Questions tagged [physical-fitness]

Use this tag for questions explicitly about health approaches that revolve around exercise and diet as a means to attain health.

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Does working at a standing desk consume more calories than sitting?

src I've heard conflicting claims: Site that claims it maks a crap load of difference Site that claims it doesn't make a shred of difference What does science say? You may find this question ...
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Do saunas burn significantly more calories than just sitting idly?

There are a bunch of sites claiming this, with the most disparate theories: that saunas directly melt fat, that saunas burn calories because your body needs to maintain the normal temperature, that ...
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Do running shoes prevent injury?

One common question among runners is when to replace your shoes, with the popular advice ranging anywhere from 300 to 600 miles (482 to 966 kilometers). The justification for doing so is not that the ...
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Does exercise make you smarter?

Does exercising your muscles also increase your intelligence like the daily mail (and many others) report: Exercise makes you smarter 'by boosting energy levels in the brain ... Now a team from the ...
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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 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 low-calorie/ high-protein diet + fitness regime allow simultaneous muscle growth and fat loss?

Does eating less overall (but high protein), in conjunction with weight lifting (4 days a week), have the effect of inducing fat loss while growing muscle? On the CBC site it is claimed that a regime ...