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What Are The Benefits Of A Weighted Vest While Walking
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
I was diagnosed with osteoporosis and I am a kidney transplant reciepient of 14 years. Would it be recommended to wear a weighted vest for workouts?
Exercise: Walking barefoot on soft surfaces such as carpet or sand would allow for more involvement of muscle groups in the foot. One could argue that is provide some exercise benefits. Walking barefoot on hard surfaces especially if there are underlying biomechanical or structural faults could eventually lead to a number of painful conditions. ...Read more
Better Cardio: Brisk walking would provide better cardio benefits as well as increasing muscle tone in the legs. Also more calories burned. ...Read more
Have an evaluation: Walking has lots of health benefits. Have a good evaluation of your feet to see if improving function with good shoes and support will allow you to walk without pain. There are other fitness option available that are less stressful on your feet than walking (swimming, cycling, rowing). Discuss with your doctor. Dr l. ...Read more
Use more cal/min: U r doing more work not only propelling ur self forward but u r also lifting ur body also, therefore using more energy and burning more cals. Just b careful, it also puts more stress across ur knees and esp patella-femoral joint. 5-7 is a good safe elevation, but if ur body tells u no, listen 2 it and lower the incline. ...Read more
What are the health benefits of regularly walking in the morning for 40 minutes and doing push ups for 20 minutes?
Florida is very hot and humid throughout the year. Do liquids containing electrolytes benefit a person when trying to walk outdoors?
Generally, yes.: Sweat contains variable amounts of salt and one can lose considerable amounts when exercising in a hot climate. Salt replacement is highly recommended. Unfortunately, commercial "sport drinks" contain lots of sugar (or high fructose corn syrup) and inadequate amounts of electrolytes. Much better to add extra salt to food, or load up with salty pretzels or nuts before exercising. ...Read more
Although it is part of my routine during the cooler months, does it really benefit me walking in the heat in florida, as opposed to, a stationary bike?
Benefits of walking: Similar to running & just about any form of exercise, there are many benefits of walking eg less heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, dementia, etc. Stronger bones, better mood, better fitness. Check out http://www. Startwalkingnow. Org/whystart_benefits_walking. Jsp, http://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/exercise/workouts/walking/wow-of-walking. Php & http://goo. Gl/lkbAag (Mayo Clinic). ...Read more
You get Bonus Play!: Longer and happier life. Routine weight bearing and aerobic exercise lead to improved performance and prevention of many of the big killers in our country—diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. It doesn't take a lot. 30 minutes at a brisk pace 5 times a week is perfect. ...Read more
Many: To get substantial results you should walk at least 30 minutes a day. ...Read more
Plenty: Besides the positive physical and stress-relieving benefits of exercise and fresh air, walking in nature allows us to connect with something much larger than ourselves. On our little treks we can open to the entire web of life, realizing that we are part of it, and can impact it. We can quiet ourselves, which allows us space to perceive with compassion -- rather than react automatically. ...Read more
Increase in energy level. Increase in metabolism. Increase in calories burned. Improved muscle tone in legs which could help with venous problems. Improvement in collateral circulation in lower extremities and heart. Improvement to people who have suffered with low back pain.
There would also be some psychological benefits to accomplishing a goal. ...Read more
Can help to: Develop coordination.Get a more detailed answer ›
I do two 2.5 mile stationary bike rides daily, plus walk 2 miles daily. Is the benefit of the bike the same as if I did all 5 miles on bike once a day?
No & no way to eval.: Human beings are complex. Medicine & marketing are low tech; http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW. Thus marketing (without complex understanding, much less expensive to do double blind placebo controlled clinical trial data to support the marketing claims) is dominant. Mind+Brain+Body are constantly adapting, discarding, replacing & changing over time. Thus different activities/exercises have different outcomes. ...Read more
You will burn more calories by caring more wt.
But the amt of increase will not be much. ...Read more
Generally Speaking..: Look at it this way. Exercising offers significant mental health benefits over not exercising. So let's all get out there and do our part. ...Read more
Good start.: Walking for 30 minutes daily is a great way to start a cardiovascular fitness program. Eventually, though, you may find that this routine becomes too easy and not challenging enough. You may need to intensify it down the road, either by walking for longer periods of time or by stepping up the intensity to cycling or jogging. ...Read more
I walk 5 to 8 miles per day at my job. Understanding that my HR is not in the cardio zone by mere walking, is there any cardio benefits?
Yes, but...: It is definitely more beneficial for your to have a job that is active rather than sedentary; however, you wouldn't want to count this as your exercise routine. Fit some truly aerobic (elevated HR/break a sweat) and strength training into you life for significant health benefits. ...Read more
Mom only needs oxygen when she's walking/active. She was borderline on walk test. Is it possible her health could greatly benefit now that she has o2?
I eat healthy food everyday and workout everyday (walking, dancing, strength, cardio, yoga, kickboxing) but what is the benefit of doing that? I am 18
The benefit: Is that, all things being equal, you will remain fit. ...Read more