Doctor insights on: Youth risk factors that affect cardiovascular fitness in adulthood

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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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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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Could you explain what is cardiovascular/aerobic fitness?

Cardiovascular fitne: Having good functional capacity with good BP and heart rate. ...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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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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If someone has a high resting heart rate, what is their usual level of cardiovascular fitness?

If someone has a high resting heart rate, what is their usual level of cardiovascular fitness?

Low fitness: If a person has high resting heart rate, usually the level of physical fitness is low (provided the patient does NOT have anemia, hyperthyroidism or is on stimulants, even coffee) ...Read more

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Is a plant based diet better than a DASH diet for eliminating cardiovascular risk factors?

Is a plant based diet better than a DASH diet for eliminating cardiovascular risk factors?

A plant based diet: Is excellent for reducing cardiovascular risk. The DASH diet was designed primarily for hypertension management. There are secondary cardiovascular benefits from this. Probably the best for cardiovascular risk reduction is the plant based diet recommended by Dr. Esselstyn. The removal of oils is key in that diet. The trick to any of these diets is compliance. ...Read more

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Is it true that plant based diets cure cardiovascular risk factors and drugs just treat symptoms?

Is it true that plant based diets cure cardiovascular risk factors and drugs just treat symptoms?

Diets: There are many foods that are good for controlling cardiovascular risk, particularly when you are also taking the prescribed medication.
That said, "too much of a good thing" is not always good for you. ...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