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Recommendation how to select aerobic trainer for home

I am considering buying ab aerobic trainer for my home because I have relatively high cholesterol. But I have two constraints: I have a relatively small space with dimensions 1m x 2m. I'd like it to ...
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Running during COVID Pandemic Situation? [closed]

I used to run and I enjoyed it a lot. I also practice calisthenics: push ups, pull ups, dips, etc. During this pandemic situation I have kind of stopped running, and diminished my workouts a lot (I ...
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What are risks of bodybuilding? [closed]

Are there any risks of bodybuilding? Every exercise has it's features, and bodybuilding has it's too. What are risks that these features could possibly cause? Or risks from other than these features? ...
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How to benefit from exercise without any lasting damage?

I posted Why is exercise good for you? But I wanted to dig a little deeper into one specific point. I can grasp the concept that the body responds to the microdamage of exercise by building up the ...
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Why is exercise good for you?

I'm willing to accept the common wisdom that exercise is good for you. But at the same time, I wonder how this can be true. Man-made objects tend to wear out faster with more use. For example, if you ...
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Prolonged sitting is bad; so is prolonged standing. But what about regularly shifting between the two?

Prolonged sitting is bad, the same goes for standing. Okay, how about regularly shifting between the two by some given intervals, is that still bad?
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I removed the hand gripper's soft foam grip. Is this dangerous?

So a long time ago I bought these hand grippers and removed the soft foam grip that you use when using the grippers. I believe I was thinking that if my hands have to deal with the hard plastic that's ...
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What health risks do shoulder bracing posture correction devices present?

I've recently seen a slew of products which brace your shoulders back to correct your posture passively. An example can be seen in the photo below. There are many devices and they're in the same form ...
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Neck circles during warm up / neck circles during dancing, healthy, unhealthy, proof?

I was reading here: https://sequencewiz.org/2014/03/11/neck-circles-can-compress-cervical-nerves-cause-issues/ I remember well that I was educated as well in high school, to not do neck circles. My ...
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Is it healthy to climb upstairs 9 storeys everyday?

My office is at the 9th floor. While everyone uses the elevator, I thought of using the stars instead. Is it a healthy choice to climb up 9 storeys everyday with the following conditions? Each floor ...
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Can repeated hyperventilation change the setpoint for oxygen sensitivity?

In recent years, breath-hold diving as a competitive sport has developed tremendously. I'm interested in generally understanding the consequences of training for maximum breath hold times on a person'...
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How long to wait before heavy morning workout

A physical therapist told me that one should walk and stand for at least an hour before a heavy morning workout - 95% of 1RM squats and deadlifts included - because the spinal discs need time to ...
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Non-Dairy Protein Powder (And Some Concerns)

Not sure where to post this (here or the Vegan page, but since it's about weight lifting, I'll start here:) So I know it's been asked a lot, but I have some slightly different information that I ...
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Are standing desks good for one's sedentary career? [duplicate]

Say I'm a professional coder / data scientist / banker, and I spend most of Monday - Friday sitting at my desk, doing stressful work on a couple of computer screens. If I switch to a standing desk, ...
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Healthy Resting Heart Rate

I've read that a normal resting heart rate is anywhere from 60-100 BPM, which is a huge, unhelpful range. The charts I've seen seem to contradict this normal range, where they say that a RHR in the ...
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Use of hot belts for weight loss

There are a lot of hot belt available in the market which claims that by wearing such belt one can loose weight and make himself good looking and physically fit by pressing abdomen in. They explain ...
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Doing workout when we are suffering from diarrhea

Is it okay to workout in gym , when i am suffering from diarrhea ? or is it better to take rest that day ? Please give me some suggestions on this....
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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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Bench pressing when your feet are not touching the ground: dangerous? Risks?

I recently bought a cheap bench and just set it up. You get what you pay for I guess: the construction is quite flimsy. Furthermore the bench seems just a bit too high off the ground. As such when I ...
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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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How to choose a treadmill for a Walking Desk aka Treadmill Desk

These might be the characteristics of a decent treadmill for running: powerful motor max speed. The more, the better. hydraulic incline adjustment weight of the device. 70kg unit will be, on average, ...
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Weight exercises while taking a short break

I apply the pomodoro technique while working (computer work/standing desk). That is, one works 25 minutes and takes a 5' break. Rinse, repeat. Would it be healthy/safe to do exercises with moderate ...
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I can only eat oranges without becoming lethargic. Why? [closed]

If I eat anything besides fresh oranges, tomatoes pineapples and watermelons I get dumb, slow and loose all track of time. Why? Eating nothing cases completely different problems. Right now I pretty ...
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HIIT vs steady state: long term health effects

Most articles nowadays seem to favor High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) compared to Steady State Cardio (SS), for various reasons like faster fat loss and getting higher levels of cardio fitness ...
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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 ...
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Is running in smog a risk factor for developing asthma?

In some parts of the world smog is common year round. Should running outside be avoided in these areas? I prefer to run outside and have no health problems but am concerned about exposing my child to ...
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Should an underweight person avoid strenuous exercise?

Exercise is great, but should someone who is underweight (approximately 168cm and 49kg for a BMI of 17.4) focus on gaining weight (until a healthy weight is reached) before beginning strenuous ...
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migraine after work out [closed]

Short Question Can moderate (sweating) workout trigger migraine? Details My wife had migraine twice before joining a gym when she was studying in classroom in May 2014 (at a gap of 2+ weeks) and then ...
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Physical fitness and bronchitis

Background I have bronchitis (both asthmatic and allergic). I'm allergic to pollen (among other things) and live in a place surrounded by lots of trees, plants and flowers. I love being outside: ...
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popping shoulders [closed]

Yesterday during my workout (chest, shoulder, triceps) something really odd happened, while doing incline bench press, one of my shoulders "popped" it didn't hurt, I was able to finish my reps. Then ...
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How can I effectively decrease my heart rate (during and after exercise)?

I often have a very high heart rate when doing cardiovascular exercise even if I try to keep low intensity when doing it. I mostly run or swim and I would like to be able to keep a lower heart rate ...
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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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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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Is rucking (running with weight in backpack) a bad idea?

I started practicing medieval full contact, which means I have to fight for several minutes in a 30kg++ steel armour. For me to be physically fit for this sport, I decided (among other things) to ...
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Will taking MassGainer and Creatine risk damage to my body in long run?

I've been taking MassGainer for the last week and I am going to buy some Creatine soon. This is my 5th year at the gym (I'm 28, 5'10", 68kg). I go thrice a week. I will never stop exercising (it's ...
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Are back bends in yoga bad for someone with high blood pressure?

Back bends in yoga are know to have beneficial effects on ones body. It counteracts the forward bending that is very prevalent in our daily lives - driving a car, working on a computer etc. But I've ...
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Is it harmful not to wear an underwear while running?

Shall we or shall we not wear an underwear while exercising? Though it may boil down to personal preference. But I am looking at it from health point of view. Some say that it's harmful not to wear ...
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Risk for Type 2 Diabetes [closed]

I am a 16 year old teenager. Unfortunately I am very fat, trying to lose weight. I weigh ~91kg my height is 5 ft 11 in, and my waist circumference is 41.5 inches (I know....) My father has type 2 ...
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Can grazing lead to insulin resistence? [closed]

For the last couple of years I've embraced the grazing food strategy, eating 5 small meals a day. Recently I've been reading a book (The Story of the Human Body) and have started to learn a bit more ...
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Is it right that working out before 18-20 may stop growth [duplicate]

My coach always recommend me to start working out but my friends also say to me that when i start the workout i might never get taller and since i am a basketball player my height matter for me but i ...
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60-year old dad passes out after 1/2 an hour of badminton [closed]

My dad is 60 years old. I have never played any kind of sports for 30 years. However, he's working with geography and sometimes (maybe a week per month) he has to hike in the jungle as a part of his ...
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What's wrong with non-drinkable water in public toilets? [closed]

I often go into a public toilet, and over the taps is a sign saying "Do not drink this water" owtte. I have occasionally drunk water from non-drinkable taps, and needless to say I didn't die. What's ...
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Sugar vs. Aspertame [closed]

A couple months ago I decided to stop drinking soda beverages that contained sugar, because despite cycling often and living a somewhat physically active lifestyle, I wanted to avoid Diabetes and the ...
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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 ...
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Should I stay away from racing long distances if my main concern is health?

I've read somewhere that ultra running is bad for your body, and that even marathons take their toll. Does this mean that if I don't care about the glory of finishing marathons and ultramarathons I ...
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Is it fine to train in the sauna?

If I train in sauna for something like Maraton des Sables, can this have side effects on the long run? What about steam room? By training, I mean stretching, push-ups, squats, abs - aprox 10 reps ...
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How to design a workout for someone with hypertension?

One of my family members suffers from hypertension. This person is generally concerned about their health, and has agreed to commit to a workout regimen. The doctors have not raised any flags about ...
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What are the dangers of starting cardio as an overweight 25 year old male?

I live a sedentary life. 12 hours+ on the computer, as its my job and I am a gamer. Lately I have been fed up with this lifestyle and have decided to make gradual changes to a healthier state. I ...
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Is Hair loss any way related to body building?

I assume the more we do body building, the more insulin, testosterone and growth hormones are utilised in bodybuilding and the less it involves in hair growth, which in turn results in hair loss. Any ...
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Red meat cancer risk after removing adipositas cancer risk

While reading a lot of uncited or badly cited popular science literature, I came across the claim that consuming red meat increases the risk of cancer. Said literature also claims in seemingly ...
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