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Questions tagged [health]

The state of being well, without disease or dysfunction.

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Alternatives for Bench Press

My ophthalmologist advised me to avoid the bench press due to some strain in the eyes. But given the importance of bench press in body building and power lifting, avoiding bench press may have ...
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advice for male turning 40+

I've been weight and martial art training for a few years now, on and off. Having turned 40 recently, and over the years noticing changes like longer recovery times etc, I was wondering if there are ...
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Is there concrete evidence that running during our first few decades helps with longevity beyond age 90?

I love running. I run regularly and competitively. In my early years, teachers and family told me it was the best thing I could do if I want to live long (together with good diet). But more and more ...
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At what point do the health benefits of strength training peak?

The health benefits of strength training (as with most forms of regular exercise) are frequently quoted as providing increased lifespan, better ageing, disease resistance etc. However, it is certainly ...
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Is there any supplement for improving lung health? [closed]

Is there any supplement or natural remedy for improving lung health? i have been a smoker for 15 years and i have been off of it for 3 months. and i am wondering if there is anything that could help ...
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10,000 Steps a day rule, what science is it based on?

I hear from many sources that 10,000 steps a day is the golden number for keeping you healthy. is there a scientific base for this. why not 15,000 or 8000.
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Why does one person have lots of stamina and another doesn't?

I'm a bit of a couch potato with a sedentary job, who normally gets out of breath walking up a few flights of stairs. I recently walked up Snowdon in North Wales (10 mile round trip, 1100m summit, ...
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how can i combine fitness and diabets together ? how can i be a professioal athlete? [closed]

Doctor's said that you cant exercise anymore , now i see nacho ( REAL MADRID F.C midfielder ) can play football as well as anyoe else , in high rate and grade , although he has diabets since he was 12 ...
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what are the science backed micronutrient requeriments for a lifter?

I'm tired of seeing in labels that a product has a percentage of my daily need of a micro, but I know those percentages are not real, in most of the cases the 100% in label doesn't even meet 10% of ...
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What is a effect of using green tea with workout?

I am using green tea while workout. I want to know how does it effect for body and health? As I know drink green tea loose weight.Does it makes heart rate high?
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Tendon strenghtening with overspeed eccentrics

"Microtrauma can occur when the patellar tendon is subjected to extreme forces such as rapid acceleration -deceleration, jumping, and landing." - North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy : ...
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Back and squats

When I front squat to 90 degrees my back folds like an accordion then the squat becomes a two phase exercise Leg lift>Back extension. If however I squat below the knee, until my legs touch my calves ...
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How long would it take for a skinny man to get fit and 6 pack? [closed]

My info: Man. Age: 28 Height: 174 cm (5' 8 ½") Weight: 50 kg (110 lb) Waist: 71 cm (28") I really want to get fatter fast and also fit.
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Relaxed belly no abs show

When I used to be 21 my belly was flat now it looks sticking out when I relax it , my abs pop out if I flex is this normal and what can I do to make it flat and my abs show?
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Does work capacity have infinite growth potential?

Is there any evidence that work capacity in humans has a precise limit or is there a chance to possibly increase work capacity by increasing food intake, cardio and general physical preparedness ...
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Exercises for bow legs?

My friend is 16 years old and has slight bow legs. He can't afford physiotherapy, but I've seen many exercises online that I want to share with him. I'm just not sure which are the best, or how many ...
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Can hyperventilating increase lung capacity or fitness?

I recently asked about underwater swimming and the topic of hyperventilating came up. If I do a 5 minute session of hyperventilating twice a week prior to swimming is this likely to have any ...
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Cleaning your body of Creatine and Amino Acids [closed]

How many days does the body need to get rid of all Creatine and Amino Acids? Is not using any Creatine and Amino Acids for a week is enough to clean Liver and Kidney of these supplements? If not then ...
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Yawning during physical activity

I'm not a very active person and I work behind a desk, but I am trying to be more active and get into better shape. I am overweight, but not obese. (According to this chart.) I bike, walk, have been ...
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Could not work out for 3 months due to injury…Any suggestions?

I had to take a break from working out for 3 months due to Trapezitis(inflammation of Trapezius muscle). While resuming after a long break, what precautions do I need to take so that I won't ...
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I want to get ripped but don't know where to start. HELP! [duplicate]

I'm a smalls scrony 18 year old, and I want to get ripped! I have no self confidence issues, I just hate people taking advantage of me beacuse I'm a smaller build! I'm never hungry but I eat enough to ...
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What are the fastest ways to lose weight? [duplicate]

I am 35, I mesure 184cm and my weight is around 100kg. Do you have any ideas on how I could lose weight ? Thank you.
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The correct method to perform Plank exercise

I have googled a lot of websites regarding the correct method of performing the plank exercise. I have faced varied opinions and sometimes confusing conclusions regarding its boon and bane. Can anyone ...
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i have bit higher creatine kinase than normal, should i stop working out? [closed]

I had a blood test and figured i have creatine kinasen of 259. I asked a gym instructor and he said that anything below 500 is ok. Is that true? While i do have a date at the doctor appointed, should ...
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What is better for me: get a personal trainer, or, a program from a personal trainer?

I have had this personal trainer for a couples of times, and she seems really smart in her field of work. I feel I could actual see results from her work. Is it better for me to get a program to work ...
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Effects of not eating all my macros?

I've recently started to exercise and eat healthy. I started following my macro intake and surprisingly I have been eating much less of my supposedly daily values (almost always short on protein about ...
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Working out vs. active lifestyle

Is an "active lifestyle" enough activity for maintaining health? For example, I don't do any sports. However, five times a week I cycle to work (about 20-25 minutes one way, very slow pace), almost ...
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Are respiratory training adds dangerous?

Some time ago, I got myself an "elevation training mask", a device that basically limits airflow (with holes) and adds resistance with valves. Sometimes, when I train with it, some friends point out ...
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Putting on weight [duplicate]

I am 25 years old and weight of 35kg's .so please could you suggest me the ways, in which I can put on weight healthy,safely
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Optimal Routine for 1.5 Hours Per Day

All. I am a busy male engineer and father in my mid 20s. I try to ensure that I get 1.5 hours in every day for working out. I've been consistent for almost a year now, and I've had good results. I've ...
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Footwear for swimming pool and change room [closed]

I do a lot of swimming and am often in change rooms. What is good to wear on your feet? I'm thinking of getting flip flops or sandals and was wondering if there's any type in particular that are well ...
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How boulder more efficiently to prevent elbow pain/injury? [closed]

Context 113KG male, lifting weights 4 times a week and aerobics cardio twice a week. Recently started bouldering so technique is in its infancy. Setting Indoor bouldering twice a week after a the ...
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Getting ripped only by dumbells

I am a man who, due to privacy issues, do not like to go to the gym. But one of my biggest dreams, like any other men in my age (20's), is to have a beautiful body and ripped muscles. I have been ...
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Strength training and longevity

There is a definite correlation with people who strength train and longevity. Even if it is just becuase they slow age-related muscle loss (sarcopenia) people who strength train tend to live longer. ...
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Diet balance between family and health [closed]

I live with my family who eat a regular western diet (or maybe slightly healthier becuase of me). They eat few and eat mostly storebought. They are not interested in being healthy. That's fine ...
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Arms get tight and being during workout

Basically what the title says. I just started working out for about a month now and my arms get veiny even when I'm not doing an arm workout, they also feel tight and I don't have much energy to use ...
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How to run long distances safely in the sun?

Recommended techniques to protect the skin from the sun running long distances in the summer?. Running in the night is not an option. Reapply sunscreen is hard due to sweat
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Standing desk mat with office chairs? [closed]

We have standing desks and office chairs with wheels. I want to get a mat to stand on, but if I had one under my desk i'd have to move it every time I wanted to sit in my chair. Are the're standing ...
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Feel like throwing up / fainting during new exercise routine [closed]

6'1, 84kg, 25 year old, male, resting heart rate 90, during this routine gets up to 167, as measured with Garmin Forerunner with heart rate sensor attachment strap. New exercise routine is 3 sets of ...
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Is there a quota of muscle building?

I wonder if there is a quota of muscle building. For example : If I train my arm only, will it be more efficient than if I train my arm plus my leg the same day ?
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How come I don't look fit?

I have worked out for five years. I am 18, 5' female. I am fit, fast, and strong. I know I have made a lot of progress in five years. If I watch what I eat for a week, abs pop out. Yet, I can look at ...
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random unscheduled jogging?

I have a question about running: 1- I do random sessions of jogging and athletic sports (sometimes at night, sometimes 5 sessions in a week, other times i go through a blank month) because i have ...
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What is the healthiest sets/reps?

All the Q&A about (sets/reps/time to raise/time to lower/rest time) here are about getting stronger, faster, bigger, more endurance etc.. What would be the optimal values for these if you are ...
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Is it okay to go for walk without bowel movement early in the morning? [closed]

I wake up early in the morning (About half an hour before sunrise). I drink 2 glasses of water. I don't have any bowel movement at that time. My bowel movement occurs most of the times after 2-3 hours ...
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Safe to send heart rate up quickly?

I commute by bike. After sitting at my programming job all day, I'm pretty wound up and I start off my trip home with a mighty sprint that leaves me panting, and with a high heart rate. I'm guessing ...
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how can I carry on doing heavy bench presses for a long time?

I do bench press twice a week. Tuesdays and Fridays. every week I do 180 Kg. I have been doing this for months now. OK I cycle every 6 weeks how I get to 90% or 100% but I keep it high. Sometimes ...
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Impact of weekly collossal cheat days

I know a guy who follows a very strict diet and trains regularly, but once a week he will have an extremely indulgent cheat day (5,000-10,000 calories, typically ice-cream-based). How does this ...
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Should we workout with a cold?

I am suffering from a cold right now. I didn't want to break my workout routine, so, I continued to exercise. But during my session, I was not that energetic. Also, I have read on the internet that ...
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How effective are standing desks?

How effective at improving flexibility/posture/fitness/general health is using a standing desk instead of a sitting desk?
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Ensuring Physical Health while sat idle most of the day

I spend a good portion of my day sat in a office chair. I have heard from various sources about the importance of breaks for eyestrain and physical wellbeing. With that in mind, how often should I ...