Gregg Greenough, MD
Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Location and Office HoursBrigham & Women's Hospital Emergency Dept
Boston, MA 02115
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Brigham & Women's Hospital
What is the top killer of both men and women in the United States?
Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. In addition, someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds. It doesn’t have to be this way. You can take preventive measures to protect your heart health, like eating a heart-healthy diet, maintaining your ideal weight, exercising, not smoking, and having your blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides checked at least once a year.
Is exercising three days a week for two hours sufficient?
National Academy of Sports Medicine answered
It is recommended to exercise 5-7 days per week. Each of those days should contain some type of cardiorespiratory performed at a moderate intensity. Two to three of those days should contain resistance training; In addition, each day should contain flexibility training. Set aside roughly an hour for each workout session.
If your goal is to lose weight, you need to make sure that at the end of the week, you have a negative energy balance. Meaning, you’ve burned more calories than you’ve consumed.Helpful? 3 people found this helpful.
Why don't I get sore after workouts anymore?
Muscle soreness occurs when the muscle is stressed to the point that it slightly tears, causing what is called delayed onset muscle soreness. Once the muscle is healed, a few days after the initial exercise, the muscle becomes stronger. Repeatedly doing the same exercise routine will not continue to strengthen the muscle, therefore there will be no soreness.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Gustavus Adolphus College Athletic Training Education Program.)Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.
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