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Maybe, a Little: As with most products, most is marketing. Primary controls of body weight: food choices and quantity. Most calories are burned in repairing & maintaining our body, not exercise, see: nusi.Org. 1 lb fat = 6-12 hrs intense workout. Exercise & building muscle mass can impact, but each takes a lot of work (best make it fun or you will not continue) & the primary issue is what you do most of the time. ...Read more
Trekking Nature: You can build stamina, work your muscles, increase your metabolic rate, stimulate yourself with the areobics as well as breathing in fresh air, basking in the nature around you and obtain sunshine. Pony trekking is also very fun. ...Read more
With simple exertion i now sweat, and also at night I have traveled to northern myanmar in jan. Trekking in the mts, can it be tropical disease?
Time Crunch: There is not enough time now to "build" your fitness level. If you are currently active, stay with your routine. If not currently exercising, i would not expect too much from the mountain trek as you may not be adequately conditioned. Either way, be smart. Start low and go slow ; go with "one hour / one day" rule; this means that if you're sore one hour later or the next day, you did too much. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pain in the top semi circle of my knee. Started happening when i fell a few times during ice trekking?
I went trekking to a place over 5, 000 ft above sea level recently. I do not usually exercise n this is my 1st time. I did not get altitude sickness.Y?
Not surprising: At that altitude, true altitude sickness would not be as likely as at much higher altitudes. Also, people's proneness to altitude sickness does not depend on their usual exercise level. Things that can predict it are a history of having it before, doing vigorous execise before adjusting to the altitude, ascending too quickly, drinking alcohol, etc. Keep up your exercise! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Proper Foot Wear: To prevent blisters, you should have proper footwear that fits correctly, appropriate socks for protection from rubbing and you should do trekking regularly and build up your feets conditioning for repetitive walking. Doing a long trek after many months of no activity may actually set you up for blisters. You should develop good consistent exercise routines to protect your feet. ...Read more
Comfortable shoes: Make sure you're wearing comfortable supportive shoes. Make sure that the shoes have a good strong heel counter. They bend at the toes and not in the middle of the shoe. Try shoes on at the end of the day when your feet are most swollen. See a local podiatrist to see what other tips they may have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
R.I.C.E.: Always seek medical evaluation if your condition does not improve with treatment. Briefly, care should begin with ice, rest, and a compressive wrap. Early range of motion is important when pain allows. Medications and physical therapy can be helpful as well. If pain persists, see an orthopedic specialist for further guidance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers