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Is dance dance revolution good exercise?

Is dance dance revolution good exercise?

Can be: Especially on the more extreme levels. I just tell patients, that anything that gets you moving and your heart rate up is great. And it's even better if you love to do it, as that will help you do it consistently. That's one of the keys of exercise, you have to do it consistently! ...Read more

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Is capoeira or kickboxing better for self-defense?

Is capoeira or kickboxing better for self-defense?

Depends on you: As with most martial arts, the moves and forms practiced are self defense based; however, it doesn't matter what moves there are, it's important that you perfect the move and can execute it at the appropriate time. There are fantastic moves in both capoeira and kickboxing. “fear not the man who has practiced 10, 000 kicks once, but...The man who has practiced one kick 10, 000 times.” - bruce lee. ...Read more

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Does walking on treadmill hurt arthritic knees is stationary bike better?

Does walking on treadmill hurt arthritic knees is stationary bike better?

A stationary bike is: best as you can ease the insult to your joints. But 4 osteoporosis then plain walking on level ground is best, as well as gentle arm weight exercises. This puts some stress on your non weight bearing bone and aids in treating bothoosteoporosis as well as sarcopenia or muscle loss. Bones need to be stressed to remain healthy. ...Read more

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Is zumba good?

Is zumba good?

Very: My wife and daughter love it and they're really toning and getting strong. I was surprised how much muscle it looked like they had gotten after just a few months and going three times a week. It seems like it is a very enjoyable time. ...Read more

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Rotating my foot, hears clicks, why?

Rotating my foot, hears clicks, why?

You don't state what: Part of the foot. Could be subluxing peroneals.....You need to be more specific with anatomical location... ...Read more

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What are the benefits of doing aikido over another martial art?

What are the benefits of doing aikido over another martial art?

Can be weak: "aikido is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. This requires very little physical strength"( taken from wikipedia) it has a philosophic and spiritualmunder pinning. ...Read more

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Daughter is athlete,lean,great physical shape.she has been fatigued,tired walking up stairs&exercise.rhr90.blood norm.bring to pediatric card? Shes18

Daughter is athlete,lean,great physical shape.she has been fatigued,tired walking up stairs&exercise.rhr90.blood norm.bring to pediatric card? Shes18

Start with family MD: A number of things cause fatigue and tiredness that are not cardiac that can be identified by an exam and simple lab tests, so start with a visit to her primary care doctor, pediatrician or family doctor. Most common would be anemia, mono, or thyroid condition. It would be unlikely for a cardiac problem to manifest this way at age 18. ...Read more

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Left knee MRI shows I have trochlear groove arthritis. What aerobic exercises can I do? Cycling? Running? Stair climber?

Left knee MRI shows I have trochlear groove arthritis. What aerobic exercises can I do? Cycling? Running? Stair climber?

Non impact ideally: Your patellofemoral joint (where the knee cap meets the trochlear groove on the femur) sees 3-6 times your body weight and this is even more with running and other high impact exercises. Ideally you should stick with non impact activities like cycling, swimming and using the elliptical. The stair climber will likely be very tough because the amount of stress it puts on the pf joint is very high. ...Read more

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Is walking, jogging and running on treadmill good for scoliosis?

Is walking, jogging and running on treadmill good for scoliosis?

Won't hurt scoliosis: and all three are great aerobic exercises, but do not really strengthen core musculature. Scoliosis is often idiopathic, i.e., no known cause, but it is often seen in lean, very flexible individuals. Central muscles like abdominal and back help support spine and posture. ...Read more

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Is a good leg workout at my gym beneficial for my knee arthritus?

Is a good leg workout at my gym beneficial for my knee arthritus?

Likely: Strengthening of quads is usually good but clarify with ortho to be sure. ...Read more

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Hi there. Is vinyasa yoga more appropriate before after an intense cardio workout? (Wrestling, Mauy Thai, Jui Jitsu)

Hi there. Is vinyasa yoga more appropriate before after an intense cardio workout? (Wrestling, Mauy Thai, Jui Jitsu)

Warm up vs cool down: Active warm up is ideal prior to intense workouts. Depending upon how aggressive your yoga routine is, it might serve as warm up. With that said, cooling down is also a good idea after intense exercise too. Bottom line, there's no proof that any specific exercise routine is better than another for warm up or cool down, aside from general statements. ...Read more

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Has anyone developed pain in the hip join when using elliptical?

Has anyone developed pain in the hip join when using elliptical?

Sure: You are at risk for developing hip pain with any repetitive activity which involves the hip, even if it is low impact such as elliptical. See a specialist if the pain persists. ...Read more

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Why won't my husband participate in birthing classes?

Why won't my husband participate in birthing classes?

Discuss it: Dad's often get left out of the pregnancy process. Pregnancy is an abstract experience for men where as it is very concrete for women. Discuss his reasons for not wanting to participate but be careful not to judge or be critical. Have an open discussion. Some people find classes fun and education. Others prefer a hands off experience b/c classes create anxiety. Ask him his reasons. ...Read more

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Is it normal that 13 years old boy makes weird noises ( screaming, whistling, mumbling,talking in his own language) plus faces.. While playing games?

Is it normal that 13 years old boy makes weird noises ( screaming, whistling, mumbling,talking in his own language) plus faces.. While playing games?

Its Possible: 13 yr olds do tend to have there own language and verbalizing while playing games is not abnormal. iHowever, If this behavior extends into his regular communication with other people, or becomes random and impulsive, then he may need to be checked by a doctor for developing a condition that can be treated. ...Read more

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Is Windsor Pilates along with Shwinn Airdyne Biking daily okay for total knee replacement patients?

Is Windsor Pilates along with Shwinn Airdyne Biking daily okay for total knee replacement patients?

Depends: Depends on when it was done, and the clinical circumstances surrounding the operation. While the activity you describes sounds ok, check with your surgeon to be sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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After cheer practice, I started experiencing inner thigh-ish pain. Friends think it's from dance kicks, Dad thinks its hamstring, but never heard pop?

After cheer practice, I started experiencing inner thigh-ish pain. Friends think it's from dance kicks, Dad thinks its hamstring, but never heard pop?

Groin strain likely: The groin muscles (adductors) are located along the inner thigh. You likely strained (not torn) your Adductor muscles that start at the pelvis and end at the knee. Rest, ice, compression and NSAIDs may help. See your trainer if your school has one. If symptoms do not resolve in a couple days, a more thorough orthopaedic evaluation may be indicated ...Read more

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When can I enroll my baby in swimming lessons?

When can I enroll my baby in swimming lessons?

Any years: Anytime you want to have your baby in swim lessons enroll them as long as the program is age appropriate. Some families have their kids in the water as early as 6 months! there are concerns about chemical expose (chlorine) and links to health issues like asthma. Do your research and make a decision. ...Read more

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My spine hurts when doing squats?

My spine hurts when doing squats?

Arch your back: When doing squats, your back should be arched, so that your shoulders are level. ...Read more

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My right knee clicks when walking upstairs on every step, also when walking up s steep bank. My left knee recently started to click too.

My right knee clicks when walking upstairs on every step, also when walking up s steep bank. My left knee recently started to click too.

Clicking knees: You stated that your knees "click" with walking up a steep bank or stairs. I wonder if you also have pain or is it just the "clicking" noise. That by itself is usually not a concern..but if pain you may have increasing inflammation ...Read more

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Is capoeira or kickboxing better for self-defense?

Depends on you: As with most martial arts, the moves and forms practiced are self defense based; however, it doesn't matter what moves there are, it's important that you perfect the move and can execute it at the appropriate time. There are fantastic moves in both capoeira and kickboxing. “fear not the man who has practiced 10, 000 kicks once, but...The man who has practiced one kick 10, 000 times.” - bruce lee. ...Read more

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Which is better capoeira or yoga?

Which is better capoeira or yoga?

No comparison: Capoeira is a brazilian martial art and yoga is physical, mental and spiritual disciplen which originated in ancient india. These are not identical practices. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of doing capoeira for your physical health?

What are the benefits of doing capoeira for your physical health?

Can be great: This "modified martial arts, dancing, boxing, aerobics" style of training and exercise will really give you a cardiovascular and muscular work-out. Besides, you may learn something about self-defense at the same time. You can be injured, but you can be in nearly any exercise you embark on. ...Read more

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I jog uphill 2-3 times a week and just started taking a capoeira class. How long before i start seeing results on my buttocks?

I jog uphill 2-3 times a week and just started taking a capoeira class. How long before i start seeing results on my buttocks?

Three weeks.: You may firm up, but muscle growth only begins at two weeks. You would also need to lose superficial fat, which means whole body fat, since spit reduction is not possible! ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and do capoeira. My husband is anxious that this could hurt the baby. I disagree, but am tired of arguing about it. What should I do?

I'm pregnant and do capoeira. My husband is anxious that this could hurt the baby. I disagree, but am tired of arguing about it. What should I do?

Exercise: Exercise is safe in pregnancy. You want to avoid activities where you may fall or get hit. Part of a relationship is learning to respect each others concerns and then find the balancing act to keep each other happy. Give and take is part of marriage. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on how to alleviate my sore wrist from capoeira?

Any suggestions on how to alleviate my sore wrist from capoeira?

Wrist pain: One of the first things is to get a proper exam and diagnosis a hand surgeon can help. The range if problems for a wrist includes arthritis tendinitis nerve issues carpal tunnel ligament injury fracture stress fracture keinbocks masses in fact any structure can cause wrist pain . Simple solutions are splinting NSAID ice and stretching but done wrong it can make things worse so get evaluated. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have my niece do capoeira if she has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Is it okay to have my niece do capoeira if she has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes, but see doctor: All exercise is good for preserving joint motion. The danger would be if there were to be strong physical contact with a damaged joint that had lost range of motion. In juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, some joints become immobile and cannot bend normally. Also, the cervical spine should be examined for prior damage and the bone density should be assessed for osteoporosis. Needs doctor clearance. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Am i dying ?

I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more

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Is it free ?

Is it free ?

Yes, this is free if: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services include virtual medicine appointments) ...Read more

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What is art?

What is art?

Yes: Ivf is art(assisted reproductive technology) that allows egg and sperm to be placed together in a petri dish either conventionally or with icsi where the sperm is placed directly into the egg. ...Read more

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Why am I fat?

Why am I fat?

110?: The general answer is eat too much and exercise too little, BUT at your age it makes little difference. Eat what you want and be happy! ...Read more

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