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What are balance exercises?

What are balance exercises?

Many different types: Balance is a key component in much of Yoga. But you can look towards including training with Dyna disc, BOSU ball, or swiss ball to further balance(instability) training. ...Read more

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What type of balance exercises are recommended for senior citizens?

What type of balance exercises are recommended for senior citizens?

Your best bet: Is to focus on forms like Yoga, Tai chi, Reiki or Qi Gong. These are great forms of exercise that can very much help with balance. ...Read more

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Any websites for providing calisthenic exercises and stretches and balance exercises for ligaments,tendons,joints, and muscles?(NOT THERAPY,THOUGH)

Any websites for providing calisthenic exercises and stretches and balance exercises for ligaments,tendons,joints, and muscles?(NOT THERAPY,THOUGH)

Free exercise sites: Here are a few references: https://www.learnvest.com/2013/01/10-free-workout-sites-youll-love/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-smith2/free-online-workout_b_7722024.html https://www.freetrainers.com/ ...Read more

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Hi currently I have been taking fucothin for more then 8month w/balance diet/exercises.Can i keep taking this pill for more than a year?

Hi currently I have been taking fucothin for more then 8month w/balance diet/exercises.Can i keep taking this pill for more than a year?

Yes: As a seaweed extract and pomegranate seed oil fucothin is quite safe to take indefinitely (as far as i can tell). Do you think it has been helping? ...Read more

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Think i may have bppv, dr says no, it's sinuses throwing off balance. Tried bppv exercises, made me feel panic cause got more dizzy doing them.

Think i may have bppv, dr says no, it's sinuses throwing off balance. Tried bppv exercises, made me feel panic cause got more dizzy doing them.

ENT specialist: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (bppv) is a well documented disease caused by loose otoconia (ear stones) in the inner ear. It should be easily diagnosed and treated with various head maneuvers. The sinuses in the face should not produce vertigo because they are not anatomically nor physiologically connected to the balance mechanisms. Therapy may initially make you more vertiginous. ...Read more

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In ur opinion to strengthen ataxic gait should one focus more on balance ex. Or pelvic exercises? And would u recomm how often to perform them?

In ur opinion to strengthen ataxic gait should one focus more on balance ex. Or pelvic exercises? And would u recomm how often to perform them?

Gait training: Some tips for ataxia/ unsteady gait: 1) follow advice from your physical ; occupational therapists. 2) do recommended home exercise program 1 or more times daily. 3) work axial muscles--pelvis, hips, low ; upper back, abdomen focusing on flexibility/ range of motion and strength. 4) also work legs, calves, feet for balance and control. 5) stay limber, stretch before and after exercise. Good luck! ...Read more

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To improve sitting balance in paraplegic, please tell me the exercises?

To improve sitting balance in paraplegic, please tell me the  exercises?

Not sure: I'm wondering if a good, innovative yoga teacher might be able to help you improve your balance. ...Read more

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What foods or exercises can improve your balance?

What foods or exercises can improve your balance?

Many exercises: That you can do to help your balance. But if you are interested, yoga, tai chi, qigong are great forms of "exercise" can help your balance. Also, see http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/fitness/multimedia/balance-exercises/sls-20076853?s=1 to find a link for basic exercises you can do at home as a start to improving your balance. ...Read more

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How can exercises that improve your physical balance benefit your mental and emotional health?

How can exercises that improve your physical balance benefit your mental and emotional health?

Exercise: Exercise is a great place to channel mental stress and/or aggression. I would also submit that exercise releases the body's natural endorphins, that give feelings of well being and satiation, such as the tell-tale "runner's high." Try 20 minutes of walking briskly every day for a week, and see how the walking effects you. ...Read more

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What are the best core-strengthening exercises for beginners? For better balance, strength, and preventing injuries.

What are the best core-strengthening exercises for beginners? For better balance, strength, and preventing injuries.

See below: There are many great core strengthening exercises. I would recommend a visit with a physical therapist or personal trainer to learn proper technique. One of the best exercises are called planks. To do this lay on your stomach and lift your belly and legs off the ground with your forarms and toes on the ground. Try holding this postion for 15-30 seconds at a time. ...Read more

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Chronic headache an back tension. but walking or excerising i am off balance . ect. what helps if i cant exercise ?

Chronic  headache an back tension. but walking or excerising i am off balance . ect. what helps if i cant exercise ?

You need: to find out WHY you are "off balance"!! There may bea connection between that and your "chronic headaches" See your Primary Care Provider who may wish to refer you to a Neurologist! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What exercise regimen is recomm for 2nd trim when mom has balance issue b/c of minor spasticity? Don't want to be in bed all day, must stay active

What exercise regimen is recomm for 2nd trim when mom has balance issue b/c of minor spasticity? Don't want to be in bed all day, must stay active

Floor or seated: Floor exercises such as gently yoga or a reclining exercise bike may be helpful to keep her active and moving. Physical therapy can also recommend some helpful home exercises. ...Read more

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High cholesterol at 23. Exercise is hard given work schedule. How can I balance my diet? Is overconsumption of beef a driver?

High cholesterol at 23. Exercise is hard given work schedule. How can I balance my diet? Is overconsumption of beef a driver?

Consult a Nutritioni: We do not have enough information as we do not know what is the level of your Total Cholesterol,LDL,HDL,Triglycerides,you Thyroid Profile like TSH,T4 AND T3 (liothyronine) as Hypothyroidism can also cause high cholesterol your Blood sugar and your BMI New Guidelines about diet advice no restrction in foods containing Cholesterol like eggs,dairy products and red meat I advice you consult a Nutritionist for diet ...Read more