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A 46-year-old member asked:

if traveling by train, should i still get up and walk around every hour?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
Yes: It is a good idea to get up and walk around any time you are going to be sitting for prolonged periods of time.

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How do I handle my boyfriends bipolarness without feeling like i'm always walking on eggshells?

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Talk: Tell him how you feel, and focus on yourself and your feelings or he may become defensive or just shut down. You may feel rejected or unwanted, or even scared. Communicaton is important to any relationship. Ask him if everything is ok. Keep an open line of communication during good and bad times.
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A 23-year-old member asked:

What exactly happens during a shuttle walk test?

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Distance walking: There are different tests to measure endurance: a six minute walk test is the best distance walked in meters per unit time. This is usually done in a straight line/circular tracks may be used. An incremental shuttle walk involves walking between two cones. You walk as long as you can until breathlessness. The number of shuttles (laps between the cones) is noted; a shuttle = 10 meters.
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Walking while talking is safe?

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Yes: Yes, this is normal and safe.
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A 57-year-old female asked:

Why do I hyperventilate when I walk fast?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Hyperventilate: There are several possibilities. If you mean by hyperventilating you are short of breath with effort of walking fast then it indicates that you may not be getting enough oxygen to your heart. This could be a pulmonary problem or a cardiac problem. You must call your doctor to report this and be examined to find the cause and then properly treated. Do not postpone== this could be serious.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How beneficial would a seven-mile walk at nights be?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Good any time: Walking is one of the best exercises for your general body health. It can be done at any time and the longer the better. So if you have this as a habit, keep it up.

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