Archive for March, 2010

What are the different levels of fitness?

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

I have to do a paper on my current fitness level but I don’t know what it is. Anyone know? Thx!

Aerobic fitness tests
Tests for aerobic fitness must use the same type of exercise as the sport in which the individual participates and often will involve a ‘time trial’ format.
Muscular endurance tests
These tests may assess either dynamic muscular endurance (the capacity to repeat contractions) or static muscular endurance (the capacity to sustain a muscular contraction).
Muscular strength tests
Tests for muscular strength should ensure that the muscles being assessed are appropriate and are used through a relevant range of movement, or in the case of static strength at a specific joint angle.
Flexibility/joint mobility tests
Field tests for flexibility/joint mobility range from simple “Yes/No” assessments of whether the individual can perform a specific task, to the measurement of joint angles and ranges of movement. Perhaps the most widely used of these is the Sit and Reach test.

What individual health insurance is good but cheap?

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Hey. Please somebody help me. I am employed but don’t get any health insurance. I am 27 and single and need a good health insurance but cheap. I live in Florida. Can somebody can help me with that?

If you are looking for the cheapest or best health insurance in your area, check out this site

It’s the best way to find an affordable health insurance with a reliable company. It’s free and fast

What is the best supplement to take to when trying to conceive?

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

What is the best supplement to take to when trying to conceive?

I’ve heard about brands Blackmores, Elevit etc, but what is THE Best thing to take?

im not sure if it was just coinsidence or not but I started taking Blackmores Conceive Well tablets and I fell pregnant the first month I was on them. I was only trying for two months. I then switched to Elevit when I actually knew I was pregnant. Elevit is only 1 tablet and I think the Blackmores is 2.

What role does nutrition play in feelings after exercise?

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

I eat a healthy diet with fruits and vegetables and it is fairly balanced. I also think I eat enough. Do i need to worry about proper nutrition if I exercise at a higher intensity such as running for up to 25 minutes? Is it possible to get exercise migraines if you don’t have proper nutrition?

Yes you can get a migraine from over exertion. Migraines can come from cutting something out of your diet. Your migranes could also be coming from not having enough water flowing through your blood. Try drinking more water and see if your migraines go away.

How is HGH produced not in the human body?

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

How is HGH produced? The kind that athletes take.

It is made my Recombinant DNA technology.

What is it? Here is a quick description of it.

Recombinant DNA is a form of artificial DNA that is engineered through the combination or insertion of one or more DNA strands, thereby combining DNA sequences that would not normally occur together.[1] In terms of genetic modification, recombinant DNA is produced through the addition of relevant DNA into an existing organismal genome, such as the plasmid of bacteria, to code for or alter different traits for a specific purpose, such as immunity.[1] It differs from genetic recombination, in that it does not occur through processes within the cell or ribosome, but is exclusively engineered.[1]

How much is the effect of alcohol on my fitness level?

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

I am an athlete and I play pro basketball at my local club. I also am an occasional jogger and love to play other sports as well. But occasionally I go out on weekends and consume alot of alcohol. Im talking about beer, rum, tequila, vodka, and many other kinds! I dont get to the state of getting drunk, because I usually stop when I feel like Im getting there. I know that alcohol cant be good in any form, but I just would like to know what kind of damage are we talking about here? I have an almost perfect fitness level according to recent tests, but I wasnt consuming much alcohol then as well.

Now Im planning to take a vacation and I KNOW that ill be drinking alot, therfore I would like to know what are the given consequences if any with regards to my fitness level.

Thanks for the input.

Drinking affects fitness in the following ways:

It interferes with cardio-respiratory fitness; heart and lungs work less efficiently
It directly damages muscle groups
It can lead to increased weight
It increases the risk of accidents and injuries
It damages the immune system, making you more susceptible to infection
It increases the time needed to recover from injuries and illnesses
It causes dehydration, making exercise dangerous and unpleasant
Exercising when you still have alcohol in you can cause a heart attack, kidney failure, cramping, even convulsions.

but most things, done in moderation, are OK.

Enjoy your vacation and bring me something back!

How will health care be affected by legalizing marijuana?

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Hey everyone. I need help on answering this question: How will health care access, cost, and quality be affected by the passage or defeat of a bill legalizing marijuana. The bill is AB 390, but i just need some answers on the affect of health care by legalizing marijuana or not. I’ve done some research but I need a little more. Thanks.

If marijuana was made legal and the government produced and taxed it, the revenue could cover a huge portion of the health care budget. The government could mass produce many different types of weed and at such a low cost because the ‘danger’ aspect would be non-existent; then then they could tax it heavily and make it cost the same it does now plus make billions a year that could be used to support health care. Not only that but it would save the DEA and many police forces and other government agencies billions just in time spent and effort wasted arresting harmless weed smokers. In New York city in 2008 it cost them 90 million dollars to arrest and detain people possessing minor amounts of weed and I can think of many better uses for that kind of money, one of them being health care.

There wouldn’t be more people using if it was made illegal because if people want to smoke weed they are going to do so anyways, but I major difference could be that less young people would smoke it because if it was legal it would be a less ‘rebellious’ drug.

Instead the USA has treated marijuana the same way they treat most things; by declaring war on it, hence the War on Drugs.

What is the best supplement for speed and jumping and general explosive power?

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Hello, im 20 play basketball and weight lift, im 6’3ft and wanting to be more explosive for dunking and acceleration just wondering if there is any certain supplement i can use to help me max my results.

Thanks Carl.

You need strength and power to jump. All supplements do is give you energy and speed up the recovery process.

Did you receive any nutrition education as a child? How and when did you learn about nutrition?

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

I’m trying to find the best way to teach my kids about good nutrition, since I didn’t learn much as a child.

I never received any nutrition information growing up. Luckily I’m the type of person that likes to get answers to all her questions so I do a lot of research. :-)

Is It True that HGH Therapy on teenager can make you Taller ?

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

I just read it somewhere that teenager (boy 18 tears old) got in hgh therapy, and he grow taller about 1 inch in a month.
I know that it’s expensive,but if it really works why not?
So,what do you think,is it true or not ? Anyone here ever tried hgh ?

HGH can only help you if you are actually deficient in HGH and you are still growing. The side effects can be quite horrendous.