Making one's body work. Includes walking, jogging, running, lifting weights, playing sports, cycling and any active play. The opposite of watching TV.

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Why do distance running training programs tell you to do long runs so slowly?

I'm trying to improve my times in the half marathon and the marathon, so I've been reading a lot of training plans for races at those distances. One thing I've noticed is that most of these programs ...
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Weight loss stuck [on hold]

up vote -1 down vote I want to know how long weight remains stuck I become really depressed when the scale doesn't move I want to know that my weight will go in scale not only look slim thing and I ...
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What is the best time to exercise for cardiac patients? [on hold]

Since hormonal balance affects cardiac cycle, what is the safest time zone to exercise for cardiac patients ?
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I lost 5 kgs in first 3 months of gym but now i am stuck

I am 21 years 5ft 6in and my weight 80 kg I started gym about 4 months back and lost 5 kgs but now I am stuck I seem to have look slimmer but the scale doesn't move I doing 20 min cardio treadmill and ...
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50 pushups as soon as waking up

When I wake up, I feel a surge of energy, so why waste it. I do a set of 50 pushups to start the day, and I feel great. But my question is this: I am sure that this is good for my body, but how will ...
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Food to take in before jogging

I basically jog for 30 minutes just after work at about 9:00 pm, before dinner. I sometimes have a full lunch at about 3:00 pm, but most of the time I have some fruit because I reach the office at ...
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Does Fitbit Flex Count Indoor Rowing Machine Strokes

I am thinking of purchasing a Fitbit Flex. I have an indoor rowing machine which is my main form of exercise other than walking. I can't do much else because of injuries. I wondered if my rowing ...
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How does muscle build up when we exercise?

I want to put on some muscles, so I thought the best way to get started is to learn how the process of muscle build up works. I want to start from the basics to get good results. So, how exactly do ...
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All activity is the same for weight loss?

There was a recent study in the Journal of Applied Physiology, where they took a cohort of 96 obese people and started them on different exercise regimens, as well as a targeted 30% deficit in daily ...
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What exercise to perform at the gym to be able to perform muscle ups?

Just wondering what set of exercises do you recommend to be able to perform muscle ups ? Thanks
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Exercises/Self-massage with shoulder pain

I used to row competitively, but had to stop around 9 months ago due to bursitis in my right shoulder. I got treated, mostly cortisone, but it never really got a lot better– a new doctor diagnosed ...
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How can I do a recomp?

I am 17, and I used to be really skinny, but I had great cardiovascular health. I decided to bulk up and I started bodyweight exercises and ate at a surplus. The thing is, I gained a lot of fat and ...
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Can one get ripped by just playing a/some sport(s)? [closed]

I've been getting in shape lately. I was kind of fat some months ago and I'm not anymore (thanks to a bit of running, a bit of sports like volleyball, and a bit of eating better). I have a decent body ...
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How Many Jumping Jacks Does It Take To Jump In A Circle [closed]

So for the new year I promised to myself that I would start doing more exercise. I talked to my doctor and she told me that one of the best exercises for beginners is jumping jacks. However, I want to ...
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As long as I do enough exercise, can the effects of junk food intake be offset?

So it's been explained to me that it's basically just a matter of burning more energy than you consume. So say, in theory, if I were to do heaps and heaps and heaps of exercise every day. But then I ...
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Exercises that don't involve forearms

About 10 days ago I started feeling a strong pain in my right forearm in certain movements. I consulted the doctor and he said it's presumably a stretched tendon, the expected healing time is up to ...
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What is a reasonable rate of weight loss to work towards?

I often like to set short term goals that don't really work for weight loss. I'm wondering if there is a general principle I should obey like 'lose 1 kilogram per two weeks' - what sort of rate of ...
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Can a person who has Marfan Syndrome grow muscle?

Marfan syndrome is a weakness on the connective tissues, this means that numerous if not all tissues of the body are weak and is very easily to get injured, but I wonder, does Marfan syndrome prevents ...
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Why do my legs burn when I go for a walk?

I am a nationally competitive athlete, so I workout up to 7 times a week. I'm perfectly healthy and don't have any injuries. I also don't have any unusual pain while I workout, other than muscle ...
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Cardio or Strength training?

I'm absolutely new to fitness and want to start exercising. So which should I start first? I want to build lean masculine body.
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Is 2-hour cardio healthy?

I would like to try doing 2 hour cardio everyday for a week. Maybe 3 hour if I can. I was wondering if there would be any side effects? My goal is to increase calory deficit to 2000-3000 daily. My ...
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Best exercise to lose belly fat fast

I have had a couple of lower back surgeries in the past but I'm okay to do any activity. During the last 10 years I have gained a little more weight around the mid section but have been actively ...
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What do I do when I see people at the gym doing exercises wrong

I am always curious about this, not sure if its appropriate question, but I imagine others wonder the same thing. I usually don't care when it is simple exercises like biceps, but sometimes I see ...
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How do I know how much weight I should be lifting with dumbells?

I was just given a set of weights - adjustable weight dumbells - as a present, but I have no idea what sort of weights/how many reps I should be doing in order to achieve the best results. I'm ...
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Exercises to alleviate shoulder cramp

For some reason my shoulders are cramped up since last night. Lacking any other probable causes I blame temperature. Now I've been having trouble moving both my shoulders for a couple of hours ...
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What physical endurance exercise can I fit into a 5-minute routine without any equipment?

I want to get into exercise for my own personal well-being and fitness, and I don't want to do 'target' exercise (which I know doesn't work) but rather I want to improve my physical endurance so that ...
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Possible training approach while in holidays

My workouts consist of weight-lifting followed by a moderate cardio session. I'm pretty used to it, but I have a growing concern; I'm visiting my folks for the holidays and I plan to stay there for 11 ...
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What's a good exercise regime for when traveling/vacationing/etc.?

TL;DR I'm looking for some input for those of who have an active lifestyle, watch what you eat, try to stay in shape, but also aim to enjoy your time on vacation, as well. About Me I'm a 30 year ...
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Free Weight Exercises

I'm lokking for home exercises that I can do easily. I'm looking to see a photo or video and apply the exercise, do you know any good free or paid websites for this thing?
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What are exercises you can do on a bus?

I'm going to leave on a bus tour of Europe soon. I figure that all this time on a bus isn't going to be good for me, so I was wondering if there is any exercise I could do on the bus. For example, ...
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What kind of cardio exercises can be performed without a gym or fitness equipment?

For a healthy heart, I've got myself into a habit of stopping by the gym after work and using the fitness equipment (treadmill, stair machine, etc.) or using the stationary bike I have at home. ...
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Exercise ideas for 400 pound double leg amputee

I am a female double leg amputee that weighs about 400lbs. I haven't exercised in about 20 years. I have a whole host of medical problems and have been told that I have to lose weight. I am modifying ...
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Why do I get nauseous after working out, but ONLY in the afternoon or early evening?

I have been a regular exerciser for about 3 years now. I'm a 25 year old female weighing 121 lbs at 5'5" (just in case any of this will be pertinent). I typically like to run, bike, speed walk or use ...
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How can proper form be determined?

When learning a new exercise, it's a good idea to learn "proper form" to reduce the chances of injury, increase efficiency, etc. It's usually recommended to "run with proper form", "perform a bench ...
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Does your weight have “momentum”

I'm obviously NOT talking about physics here - obviously your body has mass and therefore momentum. What I mean is ... I've been tracking my weight over the last 18 months or so, and I know a fair ...
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Breathe with mouth open while jogging and running?

While jogging it is advised by many to breathe by mouth because it increases the intake of oxygen which is required for performance. The problem with me or some of you may be that mouth gets dry as ...
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Standard names of common gym exercises

In my gym, the trainer gives me a routine of 5 days with 6 exercises each, a total of 30 different activities. They don't come with pictures but names, and I have difficulties recognizing which ...
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How to get young look? [closed]

I am software programmer and I do lots of research like software/database architecture most of the time. I recently got comment from my friends that I am looking older than my age. I am 28 and I am ...
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Need a solution to help keep my run training program going!

All the hindrances involved in a training program for running during the summer I've been able to get around to some degree expect for one. A heat index of +90 deg F for nearly every run is taking a ...
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Any reason for feeling nausea when working out?

I seldom exercise and hardly even go for a jog. I have been living this way for over 20 years. I have high metabolism and have a body shape of an ectomorph; I am skinny. Recently, I wanted to bulk ...
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Focussing on burning calories and six pack abs and an overall change

My native language is not English so I apologize if some terms are not correctly stated. I regularly go to the gym twice a week. What I do there is 10 minutes crosstrainer, leg press, chest press, ...
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Eating before/after an evening workout?

If I'm working out in the evening (an hour of cardio at, say, 8pm-9pm), should I have dinner before or afterwards? What effects will it have on a) my workout if I eat beforehand and b) my recovery if ...
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How can I get a feminine body? [closed]

I'm a newbie here, so please forgive me if such kind of a question has already been answered. So, I'm a male. Yeah, I might get a lot of backlash for this one, but I'll cut to the chase. I want a ...
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After strenuous exercise, can my heart rate stay elevated even while sleeping? [closed]

Yesterday I spent a couple hours climbing a mountain wearing a heavy pack. My Microsoft Band passively measured my heart rate and said I burned over 4000 calories over the course of the entire day. ...
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What is wrong with CrossFit?

Background Information When I started exercising a few months ago, I started with P90X and Insanity (Insanity for the mornings and P90X for the evenings). As a result, I'm getting used to high ...
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Aerobic Chest exercises

I have better experience with aerobic exercises than anaerobic (ie unlike most other people). Even in regards to strength. Weightlifting never helped me; I peaked at some low point, and I stayed ...
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Looking for a mobile app that can help me coordinate my workout with my personal trainer

Not looking for opinion on which one is the "best app out there" I have started working out with a personal trainer and have not been able to find an app where: The Personal Trainer can design my ...
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Optimal exercise for reducing inflammation markers

What type of exercise (HIIT, weight lifting, aerobic) is optimal for reducing proinflammatory cytokines (like TNF-alpha) and increasing anti-inflammatory cytokines (like IL-10)? CRP levels drop with ...
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Is it necessary to leave time between between physical exercise and taking a bath?

I want to know whether it is necessary to leave time between physical exercise and taking a bath. If necessary, then how many minutes? Also, is it advisable to exercise after eating?