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What is regular exercise?


Like adults, kids need exercise. Most children need at least an hour of physical activity every day. Regular exercise helps children As kids spend more time watching TV, they spend less time running and playing. Parents should limit TV, video game and computer time. Parents can set a good example by being active themselves. Exercising together can be fun for everyone. Competitive sports can help kids stay fit. Walking or biking to school, dancing, bowling and yoga are some other ways for kids to get exercise.

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Exercise isn't a new idea. Records of people exercising go back to 1100 B.C., when the Greeks competed in the javelin throw, distance running, archery, and boxing. Hippocrates (460 B.C.-377 B.C.), the father of medicine, wrote that "eating alone will not keep a man well, he must also take exercise." Milo of Croton, in 6 B.C., discovered the Principle of Progressive Overload, in which he carried a calf every day on his shoulders and as it grew into a bull and got heavier, he got stronger (just like adding heavier dumbbells).

Exercise-Induced Asthma

Exercise-induced asthma (AZ-muh) is also called EIA. EIA is a narrowing of the airways (tubes that bring air to your lungs) caused by heavy exercise. Heavy exercise causes you to breathe fast, deep and heavy. This type of breathing quickly cools and dries out the airways leading to your lungs. For some people, cooling and drying of the airways may cause bronchospasm (BRONG-koh-spazm). During bronchospasm, smooth muscles tighten like rubber bands around your airways. This tightening makes the airways too narrow and makes it hard to breathe. EIA is sometimes called exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB).

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Why Exercise Is Wise

The heart isn't the only muscle to benefit from regular exercise. Most of the other muscles in your body enjoy exercise, too. When you use your muscles and ...

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Physical exercise - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts the immune system, and helps prevent the "diseases of affluence" such as heart disease, cardiovascular disease ...

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How Much Exercise Is Enough? - What Is An Adequate Amount of Exercise?

The answer is: More than 40 studies in the scientific literature document that cardiac risk can be reduced by 30 - 50% by regular, moderate exercise ...

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Regular Exercise Still Important in Schizophrenia | Psych Central News

May 12, 2010 ... At least 30 minutes of exercise every day -- even mild exercise -- can keep many health risks and diseases at bay. But some people fear that ...

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The Exercise Habit -- familydoctor.org

The best exercise is the one that you will do on a regular basis. Walking is considered one of the best choices because it's easy, safe and inexpensive. ...

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7 Tips From Uncle Sam's New Fitness Guidelines - On Fitness ...

Oct 9, 2008 ... The U.S. government's overall recommendations for physical activity announced earlier this week aren't terribly earth-shattering: Exercise ...

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Exercise Fights Fatigue, Boosts Energy

Nov 3, 2006 ... New research suggests regular exercise can increase energy levels even among people suffering from chronic medical conditions associated ...

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Exercise
Your heart is a muscle and, like any other muscle, it needs regular exercise in order for it to pump blood around your body efficiently. Research has shown that people who have a physically active lifestyle are at approximately half the risk of heart disease as those who do not.

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Exercise and Physical Fitness
There are 1,440 minutes in every day. Schedule 30 of them for physical activity! Regular exercise is a critical part of staying healthy. People who are active live longer and feel better. Exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight. It can delay or prevent diabetes, some cancers and heart problems.

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Exercise - colds and flu
Question: Can exercise help you avoid colds and flus Answer: Yes. At least one study suggests that regular exercise can cut in half the number of days a person suffers from colds and the flu. Exercise helps the disease-fighting white blood cells in the body to move from the organs into the bloodstream. Overall, you can improve your immune system by eating a proper diet, getting sufficient rest, reducing stress, and exercising regularly. This will decrease your chances of getting a cold or the flu.

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Exercise for Seniors
There is a fountain of youth. Millions have discovered it - the secret to feeling better and living longer. It's called staying active. Finding a program that works for you and sticking with it can pay big dividends. Regular exercise can prevent or delay diabetes and heart trouble. It can also reduce arthritis pain, anxiety and depression. It can help older people stay independent. There are four main types of exercise and seniors need some of each:

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Aerobic Exercise
Aerobic exercise is the type of moderate-intensity physical activity that you can sustain for more than just a few minutes with the objective of improving your cardiorespiratory fitness and your health. "Aerobic" means "in the presence of, or with, oxygen." You know you're doing aerobic exercise when your heart's thumping and you're breathing faster than you do at rest but you can sustain the activity for extended periods of time. I recommend the cue "warm and slightly out of breath" to determine if your activity level is aerobic. Walking, jogging, biking, dancing, and swimming are examples of activities that can be performed aerobically.

Exercise and age
Question: When is it too late to gain the benefits of an exercise program Answer: It's never too late. Exercise at any age has benefits, from reducing the risk of heart problems (including acute MI) to preventing osteoporosis, the thinning and loss of density of the bones. Always consult your health care provider before beginning an exercise program.

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Exercise-Induced Asthma
If you cough, wheeze or feel out of breath during or after exercise, it may be more than exertion causing your symptoms. You might have exercise-induced asthma. As with asthma triggered by other things, exercise-induced asthma symptoms occur when your airways tighten and produce extra mucus.

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Exercise headaches
Exercise headaches, as the name suggests, occur during or after sustained, strenuous exercise. The activities most commonly associated with these types of headaches are running, rowing, tennis, swimming and weightlifting.

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Exercise and children
Children need at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day to be healthy. Lack of physical activity is contributing to a dangerous increase in childhood obesity. Children should be given many opportunities to play, run, bike, and participate in sports, preferably on a daily basis. Exercise should be appropriate for the child's age. For example, a 6-year-old may play outside, while a 16-year-old may run at a track. Encourage your child to build strength, flexibility, and aerobic capacity (for example, through running). Children generally shouldn't be expected to exercise in the routine, formal way adults do (such as walking 3 miles every day or lifting weights). Instead, children should have activities that are: Aerobic (such as walking to school) Muscle strengthening (such as climbing on playground equipment) Bone strengthening (such as running, jumping rope, or playing basketball) Aerobic exercises, muscle strengthening exercises, and bone strengthening exercises should be included at least three times a week. Many activities combine these different types of exercise.

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Exercise stress test
An exercise stress test is a screening tool to test the effect of exercise on your heart. It provides an overall look at the health of your heart. See also: Stress echocardiography Thallium stress test

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Exercise: 7 benefits of regular physical activity - MayoClinic.com
Need motivation to exercise? Consider seven ways exercise can improve your life — starting today!

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