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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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I also have a pee problem when I do jumping jacks, but I've never had children before. What does this mean?

I also have a pee problem when I do jumping jacks, but I've never had children before. What does this mean?

Bladder instability: Well, our bladder holds urine with the help of pelvic floor muscles, bladder muscles and a small gate (sphincter). For us to urinate, there has to be perfect co-ordination of opening of the gate with relaxation of pelvic floor muscles while contraction of bladder muscles. So you don't have to pregnant for this synchronicity to be lost. You need to see urologist for further work up. ...Read more

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Why do my feet hurt when I do jumping jacks and box jumps etc?

Why do my feet hurt when I do jumping jacks and box jumps etc?

One would have to: Examine your feet to answer the question. You can try looking at your feet while standing and looking in a mirror to see if you are flatfooted as the jumping may be putting additional stress on the foot and /or perhaps wearing an orthotic would take some stress off the foot during these activities. ...Read more

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I get a headache whenever I do jumping jacks or jog. MRI and EEG normal. I have migraine disorder, so can jumping exercise aggregate it?

I get a headache whenever I do jumping jacks or jog. MRI and EEG normal. I have migraine disorder, so can jumping exercise aggregate it?

Yes: A number of things occur in your body during exercise that can aggravate headaches. This can include changes in blood pressure, body temperature, and the release of neurotransmitter a such as norepinephrine. Discuss with your neurologist the specific cause of your headaches and whether a modification in your exercise regimen should be done. ...Read more

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Had hysterectomy 2001, I'm 60lbs overweight, been exercising alot but when I do jumping jacks it hurts in my lower abdomen. Any ideas? Thank you

Had hysterectomy 2001, I'm 60lbs overweight, been exercising alot but when I do jumping jacks it hurts in my lower abdomen. Any ideas? Thank you

Stop them & focus-: -on core strengthening, jumping jacks R more 4 cardio. Once U have a strong core then try some jumping jacks, still painful, back 2 more vigorous core strengthening. ...Read more

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Can push ups and jumping jacks help you lose weight?

Can push ups and jumping jacks help you lose weight?

See below: Any exercise that increases the heart rate will help to lose calories and weight. ...Read more

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How many calories are burned doing 150 jumping jacks?

How many calories are burned doing 150 jumping jacks?

Exercise: There is no way to give you an accurate answer. This would vary based upon your weight, the rapidity of the exercise and several other variables.

But, it is a good start to good exercise. ...Read more

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Hello my son told me that in p.E he was doing jumping jacks and running and his "chest was in pain" please help?

See his Dr: Could be asthma / allergies / acute illness / musculoskeletal pain / lack of conditioning /. ....Or of course something more serious--although unlikely as is in at least grade school (made it this far...). Needs a good history and exam to sort out cause of symptoms. ...Read more

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While doing jumping jacks for exercise I felt a crunch in the center of my back. 2 days later I'm more uncomfortable than in pain. What could it be?

While doing jumping jacks for exercise I felt a crunch in the center of my back. 2 days later I'm more uncomfortable than in pain. What could it be?

If U happen 2 land-: -very hard instead of a soft landing U can put a lot of pressure on a disk, & if U have a Hx of occasions of minor back pain, this may B an acute strain, and the disk space is unhappy. Inflammation sets in which takes a day or 2. OTC NSAIDS R helpful if able 2 take them. Also activity modification until feeling better. ...Read more

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Could 1000 jumping jacks a day help weight loss?

Could 1000 jumping jacks a day help weight loss?

Exercise weight loss: Any regular form of exercise will aid with weight loss. M it is always a balance of calories in, versus caloris out. A regular form of exercise will boost your metabolic rate and aid with weight loss. I don't think that any magic number like 1000 is necessary. Mi always was impressed with hershel walker who did 1000 push ups and sit ups a day, but any 30 min of regular daily activity will work. ...Read more

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I am getting chest pain when I do activity especially jumping jacks. At rest it eventually is fine again. What is this?

I am getting chest pain when I do activity especially jumping jacks. At rest it eventually is fine again. What is this?

Chest pain: In a 17 yo--strongly suspect some chest wall inflammation ie costochondritis. this should get better with taking it easy--maybe just walking--taking nsaids--ie aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen and maybe trying some local heat.
If persists --see your PCP ...Read more

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I'm 18 yo female. I am in a very physically demanding dance program. I've been getting really bad chest pains while doing jumping jacks. What do I do?

I'm 18 yo female. I am in a very physically demanding dance program. I've been getting really bad chest pains while doing jumping jacks. What do I do?

Chest sprain: Sounds like you may have a sprain in one of the muscles in your chest wall. Drink lots of water - stretch out before exercise and reduce exercise routine for awhile to allow the muscle time to heal.

http://orthopedics. Answers. Com/diagnosis/the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-a-chest-wall-sprain ...Read more

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Is doing 500 jumping jacks every 2 days good exercise?

Is doing 500 jumping jacks every 2 days good exercise?

Yes: Sounds like you've found something you enjoy doing. I'm a ringside physician and these are popular with boxers, as is the more familiar rope-jumping. ...Read more

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If I do 500 jumping jacks every day, could I lose 2-3 lbs a week?

If I do 500 jumping jacks every day, could I lose 2-3 lbs a week?

Doubt it.: "a person weighing 150 pounds can burn up to 153 calories (5.1 calories per minute) during a moderate intensity jumping jacks exercise that lasts for half an hour. A person weighing 200 pounds can burn up to 204 calories (6.8 calories per minute) for the same amount of time" (http://www. Just-health. Net/How-Many-Calories-Do-Jumping-Jacks-Burn. Html) ...Read more

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How many calories do you burn doing jumping jacks?

How many calories do you burn doing jumping jacks?

Depends: Calories burned varies with the intensity and duration of the exercise. Doing jumping jacks might be hard to sustain for a pronged period, although they can be high intensity. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to jog, jump rope and jumping jacks during periods?

Is it harmful to jog, jump rope and jumping jacks during periods?

Exercise and period: It is fine to do those activities during your period. You may be a bit more fatigued as you have some blood loss and may be a bit anemic, but the exercises do not alter your period. ...Read more

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How to figure out how many calories will I burn with jumping jacks?

How to figure out how many calories will I burn with jumping jacks?

It depends. ..: On how much you weigh and how vigorously you do the jumping jacks. There are calculators available on the internet to help you figure out how many calories you burn with different activities based on your weight, such as this one from healthstatus:
http://www. Healthstatus. Com/calculate/cbc

use the "jumping jacks" "moderate" or "vigorous" categories. ...Read more

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How many calories burned if I did 300 jumping jacks in 4 minutes? 20yo Female, 115lbs, 5"1

How many calories burned if I did 300 jumping jacks in 4 minutes? 20yo Female, 115lbs, 5"1

What a workout!: Those are some FAST jumping jacks! Your weight is in range for your height. In general 10k steps or four miles is great daily exercise. Keep up the good work. I understand I'm sidestepping your question a bit. Do you feel like you are overweight? If so definitely spend time with a counselor. Peace and good health! Thanks for using Healthtap! ...Read more

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After 10 jumping jacks my heart rate jumps from 90 to 125. Could this mean something is wrong?

After 10 jumping jacks my heart rate jumps from 90 to 125. Could this mean something is wrong?

No: Even a little exercise should raise your heart rate. As you get back into good aerobic shape, it will increase less. ...Read more

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My heart rate skyrockets when I exercise. Today I did jumping jacks for only a minute and my rate was at 180. Is that really bad? I'm 23 years old

My heart rate skyrockets when I exercise. Today I did jumping jacks for only a minute and my rate was at 180. Is that really bad? I'm 23 years old

Out of shape: You need to start doing regular exercise- whatever you like--walking, running, swimming, aerobics etc- at least 30 minutes a day. Then you can increase it gradually. The situation like you described is very common to happen when you are out of shape and your body is not well trained/maintained. Don't be discouraged- instead use it as a motivation. ...Read more

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My ankle is swollen after working out and doing jumping jacks. 1st time working out since April 2014. Should I be worried. How can I heal my ankle?

My ankle is swollen after working out and doing jumping jacks. 1st time working out since April 2014. Should I be worried. How can I heal my ankle?

Ankle swelling: Ice and elevate when at rest. Use an ankle brace when working out, and see a foot and ankle specialist if swelling or pain persists. ...Read more

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Would doing 200 push ups 4 days a week build a chest. And does jumping jacks and mountain climbers help the lower abdominal.?

Would doing 200 push ups 4 days a week build a chest. And does jumping jacks and mountain climbers help the lower abdominal.?

Exercising: Yes, your muscles will develop if you do this many push ups and other exercises. You probably noticed that weight lifters need to do more than push ups to get very strong- they lift heavy weights and look at their nutrition closely.

If you are as dedicated as you say, you will probably notice some changes in a couple weeks.

Good luck ...Read more