Questions tagged [health]

The state of being well, without disease or dysfunction.

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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 ...
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What kind of goals should I have if I want to be as healthy as possible?

I.e. If I want to live longer and avoid diseases. Should I target to build muscles or to be resistant as a marathoner? Is more exercise always better? (Besides risk of injuries of course)
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Is there any correlation between weightlifting and increased life expectancy?

I would like to know if, excluding genetic reasons, as much muscles I have I'll live longer and avoid more disease.
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Body twisting exercise after back injury

I've been wondering if Torso / Back twisting exercises (like twisting from side to side, with weight or without weight) can be harmful to the back. Mainly, if you'd have a herniated disc - would a ...
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Increasing prevalence of Allergies and Poly-sensitivity in Athletes, why? [closed]

This publication claims increasing prevalence of allergies in elite athletes and "[o]ver 80% of allergic [elite] athletes are poly-sensitized". Yet this is not just an issue of elite athletes, ...
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Fat and Saturated Fat [closed]

When I buy a product, and it says like Nutrition per 100g is Fat 100g Saturated 30g When I count my calories then, should I write that the amount of fat is 70g and the saturated is 30g, so it ...
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How can I adjust my fitness routine to account for my insulin resistance?

For the past few months I have been trying to lose fat/build muscle/generally become more fit, but have not been seeing any progress. After a bit of googling, I found that insulin resistance, which I ...
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Running with an anal abscess

I apologize if this is a bit esoteric. Due to vagaries of my excretory system, I'm prone to the occasional anal abscess, basically a swelling around the anus that's itchy and painful to the touch. ...
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How realistic are those 1 month or 21 day body makeover?

If it unhealthy to lose too much fat, build too much muscle too fast? What would be a health and realistic pounds of fat reduction or pounds of muscle gain in a week?
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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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How to safely release the bar in the power rack when doing squats?

I'm using a power rack to squat and press. So far I still haven't missed a rep (I started Stronglifts a few weeks ago), but I'm wondering what exactly would be the safest way to release the bar into ...
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Shoulder discomfort after starting StrongLifts

I recently came off a shoulder injury so I'm a little paranoid about using proper and perfect form for any exercise that involves my shoulders. I've started the SL program and incorporated dips to ...
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Can I passively do anything to fix an anterior pelvic tilt?

I'm not sure I worded the question right, hope I can explain myself better here. If someone can help, please edit the title and remove this. I suffer from APT and have been trying to fix it for ...
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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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Immersion Pressure Healing for Post-Exercise Soreness

There is this idea I just heard/read about, in particular running, where after you've completed a distance run you can reduce post-exercise fatigue by immersing your legs in water (hot or cold) ...
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Back pain and stiffness if not working out regularly

For the last few years, I have found that if I don't exercise regularly, especially movements where my back is involved, I'm experiencing back pain and stiffness in the morning after waking up. I ...
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Scapular contraction: should I always do it?

I have been working out at home for a few months with mostly successful results. I just came back from a shoulder injury that I'm pretty sure was caused by improper form in both bench press and dips: ...
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Which gait is more healthy?

I have heard from friends, whose source is unknown to me, that it is healthier to walk by setting your toes upon the ground before your heel, but I always step on my heel first, unless I am carrying ...
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Feeling and Looking Young [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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Smoking marijuana while working out? [closed]

So I am 20, I recently began smoking marijuana and am now doing it during my training sessions(in between sets, for example). When I am doing a curl I might lift with one hand and smoke with the other ...
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What healthy foods won't effect my cardio

What healthy types of foods would be healthy enough for me to keep running my long distances and not negativity effect my running?
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How much coffee is too much if I'm lifting/dieting

I've been working out 5 days a week. Lifting followed by a 20-30 min cardio session. I've been sticking to my diet as well. "Good" carbs, good amount of proteins, veggies, no soda, only water and ...
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How can I train legs when I have hip dysplasia?

How can I make my legs stronger when I have hip dysplasia on both sides? If I google "legs training", every search result states training will include a lot of variants of squatting. And they say, ...
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I have lost 3kg in 5 days is this bad?

I have recently started eating healthy & going to the gym, nothing too crazy just eating roughly 5000kj a day & going to the gym 5 days a week for 60 - 90 minutes each day. i have been doing ...
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What do I need to incorporate into my exercise regime to have an as complete schedule as possible?

I am obese (300 pounds now, down 40 pounds) and have been for the better part of my life. As I've acquired a great interest in medicine and sports medicine I've decided to shed most of my weight and ...
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Weight-gain through Protein shakes [duplicate]

Well I do very little working out because I have a busy schedule with working and school...every now and then I'll try to walk around the neighborhood for 40 minutes,but this is every blue moon I'm 5'...
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How do you keep yourself from being hungry all the time and snacking? [closed]

I started working out again because I'm getting in bad shape and I can feel how out of shape I've gotten the past few months. I signed up at the gym and have no problem going there to workout after ...
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Gym, meditation and studying [closed]

I am doing sports and going to gym for several years now. I am student and month ago I started meditating. I would like to know how would you organize, in what order would you: Go to training ...
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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 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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Is it safe to suddenly add more weight to 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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What are some of the body weight workouts to do post run?

I am looking for some exercise to do at home without needing any weights. I only have access to a medicine ball. I'm looking for exercises that complement and will help me with running. Like box ...
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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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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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seeking qualified sports medical advice (USA)

This stackexchange site frequently closes questions because people are asking questions that require a qualified medical practitioner. Recently, I have my own question that I think falls into that ...
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I have a bit of a tummy. To avoid it getting larger, can I do gym exercises only for my abdomen? [closed]

If I do gym exercises only for my abdomen, will it affect other parts of my body like biceps, triceps, etc?
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How much do I need to sleep? [closed]

I'm a 16 years old guy and I'm not getting enough time to complete my daily jobs. So, I decided to cut my sleep but after reading a few articles it seem not to be a good option. I used to sleep 8 hrs ...
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Should I care about Low Testosterone? [closed]

My doctor wants to start some testosterone treatments on me because he says my levels are too low (they are 231 ng/dL and he said it should be between 348 to 1197). The question I have is, given that ...
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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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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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Consuming Spirulina with Wheat Grass [closed]

I maintain a pretty healthy life style and I exercise 6 days a week as follows: I run at least 3 days every week totaling to 20Kms. And, on other days I do PullUps,Push UPs, sun salutes and light ...