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Doctor insights on: Arborist Climbing Gear

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Why is oprah climbing mountain? Is she healthy?

Why is oprah climbing mountain? Is she healthy?

Oprah: You will need to ask oprah for the answer to this question. ...Read more

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Why do some people die when climbing Mount Everest?

Why do some people die when climbing Mount Everest?

Deaths: Mount Everest deaths have been related to avalanches, cold exposure (hypothermia), trauma and a variety of issues relates to extremely high altitudes (death zone). ...Read more

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Is there a way to protect my kids from climbing up shelves?

Is there a way to protect my kids from climbing up shelves?

Yes: Shelving and furniture should be stable on its own. Televisions, books, electrical appliances, etc. Should be secured or placed beyond their if possible. Furniture placed against the wall can often be secured to the wall with "l-brackets" available at most hardware stores. More information is available here: http://www.Cpsc.Gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09345.Html. ...Read more

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Hi, my kness make noise when i move, especially climbing steps or excersing.I like to exercise but this prblem worries me.

Hi, my kness make noise when i move, especially climbing steps or excersing.I like to exercise but this prblem worries me.

Kneecaps grinding: Most commonly 'noisy' knees that grind or pop(crepitus)are due to cartilage 'wear' underneath the kneecap.The crepitus is generally worse or more noticeable w/stairclimbing, squats, etc.If its not painful or causing your knee to swell then you can stop worrying. If it does see your ors.Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm facing problem of black outs. First starts while climbing now i;m getting even if i 'm sitting. Could you advice any medicine?

I'm facing problem of black outs. First starts while climbing now i;m getting even if i 'm sitting. Could you advice any medicine?

Syncope: Hi MAbrams, blacking out, otherwise known as syncope, can be caused by multiple things. You need to see your doctor asap, or go to the ED. Please have someone drive you. Some causes are heart, hydration, brain, circulation, and Gastro-intestinal issues. These will all need to be checked out. You should not drive until you get the all clear from your doctor. Hope thats helpful. ...Read more

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Is rock climbing safe?

Is rock climbing safe?

It is for the rock!!: Seriously, i would not recommend it for an adult with ankle or wrist problems, extremity weakness, or general balance or health challenges. If one walks or climbs on challenging and uneven terrain, it is essential that he or she be in good health and excellent condition. Physiatrists and sports or trauma medicine doctors can say more, so i will share this with them. Thanks for asking. @drpam. ...Read more

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Is mountain climbing safe? I want to do it at 50.

Is mountain climbing safe? I want to do it at 50.

Climbing: Yes it is safe if you are physically fit and get the skills necessary to keep yourself safe get professional training and always follow the safety rules. ...Read more

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How can I include rock climbing into my strength workout?

How can I include rock climbing into my strength workout?

Just do it.: You will soon relaize that rock climbing requires strength from all extremeties. Great sport. ((i prefer indoor!). ...Read more

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Is rock climbing an effective way to get strong and in shape?

In shape: I would get strong and in shape before you attempt any difficult climbing. It is an effective way to work particular muscles but requires as much brainwork as muscle work. ...Read more