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There is so much disinformation ("bro-science") in the answers and comments. I will start with answering the question: Yes, a protein shake once a day as meal replacement is completely safe. This shouldn't worry you. Do you need the extra protein? Probably not, unless you actually do resistance training (and for long term health you should) it will do very ...


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I work for a hospital and I wear ankle weights my full shift sometimes 4, 5, 6 days in a row. I take the stairs and I walk fast. I lost 12 pounds in 3 months just adding the ankle weights without even dieting. I also drink a lot of coke (two cans a day) and ya I know it's not healthy but I don't drink alcohol or eat junk food and I am a vegetarian. But, I ...


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Some of the replies claim that the difference in calories is negligible because you are only adding 10 lbs of weight, but it is important to remember that ankle weights are not passively carried near your center of gravity, but are taking advantage of the physics of rotational motion meaning that a small weight a long distance (about a meter) from the center ...


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It is definitely not bad for someone to drink a protein shake without working out. It is very similar to eating a chicken breast that has 35 grams of protein in it. 35 grams of protein is 35 grams of protein, no matter where you get it from. Some proteins are different, such as casein (slow release) and whey (quick release), but it is still protein. As ...


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If you want, take some water with you. Its not bad to eat or drink while walking, but food for a short walk is completely unnecessary. If its a short slow walk you don't need to eat. And if you are a sedentary office worker, you probably meet your caloric requirements. Take a few sips to hydrate your mouth, and you'll probably notice your "hunger" ...


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I had a look and was not able to find any evidence of harm from stair climbing. On the contrary, stair climbing is positively correlated with good heart health in previously sedentary women and post-college males. Unless you are at risk of heart issues, moderate stair climbing is no more dangerous than other activities.


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Thank you for edit which provides important information. I'd say that your weight is ok for 187 cm sport man. If you are afraid of injuries you can try to use your forefoot while running. Your arch will automatically and NATURALLY absorb shocks. This type of running will lead to stronger calf muscles too. Or you can run on the beach where sand is absorbing ...



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