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If I get stuck due to flooding, is it better to cut my pills in half, or take them as usual and run the risk of running out completely?

If I get stuck due to flooding, is it better to cut my pills in half, or take them as usual and run the risk of running out completely?

Cut in half to prolo: It would depend on many factors; the type of med, the frequency needed, the length of time you anticipate that you will be stranded and so forth. There is no easy answer, but if you anticipate that you will be stranded for days and days and you have only a limited supply of meds and that you know you will run out, then cutting them in half makes the most sense. ...Read more

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Do running reduces weight?

Do running reduces weight?

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

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What are the differences between running in the winter time and running in the summer time?

What are the differences between running in the winter time and running in the summer time?

Temp-related issues: When its cold out, muscles tend to be tighter and stretching is especially important. It takes longer to warm up, but its important to do to avoid injury. Cold air can precipitate asthma and reactive airway disease, so keep your neck warm. When its over 65 degrees our bodies have a harder time not overheating. When its warm stay hydrated, drink plenty of cold fluids, and wear loose clothing. ...Read more

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What can you do instead of running?

Swimming: Swimming is an almost ideal form of exercise as it is good for the cardiovascular system and will not stress the joints the way running does. You can also do gym elipticals and bicycles as an alternative. ...Read more

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What is the best way to build running mileage while avoiding injury?

What is the best way to build running mileage while avoiding injury?

Gradual buildup: A gradual increase in mileage and intensity combined with adequate rest, nutrition and cross-training will go a long way in injury prevention. ...Read more

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If im 141 lbs and want to lose around 20 lbs ,how can i lose visible amount of weight in a month?Running every day for 30 min?

If im 141 lbs and want to lose around 20 lbs ,how can i lose visible amount of weight in a month?Running every day for 30 min?

Too much to lose: in the time you have stated. It is not a good idea to try to lose 20 pounds in a month. You may not lose that much even if you starved yourself. A better goal is about one pound in a week. You need to exercise and reduce your intake of food. It would be prudent to consult your doctor so that you do not become deficient in essential nutrients. ...Read more

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I went running on a really hot day, and when I came home I couldn't read for about an hour. Am I ok?

I went running on a really hot day, and when I came home I couldn't read for about an hour. Am I ok?

Get looked at: The likelihood is that you're just dehydrated or have some mild heat exhaustion. But without specifics it's difficult if not impossible to know for sure. Probably a good idea to get checked out by your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Gym is good or running better for good body shape ?

Gym is good or running better for good body shape ?

Both good BUT: At the GYM you can concentrate on different body parts with different types of exercise and toning mechanics. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of hill running uphill and downhill?

What are the benefits of hill running uphill and downhill?

Lower body strength: Going up and down hills is a terrific way to build up the major muscle groups in the legs and buttocks. It is also a fine cardiovascular exercise. Athletes commonly are asked to run up and down the stairs in stadiums to provide this extra boost rather than just running on the flat. ...Read more

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Should i still be running at 50+ ?

Should i still be running at 50+ ?

WHY NOT?: If you are healthy, not obese, no arthritis, then go ahead! particularly, if this activity is enjoyable to you. If you are forcing yourself to do it and it is becoming a chore, just walk fast... ...Read more

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