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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
Yes: Make sure you have increased both your cardio and strength to a point that you can do it safely with proper form. It should not be used by a beginner runner! ...Read more
No: That said, you will lose close to the same walking as running the same distance. But , running it takes less time. Also, you will still have metabolism going longer after the run than the walk. Now, you may be able to walk farther than you can run, so if you go farther you will burn more calories, even though you spent more time doing it. Your choice. Good Luck. ...Read more
Possibly: Even if you are a vegetarian, there are still plenty of foods that cause weight gain. The key is to burn more calories than what you take in. Keep a diary and have a plan, or better yet, seek out a personal trainer or a nutritionist that can help guide you. You may want to also cross-train. Lifting weights is a great way to burn calories if done correctly. ...Read more
Depends on ...: Depends on the how and why u r running in place. It is a form of high impact activity that often is part of a warm up or calisthenics. It can be used as part of interval training that purports to be more effective at losing weight. ( high intensity heart rate bursts with short cool down periods). ...Read more
Yes, studies show: Weight loss is greater with all other things being equal. ...Read more
Moderate Exercise: There is nothing medicine has to say in regards to your question. The best exercise to lose weight is one that get's your heart rate to about 130 beats per minute and keeps you there for at the least twenty minutes at a time. There would be no difference in efficacy with your two choices above. ...Read more
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