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A truly healthy person has a sound body and mind that is free of disease and infirmity. Healthy living includes taking the steps needed to optimize one's chances of surviving and thriving, like eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Questions relating to all aspects of health and living a healthy life are welcome here!

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What are the duties of a health prefect?

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Make daily routine perfect like - proper sleep at least for 8 hours. never skip breakfast because it's important meal. Never eat too much always eat some food in 2 hours gap. Always eat healthy food in breakfast with high protein level. Eat lite food in the dinner.
Asked in Health, ADD-ADHD, Medication and Drugs

What medications are used to treat ADHD?

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The most common medications used to treat ADHD are drugs belonging to a category of drugs called psychostimulants. These drugs include amphetamines such as Adderall (mixed amphetamine salts), Adderall XR (mixed amphetamine salts extended-release), Desoxyn (methamphetamine), Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine), Dexedrine Spansules (dextroamphetamine), and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Many other stimulants contain methylphenidate, including drugs such as Ritalin, Methylin, Concerta, Metadate, Daytrana (methylphenidate transdermal). Focalin (dexmethylphenidate) and Focalin XR (dexmethylphenidate extended-release) are, simply put, simply more potent forms of methylphenidate also used for ADHD. Amphetamines work by increasing levels of the monoamines dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin. Methylphenidate and dexmethylphenidate have no clinically significant effect on serotonin. By increasing extra cellular concentrations of monoamines there is increased receptor binding leading to enhanced cellular communication. For the most part the areas of the brain that are most stimulated are the under active areas that control impulse (and other things). As a result the under active areas "wake up" and are better able to control impulse and concentration. Strattera (atomoxetine) is a non-stimulant FDA approved for ADHD typically used in people who fail to properly respond to stimulants, for people with substance abuse problems, and some doctors used Strattera as a first time treatment despite the fact Strattera is not nearly as effective as stimulants. Strattera is a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, more similar to antidepressants than other FDA approved ADHD medication. Strattera acts by inhibiting the norepinephrine transporter (NET), preventing norepinephrine from going back into the pre-synaptic cell which increased receptor binding. The drugs Catapres (clonidine) and Tenex (guanfacine) are also popular and can be taken alone or more commonly taken with a stimulant. These drugs also reduce side effects like insomnia. The FDA has recently approved Intuniv (guanfacine extended-release) and Kapvay (clonidine extended-release) for ADHD, particularly when taken with a stimulant. Off label medication are sometimes used including the antidepressant Wellbutrin (bupropion), and the "wake promoting agents" Provigil, Alertec (modafinil) and Nuvigil (armodafanil). Typically these drugs are only used when traditional stimulants fail or are added to stimulants. There are a number of other drugs that may be used depending on the severity and symptoms of the ADHD. Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) including Tofranil (imipramine), Norpramin (desipramine), and Aventyl, Pamelor (nortriptyline) have some evidence they are useful for ADHD. There is no "best" drug as each drug works differently with each individual. In some cases, medication is not effective for unknown reasons but 70-90% of people do respond to medication. As always talk to your doctor about treatment.
Asked in Health, Carbohydrates and Low-Carb Diets, Nutrition

How many grams of carbs are recommended per day?

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The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that carbohydrates make up 45 to 65 percent of your total daily calories. So, if you get 2,000 calories a day, between 900 and 1,300 calories should be from carbohydrates. That translates to between 225 and 325 grams of carbohydrates a day.
Asked in Health, Dieting and Weight Loss, Exercise

Easiest way to lose lower stomach fat?

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If You Want To Lose Your Fat, You Need To Do Three ThingsFirst, take a healthy diet, don't eat sugar products like soft drinks, ice cream, chocolates, etc.Second, the most important exercise, do a different type of exercise like crunches, leg raise, squats, reverse crunches, push up, and many more exercises. If you don't have too much time to exercise hiring a personal trainer in London is the better option for you. He/she will take you towards your fitness goals.Third, last but not least rest, rest takes the major role to lose weight.More info visit us at myhomepersonaltrainer.co.uk
Asked by Jude Beatty in Health, Dieting and Weight Loss, Nutrition

Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

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More research is needed to get a conclusive answer, but some studies have suggested that eating a nutritious meal in the morning does help to kickstart your metabolism. Nutritious is the keyword here, as there’s obviously a big difference between eggs and donuts when it comes to a beneficial breakfast. It’s also been shown that going without breakfast is associated with a higher Body Mass Index. The weight aspect aside, most experts seem to be in favor of a well-balanced breakfast that includes protein, whole grain, and a fruit or vegetable. However, the tagline "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" was actually coined by cereal companies as a marketing tactic, so it’s fair to be a little skeptical of breakfast’s supposed benefits. And what’s more, there’s some research to back up that skepticism—one recent review found no significant weight management benefits to eating breakfast. "The key message is that if a person likes to eat breakfast, that is fine. However, there is no evidence that we should be encouraging people to change their eating pattern to include breakfast in order to prevent weight gain or obesity," Flavia Cicuttini, senior author of the review, said.
Asked by Rasheed Connelly in Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

How can you make yourself stop touching your face?

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If it helps, you’re not the only one. According to a 2015 study, people touch their faces an average of 23 times per hour. That’s a pretty tough habit to break, but doing so could significantly decrease your risk of contracting infections. One of the most common ways for infections to spread is when you touch something, picking up a germ, and then rub your eyes, nose, or mouth. To kick the habit, experts in hand hygiene (which, yes, is a real thing you can be an expert in) suggest changing something in your environment, like wearing something on your hands or face, to make you realize you’re touching your face. If you’re aware you’re doing it, you can train yourself to stop. And if you really need to scratch your nose or something, they suggest covering your hand in a tissue.
Asked in Dieting and Weight Loss, Health, Nutrition, How To

How to lose belly fat?

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As many wise men said, you can't target fat loss to a certain part of your body. If you want to lose belly fat, you have to lose overall fat. For that, you have to dedicate yourself to a proper workout program, a healthy diet on a daily basis, and mental determination so that you don't drift off from your ultimate goal. You can even use aloe vera for belly fat loss as it has a lot of herbal properties that can help in turning your body into a fat-burning machine from the inside. Try to adapt a healthy lifestyle and you can kiss your belly fat goodbye forever.
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How to lose stomach fat?

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Stomach fat aka belly fat is linked to many health problems and diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. Specifically, it is the deepest layer of belly fat that poses health risks. Because these “visceral” fat cells produce hormones and other substances that can affect your health.There are many dangerous and ineffective tricks on how to lose belly fatWhile there is no “magic bullet” that will specifically target belly fat, this article will explain what causes waist enlargement and how you can make that spare tire go away?Staying home for sure will convince you to try your skills in the kitchen. The whole family can be happy with the new recipes, but you are scared that you have gained weight, and summer is so close!However, do not be so rude to yourself, as there is no room for panic. Keep in mind that we are all in the same situation and looking for effective ways to adjust to quarantine.
Asked in Health, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Drinking Water

Is drinking too much water toxic?

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Yes, drinking too much water can be toxic - except it is very hard to drink too much fresh, clean water to be able to die. Normal healthy people would need to drink on the order of 20 liters per day for it to be toxic but people with some medical problems, particularly the elderly and very young, can get toxic on much lesser amounts. Also people with psychiatric disorders, most notably schizophrenia. Drinking too much water is called polydipsia. This, as well as several other processes, can cause low blood concentrations of sodium, which is known as (dilutional) hyponatremia.
Asked in Health, Literature and Language, Prefixes Suffixes and Root Words

What are examples of prefixes and suffixes?

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A prefix is a syllable placed in front of a word to add or to change its meaning. Prefix -- Meaning -- Example 1) anti -- against, opposite -- anti-fungal, antidepressant 2) auto -- self -- autograph, automobile 3) bi -- two -- bicycle, bivalve 4) con -- with -- contact, conform, converse 5) un -- not -- unconvincing, unnatural, unprepared 6) re -- again -- revisit, reenter 7) a, an -- not, without -- amoral, anesthetic, apolitical, asocial 8) ab -- away from -- abduction, abstain, abnormal 9) ambi -- both -- ambidextrous, ambivalent 10) centro, centri -- around, center -- concentric, centrifugal 11) dis -- apart, not -- disengage, discord, discomfort A suffix is a set of letters added at the end of a word to make another word or as an inflexion. It can alter the spelling of words when changing the part of speech. Suffix -- Meaning -- Example 1) -er -- doer -- teacher 2) -able -- able to -- unbelievable 3) -ous -- full of -- dangerous 4) -ness -- state of being -- happiness 5) -ful -- full of -- wonderful 6) -ly or y --like -- gently, wintry 7) -ment --state of -- government 8) -cide -- kill(ing) -- patricide, infanticide, herbicide, suicide 9) -logy -- study field of -- biology, geology, etymology, cardiology 10) -phobia -- exaggerated fear -- photophobia, claustrophobia, agoraphobia
Asked in Health, Exercise, Weightlifting, Weight Training and Strength Training

How long does it take to see weight lifting results?

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You can get results in 1-2 weeks. That is, you can 'feel' some muscles growing, but dont expect to look noticably different. On the first day lift weights for about 30 mins, and make sure you lift weights that are 'reasonably heavy' but not to an extent that you are struggling after the 3rd lift (rep). Your muscles must hurt for a few days after this session, to the extent that when you extend your arm it hurts, and when you do a sit up it hurts. If they don't , you need to go back and lift heavier weights. Once you have completed this initial session, you need to increase your weights marginally each session. For toning your body you generally go for less weights but more reps. For big muscles you go for bigger weights but fewer reps. Also, make sure you rest your muscles for at least 48 hours otherwise you could actually go backwards! So on day one you might do biceps and abs, on day 2 you do chest and triceps. If you go to the gym 4 or 5 days a week, I promise you will notice some difference (or moreso 'feeling' ) in about 2 weeks. After 4 you will notice your biceps and chest musles will be bigger. After 6 bigger, etc etc. The more results you get, the more research you can do on better exercisies , diet, etc. Finally, its important to know how muscles develop: when you lift weights you are sort of 'damaging' or tearing your muscles. Your body needs to repair them, which it does in the 48 hour rest period, but actually makes the muscle slightly bigger 'just in case'. This is why you need to increase your weights marginally after each training session.
Asked in Health, Cold and Flu, Infectious Diseases, Viruses (biological)

How can you protect yourself and others from viruses and flu?

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To be protected from flu we have to stay away from the peope who are suffering from flu and we have to cover our mouth and nose with tissue. we have to clean our hands with soap or sanitizers.If flu conditions stayed more than days,we have to consult doctors.Dr. Ravi Kumar MBBS, MS has been working as an ENT surgeon in Hyderabad, India for over 25 years, treating a wide scope of ENT and head and neck issues. Dr. Ravi Kumar ENT surgeon in hyderabad has done his MBBS from Osmania Medical College and MS (ENT) from Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad.
Asked by Ladarius Brekke in Sanitization and Germs, Health

Is using hand sanitizer just as good as washing your hands?

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Not really. Obviously, sanitizer is better than nothing, but washing your hands is preferable in a variety of circumstances.There are certain kinds of germs that sanitizers aren’t great at getting rid of, and many people don’t use them properly (not using enough or wiping it off prematurely, for example). Hand washing is also a better option when your hands are visibly greasy or dirty, and it’s much better at getting rid of harmful chemicals like pesticides.However, hand washing isn’t always convenient, and there are so many cute and good-smelling hand sanitizers in the world, it would be a shame to forsake them entirely. If you use hand sanitizers, you want one with at least 60 percent alcohol for maximum effectiveness.
Asked in Health, Dieting and Weight Loss, Fitness

What are fat burning foods?

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Your weight loss diet is a crucial component of fat loss. About 75% of the success or failure will be attributed to the foods and drinks you consume.However, a diet is not a simple deprivation of certain foods. It`s a lifestyle decision, so you should choose to change the food you eat, the amount, and the frequency of your meals.The following 14 foods are the best ones you can consume when trying to burn excess fat and lose weight:Green TeaGreen tea is one of the best ways to help the fat-burning process. It is rich in caffeine and EGCG or Epigallocatechin gallate, both of which help weight loss.weight loss dietPomegranatePomegranate is rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, and potassium. The high fiber content helps digestion, and the dietary nitrates boost blood flow and improve exercise performance.Cruciferous VegetablesCruciferous vegetables such as arugula, broccoli, Bok choy, collard greens, kale, daikon radish, watercress, radish, turnip, and mustard greens are excellent for weight loss. They are low in fat and calories, but high in vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, carotenoids, and fiber.CinnamonCinnamon is a potent antioxidant-rich food that powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Positively affects weight, lowers fasting blood glucose levels, and LDL cholesterol, and boosts lean muscle mass.AvocadoAvocados are low in sugar, but rich in monounsaturated fats which energize the body and accelerate metabolism.Coconut OilCoconut oil is abundant in fatty acids that lower cholesterol, improve brain function, and reduce epilepsy seizures. The saturated fats are mostly medium-chain triglycerides (or MCT). They are easily digested by the body and quickly converted to energy.If you want to read more, check my blog. Link in Bio
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What are the 8 comprehensive school health program?

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8 components of CSH program are: Environment Instruction Services PE Nutrition Counseling Promotion Partnerships
Asked by Derick Treutel in Drinking Water, Health

Do I really need to drink eight glasses of water per day?

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Although conventional wisdom holds that humans need eight, 8-ounce glasses of water each day, the truth is a little more complicated. According to The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, an adequate daily fluid intake is about 125 ounces (3.7 liters) for men and about 91 ounces (2.7 liters) for women. However, keep in mind that these fluid intake guidelines include all sources of water, not just glasses of the stuff. In fact, we get about 20 percent of our daily water from what we eat, especially fruits and vegetables. The truth is that when it comes to hydration, one size does not fit all. There are many factors that should influence an individual’s daily water intake, including where you live, your activity level, and your overall health. So while there is no scientific evidence that supports the “8x8 rule,” staying hydrated is still important. The best advice is to trust your own body, and when you’re thirsty, reach for water first.
Asked in Health, Nutrition

How can you gain weight quickly and easily?

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One can gain weights by eating excessively. One can also gain weight without enough exercise. Too much fatty foods can also lead to weight gain.
Asked in Health, Dieting and Weight Loss, Carbohydrates and Low-Carb Diets

Best foods for weight loss?

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Middle damp conditions, school get-aways, long evenings, blasting sun, and searing breezes: late spring is an extraordinary chance to remain inside and get more opportunity to mingle and mess around with your loved ones. Between margarita-filled cheerful hours and end of the week grills, summer is an extraordinary time to feel invigorated. Be that as it may, on the off chance that you are attempting to get in shape, you want to conceal like a loner to stay away from all the enticement rich and unhealthy nourishment or enjoy voraciously consuming food to a degree than your weight-reduction plan gets seriously crashed. All things considered, you don't generally need to enjoy. In any case, summer is an incredible time to enjoy scrumptious nourishment and you without a doubt have a lot of alternatives that are delightful, crisp, and reviving. So, eat good foods to get weight loss.
Asked in Health, Vitamins and Supplements, Urinary System

Is bright yellow urine normal?

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It's not necessarily a danger sign. You may be simply offloading a high concentration of vitamin C (which, when you over-consume, simply dumps the excess to the urine), or betacarotene, the precursor to vitamin A, and the coloring agent in lots of orange fruits and veggies such as carrots or cantaloupe. Also, a lot of the B-vitamins can have this exact effect. If the urine is clear, this is a good sign and makes the vitamin density the most likely explanation. It could also mean that you're somewhat dehydrated and you're expelling very rich urine. In that case - rehydrate! :} Note that this works better with liquids that have some electrolytes in them - some salts. These include sports drinks like Gatorade, various juices (such as orange, pineapple or tomato), or simply drinking water and having a banana or two (high in potassium - an electrolyte). Far less common are cases of kidney problems. But if this is a new phenomenon for you, and has no other symptoms, I wouldn't worry unless it persists. I would definitely rather be excreting excess vitamins in my bright yellow (normal) urine, than having clear urine and vitamin-starved body cells. More comments from Wikifriendus contributors: Asparagus is another veggie that will make your urine bright yellow. Drink lots of water (8 glasses a day) and that will help to flush out the kidneys. Bright yellow urine can mean that your body is dehydrated and also it can mean you are highly acidic. Yellow urine indicates that a person is able to flush out acids stored in the body or that a person's body is not able to process the food that he is eating. If it is the first situation it is good. If it is second situation it is bad. Liver does not get any water if taken with meals or shortly afterward. Such water is flushed out of the body faster. One should drink 1 hour before meals to be able to get the water to the liver. Except for this period one should not drink water. Drinking one hours before meals will help water to stay in the body for a longer period and work on the acids and toxins for a longer time. Taking certain vitamins will turn your urine intensely yellow. Urine should be almost clear in color, if you're drinking enough clear fluids. The less you drink, the darker your urine will become, and some medications will affect urine color. If you're not taking meds, then up your water intake; drinking cranberry juice also helps the kidneys to flush any toxins which can lead to urinary tract infections. Water, water and more water! Six 8 oz. glasses a day is what is good for you, but even 4-5 will make a difference. To add, it is usually the B Vitamins, found either in multivitamins or as a additional supplement, that can make urine bright yellow or even orange. Other medications, such as ones for urinary tract infections, can do the same thing (such as phenazopydidine, AZO-standard, etc.). Read the information the pharmacy gives along with any prescription medication you are taking to see if this is a common side effect of them. Otherwise, you can certainly see a physician if you are concerned. Although this is a commonly mentioned "fact" in the news, there is no scientific evidence behind the "8 glasses of water a day" theory. Before you spend a bunch of money on supplements (many of which are useless), try drinking more water. Urine is yellow because the major waste product of the blood, bilirubin converts to urobilin in the kidneys. Urobilins are yellow. Drinking more water will dilute your urine and it will appear clearer. While it is true that many are re-thinking the "8 glasses a day theory," it is also true that not being properly hydrated can cause urine that is bright yellow in color. B Vitamins and other medications can also cause discolored urine. Pay attention to your fluid intake (and remember to drink before you feel thirsty), and you should see a change in color.
Asked in Health, Food Safety

Is it safe to eat chicken every day?

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There are no specific dangers related to eating chicken (with other things) every day. However, limiting your diet also limits the various vitamins, minerals, and nutrients your body needs. If you are sticking with chicken, be sure to mix up your different veggies, fruits, grains, and other types of food to better cover your diet.
Asked in Dieting and Weight Loss, Health, Weight Training and Strength Training, How To

How to build muscle and burn fat?

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HOW TO BUILD MUSCLE AND BURN FAT (suitable for men or women) How to build muscle and burn fat? Well, the correct ways to burn fat and build muscle are through specific eating habits and specific exercises. The best overall approach involves three components: (1) Eating specific foods (2) Weight/Strength training (3) Cardiovascular (cardio) exercise Awaiting you at the bottom of this answer, are links to free lists of foods to eat and foods to avoid, choices of free cardio exercise plans, and free weight/strength training exercises/routines. These links will guide you at your own pace; clearly showing you step by step how to build muscle and burn fat. First, on this page, let me give you an overview of the three component parts. (1) HOW TO BUILD MUSCLE AND BURN FAT THROUGH EATING Here's how to cut through all the confusion about correct eating. Eat a small meal about every three waking hours. You will not be eating more food, you will simply be spreading it throughout the day. It's critical never to skip a meal, and to obtain sufficient quality protein at each meal. 'Sufficient' means at least 15 grams per feeding if you are female and at least 20 grams per feeding if you are male. Your protein should come from unprocessed (preferably organic where possible), natural sources. To lose body fat, and for optimum health, avoid or strictly limit refined processed carbohydrates (apart from an occasional treat). Over-consumption of refined processed carbohydrates is a major cause of unwanted body fat, insulin resistance, fat accumulating around the abdomen or stomach, overall weight gain, obesity, hypertension, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and many other diet related diseases and conditions. If you are unsure what these foods are, at the bottom of this answer you will find a page link leading to a list of refined processed carbohydrates. Replace refined processed carbohydrates with more of the so-called fat burning foods and make use of the thermic effect of fat burning foods. Drink plenty of fresh water to enable you body to process these foods. I suggest 3 quarts daily and adjusting your intake from there (unless you have a medical condition that would prohibit this). If you are unsure what these foods are, at the bottom of this answer you will find a page link leading to a full list, and more detailed information about the thermic effect of food. Eating this way (as outlined above) will significantly boost your metabolism. Increasing your metabolic rate is the key to achieving and sustaining a low percentage of body fat. Again, remember to drink plenty of clean water. As stated earlier, I suggest 3 quarts daily and adjusting your intake from there (unless you have a medical condition that would prohibit this). (2) HOW TO BUILD MUSCLE AND BURN FAT THROUGH WEIGHT/ STRENGTH TRAINING Proper weight/strength training will build muscle, which is your METABOLIC FURNACE that burns additional calories 24 hours a day and not just when you are exercising. Do a whole body routine. Concentrate on the basic, compound exercises, which are full squats, deadlifts, presses, rows, dips, and chins. Learn proper exercise technique and use it on every rep. Once you are able to train intensely, you'll experience DOMS. In order to ensure systemic recovery, wait 24 or 48 hours after all DOMS has disappeared before training again. Remember: you do not grow in the gym. What you do in the gym should stimulate growth during the recovery period. Exercise is like medicine: too little is ineffective and too much is counter-productive. Therefore, between sessions get plenty of rest and sleep. As stated earlier, at the bottom of this answer, you can find page links to free exercises/routines suitable for beginners and upwards, as well as relevant information such as safety and warm-up tips. (3) HOW TO BUILD MUSCLE AND BURN FAT THROUGH CARDIOVASCULAR (CARDIO) EXERCISE Here are a few examples of cardio exercise: brisk walking on a treadmill or outdoors running on a treadmill or outdoors rowing cross-country skiing trampolining nordic walking aerobic dancing In fact, any exercise, sport or activity that increases your heart and respiration rate for a specific period is cardio exercise. It is important to do cardio exercise at the right intensity. Cardio exercise ranges from mild to intense. Unlike mild cardio, intense cardio must always be brief. Intense cardio exercises include running, interval training, and graded exercise protocol. Brisk walking is an example of mild cardio exercise. Mild cardio exercises keep your maximum heart rate at about 60 to 65%. Intense cardio exercises involve a maximum heart rate that is considerably higher (usually up to about 85% or even 90%). In terms of burning fat during exercise, mild cardio is superior to intense cardio. So, you might think that everyone should do mild cardio exercise. That is incorrect. Mild cardio exercises are not effective fat burning exercises in the long-term. WHY? Well, they do actually burn more fat than intense cardio exercise. Unfortunately, by doing them regularly, your body adapts to mild cardio by storing fat during the recovery period until your next mild cardio exercise session. This is bad. You want to burn fat not store it! Whereas, intense cardio burns more fat overall because it stimulates more fat burning between intense cardio exercise sessions. In addition, because intense cardio is intense, it must be brief, (whereas mild cardio is prolonged). By that, intense cardio is great for people who are lazy, or do not like prolonged exercise, or grow bored by it, or do not have the time. Nonetheless, if you are new to exercise and wish to begin with mild cardio such as brisk walking see the choice of plans at the bottom of this answer, and then progress to intense cardio (see the intense cardio plan at the bottom of this answer). Whatever cardio you choose (mild or intense), choose a cardio exercise that you dislike the least and that you will stick to without giving up after the first week or so. Cardio exercise will increase the amount of calories your body uses during and immediately after exercise. HOW TO BUILD MUSCLE AND BURN FAT, SUMMARY So, the best way to build muscle and burn fat is to eat as outlined in the earlier part of this answer, and combine cardio exercise with weight/strength training. You can use this sustainable program from now until your dotage. If you adopt it and make it habitual, you are going to know how to build muscle and burn fat, like the way you look, and love the way you feel! Depending upon your current degree of fitness, I suggest two to three intense cardio sessions per week. In particular, if you have not been doing intense cardio exercise, I recommend starting with GXP (see the Intense Cardio Plan 3 page link at the bottom of this answer). Even if you do twice weekly strength-training as well as intense fitness exercise two or three times weekly, if you want to go further it's also a good idea to go for a brisk walk once a week. 'Brisk' means 2 miles in 30 minutes, 3 miles in 45 minutes, or 4 miles in 60 minutes. For weight loss or health, even if you start with mild cardio that will be a great step forward, and then move on to intense cardio exercise as soon as you are able. Cardio exercise will increase the amount of calories your body uses during and immediately after exercise. Weight/strength training will add more muscle and muscle is you METABOLIC FURNACE that burns calories 24 hours per day and not just when you are exercising. (Don't worry you don't have to build huge muscle (unless you want to.) Moreover, in addition to adding muscle, weight/strength training benefits your body in so many, many ways. One should never underestimate the benefits of weight/strength training for optimum health. Male of female, young or older, you are never too old to benefit from some form of weight/strength training. The free exercises and programs at the bottom of this answer are suitable for males or females, beginners of more advanced, young or old. Therefore, when you combine weight/strength training with cardio exercise you not only have the best answer for 'how to build muscle and burn fat' you also have the best exercise answer for optimum health. (Incidentally, even people who cannot engage in cardio exercise because of injuries, or specific health conditions, can usually engage in some from of weight/strength training and, by that, enjoy its many, many health benefits.) So, for the 'how to build muscle and burn fat' free programs, plans, and lists, to show you how to do it step by step, use the page links given below: FREE MILD CARDIO EXERCISE PLAN 1 (the easier plan) FREE MILD CARDIO EXERCISE PLAN 2 (the slightly harder plan) FREE INTENSE CARDIO EXERCISE PLAN 3 BEST EXERCISES TO LOSE WEIGHT LIST OF REFINED PROCESSED CARBOHYDRATES (to avoid or strictly limit) FREE FAT BURNING FOODS AND THE THERMIC EFFECT (to replace refined processed carbohydrates) and more about detailed information abut the thermic effect of food 128 people + others elsewhere, found the above 'how to build muscle and burn fat' answer very useful. You may first wish to seek the approval of your own physician before changing your eating or exercise habits, especially if you have any known condition or disease. *
Asked in Health, Muscular System

Can a girl have a six pack?

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With proper Exercise and diet anyone regardless of gender of body type can achieve a six pack all it required is persistence and dedication.

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