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- Vini Singh added an answer: 2011-07-02 06:08:03Excessive shortness of breath, irregular heart beats, dizziness and/or fainting are signs that should be reported to the doctor. Also, people with the following conditions should consult a doctor prior to beginning an exercise regime.Heart patientsDiabetics, especially insulin-dependentHypertensive individuals (those with high blood pressure)People who have body/joint painsIt is advisable for such individuals to exercise under supervision. A visit to the doctor is also recommended for apparently healthy individuals who have otherwise never exercised but plan to indulge in rigorous exercising.
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I am 35 years old, work 8 hours a day and do not exercise much. How do I decide the intensity of exercises I should indulge in?Vini Singh added an answer: 2011-07-02 06:07:15The TARGET HEART RATE (THR) i.e., 60% of the maximum rate at which the heart beats in a minute, is used to derive the intensity of exercising. Subtract your age from 220 and multiply it with 0.6 to get your THR. It is ideal to perform continuous exercises like jogging, cycling, running, climbing stairs etc. at a speed where the hearts beats at or around the calculated rate. A suitable range for THR can be decided.Example: For a 35 year old, the THR would be 111; suitable range could be 110-115 heart beats per minute. To calculate the heart rate while exercising, check the pulse for 6 seconds after a 5 minute rest and multiply it with 10 to arrive at heart beats per minute. If it is below 110, increase the speed of the exercise while if it is beyond 115 you need to slow down a bit.Once the body gets accustomed to this speed, it can be increased by approximately 5% after consulting the physician. It is important that exercise is not overdone as it may lead to injury.
I am 35 years old, work 8 hours a day and do not exercise much. How do I decide the intensity of exercises I should indulge in?Vini Singh added a question: 2011-07-02 06:06:59
- Vini Singh added an answer: 2011-07-02 06:06:33It would be a good idea to increase the frequency of exercise gradually from 3 days in a week to 5 days. It is best to give the body 1-2 days of rest so that it recovers from the stress of exercise and slowly build stamina. Usually people exercise during the weeks and take a break at the weekends. Beginners can exercise for about 10 minutes, increase the duration to half an hour per day and can easily take it to 1 hour daily. However, the exercise schedule may be decided by the individual to fit his/her work and recreation plans.
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- Vini Singh added an answer: 2011-07-02 06:06:02Changing lifestyles do not permit enough time for much physical activity. Nowadays, most of us lead sedentary lives. A little bit of exercise, especially for those who spend most of their days behind the desk helps in strengthening the heart and thereby greatly reducing the risk of developing high blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels. In fact, exercising is known to raise HDL levels. Exercise improves the body’s ability to metabolize glucose and so also controls development of diabetes. It also helps in maintaining the heath of bones and muscles. There is definite improvement in flexibility which also aids in decreasing risk of orthopedic injury. Exercise mobilizes excess fat from the body and therefore not only does it help in weight reduction but also weight maintenance.
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- Vini Singh added an answer: 2011-06-29 15:27:29It is a low carbohydrate diet very similar to the Atkins Diet. The book by the same name has been authored by two women who lost considerable weight over a period of an year following this diet regime.It has been divided into 3 phases. The first 2 week introductory phase is quite similar to the Atkins Diet wherein the dieter is allowed very low carbohydrates. In the 2nd phase, the dieter is allowed to gradually introduce carbohydrates (roughly 40-100 grams in a day). In the last phase, the dieters are permitted to further increase the carbohydrate intake but reduce it if weight gain occurs. The dieters are advised to completely remove refined cereals such as breads, pastas, rice and desserts from their diets.
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- Vini Singh added an answer: 2011-06-29 14:44:52Whole foods are those foods which have either not been processed or refined at all or have undergone minimalistic processing and/or refining prior to being consumed. Typically, whole foods do not contain any additional ingredients such as salt, carbohydrates, or fat. These may include unpolished grains, beans, fruits, vegetables and non-homogenized dairy products.Whole foods are often mixed with organic foods. However, all whole foods may not be organic and vice-versa.
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- Vini Singh added an answer: 2011-06-29 14:39:24These are tools for assessing the time an individual may require for losing a certain amount of fat. Such tools are easily available online. Ideally losing 1-2 pounds in a week is considered safe. These tools can also be used to find out facts such as such as how many calories an individual is burning each day or how much food he/she needs to reduce/remove from the diet to lose a specific amount of weight every month. Since metabolism rates differ for each individual, these should be calculated before using these tools. It is important to remember that such tools should only be used as a rough initial estimate for an individual and should not be taken as medical advice.
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