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Pain Management Unit: "tens" is the acronym for transcputaneous electrical nerve stimulation. A "tens unit" is a pocket size, portable, battery-operated device that sends electrical impulses to certain parts of the body to block pain signals. The electrical currents produced are mild, but can prevent pain messages from being transmitted to the brain and may raise the level of endorphins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try to: Exercise machines (not sure exactly which youre referring to) try to simulate activities of different sports to some extent but they can never really do that the machines try to strengthen the muscles that are most intrinsic to particular sports also plyometrics can be helpful to gear oneself toward a specific sport or activity unfortunately, no one activity can truly equal actually playing sport. ...Read more
Yes: Gym equipment can be used for great lengths of time provided your basic health is good and you either set the machine for easy tolerance, or you have spent weeks and months building up your tolerance. ...Read more
TIME AND EFFORT: Losing weight at the gym will depend on the type of machines you are using and the amount of effort exerted or calories burned as a result of such effort. For example, you may use a machine for cardio to burn calories one day and alternate with machines to build muscle the next day. 30 minutes of intense exercise at 4x weekly (or more) is recommended for best results. Combine with a healthy diet. ...Read more
You pedal: and pedal but they never take you anywhere :) Stationary bikes are good aerobic exercise and good for your heart. Fantastic for building strength in the thighs Disadvantage: they do nothing for the upper body vs say a stairclimber or Nordic trac. At the gym I do various upper body exercises and finish with 30 minutes on the stationary bike. Good luck. ...Read more
Body fat %: Body fat % can be measured by underwater weighig, dexa (dual x-ray absorptiometry), air displacement or skinfold measurements. ...Read more
Body fat: They measure the impedance. Fat is not a good conductor or electricity. Go to wikipedia for great details. and pictures. ...Read more
Rough calculation.: You can get a rough idea of your body fat percentage using this online tool: http://www.Fitwatch.Com/qkcalc/body-fat-percentage-calculator.Php. ...Read more
I have a medical fetish and wish to have every machine used on me and have every kind of tests and exams done?
See psychiatrist: Having unnecessary tests is not a hood idea. See a psychiatrist to work through this issue. ...Read more
I saw a work out machine on television. If I buy one of them, will I be able to achieve the look that those models have?
No: Never.They are models! it is their profession to stay in perfect shape and they work very hard at it by exercising (using more than just the machine, surely) and dieting with careful food choices. Remember, an ad on tv is just that, they are trying to sell you something. That's not to say that the machine wouldn't help you get in shape, but you would have to use it with disciplined regularity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In 1 week's time I've measured 65/40 BP & 201/100 BP on Omron machine. Is this characteristic of any particular conditions?
Test my bp twice today with own machine. My bp were 137/86 p102 (day) & 171/76 p95 (night). How would I know I did it correctly and accurately?
Follow directions: on ackage insert , if wrist device and put on firm and have wrist at level of heart meaning sit at table with arm on table at about level of nipple line, be at rest not just exersized should be accurate , bp can very during the day , sounds high and pulse too , be sure not anemic and thyroid , get labs cbc,tsh cmp. no smoking!,limit alcohol , no sleep apnea? no overweight, walk daily best way ...Read more
I left my laundry in the machine for a hour after its been wash for 45 minutes, should i wash it again if i didnt take it out right away? is it bad?
Depends on details: Review the condition of the laundry. Were you washing bacterial laden dirty diapers or mildewed drapes or sheets from a stomach flu stricken relative? Did you use hot water or cold water? Did you use soap? I advice you to use your nose and common sense. If the clothes smell bad or moldy Rewash. If not put in dryer and enjoy. ...Read more
I want to measure BP while it's still high so I need a thing that can measure it quickly. Do u have any suggestions on which or what type of machine?
Wrist cuff: There are a lot of BP measuring machines available over the counter at any local pharmacy. The ones which fit over your wrist are easy to operate, fast and pretty accurate. Make sure you check it at rest while relaxed or 5 mins. ...Read more