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Does heavy exercising increase beard growth?

The claim that exercise promotes beard growth is common around the Internet. The explanation that is the most common is that heavy exercising increases the testosterone levels in the body and that in ...
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Does 20 minutes of meditation equal 2 hours of sleep? [closed]

Many people claim that meditation can replace sleep. For example: Harbourside Fitness: 20 minutes of meditation is equal to 2 hours of sleep Is this true?
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Is mentally practicing a skill more effective than physically practicing?

I saw this video in which Tony Robbins claims practicing mentally can be more effective than practicing physically. He refers to a study where basketball players struggling with free throws were ...
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Do maximalist shoes reduce injuries?

Maxmimalist shoes (i.e. running shoes with oversized foam midsoles) were the subject of a question at Fitness Stack Exchange, which I answered, but I had to rely on anecdote. Advocates of the shoes ...
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Does taking more steps lead to better health outcomes?

There are currently various products on the market that allow people to track, among other things, how many steps they take every day. For example: The FitBit® The Nike+ FuelBand The M7 chip in the ...
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Does a burger require an hour of jogging to burn off?

According to this site, one needs about 1 hour and 5 minutes to burn off the weight gain from a Big Mac. However, I've eaten about two Big Macs a night, with two similar sized meals during the day. ...
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Do the number of myofibrils increase with exercise?

According to this website, the number of myofibrils in a muscle can increase with exercise: Thus, the muscle cells’ myofibrils will increase in thickness and number. I had a look on google ...
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Can excessive exercise cause long term heart damage?

I always thought that exercising was good for preventing heart disease. I recently read an article that claimed that long distance running (> 1 hour of maximal/near maximal running) can be harmful to ...
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Is it a healthy habit to walk after having food?

Particularly after lunch, I feel a bit sleepy and I love to take a nap. But many of my friends insist that I take a bit of a walk after my lunch. They recommend it as a healthy habit that helps with ...
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Are push-ups beneficial for alleviating sagging breasts?

From here: http://www.livestrong.com/article/98061-benefits-pushups-women/ Chest muscles also receive a workout during push-ups and can help to alleviate sagging breasts. From: ...
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Does Pavan Mukta Asana help releasing gastrointestinal gas?

Pavan Mukta Asana As mentioned above, practicing the purvana-mukta-asana will help to release gastrointestinal gas. It is also improves other gastrointestinal problems like upset stomachs and ...
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Does regular exercise improve how you feel?

It's a common claim that regular exercise makes you feel better. Walking Of The Weight Not only does exercise make your body work better, it makes you feel better too. More examples (out of ...
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Does push-ups on finger tips affect eyesight negatively?

Some time ago I've been told that push-ups on your fingers (instead on fists) can affect eye-sight. The explanation was not clear (something about a lot of nerves in fingertips and pressure on them). ...
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Is the Shake Weight more effective than just using dumbbells?

On the Shake Weight website, they claim: Shake Weight® Utilizes New Workout Technology Called Dynamic Inertia, which can increase Muscle Activity to nearly 300% compared to a Standard ...
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Does physical exercise control diabetes?

I've heard from many people that physical exercise controls or prevents diabetes. Is there any studies that confirm or deny this? Does physical exercise control diabetes?
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Does exercising in hot weather burn more calories?

I've read claims stating that exercising in hot weather burns more calories than the same exercise in cold weather would. I've also read claims stating the opposite. Which is correct? How does caloric ...
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Does sexual activity burn a significant amount of calories?

Are there any reviews out there of scientific studies conforming or invalidating the common claim that sexual activity is a good way to burn calories? Have quantitative measurements of work exerted ...