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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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How are accidental physical activity and purposeful physical activity different?

How are accidental physical activity and purposeful physical activity different?

The difference..: is that one is physical activity performed incidentally while carrying out some task or errand. The other is physical activity which has been planned or intended, such as sports or exercise training. ...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

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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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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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Does participating in physical activities improve health-related fitness?

Does participating in physical activities improve health-related fitness?

Yes: Generally, one must increase the heart rate or breathing rate some in order to improve fitness. It's amazing though what regular walking can do. ...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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Why is daily physical activity important for cognitive health?

Why is daily physical activity important for cognitive health?

Likely blood flow.: Daily physical activity helps the blood flow better. This means blood flows to the brain better, and makes it work better, unless there are complications, like brain diseases. It also relieves tension, and helps sleep since it makes a person tired after activity. This, and a balanced diet, and enough sleep can make a person feel invigorated and very alert. ...Read more

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Which physical activity helps your appetite?

Which physical activity helps your appetite?

Yum Yum eat um up: If we are limiting the answer to consider only exercise as having an influence on appetite then any exercise will affect appetite. Consumption of food will go up as the need for energy goes up. Hopefully it is good food. ...Read more

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How does physical activity impact your social health?

How does physical activity impact your social health?

As long as it's: not an obsession, it can only serve to help your moods and improve your social health. Often people work out together or in groups which is also a social benefit. ...Read more

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Whencan i resume physical activity after normal delivey, such as walking, jogging, cleaning house?

Whencan i resume physical activity after normal delivey, such as walking, jogging, cleaning house?

As you can tolerate: If you r not having much pain or bleeding, you can go about and pretty much do anything you want/can. Just be sensible, easy yourself back into the activities and take a rest when needed. Pregnancy and birth, as well as caring for the baby can take quite a toll on you and so eat well, sleep, and listen to your body. Congrats on new baby and good luck to you! ...Read more

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Can increasing physical activity help gestational diabetics?

Can increasing physical activity help gestational diabetics?

If exercise approved: People with diabetes are generally advised to be physically active to help control their blood sugar. It is also usually advised to do moderate exercise if you're pregnant. But before you start, talk to your doctor about what kind of exercise is best for you and how much you should do so your blood sugar is stable. Low-impact aerobic activity, like walking, is usually recommended during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can a physical activity tracking app help?

How can a physical activity tracking app help?

To give you feedback: By letting you know what you have accomplished in any given work out, you can be motivated by seeing your progress. Positive feedback when exercising is good! ...Read more

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Could walking to school count as physical activity.?

Could walking to school count as physical activity.?

Definitely, yes: it is light intensity activity. If you are looking for health benefits, physical activity should be moderate or vigorous intensity. ...Read more

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At home ankle physical therapy exersices?

At home ankle physical therapy exersices?

Core too!: Besides the calf stretching and ankle proprioception exercises- alphabets/bosu- which are vital, a good core strengthening program will help prevent re-injury in the future. Planks, bridges, are useful single leg balance on uneven surfaces (foam, towel, etc) helps with both core strength and proprioception. ...Read more

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Daily physical activity will help your body deal with stress? How so?

Daily physical activity will help your body deal with stress?  How so?

Great mental release: In addition, it helps to reduce the body's stress hormone, cortisol and also increases the body's "feel good" neurotransmitters, such as serotonin. ...Read more

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What physical changes happen after sexual activity?

What physical changes happen after sexual activity?

Sex: if your talking about the whole process, one will achieve orgasm. A pleasureful sensation, relaxation of the mind, and to be intuned with your body on a newer level. Your skin is more sensitive to touch, and senses more hightened. ...Read more