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Activity requiring physical effort, carried out esp. to sustain or improve health and fitness.

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What is the effect of still feeling a movement after doing this movement during the day called and what causes it?

After a long day of sailing or a boat, or sitting in a car, or heavy sporting, et cetera, one might feel, while lying perfectly still in bed (or resting in another way), as if the body is still ...
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classical conditioning of glucose levels?

I've edited this so it hopefully meets the guidelines of this forum. I'd like to know if there are any studies that demonstrate an anticipatory effect similar to classical conditioning, increasing ...
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How carrying a backpack affects spine? [migrated]

How carrying a backpack can affect your spine depending on backpack structure and carrying weight? Which recommendations backpackers should follow while carrying heavy weights? Should backpack straps ...
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Extended amenorrhea due to exercise - how to mitigate long-term damage?

One thing that female athletes with low body fat can encounter is amenorrhea. While not a problem in the short term, extended instances of this can lead to bone loss (osteopenia/osteoporosis). Are ...
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Is smoking and exercising dangerous? [closed]

First of all, I'd like to stress that I am well aware of the dangers of smoking, that it's one of the worst things a person can do to her/his body and that the healthier thing to do is to quit. Now, ...
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How to assess the risk of “cardiac event” for a healthy runner? [closed]

It appears to be dreadfully not uncommon that seemingly healthy people suddenly die of "cardiac events" when doing physical exercises. Here is just another sad example: a healthy and regularly running ...
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Is the number of push-ups a person can do a good risk estimate for heart attacks?

According to this article below, people who can do more than 40 push-ups have lower risk of heart attack. Is this a valid claim? https://www.sciencealert.com/what-new-science-says-about-men-who-can-...
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“Blood rushing to the head” during handstands: How is it regulated?

Many people who start practicing handstands or headstands report discomfort in their head, ranging from a mild sense of fullness to "my head is going to explode." The standard response in online ...
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Exercise and Stress Hormones

Does exercise have a direct and positive impact on hormones such as glucocorticoids, catecholamines, growth hormone and prolactin? Moreover, if one keeps a regular weekly exercise routine, is it ...
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Is Morton's toe curable without surgery?

Is it possible to cure Morton's toe without any surgery? Does any exercise/footwear useful in treating Morton's toe?
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Does anaerobic exercise impair wound healing?

Anaerobic exercise causes muscle breakdown, forcing the body to engage in protein synthesis. Wound repair consists mostly of protein synthesis. It would seem that these two processes would compete ...
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What's the difference between a fast heart rate during exercise, and a fast heart rate during an anxiety attack?

I'm curious to know what the difference is between having a fast heart rate during exercise and having a fast heart rate say at rest or during an anxiety attack. It's known that exercise is good for ...
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Empirically, do people who exercise less/more actually eat less/more, (and if so, to what degree)?

I am looking for the answer to what I think is a very basic question that people must have looked at: empirically, to what degree does food intake actually correlate with exercise, (especially in the ...
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Hernia repair with a mesh

I'm wondering if hernia repair with a mesh prevents the hernia from growing. I'm imagining a sort of plaster being placed over the hernia but the hole still being there and growing. Or is the mesh ...
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When is too much running bad for your health?

In this ted talk, cardiologist James O'Keefe argues that intensive running is bad for your heart. This conclusion is pretty alarming to me, and counter to what I have always thought. Is there a ...
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Why I should avoid to exercise after blood donation?

I'm quite experienced blood donor, even if I feel anxious during the blood extraction I've never felt dizzy nor tired after donation. Today I've been donating and the nurse told me to avoid weight ...
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What happens when you eat carbs everyday? [closed]

I once heard that to gain weight, one has to eat a lot of carbohydrates. What I mean by a lot is, by eating carbs in the morning, afternoon and evening plus as an additional midnight snack. So, I ...
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Why do skin calluses not heal sometimes and remain tough until they fall off?

Bar exercises such as pull-ups, toes-to-bar etc. usually cause skin calluses on one's hand, just below the place where the fingers are connected to the hand, e.g.:. So the skin in these areas hardens,...
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How does exercise improve health?

Particularly, it is often stated that exercise is good for battling heart disease and controlling blood pressure. Does anyone have any insight on how/why exercise does this? Thanks.
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How hot before someone gets heat exhaustion while running?

I myself have gotten heat exhaustion once but that was while sitting still in a sauna. I knew to get out when I was dizzy. I gently collapsed onto the floor, still conscious. I noticed something odd ...
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What is the connection between health, exercise, and meditation? [closed]

I have heard that health, exercise and meditation have a connection. How do these three factors interact towards having a better or more relaxing life?
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Does eating three to five whole eggs each day increase the level of blood cholesterol? [duplicate]

I am a great fan of eggs and have consumed many eggs a day since I was young. I had not even the slightest worry about my blood cholesterol level until an old man told me yesterday about the ...
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What will happen if you keep running? What will eventually cause you to stop?

A more specific form of my question would be, "Barring mental barriers, what will lead to collapse after extended cardiovascular exercise?" I was considering asking this in the worldbuilding SE, but ...
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Scoliossis exercises at Gym [closed]

I have scoliossis.I went to 2 doctors and they send me to get some kinetotherapy . I asked them what can I do with my problem.I asked them if I can go to the gym and they said that I can only go to ...
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Is there any way to increase self-burn calories rate?

Some would recommend doing more exercise, but somehow after couple weeks of exercise(burn at least 150 calories everyday), the rate still stay the exactly the same. Is the rate working like a fixed ...
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How long should one wait to eat after exercise

I read some articles which claim that after each workout, we should have at least one hour's rest before meal; others suggest half an hour. Otherwise, it will do damage to one's stomach. These were in ...
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Why do exercises for lower back pain concentrate on the abdominal musciles?

I've gone to physical therapy twice in my life for lower back pain. Each time the exercises I was given concentrated on improving the strength of the abdominal muscles, never the gluteus group of ...
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What triggers yawning for some people during physical activity

When exercising, oxygen demand increases. Heart rate increases, breathing rate increases, and depth of breaths increases. Some people experience yawning during exercise. What reasons would that ...
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Exercising a leg with a broken femur

Should the leg with a broken femur (which has been treated with surgery) be exercised when the swelling of the leg has sufficiently decreased, but the muscles still hurt?
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Walking as a healthy habit for the aged and my doctor's thoughts on it

Nowadays, many doctors recommend old people, who cannot do gym or such huge physical fitness exercises, to walk, as walking is considered and a clinically proven very good way to keep good health for ...
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How to improve joint cartilage thickness

Does anyone know of exercise or modality(ice/heat/tens) protocols that are supposed to increase joint cartilage bed thickness? This is excluding stem cell injections. I imagine that such a protocol ...
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How should I deal with my leg being tired at the fourth day after the overexertion?

For days ago, I run backwards and my thies still hurt (just like muscles hurt when they're exerted). Is that a sign of any injury?
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Does my routine effect my health and age? [closed]

i want to share my routine and to know its health effects. i am 18 years old and i don't play any sports or exercise.I spend my entire day in my room i go out about 2 3 times a day and that to on my ...
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Time of day to go to the gym (cardio + weights), with regard to mental performance

I am wondering what is the best time of day to go to the gym, and still be able to study efficiently afterwards/not forget what i learned that day? Basically I can imagine myself going at morning, ...
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Disadvantages of Running in Night after dinner [closed]

I want to reduce my waist size and I don't get much time in morning to run, so I am planning to run after dinner for 30 - 40 minutes.... My age is 26. Is there any disadvantages of running in night ...
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The most confusing concepts in weight loss

Here are some of the subjects that I found so confusing : Try to eat good Carbs/Sugar not the bad ones (simple / complex ): Checked internet and from what I understood that they are quite similar ...
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How to reduce fatigue after office? [closed]

I work 9-6 in a software company. There's not much physical movement in office. I experience fatigue on reaching home. What can I do on weekends and even weekdays so that I don't feel tired after ...
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Not reaching a calorie goal/putting weight on [closed]

I am a UK postman. I wear a Fitbit which tells me I walk around 30,000+ steps a day, sometimes more. However, I don't seem to be losing weight. I log my food and its seems I am always 2000+ calories ...
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What factors cause an unfit person to get out of breath faster?

What is the physiological mechanism behind why people who are overweight or less "in-shape" get out of breath more easily than those who are in good shape? Is it purely power to weight ratio? What ...
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Not losing visceral fat (beer belly) [closed]

About two months ago I decided that I want live a more active lifestyle and get back to the weight and fitness level I used to be at. Issue I have been doing cardio in the form of uphill hiking (40 ...
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Does aerobic exercises increase the blood around the tendons that attach to the epicondyles at the elbow end of the humerus?

http://www.livestrong.com/article/315152-how-to-increase-tendon-strength/ (mirror): Increase circulation throughout your body to improve the blood flow to your tendons. Part of the problem with ...
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Normal life with heavy weights?

On an animated TV show (dragon ball Z) characters would have clothes which seamed 3 times their own weight. Gradually building up could one be able to carry evenly across there body 3 times there ...
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Where do you even start going into the world of physical health?

Such a general question, and if this gets closed, I completely understand. But, I seriously need some guidance here. I have made a decision to put a considerable amount of effort into my own ...
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Soreness from not exercising

I exercise intensely for roughly 30 minutes 7 days a week. Monday, I got a sinus infection or cold or something, and because it was difficult to breathe, stopped exercising. I've gotten progressively ...
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What nutrients can support an immune system to counteract intense workouts?

I have observed repeatedly that if I push myself in an aerobic workout, then not just my muscles, but my immune system also takes a beating. My chance of catching a cold is then much higher. I've made ...
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Altitude Sickness & Brain Damage

I stumbled on an article about altitude sickness and causing permanent brain damage; is there validity to this for less extreme mountaineers? It is common for Colorado front rangers to ascend up a 14,...
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What causes myalgia after strength training?

You can get muscle pain 24 hours after strength training. As far as I know, this is caused by some cracks in the muscle. Pain is often caused or initiated by inflammation, by which some enzymes and ...
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Upper body exercises in limited space

I'm recovering from a serious COPD exacerbation, and want to start building my upper body strength; my goal is both to increase the strength of my chest muscles for breathing, as well as reduce my O2 ...
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Would doing Kegel exercise by hanging weight to penis is really effective?

An advertisement of a Kegel equipment for men claims that hanging more weight to the erected penis while contracting the pubococcygeus muscle will help make it stronger. Superficially, this makes ...
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Wide pushups vs narrow - what are the outcomes?

I wonder whats the difference of outcome (in like 6 months) if a person does wide pushups vs narrow ones? Whats the outcome of the size of chest (and triceps), strength etc.