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Can I hurt myself or my heart by running too hard or in bad weather conditions?

I've been running for about 10 months now, started in January, when it was about -15 °C outside. Over the time, I managed to lose about 15kg and improved my running a lot, but I always come across the ...
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Slow Pulse Question

I have an extremely slow resting pulse. It is not uncommon for it to be around 50. Last night it was around 45. I know that super athletes have a slow resting pulse, but I wouldn't class myself as one ...
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Is there any way I can convince companies I'm in great shape, despite my BMI results?

I'm currently 5'9", 262.8 at last weight in (about 10 days ago). I'm still cutting, by no means am I 'obese', although that's what my BMI says. I have plenty muscle mass, but to be honest I could ...
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Weight gained using GOMAD strategy

@DaveLiepmann recommended drinking one gallon of milk a day for gaining quick mass. It does look like a good idea as it is discussed on stronglifts as well. But another article suggested it is not ...
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Why on Earth do most people enjoy unhealthy food?

I know some people may argue: "I actually love eating unsalted tuna with broccoli", but the sad truth is that most people don't. If I had to choose between a cheese burger with fries and unsalted ...
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What are the effects of improving physical health on mental health?

It has been three weeks since I started doing cardio exercises and I feel calm and relaxed. Is it because of the exercises? How does exercise improve mental health?
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Fruit juice or water? [closed]

Can water be replaced with fruit juice? So instead of drinking a certain amount of water daily, would it be better to get your H2O from fruit juices? Edit 1: How about veggi juice?
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What is a good metric for defining an ideal weight?

It seems that the conclusion is that there is consensus BMI is a really unhelpful metric for determining ideal weight. Indeed, at 5'9" my ideal weight is about 150 according to BMI. The last time ...
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Why can extreme athletes eat so many calories without health risk?

Michael Phelps (the famed Olympic swimmer and many-time gold medalist) is one of the most fit people in the world, and most people would look at him and say that he is extremely healthy. However, he ...
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Fiber Menace - How scientific is this book? [closed]

After drastically increasing my fiber intake for nearly a month at the suggestion of family members via breads, fruits, vegetables, and juices, I ran into constipation so severe that I was unable to ...
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How to gain weight for a naturally thin person?

I am a guy who haven't been working out(exercising) throughout my life. I live a very sedentary live, mostly at my desk reading books or using my computer. The nature of my field of work requires me ...
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Does it matter which type of exercise for health/weight loss?

So I picked up Harvard Medical School Guides' "No Sweat Exercise Plan: Lose Weight, Get Healthy, and Live Longer" book and it seemed to suggest that any exercise was about as good as another for ...
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What are good exercises to balance Muaythai?

While Muaythai is basically a full-body sport, my feeling is that it's no sport that developes the whole body equally without imbalances. I notice this most strongly about my legs and maybe the lower ...
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Do any particular exercise regimes consume excess cholesterol?

I've searched for questions about cholesterol before, and haven't found a satisfactory answer; most seemed to be all speculation and little fact. I was wondering whether the generally accepted strict ...
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What can I do to improve my eating and exercise habits, in order to be more healthy?

At the present moment, I am 5'8", 17, and weigh 210 pounds. At the beginning of the summer, or maybe a little before, I started to pay more attention to what I ate and how I exercised. Though, it is ...
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Is there a medical condition that prevents running laps but allows all other exercise?

There is an 11 year old kid on the football team that I coach that has a slip from his doctor that states that he is unable to run laps. He is permitted to do everything else, and can even run as ...
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How often does running or weight lifting cause capillary bursts?

I exercise every alternate day - which means 7 times a fortnight. I mix it up ever so often, but I generally do a mixture of about 45 minutes of cardio (either a run at >10.5 or intervals on the ...
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How does strength training affect one's health and life expectancy in the long run?

I understand that aerobic exercise are very beneficial for one's health, but I always have doubts about muscle training. I know that bodybuilding makes you heavier, stronger and more attractive, but ...
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Blurry vision after exercise?

I've noticed that after I do some heavy cardio my vision will sometimes get blurry. The blurriness usually occurs about 15-30 minutes after I exercise and then lasts for 15-30 minutes and is usually ...
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How to gain weight without supplements and non veg

I am a 22-year-old eggetarian guy. I hate all non-vegetarian food, so changing my diet is not an option for me. I eat milk shakes, milk products, and eggs every day. I have tried all protein milk, ...
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General nutrition for normal people where weight loss isn't a goal [closed]

I've always been at a healthy weight and now I'm in my 30's I want to make sure that I'm taking care of myself and consuming the right foods. Considering there is so much information out there, bias, ...
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Is it possible to gain health benefits by following a calisthenics routine for a very sedentary person?

I am in the 30's and I admit to be very sedentary. Worse of all, with a hectic work schedule, a family with small kids it is very difficult (or impossible?) to find the time for a proper exercising ...
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When/How to do a comeback to the training regime after a couple weeks break?

This might have been asked before, phrased in a different way but how do you go back to your training regime after a couple of weeks break, due for instance to a cold infection? I normally try to ...
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Adverse effects of NSAIDs during training?

I know that NSAIDs can worsen the healing process of certain tissues in body such as bones. It is the irony of the history that they are now so popular (they do have side-effects). I think this is ...
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Is water retention a good thing?

According to this article on DivineCaronline.com (emphasis mine): Even more encouraging for habitual coffee consumers is the finding that those with caffeine tolerance have reduced likelihood ...
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Is it okay to eat after exercising?

Usually, after exercise, I cool down and then do other stuff for about 15-20 minutes and then take a bath. Is it okay to instead eat a full meal after those 15-20 minutes before taking a bath if I ...
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Can some people just not exercise very much? Do some people become overtrained at typical levels of exercise?

I am very interested in fitness and I have done a lot of training in the past (both cardio and strength). However, I become overtrained very, very easily. When I get overtrained I become extremely ...
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Guidelines on whey protein, glutamine, creatine, amino acid supplements

I am 27 and I have been underweight for many years. Recently, I began to have consistent training sessions in a nearby gym. My personal trainer advise me to buy several supplements. They include whey ...
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What do people mean by injuries that occur when you are lifting weights?

I am trying to include some extra stretching in my workout routine so I was looking at some Youtube videos and blog articles about it. However, a lot of people say you must do stretching in order to ...
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Improve diet to improve bone/joint structure?

Weight: 80kg / 176 pounds Height: ~192cm / 6 foot 4 Age: 19 I am trying to improve my bone/joint structure and am worried that due to an insufficient diet, it's an uphill jog. I am asking for advice ...
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What is the best way of resting for the noon in office? [closed]

I work in an office that has no room for a bed to take a nap. But I feel real sleepy after lunch and feel tired in the afternoon, is there any good way of resting for the noon in an typical office ...
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Just found a hemorrhoid. Should I lift this friday?

I'm 23 and god only knows how this could've happened. It could either be from the other day when I got trigger happy and evacuated my bowels quickly(I wasn't bearing down hard I just push it all out ...
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Left side weaker than the right side

I'm having this strange problem. My left side is much weaker than my right side. While my right leg is perfect, my left leg feels comparatively weaker, meaning that I don't feel like putting my left ...
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Why is it hard to cycle when its cold outside?

I bike quite a lot (getting to work "15km one way" and general getting around) and been biking for past 12+ years, I also believe I have a relatively good sum of stamina. Unfortunately I would not be ...
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Wanting to lose weight cycling is this enough?

I had the opportunity to live in Antigua for 2.5 months and I got here about 2.5 weeks ago. I decided to ride my bike back and forth to work everyday to shed some pounds while I am here. I am a 5'3", ...
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Constant fatigue [closed]

I struggle with a constant fatigue throughout my days. I feel my diet is good and balanced, I drink lots of water, and I exercise regularly. I also constantly have a tired and foggy mind, which is ...
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How harmful is the sun in a late afternoon to a run?

I live in a hot and humid climate (Tel Aviv), and usually I run at night. But some days I have plans in the evening, and my only chance to get a run in is by starting at around six, six-thirty (which ...
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Foods I can eat a lot of and still be healthy

Plainly put: I like eating. However, my eating habits lead to me being overweight and adds possibility of health complications later on. I was wondering if there are any healthy foods (low cal, low ...
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Toe nails damaged after marathon

I find that my friend recently had a toe nail peeled off and the other leg's big toe nail is also about to peel off. He asked me why does it peel off, for which I didn't have any answer. Also the long ...
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Losing weight without losing body size?

I recently lost a lot of weight (from 107kg to 90kg) using a combination of a lot of bike riding and some nutrition changes, but I don't see any difference in my body size - my gut seems the same size ...
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How to keep energy up while on diet

I have started to change my diet and attempt to become more healthy with the goals of being in much better shape, becoming healthier, and feeling better overall. With this in mind, I have done my ...
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weighted pull-ups and dips

After training pull-ups, chin-ups and dips for a while I started adding weights(slowly with the same amount of set and reps). My weight is ~86kg and I currently add ~12kg using backpack, and do 5 sets ...
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Ear(s) making a muffle sound during high intensity weight training sessions

This happens almost every time when I do high intensity interval training (HIIT). Even though I'm a physical therapist and a master trainer, I still can't really figure this out. I've read online that ...
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2 weekly 1 hour cardio sessions vs 4 weekly sessions of 30 min

What is better for health, 2 weekly sessions of 1 hour of cardio or 4 weekly sessions of 30 minutes of cardio? Both at 65-85% of my max heartrate.
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How do I know whether or not a stretching exercise could actually hurt my body?

It's not as if you should stretch your muscles at every possible location. There are definitely some stretching exercises that can exacerbate the situation. Even excessive slouching, after all, is a ...
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What is the scientific relation between Low-Carb diets and High levels of Cholesterol? [closed]

ok. I have been in a low-carb diet for the last 3 weeks. My lab report from friday showed a 213 MG/DL Total cholesterol from my last read on 2010 of 189. Is there any scientific correlation between ...
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Exercising in the gym and asthma

i'm a 23 years old male with asthma ( the main allergens being dust and acaris).My condition has been quite stable for some years now since i don't get attacks at all and i can pretty much function ...
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can Tai chi have any health benefits for elderly people?

The movements of Tai Chi is pretty slow and I doubt that it can bring any health benefits for elderly people. So can Tai chi have any health benefits for elderly people?
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How to run with hemorrhoids?

During last autumn I had a pain caused by hemorrhoids. I got meds from a doctor and changed my lifestyle a bit. I changed my diet and started to run. I actually found running awesome sport, as I can ...
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Effect of band around arms when bench pressing

I worked out with some guys at my gym last night that introduced me to wearing a band just above the elbows (on the humerus) Below is a picture that partially resembles how I wore the band. Imagine ...