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If only free time 1 day, can I do weekly physical activity?

If only free time 1 day, can I do weekly physical activity?

Yes.: You can do activity that day, as long as it can be done without health risk. It might be smart to see your doctor to get an idea of how fit you are, and what actifvity you can tolerate. But even on days of no free time, simple activity can be done, like light bending exercises for 5 minutes before bedtime, or during lunch, etc. ...Read more

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Weekly physical activity plan for a deconditined 64-year-old?

Weekly physical activity plan for a deconditined 64-year-old?

See your doctor.: It would be best to see your doctor for a baseline physical exam first. At that time, he can outline a plan that would be in line with your capabilities. He can also outline a balanced diet for you. Apart from this, mild to moderate physical activity, like walking and possibly easy swimming 2-3 times a week would likely be more than enough activity for anyone at this point in life. ...Read more

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My weight to big so I want an app for weekly physical activity?

My weight to big so I want an app for weekly physical activity?

App: By "app" - i assume you mean one for iphone or android (methyltestosterone) phones. If you enter their store and search term "fitness" - several excellent programs will be found. You should always discuss any new strenuous physical activity plans with your physician before embarking on this. Congratulations! ...Read more

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How to plan weekly physical activity calendar? Male, 20's.

How to plan weekly physical activity calendar?  Male, 20's.

3-5 times/week : A male in his 20s is considered a skeletally- mature adult. Appropriate exercise recommendations include 30-60 minutes of exercise 3-5 times/week. A mixture of cardio and resistance training is ideal. ...Read more

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Weekly physical activity plan for a 18-year-old girl should look like what?

Weekly physical activity plan for a 18-year-old girl should look like what?

3-5 times/week : An 18 year-old female is considered a skeletally- mature adult. Appropriate exercise recommendations include 30-60 minutes of exercise 3-5 times/week. A mixture of cardio and resistance training is ideal. ...Read more

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Weekly physical activity plan for a 14-year-old girl needed as an app. Are there any?

Weekly physical activity plan for a 14-year-old girl needed as an app. Are there any?

App: By "app" - i assume you mean one for iphone or android (methyltestosterone) phones. If you enter their store and search term "fitness" - several excellent programs will be found. You should always discuss any new strenuous physical activity plans with her physician before embarking on this. Congratulations! ...Read more

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How much physical activity should I do at 60?

How much physical activity should I do at 60?

As much as you can!: Keep moving and exercising. At sixty, maintaining balance and flexibility is very important; resistance exercise prevents fraility and osteoporosis. Avoid concussive cardio activities unless you weigh less than 140 and like to run. Cycling is much better at your age. Elliptical trainers are good. Hike and climb local trails. Swimming is great. ...Read more

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What must a good physical activity program include?

What must a good physical activity program include?

Be varied: I usually suggest what one will do on a consistent basis i like a combination of strength, flexibility, and endurance in varied forms. I have some patients which do what i consider the ideal combo of running 2x/wk , cycling 2x/wk and swimming 2x/wk. ...Read more

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How to defferentiate between moderate and vigorous physical activity?

Can't talk. : In general, if you don't have enough breath to talk during the activity...Then it's vigorous. But sports docs and cardiologists have more specific parameters depending on your goals. ...Read more

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Spleen pain during physical activity?

Spleen pain during physical activity?

Side stitch: Pain under your diaphram/ribs on the left or right especially during running sports usuallly is caused by a spasm of your diaphragm. Of it is on the left side it may be interpretted as "spleen" pain. True spleen pain during physical activity may be a serious sign of have enlargement or an injury to your spleen. See a doctor for evaluation and possibly an MRI or ct scan. ...Read more