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Why Is Exercise Important
No insulin: The most common cause of hypoglicemia in pateint without diabetes is that your body over react to high glucose foods and produces too much Insulin causing your blood sugar to drop. That is why the diet is so important to prevent that. Exercise causes your blood sugar to go into tissues without the use of Insulin and reduces that reaction. ...Read more
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
Many benefits: Exercise has many benefits: 1) improved heart health and lower risk for heart disease (heart attacks,) 2) improved brain health (via adrenaline and endorphin release), 3) lower risk for stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain cancers, 4) improved cholesterol and blood sugar levels, 5) improved self-esteem, 6) improved lung function. Etc. Etc. The benefits are too many to list here. ...Read more
Many reasons: Our shape, size, and internal structure is designed for movement. In the past this was achieved in the normal course of life, now, in the modern era, we need to exercise to get that needed activity. The benefits of exercise are voluminous ranging from physical to emotional. Regular exercise is one of the cornerstones of health and longevity. ...Read more
Cardiac, bones: Probably the number one benefit is activity. It will help maintain your cardiac and overall fitness with consistent aerobic exercise like walking. Also, light weights are helpful to keep the bones strong in arms and legs and I think that's very important in preventing potential fractures. ...Read more
Good form is KEY.: In any exercise, any sport, essentially any physical activity, form, stance, addressing the object interacting with, leads to the desired results --without injury--more than any other factor. Ask any athlete: how does a petite lady hit a golf ball 280 yards, how does a pitcher with just average muscles strength throw a 100 mph ball? It goes beyond that: communication is more form than words. ...Read more
Mix it: Do intense interval cardio interspersed with resistance training for maximal benefit. ...Read more
They are both: Very important. You must burn more calories than you consume to lose weight. You can do this my taking in fewer calories or by increasing burned calories through exercise. Both cardio and weight training exercise will help to ^ metabolic rate which will in turn help with weight loss. ...Read more
Both!: That said, I favor exercise to maintain health. Regular exercise has many health benefits that are independent of weight. Meaning it is better to be overweight and fit, than normal weight but out of shape. I always push exercise first. Once that is a part of the regular schedule, work on healthy eating habits. Diet should include healthy foods and be in moderation. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Besides food, exercise and sleep, which aspects of our life are most important to our health, and how can we improve them?
Happy and fulfilled:
A healthy diet and adequate sleep and exercise are fundamental to good health. It is also crucial to minimize exposure to environmental toxins.
But being happy may be the most important of all
This generally involves doing work you enjoy, helping others, having good relationships and a spiritual connection. Minimizing stress is important. Exercise, meditation and social support help with this. ...Read more
Yes: Your body runs on carbohydrates and sugars. Its important to eat the right type of carbohydrates to get the peak benefit from your exercise. Its also important when to eat and to hydrate yourself adequately. ...Read more
+ allergies/asthma: Answering all questions to the best of your knowledge is always best. The questions asking about allergies (to medications, foods, bees, etc.) and any airway disease (asthma and the like) are critical to answer fully. Age appropriate questions regarding cardiovascular status (history of chest pain, high blood pressure, murmur, etc.) are also very important. ...Read more
Enjoy your exercise: It does not have to be trendy! Good old walking is simple and inexpensive. Be as brisk as you can for 30 to 45 minutes. Any other aerobic activity you enjoy such as biking, dancing, swimming, climbing are also good. Also toning and building your muscle with lighter weights (so that you can comfortably do more reps) increases your metabolism, helps weight loss and is heart healthy. ...Read more
Get the lead out: There are many benefits to properly performed exercises. These include improved muscle tone and posture. The benefits also include improved heart and lung functions lending to less fatigue. It is no wonder that the exercisers generally look and feel better. ...Read more
What's more important when trying to lose weight? Is exercise or healthier eating (dieting) more important and why?
How can I speed up my metabolism? Mines really slow. I want to lose at least 50lbs within 2-4 months. What's more important exercise or diet? Tips?
DO NOT DO THAT!
Weigh yourself once a week - no clothes - and aim for 2-4 lb. Weight loss a month. Sounds slow and it is, but overtime you will feel much better. ...Read more
Is diet or exercise more important for weight loss? Tried everything, won't work - how to lose body fat?
Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. Exercises such as crunches, planks, sit-ups, etc are good for toning the abdominal muscles, but cardio is best for weight loss. ...Read more
YES (part 1 of 2):
Adults need at least:
-2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., brisk walking) every week and muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).
1 hour and 15 minutes (75 minutes) of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., jogging or running) every week. ...Read more
Cardio: Always cardio will prevail.Get a more detailed answer ›
Diet: Calories in are an important part of weight loss. That is not to minimize the importance of exercise and activity, however, if you eat one slice of cheesecake at a restaurant (600-800 calories) you would have to walk for 2 hours to burn those additional calories. Many are not aware of the caloric value and fat content of their diet. Ultimately both should be incorporated. ...Read more
Balance the two: If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
I walk and ride my mountain bike for exercise, recently got back into resistance training, how important is that to an overall exercise program?
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