July 20, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness
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Am I Exercising too Much?

Ask the experts I’ve been exercising a lot in anticipation of my upcoming high school reunion. How do I know if I’m overdoing it? Doctor’s response The most effective way to know if you’re overdoing it is to listen to your body and pay attention for symptoms of overtraining. Symptoms

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July 20, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness
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What Are the Benefits of Yoga?

Ask the experts I would like to start taking yoga classes. Please explain the different types of yoga and the benefits of each type. Doctor’s response Dozens of yoga types are practiced worldwide, but there isn’t space here to review all of them, so I will limit my comments to

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July 19, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness
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Does Exercise Make Your Skin Look Younger?

Ask the experts Will exercise make my skin look younger? What are the benefits, if any, of exercise with regard to skin’s appearance? Doctor’s response These are questions that have puzzled exercise scientists for some time, and studies have not confirmed one way or the other whether exercise will make

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July 19, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness
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How Can I Boost my Energy Levels Before Exercising?

Ask the experts It’s hard to motivate myself to exercise, because I always feel tired. I’ve tried eating a banana before working out, but it doesn’t help. How can I boost my energy levels before exercising? Doctor’s response There are many reasons for fatigue. If your energy levels don’t improve,

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July 18, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness
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Should I Take Protein Supplements After Exercise?

Ask the experts What are the benefits of protein supplements with regard to exercise? Doctor’s response Protein is the building block of muscles and essential for repair and growth of muscle after exercise. Whenever you exercise, and particularly during resistance exercise, you cause microscopic damage to the myofibrils of muscle

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July 18, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness
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How Do I Prevent Stretch Marks from Weightlifting?

Ask the experts After working out for two months, I’ve noticed that I have small stretch marks on my arms from lifting. How can I prevent them? Doctor’s response Stretch marks occur when the elastic middle layer of skin called the dermis is stretched. Stretching leads to a breakdown of

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