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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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What is the best exercise for developing pecs using equipment at your home?

What is the best exercise for developing pecs using equipment at your home?

The pushup: By far the best exercise for developing the pecs at home is the push-up. Check out this link for 10 variations:
www. Livestrong. Com/slideshow/556257-10-essential-pushups-you-are-not-doing-but-should-be/? Utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=05152012
you can also find this link on my facebook page, robert purchase, md. ...Read more

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How to know what exercises are the best to burn fat without any exercise equipment?

How to know what exercises are the best to burn fat without any exercise equipment?

Body fat: Reduction of body fat with exercise is best accomplished with interval type exercises that can be done with body weight only. The idea is to get you heart rate elevated and increased metabolism. Examples are jumping jacks, squats, running in place. 10 exercises of 30 secs each will give you 5 minutes a set. Do 3 sets at 50%, 75% and 90% in order with rest of 1-2 mins btw sets. 15 min at day. ...Read more

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If you don't have any home-exercise equipment, what is the best weight loss exercise for your hips?

If you don't have any home-exercise equipment, what is the best weight loss exercise for your hips?

See a PT: There are numerous ways in which you can condition and slim down around your hips. General aerobic exercise and muscle strengthening of the hip and buttock muscles is key. A physical therapist or athletic trainer can help you establish a dedicated home exercise program that you can do at home without any equipment. ...Read more

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Pes anserine bursitis what is the pain pattern on inner leg? What type of gym exercise or equipment is best? If I run is it best to alternate exercis

Pes anserine bursitis what is the pain pattern on inner leg? What type of gym exercise or equipment is best? If I run is it best to alternate exercis

Pes Bursitis: Pes anserine bursitis can be treated like most sports injuries: Rest, ice, NSAIDs. Physical therapy can help as can a visit to your orthopaedic surgeon to ensure the correct diagnosis is made. Make sure that you stretch before exercise and warm up, avoid hill running and stair climbing if possible as you improve you can return to activity. Look at these videos on rehab: http://tinyurl. Com/jj8xun2 ...Read more

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32yo female with chronic pain, diagnosed w/fibromyalgia & panic disorder. Stress echo ok, but have high cholesterol. Best ways to begin exercise? Thx

32yo female with chronic pain, diagnosed w/fibromyalgia & panic disorder. Stress echo ok, but have high cholesterol. Best ways to begin exercise? Thx

Walk: The way I advise my patients is simply to begin a walking program. Start at low levels by just walking around your block every day and then increase your distance every 3 weeks or so by about 10-20%. I also recommend yoga to most of my patients. Start with a very gentle beginners class. However, before starting any exercise program you should consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of diet pills are the best to take having RA nd fibromylagia? I tried everything on eating less nd exercise. I need to loose wieght.

What kind of diet pills are the best to take having RA nd fibromylagia? I tried everything on eating less nd exercise. I need to loose wieght.

See dietitian: If you haven't been able to lose weight by changing your diet and exercising then it might be helpful to see a dietitian. Most people have a hard time making long-term changes in their diet and continuing to exercise. It usually helps to have a supportive professional guide you along the way. Ask your doctor for a referral. ...Read more

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Which type of exercise to do to lose weight without equipment?

Which type of exercise to do to lose weight without equipment?

Daily activities: Make your daily activities more difficult - take the stairs, park further away, bike/ walk to work/ store, sit on a swiss ball/ at your desk and stand up every time you answer the phone, or lunge/ hop/ jump from place to place in your house. Things like these may seem small and silly, but the increased calorie burn can add up over time. Don't forget a healthy diet! ...Read more

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What exercise equipment to tone up?

Many options!: Can be a simple device or none at all. I personally recommend the total gym for simplicity. I am a fan of the airdyne as well. Pneumatic rowing machines will get the job done, and my concept ii rowing machine is the higher end there! But common to all these recommendation is the fact that you can use all extremities at once while exercising at once, and tone up more easily! ...Read more

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What's the best play equipment for our backyard?

What's the best play equipment for our backyard?

No perfect answer: Play equipment depends on the age of your children and your involvement. No equipment is absolutely always risk free. Some equipment, such as trampolines, have higher risk if not properly supervised. Generally, the standard equipment, if well designed and properly assembled, is safe and helps children develop useful talents. They are all superior to video games and tv! ...Read more

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In what ways are "calories burnt" calculated by exercise equipment?

In what ways are "calories burnt" calculated by exercise equipment?

Several algorithms: Most exercise equipment with heart rate monitors give you an evaluation of calories burned as they calculate the sum of the instantaneous calories burned over the exercise period from your weight, age etc. ...Read more

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Best thing for a teen boy to eat before and after a non equipment home workout?

Best thing for a teen boy to eat before and after a non equipment home workout?

Certainly: You need adequate protein intake to have muscle building. Frankly, I find I cannot work out very well on a full stomach though. I tend to eat a moderate meal 2 hrs before work out; basically a pretty standard 3 meal a day and have the exercise at times when not overly full. ...Read more

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Can you please list a few effective (preferably cheap) compact exercise equipment?

TRX: Trx is one of the most universal highly effective pieces of training equipment you can buy period. Can virtually be used anywhere and if you think body weight exercises can't be effective i'd have to say give trx a try. I use it when I'm traveling. In terms of cost, $180 on ebay. If that's too much then check out laird hamiltons fitness programs... Can do everything w/out weights and b effective. ...Read more

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What exercise equipment you think is good to have at home for workouts outside of the gym?

Free weights, bands: Free weights in a variety of weights and stretch bands provide a good at-home workout. Weights can be used in a number of exercises, and bands provide good resistance and stretching. You might also add an elliptical or stair climber for cardio if space and expense permit. ...Read more

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What is the best equipment in the range of 5000 INR for losing body weight?

What is the best equipment in the range of 5000 INR for losing body weight?

The one you use: Before you buy any equipment, I would advise you to join a Gym so you can try and find out which one is the best exercise you tolerate and you will be able to stick long term. Otherwise any equipment you buy will be destined to be a very expensive coat hanger. ...Read more

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Help please? What is a good exercise program that takes no exercise equipment?

Help please? What is a good exercise program that takes no exercise equipment?

Swimming, walking: A fast walk that raises you heart rate will be good exercise, or try jogging or swimming. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good ways to exercise without equipment/eating healthy?

Diet AND exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you don't feel hungry and they are very low in calories. Being overweight can increase ur risk of hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best equipment in the range of 5000 INR for losing body weight?

Can you tell me what is the best equipment in the range of 5000 INR for losing body weight?

None needed: No equipment is needed for losing weight. You need to reduce the amount of food you eat and exercise any way you can, including walking. ...Read more

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What's the best equipment for weight loss?

What's the best equipment for weight loss?

High intensity: High intensity training helps boost your metabolic rate. No equipment is needed. ...Read more

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How can I ask my parents for exercise equipment?

How can I ask my parents for exercise equipment?

See below: Just ask, but talk to them about the benefits that it would have for you and how much easier it would be to do at home instead of going to a gym. ...Read more

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I can't go jogging because it causes my knees to swell. Are there any exercise equipment like an exercise ball which could help?

I can't go jogging because it causes my knees to swell. Are there any exercise equipment like an exercise ball which could help?

Need orthopedist: Swelling of the knee joint should be taken seriously. Many joint derangements could be the cause. Stop jogging until your doctor or orthopedist can give you answers as to why swelling is occurring. ...Read more

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What exercise equipment in the gym should be avoided if you have aortic aneurysm?

What exercise equipment in the gym should be avoided if you have aortic aneurysm?

Not sure.: It is not a particular equipment that is key to rupture of an aortic aneurysm. Rupture can happen even when asleep or at rest. On the other hand, any activity, whether physical or emotional, that suddenly raises blood pressure and heart rate may predispose to rupture. I trust your judgement. Moderation is key. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are best gym equipment to use if you have a knee injury?

Could you tell me what are best gym equipment to use if you have a knee injury?

Closed chain: So not knowing what type of knee injury you have this will be a bit generic. Usually for knee injuries I would recommend what is called closed chain exercises, which are any exercises in which the sole of the foot contacts the ground or a platform. This would include squats, leg press, cycling, elliptical trainer, calf raises. And not isolation exercises such as quad extension/hamstring curls. ...Read more

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How can I lose fat in the upper body without having any money or space for exercise equipment?

How can I lose fat in the upper body without having any money or space for exercise equipment?

Run and Diet: You don't have to have money or space to go for a jog outside. You can diet by simply eating less, which will also costs nothing. Most importantly, you have to stop looking for reasons why you can't exercise and diet, and start looking for reasons why you can. Good luck and I hope you are successful! **. ...Read more

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How do I build up my forearm muscles? Is there an exercise that strengthens forearms without using gym equipment?

How do I build up my forearm muscles? Is there an exercise that strengthens forearms without using gym equipment?

There some easy thi-: -ngs. Buy a hand exerciser @ a sport shop like Scheels. Also use a piece of wood & a twine, add a weight 2 it & use your hands 2 roll it up, and let unwind slowly. Add wt as you gain strength. Also buy a free weight barbell that you can use. Practice in the store. Need 2 do a series of 15, breif rext and do total of 3 series. If you can't finish 3rd series flex/ext. Of wrist start add wt as U=R able ...Read more

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What's the best equipment to use at the gym for pre-pregnancy?

What's the best equipment to use at the gym for pre-pregnancy?

PrePregnancy Workout: The fact that you're exercising prior to conception is fantastic. No cardiovascular or weight-bearing exercise will affect your abilitiy to conceive unless you're exercising in excess and are underweight. As long as you have regular periods, keep it up and start taking prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to get rid of after baby belly with no exercise equipment and just 15-30 minutes a day?

What are some good exercises to get rid of after baby belly with no exercise equipment and just 15-30 minutes a day?

Tone and Burn More: Unfortunately, wth belly fat, you cannot simply spot reduce in that area, but must generally lose weight all around to lose the weight. I would reccomend a combination of strenghtening multiple core muscles (lunges, 5-10 minutes) and aerobic exercize (jogging 10-20 minutes). This wil allow you build and tone the big muscle groups and burn more calories during the aerobic portion of your workout. ...Read more

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Skinny 55kg 6ft. Need an exercise routine to increase appetite but without going to gym or using any equipment. Just like doctors simply walk to get fit

Skinny 55kg 6ft. Need an exercise routine to increase appetite but without going to gym or using any equipment. Just like doctors simply walk to get fit

Yes: Any exercise will do. Walking jogging, swimming, will help. Do not be concerned about being skinny. If you are otherwise healthy, being skinny is not a disease.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Best fibromyalgia exercising plan?

Best fibromyalgia exercising plan?

You decide: There is not a single best one. It is whatever you can do and you enjoy doing. But try to get at least 30 min of aerobic activity in each day. Does not matter if it is fast walking, running, cycling, or swimming. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with fibromyalgia pain?

What is the best way to deal with fibromyalgia pain?

Knowledgeable physic: Avoid narcotics, improve quality of sleep and find knowledgeable physician - rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to handle fibromyalgia pain?

What approaches work best to handle fibromyalgia pain?

Fibromyalgia: Pain management, preferably with as few pills as possible is of utmost importance. Here is the website of the American Academy of Pain Management:
http://www. Aapainmanage. Org/ ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, ...Read more