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Doctor insights on: Calisthenics Exercises For The Old The Elderly

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Trying to exercise more often do bodyweight exercises like pushups increase cortisol levels and how many times per week is reasonable for calisthenics?

Trying to exercise more often do bodyweight exercises like pushups increase cortisol levels and how many times per week is reasonable for calisthenics?

Three times a week: Exercises involving arms and legs should be done 3 times a week. Exercises involving abs or calves can be done daily. So an aerobics program three times a week is ideal. Walking, biking daily 30-60 minutes also okay. One day of rest for the muscles a week is fine, too. Only doing an overall aerobics program only twice a week delays improvement, and makes tolerance and advancement slower. ...Read more

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Who is considered elderly or old age?

Who is considered elderly or old age?

No strict definition: Clinically. Some studies used to have an age limit, but it was considered discriminatory. Some people are old at 40 others remain young at 80...As the song goes, young at heart. The consideration should be more "hale" or "frail" when medical decisions are involved. A lot depends on how many illnesses, medications, and organs no longer function well. Elderly sounds polite; old seems inconsiderate. ...Read more

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What are some execises for those who are elderly and have limited mobility.?

What are some execises for those who are elderly and have limited mobility.?

Things: LIke Tai Chi and Qigong are fantastic for the elderly as they really promote balance and can reduce the incidences of falls. ...Read more

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Are floor exercises for pt acceptable for elderly person who cannot get up easily?

Are floor exercises for pt acceptable for elderly person who cannot get up easily?

Probably not: My general rule of thumb is ' if you can not get down to the floor and get back up on your own safely, then you should not be doing floor exercises... ...Read more

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What calisthenic exercise works out biceps?

What calisthenic exercise works out biceps?

Curls: The most common exercise would be a bicep curl. This can be done with various equipment to add resistance. You may use dumbells, bar weight, cables/ resistance bands. You may wish to look at http://www. Bodybuilding. Com/exercises/finder/lookup/filter/muscle/id/15/m. ...Read more

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Exercises for those who are elderly and have limited mobility (use walker)?

Exercises for those who are elderly and have limited mobility (use walker)?

Walking: If there are no pressing medical issues, and no significant pain, then they should simply walk as much as they can.
Studies have shown that bedrest can result in daily loss of muscle mass. This is why hospitalized patients can be so debilitated after lengthy stays, in addition to whatever medical condition they were being treated for.
For the elderly, simply staying mobile can be beneficial. ...Read more

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How do I find what's the best calisthenic exercise routine to increase metabolism?

Calisthenic: Where I live there are many exercise facilities that instruct you in an exercise routine best suited to you. If you can locate a calisthenic program close to you, go there and see if that is what best suits you.
Another approach is to team up with a friend and get exercises in. ...Read more

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How long should it take to heal for elderly (88years old) tooth extraction?

How long should it take to heal for elderly (88years old) tooth extraction?

Varies: Healing in the elderly can be retarded, but several weeks additional to the "normal" range is not unlikely. Have patient follow up with doc if concerned. ...Read more

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How long should it take to heal for elderly (88years old) tooth extraction?

How long should it take to heal for elderly (88years old) tooth extraction?

No exact answer: First, no presence of medical conditions, if any were mentioned. Secondly, no mention of infection, which tooth, easy or difficult extraction, etc. Basically, we have very little information to go on. Finally, what is meant by "healing"? Older individuals do tend to heal more slowly, but everything else being equal, there is no major difference in healing time. A few days to a few weeks? ...Read more

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My elderly (86 year-old) father in law is coming off of percocet, and while the source of his pain is better, he's anxious and fearful. Is this normal?

My elderly (86 year-old) father in law is coming off of percocet, and while the source of his pain is better, he's anxious and fearful. Is this normal?

Slow taper: It is not uncommon to experience fear and or anxiety while coming off of narcotics. The key is to keep support from friends and family strong and gradually taper off of the meds as instructed by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the statistics on hip surgery on an elderly person at 74 years old that only uses 29% of her lungs?

What are the statistics on hip surgery on an elderly person at 74 years old that only uses 29% of her lungs?

Great question: You should be seen in the pre-operative clinic by an anesthesiology consultant to assess your surgical risk and see what interventions can be made to reduce them. This will provide you the best and safest plan for surgery moving forward. Good luck. ...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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Every year I have my 96 yr-old mother vaccinated against influenza. However, it is always possible that she could contract influenza before then. Can influenza be sufficient to kill an elderly person by itself or is it only if it leads to pneumonia?

Every year I have my 96 yr-old mother vaccinated against influenza. However, it is always possible that she could contract influenza before then. Can influenza be sufficient to kill an elderly person by itself or is it only if it leads to pneumonia?

Dangers of influenza: Certainly influenza can kill - actually 90% of the mortality is in those patients older than 65. That's because as we age, the body gets weaker (in all respects, including the immune system-we call this immunosenescence). The 'flu' can lead to a heart attack (from viral sepsis), primary or secondary pneumonia as you reference, plus other complications including stroke. Get HIGH DOSE vaccine 4 mom. ...Read more

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What blood tests, to verify the heart functioning, can be performed to an elderly man (95 years old) with vascular dementia. Vasovagal syntoms.

What blood tests, to verify the heart functioning, can be performed to an elderly man (95 years old) with vascular dementia. Vasovagal syntoms.

Why do you ask?: Apart from labs to look for a recent heart attack, and natriuretic peptide to evaluate for pump failure, blood work isn't that helpful in this situation. ...Read more

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Pls help, elderly gran 90yr old, develped loud snoring like breathing while awake, took drs said tongue frm bak of throat causing issue-pls help thx?

Pls help, elderly gran 90yr old, develped loud snoring like breathing while awake, took drs said tongue frm bak of throat causing issue-pls help thx?

Airway...: It sounds like there is a partial upper airway obstruction. Are there any other symptoms, like fever, nasal congestion, etc.? Depending on the cause, treatment may include placing an airway (like a tracheostomy tube). But, it also depends on how aggressive your elderly relative would want since procedures would also pose high risks of morbidity/mortality. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are there any risks of doing both calisthenics and weight training on the same day?

Are there any risks of doing both calisthenics and weight training on the same day?

Not really: I like cross training. I see no reason to do both on the same day. ...Read more

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What are the fundamental calisthenics workouts?

What are the fundamental calisthenics workouts?

Calisthenics: One of the greatest advantages of body-weight training is that you can do anywhere, anytime, and there are a lot of exercises you can choose from to strengthen your entire body.

Various pull-ups – This workout is essential to strengthen your back and arms, and secondary muscles such as your abs and shoulders.
Pushups – This exercise will build your strong chest and triceps, and secondary muscles like shoulders.
Squats – To strengthen your legs.
Various dips – This workout is responsible to strengthen your whole upper-body.
Ab exercises – There are several body weight abdominal exercises. Having a strong core is crucial for calisthenics. ...Read more

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What is better between weight lifting and calisthenics?

What is better between weight lifting and calisthenics?

Both!: Each provides the body with different fitness strengths! Do both! ...Read more

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How often should you work out when doing calisthenics? Do you work out 3 days a week with full body workouts or 6 days a week using different muscles

How often should you work out when doing calisthenics? Do you work out 3 days a week with full body workouts or 6 days a week using different muscles

Really depends: That is a difficult question to answer singularly since everything hinges upon what you are exercising for; is it for a sport, conditioning & toning, weight loss, gaining muscle, or just relaxation. There are as many approaches and ideas on how to work out as there are rice grains in China. It may be best for you to speak with a personal trainer who can tailor a program to your exact needs and body. ...Read more

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How many caleries do you burn when you do 5 minutes of calisthenics?

How many caleries do you burn when you do 5 minutes of calisthenics?

It depends: It depends on what kind of calisthenics you're doing, and how much you weigh. People who weigh more, burn more calories. Here's a site where you can fill in your own data and get an estimate: http://www. Healthstatus. Com/calculate/cbc. ...Read more

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What is a disadvantage of performing calisthenics for muscular fitness?

What is a disadvantage of performing calisthenics for muscular fitness?

Not much: If done without over stretching and with attention to excessive plyometrics. ...Read more

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Can a person undergoing Methadone Treatment Program be active in martial arts or calisthenics workouts?

Can a person undergoing Methadone Treatment Program be active in martial arts or calisthenics workouts?

Yes: Methadone does not prevent athletic activity. However, most men taking methadone have reduced serum testosterone levels as a result of that drug therapy. In addition to reducing sex drive and performance, which is bad enough, that also reduces muscle-building benefit of exercise. The hypogonadism is easily treated with testosterone supplementation, but it must first be diagnosed by simple blood test. ...Read more

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How can I increase my muscle mass using calisthenics only, without using weights? 20, 63 kg, 173 cm

How can I increase my muscle mass using calisthenics only, without using weights? 20, 63 kg, 173 cm

No, U need 2 stress-: -Ur muscles with a good weight lifting program. Don't try 2 lift heavy, but lighter & good form & more reps. Calisthenics R good 4 Ur heart. Get hooked up with an AT-C @ a reputable health club & get a program set up that fits Ur needs & abilities. It can B fun, just take it easy. Lift 1 day & cardio the next as Ur muscles need time 2 recover from lifting. Get a partner & B persistent.

Good luck ...Read more

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How long after reconstructive hand surgery should you wait until performing calisthenics such as pull-ups?

How long after reconstructive hand surgery should you wait until performing calisthenics such as pull-ups?

Depends...: Pull ups require significant flexing force through the digits. Depending on what you had reconstructed, it may take you up to six months to be able to perform pull-ups. Smaller repairs may take only 8 weeks. ...Read more

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How common is cvd in the elderly?

How common is cvd in the elderly?

Extremely common: Cardiovascular disease, which means diseases of the heart and blood vessels, is the most frequent cause of death among elderly people. This includes disease of the coronary arteries, heart failure, strokes, blood clots, etc. ...Read more

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What is the best spa for elderly?

What is the best spa for elderly?

By spa do: You mean fancy bath tub. A walk in tub is best- if u mean a resort ck with travel agent. ...Read more

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What is the best calisthenic workout?

What is the best calisthenic workout?

I would try YouTube: There is a plethora of those exercises demonstrated for you to choose from. YouTube can also be useful for weight-training and yoga. I don't think there really is a 'best'. It all comes down to your ability and dedication to make it the best for you. ...Read more