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There : There is absolutely no scientific evidence that eyerobics or similar exercises improve vision. Most ophthalmologists (medical doctors) will agree and not promote such exercise. There are few optometrists (non-medical doctors) who promote such exercises but most do not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fitness is important: Even if you exercise regularly, sitting all day can increase your risk of chronic disease. So it's important to get up and move throughout the day every 30-60 minutes. If you're interested in making fitness part of your corporate culture, talk to the hr manager or wellness director. You'll need to get buy-in from the execs and support from coworkers. But it'll benefit everyone. ...Read more
What is the view on the fitness program 'insanity' by shaun t? On avg, how many calories can one expect to burn on the diff workouts?
What is the number one doctor-recommended exercise method for cellulite, toning up the butt, abs, video reference?
Be careful: Much of the research behind pre/post workout nutrition is more related to optimizing performance and muscle hypertrophy(gain). If you are working out for general fitness and possibly more so weight loss, your goal(s) may be very different from above and need to reflect that in how and what you eat before and after working out. ...Read more
One Size: Won't "fit all" people. That said, the "best" program is the (1) safest one for an individual (relating to one's medical condition), the one (2) most likely to engage consistency, & the one (3) that targets all aspects of fitness (aerobics, endurance, strength). So, (1) discussion with an md; (2) reflection on one's favorite; (3) search within healthtap's existing answers for program ideas. Enjoy! ...Read more
Sport's Nutrition: what's the best macro ratio? carbs?protein?fat? for the purpose of building or maintain muscle mass (adding resistance training).
I think it depends: My brief research into this suggests it is debatable & depends somewhat on your goals: bodybuilding vs. fat loss vs. maintenance. More carbs are needed for body building, and many fewer for fat loss. 40-60% carbs are recommended for body building, with 25-35% protein and 15-25% fat. You might target somewhere in the middle: 50% carbs, 30% protein, 20% fat. Good luck! ...Read more
Some: The scenery changes, you are less likely to get mugged, the air smells better.All joking aside we are happy you are exercising and where ever you jog makes you healthier. ...Read more
Exercise: Regardless of whether you want to lose baby weight or belly fat, consider body weight exercises rather than purchasing equipment. http://www.mensfitness.com/topics/body-weight-workouts, http://www.muscleandfitness.com/workouts/workout-routines/5-best-bodyweight-training-exercises & http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/ultimate-body-weight-workout. ...Read more
Increase adrenaline: Higher energy levels can be attained from regular cardiovascular (cv) exercise with interval "sprint" training. Cv exercise (with a heart rate of at least 60% of 220 minus your age) for at least 4 days a week (why 4, because then you are exercising more days than you are not) for at least 40 minutes. Two to three times during that 40 minutes, you should increase your pace (run faster, cycle faster, more revolutions per minute) and get your heart rate up higher for 1-2 minutes. These "sprints" will further raise your adrenaline level and provide you with a higher baseline of adrenaline, resulting in higher energy, increased alertness, and greater calorie burn, even at rest. ...Read more
Yep: Atkins' diet (not fitness plan) is essentially a caloric restriction based on eating only fats. The idea is that you'll feel full and/or sick before you get more calories than you need for the day. As atkins himself found out, it leads to premature heart disease and heart attacks. Meats are often cured with large amounts of salt too, so there's a decent chance of accelerated hypertension as well. ...Read more
Snack Time.: Not to put too fine an edge on the science, snacking around workouts simple enhances the effectiveness of the workout. By taking in a pre exercise snack of complex carbohydrates, the body benefits with an increase supply of energy. A post exercise snack of protein and carbohydrates will restore depleted glycogen storage as well as repair, rebuild and generate new muscle. ...Read more
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