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Stair climbing can slim leg?

Stair climbing can slim leg?

Yes: It depends on your body type to start with. If you have legs with fat, then you can get a slimming effect with stair climbing, however, you may get an appearance of getting larger first as the underlying muscles increase in size as the fat burns of slower. Stair climbing has tons of benefits either way and can increase your cardiac health. Climb on and the legs will sort themselves out. ...Read more

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286 stair climb. How may calories burned?

286 stair climb. How may calories burned?

About 30: The calories you burned would depend on your weight. As an estimate, though, I'll use the results of a study that found climbing one stair to be associated with about 0.11 calories burned. This is equivalent to 31 calories for your 286-stair climb. ...Read more

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Ok to mow grass on riding lawn mower while pregnant?

Ok to mow grass on riding lawn mower while pregnant?

Mowing in pregnancy: Activity during pregnancy should be determined on an individual basis with a woman and her doctor. ...Read more

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Is rock climbing safe?

Is rock climbing safe?

It is for the rock!!: Seriously, i would not recommend it for an adult with ankle or wrist problems, extremity weakness, or general balance or health challenges. If one walks or climbs on challenging and uneven terrain, it is essential that he or she be in good health and excellent condition. Physiatrists and sports or trauma medicine doctors can say more, so i will share this with them. Thanks for asking. @drpam. ...Read more

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After ACL repair, will I be able to climb stairs normally, jump, run or dance again?

After ACL repair, will I be able to climb stairs normally, jump, run or dance again?

Yes: Results of acl surgery are generally good but are influenced by overall condition of knee. Associated cartilage damage or unsalvageable (unrepairable) meniscal tearing do definitely adversely affect outcome. In the patient with an isolated acl tear without associated damage 90 some % will return to an active lifestyle. ...Read more

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When will my baby learn to climb stairs?

When will my baby learn to climb stairs?

Once mobile: Children are natural explorers and are fast. If you have stairs gate them off to prevent your child from climbing when you are not watching and with him. Most children can climb up pretty easily but have trouble descending. They need constant supervision to avoid a fall. Anytime after a child learns to walk they may try.....Some before. Children are surprising. ...Read more

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Hand pumping fast while rock climbing.

Hand pumping fast while rock climbing.

Normal for exercise: Since climbing is exercise, depending on your conditioning your heart will be at rapidly. As you get into better condition this will be less of a stress on your heart ...Read more

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17 y/o athlete female.resting HR around 65-75,walking up stairs HR 115-120.sometimes resting HR in 90's,pounding,pulsating,walking stairs up 130-145?

17 y/o athlete female.resting HR around 65-75,walking up stairs HR 115-120.sometimes resting HR in 90's,pounding,pulsating,walking stairs up 130-145?

Either U R not in-: -as good shape as U think. It is unusual @ Ur age to have such a change in HR just walking up stairs. I am 74 & running stairs does not get 2 145 or even close, so talk 2 Ur parents & let them kno. U need 2 @ least C Ur PCP 4 a start & get referrals if need B. ...Read more

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Rapid heartbeat when climbing stairs, I am so afraid at 39 years!?

Rapid heartbeat when climbing stairs, I am so afraid at 39 years!?

See your doctor: This could be anxiety, poor physical conditioning, or something more serious. The only way to be sure is to see your doctor so your heart (and the rest of you) can be evaluated. ...Read more

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Falling down cant walk around to good?

Falling down cant walk around to good?

ER: You need to be evaluated immediately, especially if these symptoms are new. Have someone else drive you to the ER. ...Read more

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Is jet skiing alright when pregnant?

Is jet skiing alright when pregnant?

No: This activity is actually not safe during any trimesters of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Nerve pain during pregnancy, cannot climb stairs, what should I do?

Nerve pain during pregnancy, cannot climb stairs, what should I do?

Pain which is of: Such severity that you can't walk up stairs warrants medical evaluation. Please notify your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Could bike riding help lose weight?

Could bike riding help lose weight?

Yes, it could : Contribute to weight loss. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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Get pain in my buttocks when I climb stairs?

Get pain in my buttocks when I climb stairs?

Buttock pain: Please describe more about the pain. Is it only when walking the stairs? Is it the same going up as going down. Does the pain radiate into your lower back or down your leg? Is is sharp pain, or burning or stabbing pain. Does it go completely away when you rest? Can you walk or run without pain? How old are you and what is your gender? Have you any spinal problems? ...Read more

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In mountains, climbed about 200 steps to see waterfall at 5200ft. 25 weeks pregnant and winded. Problem?

In mountains, climbed about 200 steps to see waterfall at 5200ft. 25 weeks pregnant and winded. Problem?

Elevation: Elevation and shortness of breath are common enough fetus has high affinity hemoglobin and oxygenates better than you minor event probably harder on you. There is nothing wrong with slowing down your activity in an environment that can be deleterious to you health and allow you body to adjust. In. ...Read more

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Why do my feet fall asleep when i ride a stationary bike?

Why do my feet fall asleep when i ride a stationary bike?

Feet asleep : This happens because the blood supply to a nerve is being compromised or diminished because of your sitting position or the position of the seat relative to the nerve/blood supply. Try padding the seat or investing in a different seat altogether. Good luck ! ...Read more

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How many miles should I walk(i brisk walk) to lose weight?

How many miles should I walk(i brisk walk) to lose weight?

No standard.: Use an app 4 ur phone & keep up to date so u don't forget, also apps 2 count ur calories 4 each bite, portion u eat, if the daily in/out r = u will stay the same. By adding more exercise & cutting calories so calories out is >than in u win the greater the negative balance the faster u will loose. Adequate diet, protein & hydration r also important. ...Read more

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Fell of JetSki. Thigh hurts walking , standing sitting. Can't press down on bike pedal. Going up and downstairs hurts. And a pickle feeling sitting .

Fell of JetSki. Thigh hurts walking , standing sitting. Can't press down on bike pedal. Going up and downstairs hurts. And a pickle feeling sitting .

Charlie horse: Sounds like a contusion of the quadrates muscles of the anterior thigh, commonly known as a charlie horse. Rest , anti-inflammatories, stretching and ice should help. If not seek further care. ...Read more

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Can spend 45 min on treadmill at 3.7 mph inclining every 4 min ending at level 9. I spend 45 min on exercise bike.Flight of stairs? Grueling. Why?

Can spend 45 min on treadmill at 3.7 mph inclining every 4 min ending at level 9. I spend 45 min on exercise bike.Flight of stairs? Grueling. Why?

Not warmed up: My best estimate per computer would be that you are not "warmed up" when you hit one flight of stairs spontaneously. When you are doing workouts, you are inclining gradually and body has time to warm up/adjust. ...Read more

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If I take clonazepam for motor tic disorder should I discontinue it before climbing Kilimanjaro?

If I take clonazepam for motor tic disorder should I discontinue it before climbing Kilimanjaro?

See your physician: If the Klonopin (clonazepam) is controlling your tic disorder without any side effects of increased sleepiness or altered thinking, then there may not be a good reason to discontinue. Discontinuing such medications after prolonged use can be dangerous. Discuss with your physician before making any medication changes. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682279.html ...Read more

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I'm climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and already have extremely irregular menstrual cycles. How will the high altitude most likely affect my period?

I'm climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and already have extremely irregular menstrual cycles. How will the high altitude most likely affect my period?

Menstruation may be disturbed during the acclimatization process.: Menstruation (periods) may be disturbed during the acclimatization process. Although this seems unlikely to cause harm, it may certainly be inconvenient. You should discuss the best ways to handle this problem with your Family Doctor or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Why is oprah climbing mountain? Is she healthy?

Why is oprah climbing mountain? Is she healthy?

Oprah: You will need to ask oprah for the answer to this question. ...Read more

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Why do some people die when climbing Mount Everest?

Why do some people die when climbing Mount Everest?

Deaths: Mount Everest deaths have been related to avalanches, cold exposure (hypothermia), trauma and a variety of issues relates to extremely high altitudes (death zone). ...Read more

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Is there a way to protect my kids from climbing up shelves?

Is there a way to protect my kids from climbing up shelves?

Yes: Shelving and furniture should be stable on its own. Televisions, books, electrical appliances, etc. Should be secured or placed beyond their if possible. Furniture placed against the wall can often be secured to the wall with "l-brackets" available at most hardware stores. More information is available here: http://www.Cpsc.Gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09345.Html. ...Read more

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Hi, my kness make noise when i move, especially climbing steps or excersing.I like to exercise but this prblem worries me.

Hi, my kness make noise when i move, especially climbing steps or excersing.I like to exercise but this prblem worries me.

Kneecaps grinding: Most commonly 'noisy' knees that grind or pop(crepitus)are due to cartilage 'wear' underneath the kneecap.The crepitus is generally worse or more noticeable w/stairclimbing, squats, etc.If its not painful or causing your knee to swell then you can stop worrying. If it does see your ors.Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm facing problem of black outs. First starts while climbing now i;m getting even if i 'm sitting. Could you advice any medicine?

I'm facing problem of black outs. First starts while climbing now i;m getting even if i 'm sitting. Could you advice any medicine?

Syncope: Hi MAbrams, blacking out, otherwise known as syncope, can be caused by multiple things. You need to see your doctor asap, or go to the ED. Please have someone drive you. Some causes are heart, hydration, brain, circulation, and Gastro-intestinal issues. These will all need to be checked out. You should not drive until you get the all clear from your doctor. Hope thats helpful. ...Read more

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Is rock climbing safe?

It is for the rock!!: Seriously, i would not recommend it for an adult with ankle or wrist problems, extremity weakness, or general balance or health challenges. If one walks or climbs on challenging and uneven terrain, it is essential that he or she be in good health and excellent condition. Physiatrists and sports or trauma medicine doctors can say more, so i will share this with them. Thanks for asking. @drpam. ...Read more

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Is mountain climbing safe? I want to do it at 50.

Is mountain climbing safe? I want to do it at 50.

Climbing: Yes it is safe if you are physically fit and get the skills necessary to keep yourself safe get professional training and always follow the safety rules. ...Read more

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How can I include rock climbing into my strength workout?

How can I include rock climbing into my strength workout?

Just do it.: You will soon relaize that rock climbing requires strength from all extremeties. Great sport. ((i prefer indoor!). ...Read more

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Is rock climbing an effective way to get strong and in shape?

In shape: I would get strong and in shape before you attempt any difficult climbing. It is an effective way to work particular muscles but requires as much brainwork as muscle work. ...Read more

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Can a high ESR that goes left untreated and keeps climbing cause symptoms?

Can a high ESR that goes left untreated and keeps climbing cause symptoms?

Yes: The ESR is a non-specific test, and increased levels indicates inflammation in our bodies, from pregnancy to congestive heart failure. It is best to look for the cause if the increased level persists. ...Read more

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Do the risks outweigh the physical benefits when it comes to rock climbing?

That depends: That really depends on how experienced & safety conscious you are as a rock climber. If you are physically out of shape & approach this without learning the basics - the risk may outweigh the benefits. ...Read more

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Does the use of chalkdust at indoor climbing centres have any health hazards?

Does the use of chalkdust at indoor climbing centres have any health hazards?

Don't breathe it in: I would not recommend breathing chalkdust in if you can help it, as it could irritate your lungs if you do. You would be coughing and sneezing. If you're asthmatic, it could induce an attack. Use it on your hands as you need to, but be mindful about it. ...Read more

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I live in a two story house, should I avoid the stairs at all costs or can I climb them slowly?

Depends: Depends on your health. If you are 37 and healthy, there should be no reason you can not climb stairs. ...Read more

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