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 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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Is it hazardous to bend one's head backwards to stretch the neck?

I've heard claims that it's bad to stretch the neck by tilting it all the way back, or by doing neck circles. Here is one such article Research is showing a connection between extreme neck ...
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Does training while wearing weights improve body performance?

Everybody has heard about training while wearing weights in different parts of your body: ankles, arms, torso, etc. There are many references in cartoons that treat about Martial arts like the ...
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Do belt massagers promote weight loss?

I recently bought a piece of exercise equipment to help counteract all the time I spend sat in front of StackExchange. I thought I got a very good price for the base unit alone, but I obviously didn't ...
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Does slapping parts of your body increase blood flow and help with physical activity?

I have believed for quite some time that slapping limbs is "good for blood circulation", without ever looking more into it. After getting curious about it, I found a lot of claims that it's ...
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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 over-training reduce muscle mass?

BodyBuilding.com and LiveStrong claim that over-training (training excessively/while being sore) reduces muscle mass. LiveStrong says: Over-training describes a state where your muscles are not ...
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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 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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Can Flat Feet be “Corrected” through the use of Minimalist Shoes?

As stated in the title, I'm interested in the claim that flat feet, fallen arches, or other weaknesses of the feet can be corrected through the use of minimalist footware. A visit to my local shoe ...
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Is exercise on a full stomach more effective at burning Calories?

This article makes a number of interesting claims about health and fitness, but I wanted to focus on this one: In one International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism study, ...
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Can joints withstand greater compressive forces than shear forces without injury?

It is a widespread proposition on multiple fitness websites that joints are better able to withstand compressive forces than shear forces. For example: Precision Nutrition and Boot Camp Military ...
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Does stretching before exercise raise the risk of injury?

Robert McLeod: Pulling on a muscle for a long time doesn't make it longer, doesn't make it more pliable, and doesn't improve athletic performance. There's lots of scientific literature that shows that ...
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Does consuming the sports drink “Oxigen” boost recovery after exercise?

There is a sports drink firm called Oxigen that purports to have a scientifically-proven product that boosts recovery after exercise. Their web site claims the following: What if the water you put in ...
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Does the pelvic clock help flat back syndrome as claimed

There is a product called the pelvic clock that claims to have numerous benefits for back and hip conditions and pain once of those conditions it claims to improve is Flat Back Syndrome. is there ...