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Doctor insights on: Cha Cha Slide

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Would the cha cha slide be a good dance exercise to do to reduce stress?

Would the cha cha slide be a good dance exercise to do to reduce stress?

Yes: Dance/movement/expressive therapy uses movement to improve mental & physical well-being by focus on the mind-body connection. Numerous dances including the cha cha slide are great, especially if guided by a knowledgeable instructor. It is important to approach dance in a non-stressful manner to achieve stress reduction, improve health, and greater self-confidence. Enjoy! ...Read more

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How many calories can the cha cha slide burn?

How many calories can the cha cha slide burn?

Rough estimate: I saw one estimate of 200 to 600 calories per hour on http://www.Medicalfaq.Net/how_many_calories_do_you_burn. ...Read more

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When is it safe for kids to use a slide?

When is it safe for kids to use a slide?

Depends! : Toddlers and small children need close parent supervision on slides and playground equipment. At around 15 months your child may be ready to start climbing up a slide. Stay close by and be sure the slide is age appropriate. Many equipment will have recommended ages. Common sense is your best bet! ...Read more

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How can I prevent disc pain from disc slide?

How can I prevent disc pain from disc slide?

Conservative care: A "slipped disc" can often with time, so conservative treatment such as physical therapy (including strengthening and stretching) and anti-inflammatory medications often helps. It would also be reasonable to try massage, ice or heat, or over the counter creams such as aspercreme or capsaicin creme. If your symptoms do not improve, spinal injections or even surgery may be warranted. ...Read more

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Why would a patient need a pinworm slide?

Why would a patient need a pinworm slide?

Proper diagnosis: There are more than a dozen things that could trigger perianal itching & a PW slide test can help rule in or out this possibility.PW eggs are often attached to the perianal skin and can be pulled off by tape which is applied to the slide & then examined under a microscope. Some assume all such itching is worms and self treat multiple times. Treatment won't work if you treat the wrong thing. ...Read more

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