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what is abnormal muscle tone

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Many variables: usually this refers to laxity or "looseness" of muscles at rest. Very often a sign of poor physical conditioning or underlying medical illnesses. This ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Clark
17 years experience Neurology
Stiff or loose: Think of the muscles like feeling a rubber band. If it is very lax and like a wet noodle, then it is low tone or hypotonia. If the muscle is stiff a ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
20 years experience Family Medicine
Weight and aerobics: Aerobic or cardiovascular exercise will reduce fat, making the underlying muscle more prominent. Weight lifting is also good but for toning it's best ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Strength training: Strength training on a regular basis is the key. Get to the gym.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
37 years experience Holistic Medicine
Weight Training: Start slowly and build up the amount of weight you use, and over time you will see an increase in muscle mass in the area you train. If you can afford ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peri Suzan Gunay
35 years experience Pediatrics
Nutrition: Babies need a variety of fruits, meat and vegetables for a balanced diet, along with breastmilk or formula for good nutrition. Diet has only indirect ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Exercise: To maintain weight, exercise 3-5 times a week for one hou.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Amount of exercise: To maintain muscle tone you would need to exercise at least twice per week. For body weight... That depends on your appetite and calorie consumption.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Yes & balance, too: Tai chi is an excellent exercise that has been shown to increase strength, tone, flexibility & balance in its participants (typically studied in senio ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
20 years experience Family Medicine
Both: It will build muscle but not as much bulk. Lighter weights/more reps tend to be best for toning.

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