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How many miles should I walk(i brisk walk) to lose weight?

How many miles should I walk(i brisk walk) to lose weight?

No standard.: Use an app 4 ur phone & keep up to date so u don't forget, also apps 2 count ur calories 4 each bite, portion u eat, if the daily in/out r = u will stay the same. By adding more exercise & cutting calories so calories out is >than in u win the greater the negative balance the faster u will loose. Adequate diet, protein & hydration r also important. ...Read more

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Started having palpitations walking upstairs. Little dizzyness/weak feeling. Run 2miles day.ardio test (stress, echo, coronary cta) Blood work ok?

Started having palpitations walking upstairs. Little dizzyness/weak feeling. Run 2miles day.ardio test (stress, echo, coronary cta) Blood work ok?

MostTests DoNot Show: what is happening, human brain controlled body too complex, tests limited & focused on detecting only severe enough abnormalities. Artery disease typically begins in later childhood, no symptoms/detection for decades because in wall of arteries & arteries expand http://goo.gl/aRhOU2. CTA most effective yet still miss till advanced enough. Optimize NMR lipoproteins, HbA1c, BP & study my answers. ...Read more

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Stair climbing can slim leg?

Stair climbing can slim leg?

Yes: It depends on your body type to start with. If you have legs with fat, then you can get a slimming effect with stair climbing, however, you may get an appearance of getting larger first as the underlying muscles increase in size as the fat burns of slower. Stair climbing has tons of benefits either way and can increase your cardiac health. Climb on and the legs will sort themselves out. ...Read more

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Is ballroom dancing physically exerting?

Is ballroom dancing physically exerting?

Moderately: Per: http://caloriecount.About.Com/calories-burned- ballroom dancing at a fast pace can burn 374 calories in an hour for a 150 pound individual. It could be considered moderate exertion. ...Read more

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Shin pain seriously hurts running in basketball games?

Shin pain seriously hurts running in basketball games?

Shin splints: This is traumatic compressive damage to the muscle running along the shin bone. The muscle is in a compartment and if it swells from the repeated banging of certain exercises, you will get pain that can be severe. You can use ice to help, pre treat with Ibuprofen in the future, and get some advice from an exercise therapist about how to minimize this in the future. ...Read more

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17 y/o athlete female.resting HR around 65-75,walking up stairs HR 115-120.sometimes resting HR in 90's,pounding,pulsating,walking stairs up 130-145?

17 y/o athlete female.resting HR around 65-75,walking up stairs HR 115-120.sometimes resting HR in 90's,pounding,pulsating,walking stairs up 130-145?

Either U R not in-: -as good shape as U think. It is unusual @ Ur age to have such a change in HR just walking up stairs. I am 74 & running stairs does not get 2 145 or even close, so talk 2 Ur parents & let them kno. U need 2 @ least C Ur PCP 4 a start & get referrals if need B. ...Read more

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Is dance dance revolution good exercise?

Is dance dance revolution good exercise?

Can be: Especially on the more extreme levels. I just tell patients, that anything that gets you moving and your heart rate up is great. And it's even better if you love to do it, as that will help you do it consistently. That's one of the keys of exercise, you have to do it consistently! ...Read more

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Can taking waltz dance lessons help me lose weight?

Can taking waltz dance lessons help me lose weight?

Maybe, a Little: Using the largest muscles in the body & carrying our entire body weight is the best cardiovascular exercise. Additionally recurrent mild impact exercise is helpful for stimulating maintenance of bone strength. Keep in mind: 1 lb fat = 6-12 hrs intense workout. Exercise & building muscle mass can impact fat mass, but takes a lot of work, thus best make it fun so that you are more likely to continue. ...Read more

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Hello I have knocked knees and struggle walking up stairs running and walking far could operations help me be more energetic?

Hello I have knocked knees and struggle walking up stairs running and walking far could operations help me be more energetic?

Operations: can treat "knock knees" ("VALGUS") deformities but the OPERATION will not increase your energy....YOU must do that! (Get a general check up if you are fatigued all the time)
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Do listening music help me while I am running long distance for cardio exercises?

Do listening music help me while I am running long distance for cardio exercises?

Yes: Good music that you enjoy can improve your mood and keep you centered while you run. If you get bored while running, it will keep you involved, and you'll be more likely to run longer distances. ...Read more

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22yo female right knee aches walking upstairs?

22yo female right knee aches walking upstairs?

Knee pain: This likely indicates damage inside the knee joint. You need to be evaluated by your doctor to find out exactly what is going on. ...Read more

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Going from sedentary lifestyle to walking 5 miles in one day?

Going from sedentary lifestyle to walking 5 miles in one day?

Moderation.: Kudos to you for ending your sedentary lifestyle, but i would recommend building up to that distance. Starting too quickly can lead to increased injuries as well as frustrations with not being able to meet goals. Write out a plan to build up to a goal over the next several days and weeks. Keep up the good work! ...Read more

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How come so many old guys who played football are limping and walking slow like butkus did?

How come so many old guys who played football are limping and walking slow like butkus did?

Osteoarthritis : The risk of lower extremity injuries is extremely high in college and nfl players. A high percentage have cartilage injuries of the knee in addition to foot and ankle sprains. These injuries quite commonly predispose the athletes to develop osteoarthritis of the associated joints. By age 50, many have advanced arthritis leading to a characteristic limp. ...Read more

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Left knee MRI shows I have trochlear groove arthritis. What aerobic exercises can I do? Cycling? Running? Stair climber?

Left knee MRI shows I have trochlear groove arthritis. What aerobic exercises can I do? Cycling? Running? Stair climber?

Non impact ideally: Your patellofemoral joint (where the knee cap meets the trochlear groove on the femur) sees 3-6 times your body weight and this is even more with running and other high impact exercises. Ideally you should stick with non impact activities like cycling, swimming and using the elliptical. The stair climber will likely be very tough because the amount of stress it puts on the pf joint is very high. ...Read more

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I weigh 218 pounds.How many calories do I burn doing cardio(kickboxing, strength training, burpees, sit ups, jumping jacks), etc 40 to 60 minutes a day?

I weigh 218 pounds.How many calories do I burn doing cardio(kickboxing, strength training, burpees, sit ups, jumping jacks), etc 40 to 60 minutes a day?

Handbooks: There are some small handbooks available that can give you a basic reference on how many calories you burn with these exercises, as well as breakdown in most foods. Small, portable, and worth the money. Do a search on amazon. ...Read more

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CHEST PAIN WHEN WALKING RUNNING AND UP STAIRS?

CHEST PAIN WHEN WALKING RUNNING AND UP STAIRS?

See Dr. ASAP: You may be giving yourself a "stress test" so get into the Dr asap to assess your cardiac status/function and assure your heart is stable. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Feeling short of breath when climbing stairs?

Feeling short of breath when climbing stairs?

It depends...: Shortness of breath can be associated with exercise that is out of the ordinary for us - so if you are sedentary, the exertion of climbing stairs can cause shortness of breath. If you are normally able to do this without being short of breath or discomfort, this is a significant change and you should see your doctor straight away. It could be a sign of cardiac or pulmonary disease. ...Read more

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I was walking in really cold weather and got breathing difficulties? Walking pneumonia?

I was walking in really cold weather and got breathing difficulties? Walking pneumonia?

Non specific: One who gets short of breath from anything find it harder to breath in the cold. Patients with heart disease may find walking in cold weather puts more stress on the heart and get short of breath or chest pain. Patients with asthma or COPD may get more short of breath in the cold as cold air can trigger bronchospasm ( airway narrowing) & get short of breath. You should be seen by your doctor asap. ...Read more

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