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Does wearing a weighted vest during exercise help prevent osteoporosis?

Does wearing a weighted vest during exercise help prevent osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis: Not necessary to wear a weighted belt during exercise, such as cardiovascular work, to prevent osteoporosis. Weight bearing exercise, i.e light weight training is the rule along with supplementation of calcium and vitamin D3. ...Read more

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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


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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?

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?

Get to your: Nephrologist to make sure that your medications don't need to be adjusted in light of your osteoporosis. Have him check your calcium levels too. I am afraid that a weighted vest might place additional stress on your weakened bones. ...Read more

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What are the benefits/risks of a nature walk?

What are the benefits/risks of a nature walk?

Many: A nature walk free from electronic distractions can be very relaxing as well as good exercise. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of walking barefoot?

What are the benefits of walking barefoot?

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

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Are there psychological benefits of walking?

Are there psychological benefits of walking?

Yes: There are positive benefits to any physical activity. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of brisk walking vs strolling?

What are the benefits of brisk walking vs strolling?

Better Cardio: Brisk walking would provide better cardio benefits as well as increasing muscle tone in the legs. Also more calories burned. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of walking if you have bad feet?

What are the benefits of walking if you have bad feet?

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

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Could you tell me what are some benefits of walking on a treadmill at a high incline?

Could you tell me what are some benefits of walking on a treadmill at a high incline?

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

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Florida is very hot and humid throughout the year. Do liquids containing electrolytes benefit a person when trying to walk outdoors?

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

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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?

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?

Walking: Walking is great any time of year, unless you have a specific pulmonary issue with the heat and humidity. It is good to vary your exercise and workout routine to use different muscle groups. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of walking?

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What are the benefits of walking?

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

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Does walking backward have benefits/risks?

Does walking backward have benefits/risks?

Walking backwards.: Outside of the obvious concern of not knowing where you're going, the legs don't bend to allow for backwards walking and you'd be prone to falling backwards. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of walking with my cane?

What are the benefits of walking with my cane?

Cane: Unloads the joint. Lowers the joint reaction forces to put less stress on the joint. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of walking a half hour a day?

What are the benefits of walking a half hour a day?

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

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What are the spiritual benefits of walking in nature?

What are the spiritual benefits of walking in nature?

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

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What are the health benefits of walking 15 minutes a day?

What are the health benefits of walking 15 minutes a day?

Several: 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

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Could adding extra weight in walking benefit burning calories?

Could adding extra weight in walking benefit burning calories?

YES: You will burn more calories by caring more wt.
But the amt of increase will not be much. ...Read more

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Does running have significant mental health benefits over walking and brisk walking?

Does running have significant mental health benefits over walking and brisk walking?

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

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What the benefits of do exercise such as walking for lung health?

What the benefits of do exercise such as walking for lung health?

Oxygen exchange: Exercise will help oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange by increasing the efficiency of breathing. Great idea! ...Read more

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Does elderly woman benefit from calcium or mineral with unsteady walking?

Does elderly woman benefit from calcium or mineral with unsteady walking?

No: Calcium and mineral supplementation won't help with unsteady walking. Calcium and mineral supplementation may help prevent fracture when a fall occurs. ...Read more

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Can walking 30 minutes a day beneficial for steady weight loss and health benefits?

Can walking 30 minutes a day beneficial for steady weight loss and health benefits?

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

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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?

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