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I just began a step aerobics class. Can you provide some basic guidelines to follow so that I don't get hurt?
Qood question: Both are aerobics, a form of exercise that increases your heart rate for a period of time. The impact refers to how hard is the exercise on your joints (back, hips, knees?) high impact is jarring like running, bouncing. Low impact is smooth (like elliptical, swimming, biking.) either is good if you are healthy. Those with joint pain/problems need to be more selective. ...Read more
1-2/week: We generally like people to lose one to two pounds per week for healthy and meaningful and long lasting weight reduction. ...Read more
Good question: Aerobics/cardio mean the same thing:doing activity that raises the heart rate & keeps it there. Most adults need 30 min minimum & ideally 60 min of cardio 5-7 days a wk. Strength training or 'lifting weights' has a goal of building lean muscle tissue. Do it 3 days/wk. Muscle burns calories. Without enough muscle, you can eat little and still gain weight. Also lifting weights makes strong bones. ...Read more
Heart rate: "Cardio" implies aerobic exercise. Any exercise that raises your heart rate to 70-80% of your calculated max heart rate will provide the effects you are looking for. Participate in any activity, time, weather, and interest allow. Calculate your max heart rate (200-age, although there are other formulas) learn to measure your heart rate, or get a monitor, and get to it. ...Read more
Aerobic Exercise: The best exercise to lose weight is to do moderate (that means a heart rate of about 120 bpm) for at least 20 minutes. This type of exercise with the right heart rate is more likely to burn fat and excess sugars than proteins. It also can lead with regularity to better heart health as well. ...Read more
? What are you..,: Training for? Both are aerobic activities obviously but interval training is very helpful if you are interested in running and training for races... Unless you are talking about high intensity interval weight workout training.... I prefer aerobic workouts 5-6 days a week w/ 2or3 'weight' workouts mixed in.., hope that helps ! ...Read more
Depends on the pain: It depends on how severe the pain is and it's duration. If it is just an ache and short lived and does not stop you, it is ok. Otherwise, try cross training if only doing one type of aerobic exercise and incorporate stretchiing and core muscular workouts as well. If persists, then seek evaluation ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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