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Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done (weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/ (depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more
Ask Dr. Personally: As of February 2010, at most laboratories in the U.S., the official "normal" reference range for the Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) blood test runs from approximately. 5 to 4.5/5.0. This was in a recent article, not 2010. So I would think that you should consult with the Dr. Who determined your levels or have the test run again to compare. ...Read more
Added the 3 E's: Most running injuries occur due to 3 factors: equipment, environment, and error in training. First make sure you have an appropriate running shoe (equipment). Replace shoes after 400 miles. Watch your training surface (environment). Running on slanted surface, concrete, or track can increase risk of injury. Finally, error in training is the biggest factor. Do not increase mileage >10% per week. ...Read more
Running: Multiple studies show many benefits from regular running, especially greater fitness, lower all-cause mortality, less heart disease, less stroke, less obesity, less diabetes, even less cancer & stronger bones. Better yet, running improves mood. Check out http://www. Womenshealthmag. Com/fitness/health-benefits-of-running & http://www. Runnersworld. Com/start-running/6-ways-running-improves-your-health ...Read more
Only over time:
Stamina is built up over time by getting your muscles to accumulate more glycogen, increase blood vessel size and number, and having the muscles become more effecient.
I know no way to get this to happen quickly, without using illegal steroids.
Maybe one of the other physicians can add their insight to my answer for you. ...Read more
Yes but...: Should always consult a Dr. First to assure that you are not harming yourself in some ways. Start slow and mostly walk at first. Stretching, either active or passive, are a good idea at any age, but especially when you are older. ...Read more
Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is 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 running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. Exercises such as crunches, planks, sit-ups, etc are good for toning the abdominal muscles, but cardio is best for weight loss. ...Read more
It depends: Gyms offer several advantages, as they have machines for weight training and cross training, but running is the best form of cardiovascular exercise and it is free. Either way, weight training should be part of your regimen, but that can be accomplished with body weight exercises. The fact of the matter is that most people who have gym memberships rarely if ever use them. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Fever not all bad: You don't have to get rid of the fever. It is just a symptom. Increased body temperature actually helps your immune system fight infections - that's why your body creates one when you are sick. However, if in pain or uncomfortable because of his illness and you want to do some tylenol, (acetaminophen) there are suppositories you can use (they go in his butt). Ask pharmacist for them. ...Read more
Depends on volume: If you are well trained (running 2 years plus), and truly sprint specialized (distances 400 m and below) then running distances (say 5 miles or greater) will probably slow you down. This is because 1) distance running can to some degree train fast twitch fibers to act more like slow twitch fibers, and 2) distance running will take from training volume that could otherwise be used for speedwork. ...Read more
That will depend on: Caloric intake. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities:. ...Read more
Slowly and over time: The best way to improve running endurance, as defined by your ability to keep going for a half hour, hour, two hours, three hours, and beyond, is to gradually build up at an easy pace from whereever you are at. Run at a pace where you can talk, supplement with gels on longer runs, and aim for 3-4 runs a week. Hal higdon has great programs on his website (free) for runners at all levels. Good luck! ...Read more