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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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Metal taste after running?

Metal taste after running?

Vague: Hard to say without a thorough history and exam. Could be supplements, meds, eating habits, etc. Keep a journal on when this happens ...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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What can you do instead of running?

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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Is running safe with a ths of 6.46?

Is running safe with a ths of 6.46?

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

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How can you avoid running injuries?

How can you avoid running injuries?

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

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What are the benefits of running ?

What are the benefits of running ?

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

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What causes a running itch on the skin?

What causes a running itch on the skin?

Hives : Might be cholinergic urticaria. Happens to some people when their core body temperature is elevated. ...Read more

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How much time should one go running for?

How much time should one go running for?

At least 20 minutes.: Apparently your heart has to be at an appropriately elevated rate for at least 20 minutes to gain cardiovascular benefit. Give yourself a few minutes of running to get your heart rate up to that level, then twenty minutes at least from there. ...Read more

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How can i mprove my running efficiency?!?

How can i mprove my running efficiency?!?

Warm up: Start with warm up exercises. Then you need to increase your lung capacity the best way to do this is swimming. Then increase your running distance a little at a time and build up your endurance and mind set ...Read more