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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Fitness And Exercise (Definition)

Fitness refers to exercising as a means of maintaining a healthy body. Being physically fit means you have enough vigor to carry out daily tasks, with energy left over for leisure-time ...Read more


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Why is the cardiovascular system so important to physical fitness?

Why is the cardiovascular system so important to physical fitness?

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 more

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How important is the cardiovascular system important to physical fitness?

How important is the cardiovascular system important to physical fitness?

Very: It is the engine that powers the body. You cannot be fit without a good cv system. Energy, fluids, nutrients, chemistry, oxygen, etc. All delivered through this system. ...Read more

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What is the importance of the cardiovascular system and fitness?

What is the importance of the cardiovascular system and fitness?

Very important: Cardiovascular system comprises of heart and blood vessels and is vital to survival of all other organs it supplies oxygen and nourishment to the whole body. ...Read more

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Is 18 minutes of fast jogging 5 days a week enough to maintain cardiovascular wellness, weight and fitness?

Jogging: Depending on your goals this can be sufficient for maintenance of cv wellness, weight and fitness. I am assuming that you are running a 6-8 mile an hour pace as you describe a fast jog. If you are limited to 18 minutes you may want to vary intensity at time and "run" followed by fast jog. Interval training has been found to increase cv fitness, lower body fat, and improve fitness above "jogging. ...Read more

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12mins intense jogging having 5min break then 5 minutes as effective as 17 minutes in one go? Aiming for cardiovascular wellness fitness maintained weight

Yes: It's just as effective. If you exercise 20 minutes 8 times, you get the benefit of 160 minutes of exercise. It doesn't matter if you break it up or do it all at once. You could make the case that, with rest, you can exercise more effectively so breaking it up makes sense. ...Read more

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Why is a physical fitness plan that causes a reduction of blood pressure beneficial to cardiovascular health?

Why is a physical fitness plan that causes a reduction of blood pressure beneficial to cardiovascular health?

Reduction of BP: High BP is deleterious to health. Physical fitness helps to control BP and reduces cholesterol levels. Also it produces endorphins which makes person to feel happy. That's why physical fitness exercises are good for health. ...Read more

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Why is the cardiovascular system important?

CV system: If the cardiovascular system doesn't work, you're dead. I guess that makes it sort of important. ...Read more

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Why is cardiorespiratory fitness important?

Why is cardiorespiratory fitness important?

So many benefits: It helps optimize the function of your heart, lungs and vascular system. These are pretty important organ systems. Your body is an "organic" machine and exercise really helps keep it "running" smooth. This "efficiency" from exercise helps minimize risk of certain disease, like heart disease, stroke, peripheral vascular disease, just to name a few. ...Read more

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Why is the prevention of injuries important to lifelong fitness? Explanations please?

Why is the prevention of injuries important to lifelong fitness? Explanations please?

Exercise injuries: When we are injured our exercise or ability to be active is limited and may be permanent. Some injuries can not be fully recovered from joint injuries - ie arthritis. ...Read more

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Is physical fitness important as I age?

Is physical fitness important as I age?

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 disease. ...Read more

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Why is cardio so important to physical fitness?

Why is cardio so important to physical fitness?

Many reasons: Cardio exercise increases physical endurance; is good for a person's heart and blood vessels; helps prevent many conditions like diabetes, coronary heart disease, and some cancers; and can contribute to a longer life that has good quality. ...Read more

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Why is the location of a fitness club important?

Why is the location of a  fitness club important?

Helps schedule: The location is important b/c if it is not close to where you work or live, you will not go after awhile. Everyone is motivated for about 30 days and then the drop off comes. Proximity helps keep you motivated and on a schedule. ...Read more

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How come flexibility is important to physical fitness?

How come flexibility is important to physical fitness?

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 more

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What are the most important cardiovascular diseases?

What are the most important cardiovascular diseases?

Depends: Important is a relative term. It can be interpreted as most common, or most devastating, or most disabling, etc. Usually the one you have is the most important one. Coronary disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney disease, peripheral arterial disease are the most common, and as such, may have the greatest impact on modern societies, and adversely affect quality of life. ...Read more

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Why is it important for adolescents to study cardiovascular disease?

Start early: Young people are not familiar with the concept of cumulative risk. The prevention of cardiovascular diseases would be most effective if started in childhood or adolescence. Unfortunately, it is held back by lack of knowledge about it i the adolescence group. The more is known about risk factors for heart disease and zprevention, the earlier it can be started. ...Read more

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As a newly trained fitness instructor, what is important for me to do or take (vitamin)to avoid over straining my body & how do I best look after it?

As a newly trained fitness instructor, what is important for me to do or take (vitamin)to avoid over straining my body & how  do I best look after it?

Use good sense: The best way to avoid over straining your body is to not over strain your body. Keep yourself well nourished with healthy foods. Get good sleep and be consistent in sleep habits. And when your body tells you that you are too fatigued or you begin to feel pain, that's a huge red flag that you're over straining and you need to back off and rest a bit. Vitamins don't prevent over straining. ...Read more

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How important is pulse pressure(difference between systolic and diastolic) these days? do drs consider this an important indicator of cardiovascular disease?

How important is pulse pressure(difference between systolic and diastolic) these days? do drs consider this an important indicator of cardiovascular disease?

Pulse pressure: Pulse pressure can be an important indicator of several characteristics of the cardiovascular system. It can help indicate the seriousness of aortic valve insufficiency and can indicate the state of peripheral vascular resistance and stroke volume relationship among other things. ...Read more

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What are some healthy fitness routines that don't require equipment?

What are some healthy fitness routines that don't require equipment?

Many free resources: To get adequate nutrition and activity daily, facebook members were introduced to multiple challenges https://apps.Facebook.Com/healthyshare they are fine but limited in terms of information, and patients should visit several sites. The cdc http://www.Cdc.Gov/nccdphp/dnpao/index.Html and american college of sports medicine are sources of credible noncommercial information on fitness, nutrition. ...Read more

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I don't want to get MRSA but I work in a fitness facility and do laundry.?

I don't want to get MRSA  but I work in a fitness facility and do laundry.?

Protect yourself.: Assuming you are generally healthy and have a normal immune system, you can minimize your MRSA risk by following a few simple precautions: wash your hands and other exposed skin surfaces whenever they get dirty. Wear disposable gloves whenever you handle anything dirty (like dirty laundry). Treat any cuts and scrapes promptly, and keep them covered with a bandaid while at work. ...Read more

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What are some simple cardio fitness exercises that don't require too much exertion?

What are some simple cardio fitness exercises that don't require too much exertion?

Benefit of exertion: To some extent, the more exertion you can do, the more benefit you will get with aerobic exercise. Biking, brisk walking, jogging, swimming don't require much exertion, but you should push it a bit. Should get heart rate up and a bit of huffing/puffing will do you more good. If you have medical problems, consult doc and a personal trainer would be advisable. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cardiovascular (Definition)

Cardiovascular is a general term that refers to all the components of the blood delivery system in the body such as the ...Read more