Questions and Answers on Fitness

Fitness can be described as the ability to perform daily tasks vigorously and alertly, with energy left over for enjoying leisure-time activities and meeting emergency demands. It is the ability to endure stress, to continue on in circumstances where an unfit person could not continue and is the basis for good health and well-being.

Physical fitness involves the performance of the heart, lungs and the muscles of the body. What we do with our bodies also affects what we can do with our minds.  Fitness can influence, to some degree, mental alertness and emotional stability.

05/11/2010 - Questions and Answers

My blood sugar numbers go really high when I exercise, why?

Question: I have diabetes, my blood sugar numbers go really high when I exercise, why? Read more

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12/23/2009 - Questions and Answers

What causes osteoarthritis and how can I stay mobile even though my knees are affected?

Question What causes osteoarthritis and how can I stay mobile even though my knees are affected? Read more

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11/09/2009 - Questions and Answers

Wheelchair exercises?

Question I work at a residential care facility and I have looked everywhere for a couple of exercises I can do with wheelchair-bound patients. Anything you can suggest would be great. Read more

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10/01/2009 - Questions and Answers

Smoking and weight

Question How should I loose the weight I've gained since I quit smoking? Read more

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08/24/2009 - Questions and Answers

Too much exercise?

Question Can running too hard or too long damage brain cells due to lack of oxygen? How do you know when you're pushing yourself too much? Read more

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08/20/2009 - Questions and Answers

No time to exercise?

Question I know I should exercise, because I'm a diabetic, but I just can't find the time to go to the gym. Do you have any ideas? Read more

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06/15/2009 - Questions and Answers

Physical activity to stave off Alzheimer's?,Leisure-time physical activity at midlife and the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Question I know that I should keep my brain active to try to prevent Alzheimer's, but must I exercise my body too? I'm 50 and tend to be a bit overweight. Read more

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04/06/2009 - Questions and Answers

Falls prevention in the home

How can you prevent falls in the home in older people? Question How can you prevent falls in the home in older people? Read more

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04/06/2003 - Questions and Answers

CAD

What can I do to prevent coronary artery disease? Read more

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04/05/2003 - Questions and Answers

Resting heart rate and exercise

I have mildly high blood pressure, and the medication I originally took reduced my resting heart rate to the high 30s, which my doctor gave as the reason for changing to different medication. I do water aerobics 3-5 times a week and this lowers my resting heart rate to 45-55. Is this OK? Read more

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