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Why Is Cardiovascular Fitness Important
How can I increase the size of my chest without compromising my cardiovascular fitness, something that is very important to me?
Definitely : The exercises you do to increase the size of your chest are also good for your cv fitness. ...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
Exercise: read this: http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide/exercise-healthy-heartGet a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is a physical fitness plan that causes a reduction of blood pressure beneficial to cardiovascular health?
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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