Questions tagged [exercise]

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

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Why am I advised not to eat immediately before exercise?

It is commonly said that, after eating, you should wait 2-3 hours before exercising. It isn't recommended to eat and right afterwards to exercise (or swim). But I haven't really understood why that ...
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What are the health benefits of Yoga?

Yoga has been accepted as a way of life by so many people irrespective of religion and country. There is world wide promotion for the Yoga and June 21 is going to be celebrate as International Yoga ...
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When doing static (traditional "lean and hold" type of stretching), how long should we hold the stretch?

I was doing some muscle stretching after my daily run (the idea is to stretch to have flexible muscles) and it got me to think: is there a minimum amount of time required for the stretch to be ...
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What are the best ways to increase fertility?

We are newly married couple. What Food habits we need to take care of and what are the best workout tips for us? If we need to do physical activity - which one is more effective YOGA or Gym Workouts ...
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Sport in the time of pandemics - what is the risk

For context, Australia, where I live, currently sits at ~130 confirmed cases, which makes me feel relatively safe for now, but naturally this will get worse with time as other countries' examples ...
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How does low-intensity aerobic exercise affect the brain?

I have been reading articles claiming that serotonin, endorphins and BDNF are produced during exercise, but they never mention the intensity or duration of exercise for this to happen. To not make ...
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