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Theoretically yes: There are many who feel that this is true, though everyone has their own opinion on it. ...Read more
Is 1-regular bending bad for your back? Or
2-sustained bending ie while cleaning bathtub/garden , ect?
That depends on : Whether you have a back problem to begin with and how well you take care of yourself in terms of not smoking, not being overweight and exercising regularly. These activities can put you at risk for back issues but are not necessarily bad for you if they are not causing pain in the first place and you meet the above criteria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doubtful: No studies to show that cold showers are either beneficial or problematic. If you feel better as the result of the cold shower go ahead and take them. ...Read more
Yes: Wear shower shoes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Doubtful: Unlikely, but you can measure your BP and determine for yourself if you have a favorable response. ...Read more
It depends: If your main concern is avoiding injury then the controlled motion of a stair stepper is probably safer. But the repetitive motion of a machine that never changes can cause overuse injury as well. The good thing about walking real stairs is that you are always slightly changing your stride and foot placement. Those changes in joint contact are beneficial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: All addiction is unhealthy; however, spending a lot of time playing video games is not neccesarily bad unless it is leading to predictably negative consequences in your life.. A former patient of mine who spent a lot of time on games, got a job working for a games development company getting the kinks out. If there are negative consequences, counseling may be appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ad lib: They don't break that easily. Let the kids sit any way they want to. ...Read more
No: Infact you are doing knee stretchs and making it more flexible. People who can sit on the floor have no problem sitting on a chair but people who are only used to sit on a chair sometimes have problems sitting on the floor indian style. ...Read more
Breathing discomfort, similar to after swimming in chlorinated pool. Normal?
Pulse ox/basic labs/ BMI good.
Follows U: If u have elevated bp, it will follow u. Not related 2 heat or colder climates. ...Read more
Inactivity, injury: If one walks up steps, especially if overweight and/or out of shape, there can be aching in the muscles used most, thigh quadriceps. There can also be balance problems. No matter how deconditioning occurred, if someone is having problems climbing stairs that typically would not have been a challenge or caused pain, it might be time to see pcp/ physiatrist/pt provider for evaluation/exercise plan. ...Read more