a good opportunity to get out and meet new moms. ...Read more

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Is 18 minutes of fast jogging 5 days a week enough to maintain cardiovascular wellness, weight and fitness?

Is 18 minutes of fast jogging 5 days a week enough to maintain cardiovascular wellness, weight and fitness?

Jogging: Depending on your goals this can be sufficient for maintenance of cv wellness, weight and fitness. I am assuming that you are running a 6-8 mile an hour pace as you describe a fast jog. If you are limited to 18 minutes you may want to vary intensity at time and "run" followed by fast jog. Interval training has been found to increase cv fitness, lower body fat, and improve fitness above "jogging. ...Read more

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Regular exercise niddm?

Regular exercise niddm?

Yes...: As well as regular exercise for iddm. Exercise is good for everyone as it helps maintain flexible blood vessels. Diabetics do not have to limit their exercise, but as with all exercise, should not over do it by bringing their body to a point of complete exhaustion. ...Read more

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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


Dr. James Henning
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Fitness Programs (Definition)

Fitness Programs Exercise and Fitness Programs are offered by healthcare facilities to help their patients learn to improve their fitness level and ...Read more