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Running Weight Vest
I was diagnosed with osteoporosis and I am a kidney transplant reciepient of 14 years. Would it be recommended to wear a weighted vest for workouts?
Is it safe to run with a 20lb vest? I run frequently and am in good running shape, I just wanted to step it up. I jogged once with it and it felt good
Maybe: This depends on your overall level of health. If you are a young, nonsmoker the added weight may improve your stamina and probably cannot hurt you. Ensuring really adequate hydration with such an exercise regiman is critically important especially in the summer. A physicians personal examination and recommendations are the best way to determine if this is safe for you. ...Read more
Not the safest: Alan, Ankle weights can throw off your biomechanics, leading to lower leg injury. If you want to increase your weight while running to increase your fitness, try a weighted vest instead. It distributes the weight better, lowering the likelihood of injury. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Training: Increase your distance and speed in increments, not all at once. I would first go to a running track, if possible, and walk and run laps. Slowly increase the number of laps you run, then the speed over time. Stamina builds very quickly, but you also lose it just as fast if you are not motivated and stick to your goals and program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but..: The best exercise is an aerobic type of exercise (walking, running, bike, swimming). So, it's not necessarily running but any exercise that raises your heart rate as it help your body burn more calories. The best effects come when you combine this with dietary modifications. Visit your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It will help a lot: A combo of aerobic (cardiovascular) +weight bearing (build muscles) exercises along with proper/balanced diet is probably the best, but some is better than nothing. 4 miles/day=awesome. Minimize sodas, juices, pizza, donuts, brownies, cookies, truffles, ice cream, lattes, beers/liquor, and the evil of chips... So, be sensible. Keep on running and stay healthy. Don't forget to sleep well. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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