I am a 63 year old male in great shape, but my right knee is getting progressively weaker. What are some great, low impact exercises I can do?

In my opinion as an 81-year-old, after using various low impact human powered vehicles, the Me-Mover stepping scooter gives the best aerobic workout in the shortest period of time without joint impact.I've increased my strength and endurance especially my legs and core since riding the scooter for over 3 years.

I am going to eat a 500mL Haaegen-Dasz ice-cream. Can I reduce my changes of getting diabete by performing an intense intellectual or physical activity immediately after to consume the eaten calories?

Doing something silly like this once is not going to give you Diabetes. Eat 500ml ice-cream every day for 6 months and then you might have an issue with Diabetes.Diabetes is caused by the messing up your body's ability to process/regular sugar levels and you can do that by binge feeding sugar to your body (such as

I am looking to start exercising to tone my body and stay fit? What routine would you recommend for me?

You can go head for Cardio as well as GYM but you should have proper workout plan.Here's the info you need to understand before you get started.1) Perform workout for 4 days in a week for one month and resting one day at least in between workout session.

I am the only guy who does not go to gym in group of gym freaks. Should I hit the gym too as my buddies want me to or remain the way I am?

First, Let me tell you that its your personal decision that you want to hit the gym or not.Second, in my personal opinion, you should hit the gym for sure. Not because your friends are doing it but the importance of

I can do one strict pull-up. How should I progress from here?

I assume you want to become a pull up beast. You are on your way by doing one and having a bar in your house! Doing one pull up every time you pass that bar is one way to increase your pull ups as you begin your quest. But don't stop

I have been going to the gym approximately 4 times a week, using the treadmill for 30 min and a few other leg and thigh strengthening machines. Will I see any results that way?

Of course, you'll see some positive physical results.Although, to make it more effective and result-producing, I recommend switching some things around:Do strength/weight training first. This will allow you to strengthen the legs more effectively and produce better muscle growth/definition in the legsPerform different types of training/exercise on each of your different training days.The

I have hard time keeping fit. How to stop this?

First, there is a difference between stressing over things and caring about things. Stressing means that you are worried about things that are not within your control or that are within your control but you either cannot take care of them right now or

I have overtrained and now I have a lot of pain, But I don't want to lose momentum and the habit. Is it okay to do my workout with very light weights so that I'm only practicing my form?

I think that everyone needs to take some time off from weight training, and you are obviously overdue to allow your body to heal.Please get a trainer and your doctor involved before you start again to get a more sensible and sustainable program.

I have skinny arms and legs but a lot of belly, which makes me feel horrible and disfigured. Which diet and exercise plan should I follow, as a 28-year-old male with a sedentary lifestyle, to have a healthy body?

Alright:1.Eat more protein-rich foods, and get some healthy fats in there. (Think oily fish, avocados, olive oil). Ditch the sandwiches, pizzas, chips and big pasta meals. A little's alright, but these carbs absorb quickly and often go straight to that

I have to lose weight. I'm now 87 kg, 21 yrs old. What should be the proper diet and exercise?

Diets dont work, because the mindset behind them is always temporary ( let me deny myself for a week...?). No, you should realise and accept that you're eating less optimally than should be & need to permenantly fix for life, to reduce cancer risk. Decide to soon,

I just severely (though temporarily) injured my ankle. What are my options for cardio exercise?

Keep in mind that cardio doesn't have to be running/biking/swimming/anything else along those lines. While those are the main exercises to keep your cardiovascular fitness up, your key intention is to keep your heartrate at 85% MHR (max heart rate) while you're working on cardio - as opposed to 65-70% MHR when you're trying to burn

I need to lose weight. And I have a month to do so. What should be my exercise schedule?

One month is good enough to tone your body. There are two stages when it comes to loosing weight - the first stage is where you loose weight and the second stage is where you make sure that you don't regain the flab that you lost in the first stage.

I need to work on my fitness, is HIIT the fastest way to get into shape?

Although I'm not a fan of CrossFit as a long term fitness solution, it's probably your best bet as a program for getting into shape fast. HIIT is good for that as well, but I would have more faith in the workout

I recently started a more rigorous exercise program, hoping to get more energy, but after two weeks I'm more exhausted than ever. Is this too be expected? And when will I see the benefits?

You are probably overworking yourself. Rigorous exercise programs should be pursued when you have a lot of time to rest up and regain those torn muscles, such as during holiday breaks. However, if you push yourself to the limit every day, you will feel an energy

I run 3km every day. Am I fit?

I used to run 16 kilometers every other day. That's my bragging right. Fitness is basically defined by however you want to define it for yourself. I personally have said that as long as I have abs and can run pretty much as long as I want, I'm

I run 5 miles a day is that bad?

Last week, at the peak of my marathon training, I ran 100 miles in 7 days. That's an average of just over 14 miles per day. The 7th day, Saturday, I ran 24 miles. My typical mileage is 50–70 miles

I started exercising regularly, but I hate it. Am I missing something?

Means your motivation is not intrinsic.What is your goal to begin with? Just to lose weight? Build muscle?If you want the end result, but cannot love the journey you simply will not get to the end of it. And even there it never ends - you will need to keep at it in order to maintain it.There are

I want to lose 5 kg weight in a healthy manner in a month, what should be the the diet plan and exercises to be done at home?

A2AFirst things first.NEVER FOLLOW THE GM DIET!!!NEVER follow any diet that restricts your calorie intake severely, starves you and leaves you in a worse state health wise. Diet is not about a list of things you can't eat. Diet is about a bunch of

I weigh 120 kgs. I want to lose my weight. Should I run and exercise or join a gym? How long would it take me to reduce to 85-90?

I was weighting 113kg around one year and half ago. I'm now weighting around 87kg (it varies between 86kg and 88kg).I'm an IT guy, I did not walk much, I ate junk food and I drunk a lot of alcohol.It all started as a bet with my

I work in an office, what are some good stretches or exercise I can do in breaks during the day?

Here are some quick, effective stretches that are perfect for desk job hustlers. Perform these flexibility exercises during your short breaks, and notice the difference:Chest StretchChest stretches are probably one of the best and most necessary exercises you can perform when you have a desk job.Since most of

I workout 1 hour in morning and 1.5 hours in evening. I want a well toned body, no body builder type. What should be my diet chart? I eat only veg and eggs,no meat.

First of all you shouldn't be working more than your body's capacity,  when you're working out properly your muscles are being pushed to their best limit after that you need to take proper rest so that the muscle tissues gain their strength and grow,  now that when you're

I workout 1 hour per day for 5 days, and work cardio for 1 day (30 mins - 400 calories burn), I also take 1 day to rest. Will I be able to lose the small fat belly I have?

You will be able to lose that small belly fat you have by sticking to a caloric deficit.Calorie Deficit ExplainedA calorie deficit is the magic everyone has been looking for.Well maybe not everyone, but everyone who is looking to lose weight and body fat. This is what makes weight

If I do 100 pull-ups a day, how much height will I gain within a year?

are you serious? I cannot believe people are asking this question and others are validating it with bullshit. you really think you can get taller by pullups? first of all try doing a 100 pull ups in a day and let me know how that goes. You wont be able

If I do 100 squats per day for 100 days will I get lean lower body?

A LOT of idiots answering this question and from doing some facebook and name image searches... fitness is the LAST thing they should be talking about.REAL talk. 100 free squats every day will get you far better legs than most have in the western world. High rep squats require a lot of oxygen and

If I have a broken leg, do I have any options for cardio training?

I once saw a stationary kayak machine that would give you a good aeorbic/cardio workout with no use of the legs.  But I only saw it in one gym.There is a rope pull machine where you pull on a weighted rope that is in a loop, it

If I have no job, what is the best way to lose weight if I have nothing else to do for 1 month? Can I stay at the gym for 10 hours everyday in the next 30 days?

I'm in the same boat as you.  I'm supposed to be unemployed for 3 months up until my oncoming arbitration in June.  I was active for the first 2 weeks being unemployed.  Then It kept snowing and raining.. Then I got sick.. Then I just stayed in all day and stopped trying to better myself. 

If I stop exercising, but start eating right (no binging), will I lose weight?

Most people think jumping into an exercise program head first will get them a six pack, and then continue to eat whatever they want. Then they wonder why the weight isn't coming off and exercise isn't working. The answer to your question:

I'm a 15 year old female. I'm 5'3 or 5'4 and I weigh about 100 lbs. I'm also a freshman in highschool. What can I do to at least be a healthy 120 lbs by May and maintain that weight?

I'm 17, and I too have this problem. I'm about the same height as you but I still look unhealthy because of my weight. I've never weighed more then 110lbs in my life. Right now I'm in between 107-110 but at one point a few months ago I was 98lbs and my doctor was concerned. The best thing I've

I'm a 22-year-old guy. I am a bit lean and I have little belly fat. How do I stay fit if I have no means to find a gym and can workout only at my home? What exercises do you suggest?

Well, I completely understand your situation so I would give you a suggestive workout and a suggestive diet. I've personally tried this diet and it worked for me. I was 78 kgs at that time. I lost the extra 8–9 kgs and my fitness levels improved to a great extent.

I'm busy with a daytime job. Is 50 pushups a day enough to stay healthy?

Push ups are great, but they only address your upper body and core, and they are not aerobic.Try this 7 minute list, I have been doing it for months now and it is great.You do each exercise

I'm going on holiday for three weeks. What's a good exercise routine using no equipment that can help me maintain strength in my core, arms, and bum?

Here's a 15 minute one, glutes and core only. Ad some others, but this is a good one for your glutes.Page on pinterest.com (this link has pictures of the exercise)One leg Assisted squat (hold on

I'm sitting at a PC 12 hours/day, is it enough to run 4KM/day to stay healthy?

While running is an excellent way to keep healthy and fit, eating well is important too.  Assuming that you do eat healthy food, my only concern about your lifestyle is not so much the length of time you work, but the spans of time

I've started running every day. Do I need to take days off to rest?

Rule of thumb: if you are pushing your boundary (of soreness, fatigue, endurance, or pain), you will need to take time off (be it days or mileage) to let yourself recover and not push yourself into a hole. If you feel like you aren't pushing any boundaries, you do not need time off --

My lower back is hurting from push ups, am I too overweight? Should I add lower back exercises?

If your low back hurts after doing push-ups, your core is likely too weak to support your weight. Because of this, your back likely bows in, toward the ground, straining both the muscle, ligament, and compressing the lumbar vertebrae.Here is a picture of that incorrect form:

My stomach is just about flat. However I still have a lot of fat on my back. How do I get rid of it?

As Bart Loews said, keep doing what you're doing.  There's no such thing as spot reduction, no exercises that will stimulate fat loss specifically and no set amount of exercise that you can do to guarantee fat loss.  There are far too many variables to consider

Which is better: one 30 minute walk or two 15-minute ones?

Depends on a few factors.Are you walking after a meal?Are you walking outdoors or indoors?Are you walking in the morning or at night?Doing one thing for an extended period of time once is almost always the lesser choice than doing something more frequently but for a shorter time period. Walking 30 minutes

Why am I not able to build shape in body after lots of gymming?

It could be a plethora of things, but I will point out some of the main reason why many people workout like animals but never build muscle.1. You are not performing the excercise correctly.    Many of us, especially when we first start our fitness journey, don't

Why am I unable to do chin ups?

Like Kulpreet said, your muscles are the key here. You need to build your shoulder muscles to help you hold firm.Trust me, your body mass is much more heavier than most weights you carry around. If you really put your body weight together in one piece, you'll discover that

Why do I catch a cold after intense exercise?

Original question:> Why do I catch a cold after intense exercise?I don't think that is a cold. A cold only lasts 1 week or so.It sounds like you might be allergic to something at the gym. Someone else's perfume, chalk, someone brings their dog, the

Why do I feel good after a good workout?

A good workout changes the level of hormones in human body. Mainly the hormones that are enhanced by a good workout are Dopamine, Endorphins, Adrenaline, Serotonin. All these hormones help a male feel happy both mentally and physically; especially Dopamine is the pleasure hormone which can really

Why do I feel so bad if I don't exercise for three or four days?

Most probably it is about hormones that makes us feel happy during or after physical exercise. Endorphins and dopamine are the ones playing role in this situation. We secrete these hormones to over come physical pain and to live the sweet feeling of success. After some time your body gets used to

Why do I feel terrible during and after working out?

I like Aakash's answer here as your CNS is by far what makes the magic happen especially when you first get into a new workout routine it is your CNS that is making the most gains believe it or not but I will digress as I could go

Why do I sweat more after exercise than during exercise?

Hi This is a question I had plagued me as well. I have been into regular exercise all my life and often used wonder why I appeared to get more sweat after the exercise than before it. My initial hypothesis was, as I used to jog or play sports outside in open air,

After I workout I feel the right side of my muscles more than I do my left, is this normal?

It is totally normal to feel that way. There will be always be asymmetry. Think about it, your body always has a preferred side. Some people are right handers others are left handers. We have one eye as dominant over the other. Some of us are left brain dominant while others are

I am 18 years old. Should I start going to the gym?

Yes, you should go to the gym. There is a lot of benefits to going to your local YMCA for a workout or planet fitness. You feel better, you start to look better, and in the long run, it gives you more energy to do what you want such as hobby's and stuff like that. But I will

I am a 20-year-old male who didn't even play sports as a child. I recently decided to invest time in fitness and discovered that I am not able to do any strength-based exercise (not even a push-up). Is there no hope for me at all?

Not at all.If you have no underlying medical conditions and are generally in good health then you are in a fantastic situation to transform your health, fitness, appearance, as well as the rest of your life and the example you could set for your future children!  I mean it!At 20 years

I am a skinny guy and after reading a lot of advice I started going to gym, Now I have started losing weight drastically. Should I continue going to gym or not?

Yes you should, but you should eat more. Actually you can eat almost anuthing you want right now, just to gain weight, but preferrably healthy food. Drink alot of whole fat milk, many good calories in that. And stick to lifting weights, don't spend much time on the treadmill and bikes. And do not train for more than max

I am a skinny guy. I want to go for a morning run. Will it benefit my physique?

You are a skinny guy trying to get a physique. In a world obsessed with getting skinny, you are trying to gain weight. So you have to do things outside the box. You have to think opposite to what people trying to lose weight are thinking. So, to start

I am a software engineer and work all the time on laptop. I don't go outside and get sun that much either. What kind of exercises and to what extent I should be doing daily to stay fit?

you should be taking vitamin D, probably. do that, and do a lot (you won't get too much unless you're ridiculous and down the entire bottle, don't worry.)as for exercise... it's kind of, whatever you'll keep doing. find something you like.but V-D, man, get on it, you'll thank me.

I am at 13% body fat currently. Is there any diet and exercise tips I can have to get to 10-8% body fat?

Hello - Thanks for reaching out!Sure, there are some tips I can provide. I'll start with nutrition, then move towards exercise.80% of fat loss is nutrition. You can have the best exercise regimen in the world, but if your nutrition sucks, you're NEVER going to achieve optimal health or your optimal results.Eat meats, vegetables, nuts and

I am skinny and want to gain weight. Should I go to the gym or yoga classes? Which one will give me faster results and are there any side effects of going to the gym for a skinny gal like me?

Hi,Your goal is to put on weight but you're question on comparison of the two activities is completely wrong. To make a perfect choice both the subjects should be laying on same parameters. Here the difference is that  by

I can't cope with the gym 6 days a week. Are 3 days a week enough?

Working out three days a week is plenty to get results.In fact, I know people who get great results working out only 2 times a week (full body workouts).Personally, I believe working out 3–4 times a week to be the sweet spot. Weight training is

I do cardio twice a week for 30 minutes. Is this enough?

Congratulations on making the decision to get healthier. Doing cardio is a great way to support your eating plan. If you are interested in getting leaner, this is a perfect choice as it will work all of the muscles in your body. However, you will probably want to include one more

I have 30-45 minutes per day to allocate to working out. What should I do for the best results?

I'm 39 years old and wanted to come up with a workout program that lasted no longer than 45 minutes, four-to-five times per week. My overall goal was to look like I was ready to compete on American Ninja Warrior -

I have been going to the gym for the last 15 days, but I still haven't lost any weight. Why?

Dude.. you need to relax and continue the workouts... 15 days is too short a time to start bothering about losing weight. In fact, if you DO lose weight in just 15 days, it is a matter of serious concern. Try to get into a rythm. Give it six months. And

I have prediabetes. Why do I get tired quickly during exercise?

You do need to work with your doctor to prevent your prediabetes from becoming diabetes, but 106 mg/dl isn't really high enough to explain fatigue. Many professional athletes who happen to be diabetic compete with blood sugar levels at 300 mg/dl or so (to the consternation of their doctors). High blood sugar levels, over 200 mg/dl or so, are

I have recently started running. But after running for 2 minutes or so I am facing a problem with my breathing. My breathing becomes so heavy that I stop for a while. What is the proper way to breathe while running?

The proper way to breathe is to breathe without thinking about it.I faced a similar problem when I started running. My track coach told me to breathe in through my nose and out through my mouth. Little did I know at the time that I had a double deviated septum along with chronic sinusitis and

I know nutrition is first but what are good exercises to burn fat and exercises to get abs?

Essentially, aerobic exercise.  The National Institute of Health, the NIH, did a study a couple of years ago now indicating specifically that high-intensity interval training or HIIT (a form of aerobic exercise) was found to be the most efficient not only for weight

I only have free weights, what exercises can I do to increase upper body mass?

You don't say if you're male or female; old, young or prepubescent; your height and weight, so this will be generic...Assuming you're a male between 17 and 30 that shaves at least 3 times a week, I'd recommend the following:1.  Full body warmup for 3-5 minutes (run in

I want to start running every morning, what will this do for me physically and mentally?

It's well documented that exercise raises the body's metabolism for about 18 hours afterwards, and aerobic exercise increases dopamine production in the brain.   Here are a few short term changes you'd experience.  I can't speak about long term changes, but I hear that exercise is good for

I workout 6 days in a week. Alternate days I do cardio exercises. Workout duration is around 50-60 minutes. Should I be taking protein shakes and fat burners as well?

Definitely you can consume both protein and fat burners but there are lots of protein that help to reduce your extra body fat and also help to gain lean muscle. You can consume Isolate protein, it is the superior form of whey protein. Now i am sharing a link where you can find markets best and hot selling

I'm 13 years old, 5'1 and currently weigh 83 pounds. I'm recovering from anorexia and I want to gain muscle, so I started lifting 10-pound dumbbells 5 times a week. Is this safe?

10lb is probably too heavy. I can barely lift 15lb and yet I am in good shape.What?! Really?! But 10lb feels so light and everyone else lifts heavier iron!Sure, I can bench press much heavier weights, but in some

I'm 25 and always trying to learn ways to eat healthier and stay fit. Do other people share my concerns? Are there health and nutrition concerns I should have?

Yes. I am in that exact boat, I'm 25, I've only just been in a job that allows me to eat properly and now I make sure that I work out at least 3 times a week, and yes, when you want to be more healthy, you have got to eat more.

I'm 5.8 feet tall and my waist size is only 27 cm. What sorts of exercises should I do to increase my waist width?

First of all, It must be 27 inches. 27 cm is like not possible.Well, you need to grow some 3 inches around your waist. This will take time as gaining is not an immediate process. It takes time to put on weight.Weight training will prove helpful for you. It is just to pump up the

I'm a 22-year-old guy. I am a bit lean and I have little belly fat. How do I stay fit if I have no means to find a gym and can workout only at my home? What exercises do you suggest?

Well, I completely understand your situation so I would give you a suggestive workout and a suggestive diet. I've personally tried this diet and it worked for me. I was 78 kgs at that time. I lost the extra 8–9 kgs and my fitness levels improved to a great extent. You adjust

I'm starting to exercise more often. Is there a good fitness/exercise log I could print off?

I would reccomend Myfitnesspal, as mamy others do. Also, if you like running, Endomondo is great! As for a "workout log" it realle depends on your goal wit the training. If you want strength, 5x5 stronglifts or Starting Strength ate reccomendable, if you work out for looking good, well just don't eork out. Worling

I'm trying to gain muscle (ectomorph) is going to gym twice a day okay with the correct calorie intake?

I urge you to take the opposite approach. If you are an ectomorph then it means your metabolism is already racing on you. Going to the gym twice a day is going to require such a high caloric intake and amount of rest between work outs, that you simply won't be able to catch up. Will it work

My knee aches when I go down the stairs or take any sudden jerk which puts pressure on my knee? Is there a fat pad under my knee which wore off? Self diagnosis apparently shows signs of Patella tendonitis? What should I do?

First thing you should do visit the knee specialists. And tell him about your condition. If you are 100% sure from self diagnosis that you are suffering from the Patella tendonitis. Here are some things that you should do:Don't play

My physician has recommended me to do exercise to increase my stamina, but I can't exercise for more than 2 minutes without fatigue creeping in and feeling completely exhausted and light headed. What should I do?

Dr. Kenneth Cooper, who spent his career studying cardio exercise and its effects, developed a point system to measure the cardio effects of different exercises at various durations and intensity levels. He recommends a minimum of 35 points per week for men, 27 points per week

Why do I feel terrible during and after working out?

I like Aakash's answer here as your CNS is by far what makes the magic happen especially when you first get into a new workout routine it is your CNS that is making the most gains believe it or not but I will digress as I could go on for a while about this because just from

Why do I sweat more after exercise than during exercise?

Hi This is a question I had plagued me as well. I have been into regular exercise all my life and often used wonder why I appeared to get more sweat after the exercise than before it. My initial

I am 22, but look 32 years old because of my weight. My friends have told me several times to start exercising and control my diet. I tried but failed. I have no motivation. I think I should die. Should I?

This is a relatively simple problem. If you have problem being motivated to do something, club it together with something you are motivated by.Do you like talking and chatting? Find some friend who would run with you every morning while chatting. Do you love nature? Find a beautiful place with a breathtaking view, say the

I am 30 years old. I have not worked out in the last one decade. Is it too late for me to start working out at the gym?

Its never too late for fitness. But its important to understand your body.Start with some light exercises so that your muscles get used to the movement. As a warm-up you can go for brisk walk for few weeks. Then if possible, can try out different kinds of physical activities like Aerobics, Yoga, Pilates

I am overweight, but hide it well. I want to be healthy, and I want a flat-ish stomach, but I am extremely sedentary. How do I begin exercising, and make it a habit?

Losing weight is almost totally driven by food choices (what and how much). Exercise (such as walking, running, and workouts) is needed for stamina and strength and for making sure that the weight you lose is fat and not muscle, but purely in terms of weight loss, exercise is neither necessary nor

I feel tired during the workouts, but I don't want to take a pre-workout. How can I naturally increase energy levels drastically during workouts?

There can be several reasons that you are feeling tired during workouts. I am listing few of them below. If you find the reason behind them using the points below then you can surely overcome them.10 Reasons that you are feeling tired during workoutDehydration: Dehydration is the most common reason with most of the people. It

I have lost 9 kgs in the last 5 months and now I have 18% body fat and I weigh 67 kg, and I'm 173cm. How do I lose the fat without losing muscle to get to 12% body fat?

Check out Convict Conditioning and 7 Minute Workout.Stop the running & concentrate on strength training.Getting below 12% bodyfat and maintaining those levels is hard work.Body fat in the 14 to 18% range is easily doable via a good diet of no junk.Take a look

I have never exercised my body since long. Now whenever I try some exercises, my body hurts and I feel as if I am having mild fever. How do I start my exercise regime to stay fit?

I can answer based on my experience and I will also back them with scientific facts and links to the articles for your better understanding. Exercise gives everyone sore muscles, some less pain than the others because they have been doing some form of physical exercise. Also exercise, increases the body temperature,

I have skinny arms and legs but a lot of belly, which makes me feel horrible and disfigured. Which diet and exercise plan should I follow, as a 28-year-old male with a sedentary lifestyle, to have a healthy body?

Alright:1.Eat more protein-rich foods, and get some healthy fats in there. (Think oily fish, avocados, olive oil). Ditch the sandwiches, pizzas, chips and big pasta meals. A little's alright, but these carbs absorb quickly and often go straight to that belly.2.Start paying attention to packaging: I never recommend on the dot calorie

I have to lose weight. I'm now 87 kg, 21 yrs old. What should be the proper diet and exercise?

Diets dont work, because the mindset behind them is always temporary ( let me deny myself for a week...?). No, you should realise and accept that you're eating less optimally than should be & need to permenantly fix for life, to reduce cancer risk. Decide to soon, Simply stop at once

I just severely (though temporarily) injured my ankle. What are my options for cardio exercise?

Keep in mind that cardio doesn't have to be running/biking/swimming/anything else along those lines. While those are the main exercises to keep your cardiovascular fitness up, your key intention is to keep your heartrate at 85% MHR (max heart rate) while you're working on cardio - as opposed to 65-70% MHR when you're trying to burn the most fat.

I started exercising yesterday and I'm sore today, is it okay for me to workout today or skip a day or two?

Hi CierraThanks for your Quora request. I'm going to add context that to my response because you are basically asking two questions here.How frequently should I be exercisingIs it okay to continue exercising even when you are experiencing soreness.Let's tackle the continuing to exercise first. The soreness you should

I want to go to the gym, but I'm eating less. Will eating less affect my body if I workout daily?

First of all ‘eating less' is a very vague statement. You need to know at least roughly, how much is your total calorie intake and what are the amounts of protein, carbohydrates, fats & fibres contributing to this sum. Now,

If I do 1 hour cardio every day will this be bad for me?

Assuming you are healthy, and hour of cardio is no problem as all, and actually way less than your body is designed to do on a daly basis.Cardio is nothing more than sustained repetetive motion using the large muscle groups of your body: arms, shoulders, legs and buttocks.The goal is to sustain low level,

If I stop exercising, but start eating right (no binging), will I lose weight?

Most people think jumping into an exercise program head first will get them a six pack, and then continue to eat whatever they want. Then they wonder why the weight isn't coming off and exercise isn't working. The answer to your question: YES. You can lose weight without exercising, provided your

If my lower back is strained during a timed plank, what am I doing wrong?

How long are you spending in plank? Shouldn't be longer than a minute. And don't just hang out there. Work. Strain. Tremble. If you can think of anything other than not passing out your doing plank wrong. If you can spend more than a minute in

I'm 16 and planning to hit the gym, how long will it take for me to see results?

Dear Anonymous,What you need is 21 days of intense workout to actually see an express result on your build and body strength. But you need to be ready for what is needed to achieve this.Now since you are still

I'm 16 and want to start boxing, but my fitness isn't very good, should I get fit before I start or start and get fit? And is skipping rope a necessity?

If you want to start boxing, cardio workouts are necessary. Workouts like jumping rope, running uphills, push ups, sit up, and jumping jacks are important when training. If your out of shape, boxing is a good and fun way to

I'm 93 lbs. I have a lot of fat on my thighs and my upper arms. What should I do to get rid of it?

in addition to diet and exercise to lose weight, there is a new non-surgical technique to lose inches and problem areas really fast and effectively. It's painless with very little downtime. It is called Coolsculpting. Here's the information about coolsculpting they might find helpful.

I'm an obese guy of 18 years age. How do I increase my height as well as decrease my weight????????

Believe me the only thing you can easily get rid off  easily is obesity. I keep on swinging between 78kg - 92kg depending on how little no do I maintain my good habits(I promise not to make you run on treadmills

I'm going on holiday for three weeks. What's a good exercise routine using no equipment that can help me maintain strength in my core, arms, and bum?

Here's a 15 minute one, glutes and core only. Ad some others, but this is a good one for your glutes.Page on pinterest.com (this link has pictures of the exercise)One leg Assisted squat (hold

I've been working out in the gym for the last three months but I'm not successful in gaining weight. Should I go for a mass gainer? Is it safe?

Do a bit of research first about mass gainers like, what type you want to buy etc. Better yet, go for protein supplements rather than carbs. It's good to hear that you've been working out for three months. You must've surely felt the changes in shape and strength. There's one question however. Are you eating the right foods

Where should a person who's never exercised regularly start with an exercise routine?

Start at a level you can maintain. 3 pressups a day, a couch to 5k programme that involves running every second day, a regular swimming class. ..The big mistake they make is trying to do too much, too soon. They get tired, can't sustain the level of exercise, and once they start dropping sessions

Why am I not able to build shape in body after lots of gymming?

It could be a plethora of things, but I will point out some of the main reason why many people workout like animals but never build muscle.1. You are not performing the excercise correctly.    Many of us, especially when we first start our fitness journey, don't know how to do the workout. Lifting

Why do I catch a cold after intense exercise?

As the previous 4 answers are not particularly good, may I offer you my opinion? Your question is clear. You catch a cold after exercise! I believe this is because your body is short of micro-nutrients, especially vitamin C. When you exercise intensely, your body uses up these micro-nutrients at a higher rate, leaving your body depleted and vulnerable

Why do I feel energetic after swimming?

I don't know why, but it's common for swimmers to feel energised when they come out of the water. You've done something that (hopefully) you have enjoyed and makes you feel good, so why shouldn't you feel energised as well.However, this doesn't mean you haven't been working. You should be aware you have burnt of

Why do I feel so bad if I don't exercise for three or four days?

Most probably it is about hormones that makes us feel happy during or after physical exercise. Endorphins and dopamine are the ones playing role in this situation. We secrete these hormones to over come physical pain and to live the sweet feeling of success. After some time your body gets used to it. You go and

Why do I look fatter after working out? Does my body get swollen?

The only time you should judge your physique is at the morning, after a good night's fast. If you do it in the evening where you've had bunch of food throughout the day, you are stuffed and bloated. Before you to go bed and during the sleep you fast for some hours, which leads

Why is stretching before exercise considered dangerous and should be avoided?

For most recreational sports it is really not a factor.The reason static stretching is discouraged is that it has been proven to reduce peak power in sprinting. Essentially the athletes performance is reduced so they will not be as competitive.Also static stretching will lengthen muscles and change the range of motion (ROM) around

I am 25 and my chest is 38 inches. Can I widen my chest to 42 inches doing pull ups and chin ups or any other method?

Both pull-ups and chin-ups are two of the best exercises for back and overall upper body conditioning. However, they target the muscles a bit differently. Both exercises will work the lats (latissimus dorsi) and secondary muscles which are involved are arms, shoulders, abdominal muscles and forearms.To widen your chest

I can do one strict pull-up. How should I progress from here?

I assume you want to become a pull up beast. You are on your way by doing one and having a bar in your house! Doing one pull up every time you pass that bar is one way to increase your pull ups as you