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Doctor insights on: Ultra Endurance Exercise And Oxidative Damage

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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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Exercise bike or treadmill for fat loss all over?

Exercise bike or treadmill for fat loss all over?

Cardio Mix: You cannot target specific areas for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio & a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same ex or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up w/ walking, running, biking, swimming, elliptical, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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Does depression or anxiety affects the aerobic and anaerobic systems during exercise ?

Does depression or anxiety affects the aerobic and anaerobic systems during exercise ?

Depression does not: 30% of panic patients worsen with exercise due to panic response to build-up of lactic acid. 1/3 feel better and 1/3 don't feel any different. With generalized anxiety disorder people often feel better. The same holds for ptsd unless running is a trigger for flashbacks. Getting people with social anxiety out to exercise is sometimes difficult. I have no idea re: ocd. Colleagues? Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will weight training and aerobic exercise contribute to inflammation and joint pain with sle or will increased strength help?

Will weight training and aerobic exercise contribute to inflammation and joint pain with sle or will increased strength help?

Strike a balance: Arthritis, especially inflammatory type (like lupus or rheumatoid) responds well to moderate exercise. You have to find the right amount for your body. I encourage you to do weights and aerobic exercise but i urge you to get help with it at first. See a physical therapist or sports med trainer and explain your situation. You don't want an injury and you don't want to over do it at first. ...Read more

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Is high intensity cardio like crossfit good for the heart and brain?

Is high intensity cardio like crossfit good for the heart and brain?

It can be: Just like any other form of exercise. It's also a very efficient work out. But like all types of HIIT(high intensity interval training), it isn't right for everyone. ...Read more

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What foods lead to increased athlietic performance and better fitness?

What foods lead to increased athlietic performance and better fitness?

Eating healthy foods: Foods with lean protein, healthier types of fats, and complex whole grain carbohydrates would be good choices. Avoid sugars and simple starches. Regarding athletic performance, a person can perform better if he believes he can. That means even if the food is not making a difference, he will do better if be believes the food will give him that personal edge. ...Read more

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Can doing sports activity in heat accelerate fat loss ?

Can doing sports activity in heat accelerate fat loss ?

No: Since the body reacts more slowly to hot weather than cold, hot benefits only if you are exposed for a long period of time. You REALLY have to stay well hydrated. So, you actually burn more calories in cold weather - tough in Brazil, I guess! If you want to burn more, you can increase your intervals, for example, with short bursts of high-intensity exercise. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Which is better for weight loss: high energy training or endurance training?

Which is better for weight loss: high energy training or endurance training?

Differs: Different in the time required to burn the calories and the stress on your system. Many like to mix it up and do both. Whatever works best for you and your lifestyle and obligations is the best. Good Luck. (of course, diet is crucial). ...Read more

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Can exceeding your target heart rate during aerobics have a detrimental effect on muscle gain and fat loss?

Can exceeding your target heart rate during aerobics have a detrimental effect on muscle gain and fat loss?

Target zones: For fat loss 70-75% of maximal heart rate for 45 to 60 min is good. For endurance, without loosing muscle mass, 85-90% or more with 1-2 mins sustain, then slowing down to 60-70% resting. Alternating resting and bursting for no more than 30min total. You can, with time, increase burst time and decrease resting time as you get in better shape. 3 times a week with weight lift and increase protein. ...Read more

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Which type of exercise stress the heart more high resistance such as push ups or cardio such as jogging and plyometrics?

Which type of exercise stress the heart more high resistance such as push ups or cardio such as jogging and plyometrics?

Varies: It varies in general based upon the intensity of the workout itself. But in general, the reason cardio workouts have that name is because of their cardiac conditioning benefit. A resistance program can have a cardio benefit as well. One way to evaluate your particular workout is to follow your heart rate with a moniter. ...Read more

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Can intense physical activity such as training for a triathlon cause an increase in both AST and ALT in liver function test?

Can intense physical activity such as training for a triathlon cause an increase in both AST and ALT in liver function test?

ALT and AST: Both these enzyme also might be released from muscle cell which might happen with heavy exertion. I remember the days that high ast was considered to be checked in patient suspected of heart attack, which is damage to heart muscle and release of this enzyme to blood. Bottom line is ast, alt are not specific for liver. ...Read more

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On medications for dcm and heart failure...Is a weight loss program like body by vi that involves natural supplements safe to use to lose weight.

On medications for dcm and heart failure...Is a weight loss program like body by vi that involves natural supplements safe to use to lose weight.

I will be very: Careful with any weight loss program using natural supplements. When you have dilated cardiomiopathy, treatment require a fine balanced of low sodium diet, fluid intake and medications. Any changes of the above can decompensate the balance and start CHF symptoms. I will talk to your cardiologist and dietitian and do a careful search of the diet. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does high intake of sugar leads to muscle cramps while running or doing exercise?

Does high intake of sugar leads to muscle cramps while running or doing exercise?

Yes: It can cause cramps while lying down as well. It causes a spike in Insulin which drives potassium into the cells and the blood potassium goes down decreasing its availability for uptake into muscles resulting in cramping. ...Read more

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