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Want to stay fit, enjoy running. I was diagnosed with avn or avascular necrosis in left femur head. Will running make it worse?

Want to stay fit, enjoy running. I was diagnosed with avn or avascular necrosis in left femur head. Will running make it worse?

Yes: I'm sorry to hear of your recent dx.of AVN of your hip.Hopefully it is inan early stage and can be treated without replacement as an option yet...in my experience Avn will advance in severity w/ time and loading the femoral head repeatedly( as in running) may hasten the process. Best of Luck to you! ...Read more

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I love running i run every day what sort of food should be eating to run faster or keep my fitness up?

I love running i run every day  what sort of food should be eating to run faster or keep my fitness up?

Real food!: The best thing you can do to enhance your athletic performance is to eat a healthy diet in general. Eating real, whole foods (meats, fruits, vegetables) and limiting processed foods (breads, pastas, cereals) will enhance the nutrition you are providing your body. Depending on the length of your run, you may want to consider a small, carbohydrate based snack 30-60 min prior to a run. ...Read more

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In the first on fitness just running is right if i want to lose weight?

Burning more: Calories than one consumes is an important factor and running will increase the burn rate. That said, vigorous exercise of any type will help. Swimming, plyometrics, interval training, etc. Are aerobic activities that you may consider based upon your inclination. One way is not necessarily preferable. ...Read more

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How can I use water fitness in the rehabilitation of a running injury?

How can I use water fitness in the rehabilitation of a running injury?

Water Rehabilitation: Water rehabilitation is a good form of therapy because it is generally non-weightbearing. The water provides good resistance without putting additional stress on the injured body part. ...Read more

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Does performing push-ups really fast help increase aerobic fitness the same way as running does?

Does performing push-ups really fast help increase aerobic fitness the same way as running does?

Not @ all. Running 4: Aerobics, & push ups 4 shoulder stabilizers & triceps. But U need 2 have a good running program, & a strength program 4 the off days. Hook up with an AT-C & get a good problem set up 4 U that meets Ur goals & abilities. ...Read more

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Which form of the following exercises do you think is best overall for one's fitness? Why? Brisk walking; jogging/running; rowing; elliptical; stairstepper or bicycling?

Which form of the following exercises do you think is best overall for one's fitness? Why? Brisk walking; jogging/running; rowing; elliptical; stairstepper or bicycling?

Cardio Mix: All of those are great options. If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in 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 walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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Is it true that running for cardio fitness is ageing? I read u can get "jogger's jaw" and it also nackers your knees! i've got anterior knee syndrome

Is it true that running for cardio fitness is ageing? I read u can get "jogger's jaw" and it also nackers your knees! i've got anterior knee syndrome

Balance is key: Excessive exercise of any type increases inflammatory proteins which are associated with accelerated aging, i.e. In the vascular system, which nourishes all our organs. From this perspective it is bettter to practice a blend of lower-impact cardio, resistance, and stretching. Recommended are yoga, swimming, tai chi, qi gong, pilates, moderate weight training. Be active ; always have fun. ...Read more

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D I had a stroke two years ago and today is clear that it was caused by patent foramen ovale. Can I keep doing sports like swimming, running, fitness?

D I had a stroke two years ago and today is clear that it was caused by patent foramen ovale. Can I keep doing sports like swimming, running, fitness?

Probably: First, we can rarely guarantee that a stroke is caused by a pfo--20-25% of the general population has a pfo, which means that anyone who has a stroke for any reason has a 20% chance of having a pfo. That being said, the younger and healthier a patient is, the more likely it is that the pfo was related to stroke. There is no contraindication to exercise with pfo. Check with your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Planning to make my body fit, is running neccesary to build my endurance?

Planning to make my body fit, is running neccesary to build my endurance?

No: It is one of many activities to do this. Any cardiovascular activity performed at a specifically determined heart rate for a specific duration can help develop this. Rowing, cycling, spinning, swimming and running will all work. Weight training can be added for bone and support component (ligaments, tendons,etc. ) strengthening . (USAT Level I coach). Good Luck. ...Read more

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What should I do to get fit, besides running? It should also not take much time.

What should I do to get fit, besides running? It should also not take much time.

Live right: Walking 10000 steps a day. Weight lifting and sit ups will help. The most important exercise is to push yourself away from the table cut down on the fast foods. ...Read more

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What is more effective for a fit body aerobics or running....And if its running then how many kilometers in a day if a wantbto loose 5kg in one month?

Hard to say.: Some would argue that low impact aerobics is better. There are about 7900 kcal in 1 kg of fat and one is able to burn about 600 kcal/hour. So about 13 hours of fairly intense jogging to burn 1 kg. To lose 5 kg would be 65 hours. If you wish to do this in a month we are talking about jogging 2 hours per day and eating less. This is a very ambitious goal. ...Read more

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I am having some chest and tongue pain while jogging/running followed by coughing fit?

I am having some chest and tongue pain while jogging/running followed by coughing fit?

Chest pains : Regardless the cause, could be only muscle pain or tongue pain, etc.. However, pain in your chest with the symptoms you have described is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP or cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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My heart rate goes up to 200 when training (eg running uphill). Is this normal? I am a moderately fit person and have recently completed half marathons

You: answered your own question....If you are well trained and fit your max pulse rate is an INDIVIDUAL , NORMAL (for YOU) finding....Most fitness program ask you to increase your RESTING pulse to a certain level...the maximum pulse rate at full exercise mode is VARIABLE not FIXED...
Hope this is helpful
Be Well
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Coughing after running, even when fit. Turn purple. Sometime out of nowhere it gets hard to breath. When I breath in to much or laug. 10yrs+ like this?

Coughing after running, even when fit. Turn purple. Sometime out of nowhere it gets hard to breath. When I breath in to much or laug. 10yrs+ like this?

Possible asthma: These are symptoms that are common with exercise induced asthma. Typically the cough starts 20-30 minutes after exercise starts, and can be an issue when you have allergies or a cold. Can also happen more in cold air or when laying down, or when talking or laughing. Typically the cough is worse with deep breathing, especially with exhalation. Please talk to your doctor to get tested/treated. ...Read more

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I don't know if i could fit running into my schedule but what other exercises burn off belly fat quickly?

I don't know if i could fit running into my schedule but what other exercises burn off belly fat quickly?

Cardio Mix: If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does) then consider an increase in cardio & a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up w/ running, biking (stationary bike is good for making calls/ reading/ responding to e-mails), swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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For a few months my chest Weezes when exhaling completely. I have a lingering barking cough too. when running I feel out of breathe although im fit?

For a few months my chest Weezes when exhaling completely. I have a lingering barking cough too. when running I feel out of breathe although im fit?

Further tests: Have it checked by you doctor. Not all wheezes are asthma, there are many causes. Xrays might be needed. If Asthma is suspected, Lung function test can be done. ...Read more

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I find it difficult to get fit I usually run a 7 km in the morning for three days but after running my back aches and I feel as if there's needles below my feet what could be the cause?

I find it difficult to get fit I usually run a 7 km in the morning for three days but after running my back aches and I feel as if there's needles below my feet what could be the cause?

Too much too soon: Hi NdidaN. U may b pushin 2 hard 2 sn.The road 2 fitness is slow with gradual increase in intensity, frequency& duration of training. The 2symptoms may b related bt they cld also b isolated problems. We’d nd 2take a history on ur existing issues, ur training logs &also ur biomechanics. There r just 2 many factors that influence ur condition 2 narrow it down in 400 characters ...Read more

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I am 19 years old, I am physically fit which I do karate 3 hours a week and running everyday. ECG t wave inversion but normal echocardiogram?

I am 19 years old, I am physically fit which I do karate 3 hours a week and running everyday. ECG t wave inversion but normal echocardiogram?

Probably fine but...: The fact that you are so physically active with no problems is great! You are doing an informal exercise stress test 5 times a week. The safest thing to do is to get a formal exercise stress test. Once you pass that, relax! ...Read more

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I am a physically fit mid 40's woman . Im experiencing burning in chest/legs & shortness in breath while running or climbing stairs. What should do?

I am a physically fit mid 40's woman .  Im experiencing burning in chest/legs & shortness in breath while running or climbing stairs.  What should do?

See a doctor: You should see a doctor and have the issues properly evaluated. Make certain there are no cardiac or pulmonary causes for the shortness of breath. ...Read more

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I am a very healthy/fit 48 yo w/ stress fracture (mri) to upper tibia (running). What is best/fastest course to: recovery; strength; and prevention?

I am a very healthy/fit 48 yo w/ stress fracture (mri) to upper tibia (running).  What is best/fastest course to: recovery; strength; and prevention?

Immobilization: Depending on the exact location of the fracture cast/ brace will help heal the fracture but it will take several months. You should get a metabolic work up done by endocrinologist to make sure there are no treatable causes for this fracture.Other than that you may have to slow down and limit your running in future . Good luck. ...Read more

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Fit Fem,33,scalp on left head sore to touch and darts of pain goin from base of skull to left head, notice these mostly when running,also dizzy?

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Fem,33,scalp on left head sore to touch and darts of pain goin from base of skull to left head, notice these mostly when running,also dizzy?

May be a variant of.: Trigeminal autonomic cephalgia by way of exercise or exertion. Because it's on the left it could also be a form of paroxysmal hemicrania which is of shorter duration and again induced by heavy exertional activity. If you'd like a private consult with a headache specialist look up www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi and use Key Code: PDXFNR if prompted in order to ask for or set up an appointment. ...Read more

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How can I stay fit?

How can I stay fit?

Planning: Once you achieve what level of fitness is your goal, you can maintain it with a regular exercise program and a balanced diet . It takes continued dedication to maintain fitness. ...Read more

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Um how do you stay fit?

Keep active!: Find an activity or sport that you enjoy so that you will stick with it. That is the best way to stay fit! Having a plan and even someone for company and motivation helps too. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stay fit?

What is the best way to stay fit?

Diet and exercise: Watch what you eat, everything in moderation. Regular exercise both aerobics, such as walking or exercise machines along with weight training which adds lean muscle mass. ...Read more