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Doctor insights on: Are There Safe Ways To Exercise My Abdominal Muscles In Pregnancy

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Are there safe ways to exercise my abdominal muscles in pregnancy?

Are there safe ways to exercise my abdominal muscles in pregnancy?

Yes: Rather than doing sit ups or crunches, you go do isometric exercises which won't impinge on the baby or hurt your back. The american college of ob/gyn has a webpage: http://www.Acog.Org/publications/patient_education/bp119.Cfm as does webmd: http://www.Webmd.Com/baby/guide/exercise-during-pregnancy which both outline safe exercises in pregnancy, as well as times when exercise should be avoided. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Are there any good ways to prevent leg cramps in my sleep?

Are there any good ways to prevent leg cramps in my sleep?

Several things: Night-time leg cramps are common. Try stretching your calf muscles before going to bed: stand away from a wall and lean forward keeping one heel flat and bringing the other foot forward; hold 30-60 seconds and then stretch the other side. Consider stretching several times a day. There are medications for some conditions that help. See your primary provider if stretching does not work. ...Read more

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Are there any safe ab exercises you can do in early pregnancy? Or pregnancy in general?

Are there any safe ab exercises you can do in early pregnancy? Or pregnancy in general?

Please discuss with : Ob as your OB knows you, if you have been doing abdominal exercises and you are having absolutely no problems i allow my pts to continue, pregnancy is not the time to start doing new ones and if u develop any problems you may not be able to do them. ...Read more

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Are there any particular exercises that help me gain muscle mass in my abdominals?

Are there any particular exercises that help me gain muscle mass in my abdominals?

Work Abs: There are a ton of exercises that can be done to build the core abdominal muscles, some you may be suited for others perhaps not. Crunches, leg lifts, mountain climbers, planks, ball walk outs, push ups(over all body and abs) burpees, shrimps, toe to ceiling, supine bicycle, Turkish Get ups, pilates.... ...Read more

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Are there any routines or exercises i can do to help prevent this pain in my lower back?

Are there any routines or exercises i can do to help prevent this pain in my lower back?

Sure.: As long as any real problems have been ruled out i'm sure that you can find multiple websites with access to core strengthening exercises. If not, you would be well served to visit a local physical therapist. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do naturally besides weightloss and exercise to help firm my breasts any kind of supplements that are natural?

Is there anything I can do naturally besides weightloss and exercise to help firm my breasts any kind of supplements that are natural?

Breast lift: Weight loss usually leads to breast drop (ptosis) and loss of volume. Fat grafting may be an option in the near future. Breast lift (mastopexy) may be your beast option if the breasts are low. ...Read more

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Can you please recommend some effective prenatal exercises that can keep me in shape during pregnancy ?

Can you please recommend some effective prenatal exercises that can keep me in shape during pregnancy ?

Many, many: Anything that keeps you in shape before pregnancy will keep you in shape during pregnancy. You want to avoid extremes that could cause extreme changes in body temperature (like bikram yoga) or would jeopardize your abdomen (dead lifts, rock climbing). But running, walking, swimming, dancing, and moderate weight training are all fair game. Stay well hydrated. ...Read more

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What are good ways to reduce fat fast in the lower abdomen for men?

What are good ways to reduce fat fast in the lower abdomen for men?

No regional loss: Unfortunately it is not possible to create regional fat loss by any method. Best bet is nutritional weight loss diet with aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent pain in my ears when flying?

Are there any good ways to prevent pain in my ears when flying?

Many ways - careful: The pain is due to difference in pressure outside the ear drum and inside the ear drum. The pressure is equalized by the eustachian tubes which open to the inner ear from the upper part of your nose (nasopharynx). Chewing gum can help equalize pressure. Also, can very carefully, squeeze your nose closed and try to exhale very very slowly through your nose to equalize pressure during descent. ...Read more

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What are the most effective ways for me to lose weight in my legs without building muscle?

What are the most effective ways for me to lose weight in my legs without building muscle?

Less calories: Diet and exercise.... Consume lee calories than what you burn. Hormones play a role so also family genetics. Take pmd 's input. ...Read more

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What are some exercises to lose upper arm and belly fat fast? Are there any exercises that are more effective than others? I've lost 44 lbs so far.

What are some exercises to lose upper arm and belly fat fast? Are there any exercises that are more effective than others? I've lost 44 lbs so far.

Congratulations on: Your weight loss to date. Spot fat loss does not occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will be ab ; arm fat. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your back. Get regular aerobic exercise. >. ...Read more

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What are effective ways to burn muscles in thighs?

What are effective ways to burn muscles in thighs?

Stair master: Elliptical, squats, running in place, lunges, sprints, stationary bicycle, kick boxing, swimming... ...Read more

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What are the most effective ways to lose weight in the abdominal, hips and upper leg areas?

What are the most effective ways to lose weight in the abdominal, hips and upper leg areas?

Cardio: I suspect this is where you have been gaining most of your weight. If there is diabetes, carbohydrate intolerance in your family lineage this would make sense why you gain weight there. If you're eating lots of carb's.Grains you're doing the same thing we do to fatten a cow.. We grain them! increasing your protein decreasing your carbohydrate intake drinking water and stopping soda! ...Read more

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What are some pf the ways to tighten your vagina apart from pelvic muscles and kegels? Please mention at least three

What are some pf the ways to tighten your vagina apart from pelvic muscles and kegels? Please mention at least three

Safest are exercises: Safest and most reliable ways to strengthen your pelvic floor are doing exercises. You mentioned one technique yourself, kegel. Not much space to write here but google "pelvic floor exercises" to see various options (way more than 3). ...Read more

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Broke my hand! are there exercises that can be done to maintain my upper body muscle mass?

Broke my hand! are there exercises that can be done to maintain my upper body muscle mass?

Broken hand: Obviously you aren't going to be able to do any exercises that require being able to grip something. Try doing exercises that use a strap that can be put around your wrist or elbow to be able to exercise above the elbow. Until you can grip again, your forearm muscles will suffer ...Read more

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Can men feel it if a women's vagina is loose or tight? And what are some ways of tightening besides kegal exercises and surgery? NAC

Can men feel it if a women's vagina is loose or tight? And what are some ways of tightening besides kegal exercises and surgery? NAC

It depend on the man: Men feeling if vagina is tight vs loose is a subjective matter. In regards to pregnancy it does not matter. Kegal exercises and surgery are primarily for strengthening the pelvic floor of women to help her control bladder function and prevent prolapse of the uterus. Other methods of so called tightening the vagina (such as vaginal rejuvenation) are so what helpful, but honestly are not necessary ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more