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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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How much physical activity do babies need?

How much physical activity do babies need?

As much as they want: Babies are great at deciding how much exercise they need! keep them safe and let them roam. You will see cues when they are tired. ...Read more

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Is 20 min daily physical activity good enough?

Is 20 min daily physical activity good enough?

Intense activity: 20 minutes is beter than less. If the activity is at least moderately intense it should be good enough. ...Read more

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How much physical activity do I need in menopause?

How much physical activity do I need in menopause?

150 minutes/week: Physical activity guidelines for americans recommend that adults get 150 min/wk of moderate-intensity or 75 min/wk of high-intensity physical activity. Moderate intensity allows you to talk while you're exercising. High intensity means that you can't carry on a conversation. It's also recommended that adults do strength training, like lifting weights, twice a week to keep bones and muscles strong. ...Read more

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How can physical activity help me maintain my youth?

How can physical activity help me maintain my youth?

In many ways.: There will never be a fountain of youth, a pill, a dna injection....That will slow down the aging of the body and mind than regular, daily physical activity being a major part of your lifestyle. As to the 'how', you'll have to wait for my book to find out, but don't know what year that will be available-:). ...Read more

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What to do about physical activity with hypoglycemia?

What to do about physical activity with hypoglycemia?

Go for it!: Hi. What most people call "hypoglycemia" is not a disease and has nothing to do with blood sugar; it's akin to feeling hungry. If you're a diabetic on insulin or have an insulinoma, of course your hypoglycemia fear is real. If you're not in one of those categories, you can go for exercise to your heart's content (and you SHOULD!). Live healthy! ...Read more

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What are the emotional benefits of physical activity?

What are the emotional benefits of physical activity?

Physical Activity: I admire you for your physical activity We have been endowed with the gift of so many muscles in our body by the Creator! Since birth, our muscles moved from one milestone to another Balancing neck, sitting, crawling, standing, walking and playing. We felt happy and energetic. Yes, Physical activity is manifestation of the gift of muscles. We become happy, feel energy, and connected to universe. ...Read more

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Is physical activity dangerous if in heat and humidity?

Is physical activity dangerous if in heat and humidity?

Hot Blooded: Exposure to excessive heat can be dangerous, let alone participating in physical activity. Excessive electrolyte loss in sweating can cause cramping and in more punishing temperatures heat exhaustion. When the humidity is high the cooling effect of evaporating sweat can be diminished and can lead to a heatstroke. This is not cool. ...Read more

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How much physical activity does one need to lose weight?

How much physical activity does one need to lose weight?

Calories: burn > eat: When it comes on o it, you will lose weight if ou burn more energy/calories than you take in during ny given time period. So, if you eat too much, ou have to work out more to maintain or lose weight. A nutritious well-balanced diet (no fad diets), will necessitate 3-4 30 minutes workouts of a moderate intensity per week to both promote good aerobic health & strength and she'd unwanted pounds. ...Read more

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Daily physical activity for 3 times a week is all I need?

Daily physical activity for 3 times a week is all I need?

30 minutes: Current recommendations include 30 minutes of a moderate aerobic activity 5 times a week. If you prefer vigorous activity you can shorten the time to 2 or 3 times per week. That can be paired with 2 or more days a week of muscle-strengthening activities as well. ...Read more

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How come i feel sick after any form of physical activity?

How come i feel sick after any form of physical activity?

Many things: Can contribute. For some, it's related to dehydration. Others, it's more a factor of when and what they have consumed prior to exercise. For others, the intensity of exercise can lead to particular hormones surges that may lead to nausea. It's hard to say exactly what may be contributing to your present scenario without knowing more. ...Read more

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What daily tasks and housework count as physical activity?

What daily tasks and housework count as physical activity?

Activities, yes but: These are physical activities, but unfortunately not adequate in most cases. They do help burn more calories than sitting/watching tv, but they are not considered exercises because they lack adequate increase in heart rate/breathing to have cardiovascular benefit. 30-45 min of moderately intensive aerobic exercise 4-5x/wk is recommended. Live well. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more