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A 40-year-old member asked:

i try yoga and exercise to help my trigger points, it didn't help much, what else can i do?

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Dr. Jessica Davis
Specializes in Family Medicine
Plenty: Massage, chiropractic, acupuncture, trigger point injections by a doctor. Be mindful of posture, stress and other causes to keep them from coming back.
Dr. Patrick St. Pierre
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Massage: Ice massage and deep tissue massage is often helpful. There are devices available online that allow a patient to administer the massage themselves if they don't have a family member available. If that doesn't help, injections can be helpful.

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Do baby exercise classes help with physical development?

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No: They're fun, and they'll give you and your baby a nice opportunity to meet people and get out a bit. But no, i don't think there's any evidence that these kinds of classes actually help with development.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

How can I exercise when I can't breathe?

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A 46-year-old member asked:

How to get out of this exercise/starvation mode without gaining much weight?

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Dr. Seema Patel
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Lower intensity: To maintain weight, get your resting metabolism rate tested. It tells you how many calories you need to maintain your weight. Exercise is good but for many, intense exercise causes hunger followed by too much food. Do more fat burning lower intensity exercise and weight training with lower weights but more repetitions to help maintain weight and muscle mass. Dont forget to drink water.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between yoga and pilates?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See below: Probably the biggest difference is that yoga is fundamentally a spiritual practice. The primary purpose of yoga is to teach students how to quiet their minds and enter a meditative state. On the other hand, pilates is strictly a physical exercise program, used specifically to correct imbalances in the body, strengthen muscles.

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