August 18, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness
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Is Creatine Safe?

Ask the experts Both of my sons lift weights and take creatine. Is it safe to take creatine supplements? Doctor’s response Creatine is a compound that has been shown to speed up recovery in adults after short (generally 10 seconds or less), high intensity bouts of exercise like a set

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August 16, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness
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Choosing a Gym: Exercise Your Options

By Julie DavisHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — There’s more to choosing a gym than just a low membership cost or lots of fancy equipment. Get the answers to the following questions to find the right one for you. First, see if

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August 15, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness
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Can You Target Specific Body Parts for Weight Loss?

Ask the experts When you engage in an exercise like walking, why do you lose weight all over your body rather than in specific parts like the arms, thighs, and waist? Doctor’s response This is an important question and one I’m frequently asked. You need to know a little bit

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August 14, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness
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How Often Should I Change my Workout Routine?

Ask the experts How often should I change my workout routine? Doctor’s response This is a frequently asked question. Currently, there are no research-based, standardized guidelines to follow, yet it is frequently reported that changing workouts will prevent injuries, and I’ve heard or read more times than I can remember

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August 11, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness
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Elliptical vs. Running

Ask the experts Does using an elliptical machine at the gym burn more calories than running on the street? What about bike riding? Doctor’s response For the same level of perceived exertion (i.e., the work feels the same during both activities), running will burn more calories than the elliptical, although

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August 11, 2017 by Contributor in Exercise and Fitness
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What Exercises Can I Do at Home?

Ask the experts I am 70 years old. In 2000, I fell and broke both ankles and my leg. I also have severe back problems. I would like to know what kind of exercises I could do at home, as I can’t walk. Doctor’s response I immediately thought of chair

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