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What Are The Two Important Parts Of Physical Fitness Programs
Sure: Yoga can be an incredibly wonderful activity. I practice regularly and love it. However, you can also hurt yourself in yoga if you do not have instruction or if you try to do something that you are not ready for. I generally recommend to my patients interested in yoga to go to classes and then to use tapes/dvds only when they have gained some experience and no what to do and what not to do. ...Read more
There are many benefits to being active during pregnancy. You may not feel great every day of your pregnancy, but exercise should make you feel better overall and may help prepare you for labor and childbirth. There are some conditions or symptoms that may make exercising during pregnancy inadvisable. Talk with your health care provider about the exercise that ...Read more
AllFunctionEssential: Every cell in our body is dependant, (survival & function) on blood flow in a very nearby capillary for supply of o2 + nutrients & removal of co2 + wastes. The cardiovascular system, along with brain coordination of where the blood flow is preferentially sent, via control of arteriolar size/flow control to each bed of capillaries, at any given moment, is the system that enables these functions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definitely: It's helpful for general fitness, maintaining endurance and strength, reducing risk of many chronic conditions (eg, diabetes, heart disease, stroke) that often occur later in life, and it may help lower the risk of dementia due to Alzheimer's disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Flexibility is just one aspect of physical fitness but is very important. Everyone has different levels of flexibility. Some people can be too flexible. It is important to have a good balance between muscles on the front of the body and muscles on the back of the body. This promotes reasonable flexibility and helps are muscles and joints work optimally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Before two weeks I had started a fitness program that contain run and walk on the run machine and bicycle and the device that move the hand and the fo?
Health important: How you handle stress is the function of health rather than fitness. You need to make sure that you are healthy by a adhering to a good diet, walking exercises according to the american heart association and regular checkups with your dr. And making sure that the internal organs and blood work are okay. When you are healthy, you can be fit but not the other way around to deal with stress. ...Read more
45-60min/day and...: With regular, medium-high intensity 5-6x/wk aerobic bworkouts and a healthy/balanced diet along with setting a realistic, steady wt loss 3-4lbs/month, you can accomplish this. Don't do crash diet because u will likely regain it and some more later. Drink plenty of fluid, especially water, minimize junk foods/sweet drinks and you will succeed. Remember: good health=lifetime commitment. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reflexion of Time: Keeping the subject limited to exercise and health, I see it this way. Exercise creates a demand on all tissues of the body affected. This calls for more blood to meet the demands. This stimulates the creation of more blood vessels to do the job. Now more blood is delivering more glucose and other vital molecules to the muscles and nerves involved. The reflex should be the best it can be. ...Read more
Exercise: Blood pressure tends to increase temporarily w/weight lifting but strengthening should still be a definite part of everyone's exercise program, along w/aerobics, stretching/flexibility & balance. These latter elements tend to lead to lower blood pressure in the long run. In general, comprehensive regular exercise leads to lower pressure. That and eating healthy. Good idea to avoid adding salt. ...Read more
Hmmmm. . .: Not unless you have really heavy cans of whey protein and lift them a lot. :-) I agree with dr. Henning that whey and other proteins can support your muscle growth while you're also doing a weight resistance program. But why does not have the same functions as weights. Lifting weights train your muscles; drinking whey supports their growth. Other forms of protein include pea and soy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carbs: You will want easily digestible energy for your test. ...Read more
Physical fitness is one of the best things you can do to improve your health, both physical and mental.
There are reams of data showing that general cardiovascular and musculoskeletal fitness help all realms of physical and mental functioning: mood, ability to think clearly, memory, weight control, blood glucose control, cardiovascular fitness, long-term bone density and risk of falls. ...Read more
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