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Doctor insights on: Cool Down Flexibility Exercises For Senior Citizens

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What are some good warm-up and cool-down exercises?

What are some good warm-up and cool-down exercises?

Be creative: Follow some general principles & you can be creative to find something that works for you. A good warm-up involves big movements (to increase your heart rate), using the muscle you are about to exercise. The cool-down signals your body that it is time to relax and allows your systems (including your heart rate) to slowly throttle down. Check this link for an example. Http://youtu. Be/7j2riuhkkxo. ...Read more

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What are some good cool down exercise that I can do after my soccer game?

What are some good cool down exercise that I can do after my soccer game?

Cool Down: Here is a great article with all kinds of ways to cool down after soccer. Play hard.

http://www. Runnersworld. Com/race-training/cool-down-correctly ...Read more

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Hi I am jaspreet, I workout everyday cardio+weight training, 1) are there any side effects of not doing cool down after exercise?

Hi I am jaspreet, I workout everyday cardio+weight training, 1) are there any side effects of not doing cool down after exercise?

Cool Down: The biggest problem of not doing a cool down is injury. It is always suggested a cool down period after cardio due to higher heart rate. People have been know to become dizzy and fall and sustain an injury. Make sure you stretch after work outs as well. ...Read more

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I strained my knee two weeks ago it feels better what cool down exercise can I do after my soccer game tomorrow what should I do if I hurt it again?

I strained my knee two weeks ago it feels better what cool down exercise can I do after my soccer game tomorrow what should I do if I hurt it again?

Knee Pain: If the knee continues to bother you again, then you should see an orthopedic doc for xrays and an evaluation. Simple enough. Defintely ice and take NSAIDs but they will not provide an answer. ...Read more

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How important are the cool-down portions of a workout?

How important are the cool-down portions of a workout?

Not very: The major aspect of the work out is the exercise itself. Afterwords you can stop entirely and there are no proven benefits from an intermediate slow down in exercise. Keep well hydrated and stop if you feel dizzy or uncomfortable beyond your usual. ...Read more

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What can I do to cool down in heat wave?

What can I do to cool down in heat wave?

Stay away from heat: Stay away from the sun, wear sun screen, wear hat and long sleeves to reduce direct exposure to sunlight. Put face towel washed in cold water on your face and neck intermittently, reduce physical activity. Drink lots of water. Swim in shaded pool and go to a cooling or air conditioned room. ...Read more

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What's the best way to cool down my temper?

Temper: Breath in & out, visualize pleasant scene through imagery, count till 10, reward yourself when calm. ...Read more

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I can't sleep because its soo hot in my room! Do you have any tips to cool down?

I can't sleep because its soo hot in my room! Do you have any tips to cool down?

That is a problem: Because people tend to sleep better in a cooler temperature. If no airconditioning - then the next best thing can be a fan. The higher up in the house you go, the hotter it usually is. So consider sleeping on lower levels of your home. Consider a cool bath before bed. Don't take a cold bath as it could over-stimulate you making it harder to fall asleep. ...Read more

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My body temp soars (102) at night. Need to use cold water to cool down. What does this mean?

My body temp soars (102) at night. Need to use cold water to cool down. What does this mean?

Go see your doctor: Fever (temp over 98 degree) like this is worrysome if it is coming on daily or more than ocaasionally. Your doctor would have to examine you to find the cause of fever which can be an infection if the fever is of recent onset. Or it can be something more serious if the fever has continued for more than 1 or 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I'm 27, and I feel very hot every night. It lasts for hours and keeps me awake, regardless of what I try to do to cool down. What could be the cause?

I'm 27, and I feel very hot every night. It lasts for hours and keeps me awake, regardless of what I try to do to cool down. What could be the cause?

Could be serious: First I need to now if you have night sweats with these episodes, weight loss or changes in you menses.
Sometimes early menopause can present like this, but infections and malignancies can also cause hotflashes ...Read more

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What is the best way to cool down a fever?

What is the best way to cool down a fever?

TYLENOL (acetaminophen): Alternate tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin; and cooling compress to forehead and neck; may also use cool to warm bath. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cool down after an intense workout?

What is the best way to cool down after an intense workout?

Evaparation/H20: One needs a cool environment with air circulation and lots of hydration. Evaporation is a great cooling mechanism. A moist towel or moist mist spary with a fan or gentle breeze and some cool (not cold) beverage (water or gator ade) is the best way to cool down. Get exposure to neck, groin, arm pits and the trunk. Wetting the head give a large surface area to cool and evaporate. Be cool dude! ...Read more

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Which is an effect of not having a proper cool-down after your workout routine?

Which is an effect of not having a proper cool-down after your workout routine?

Cool down: This is important because when you cool down properly, your recovery from the exercise will be better. You will not feel as exhausted and you will be able to exercise more consistently. Your muscles will not be as sore. I would thoroughly recommend it! ...Read more

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My boyfriend is unable to sleep b/c he is always hot. Is there something I can do or buy that would help him cool down?

My boyfriend is unable to sleep b/c he is always hot. Is there something I can do or buy that would help him cool down?

Keep cool: Our bodies need cool air to cool our bodies down as we sleep. All the obvious things will help like no blankets and cooling the air where he sleeps. ...Read more

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My body feels extremely hot and sweaty. No idea why, but there is no way for me to cool down. What is happening?

My body feels extremely hot and sweaty. No idea why, but there is no way for me to cool down. What is happening?

See your doctor 4w/u: Your history of anxiety, chest pain and tightness, and now extremely hot and sweaty should be checked out by your doctor. Temperature regulation and basal metabolic rate is controlled by the thyroid. So it's best to calk your doctor, and schedule an appointment, so that you can be worked up fully and see if there may be any clinical implications. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get 2-3 PVCs/min for up to 10min after intense cardio. Seem to get less when I slowly let my HR recover, ie cool down. Is this important?

Sometimes I get 2-3 PVCs/min for up to 10min after intense cardio. Seem to get less when I slowly let my HR recover, ie cool down. Is this important?

Could be: We commonly see PVCs post-exercise when people have stress tests. So long as the stress test is OK, we are not too concerned about it. I see you have had a stress test in the past; in general if the stress test is recent the PVCs are not that concerning. But if you are having continued chest pain or shortness of breath it would be worth having your symptoms and PVCs checked out further. ...Read more

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What if I have hyperthyroidism and I just get really hot feeling? It can last hours and its hard to cool down. Are they related?

What if I have hyperthyroidism and I just get really hot feeling? It can last hours and its hard to cool down. Are they related?

Not generally.: Hyperthyroidism is not generally a feeling that lasts for hours. Thyroid hormone levels vary over the course of days to weeks. Are you flushing from another cause? ...Read more

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How does nerve block injection works? Can it cool down nerve irritation/inflammation? What can be the possible side effects of these injections?

How does nerve block injection works? Can it cool down nerve irritation/inflammation? What can be the possible side effects of these injections?

Diagnostic and: Often therapeutic. Nerve block by itself is not effective long term. Usually another procedure follows this diagnostic injection which is either radiofrequency ablation or injection with steroid to decrease inflammation. Side effects, infection, bleeding, bowel puncture. Have it done under ultrasound. ...Read more

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24f 5'4" 161lbs with secondary amenorhea. Trying to lose weight but get bad abd cramps right after jogging as I cool down. Why does that happen?

24f 5'4" 161lbs with secondary amenorhea. Trying to lose weight but get bad abd cramps right after jogging as I cool down. Why does that happen?

Post exercise cramps: Your abdominal cramps during your cool down may have to do what you may or may not be eating before your exercise. It may also have to do with the conditioning of you ab muscles. ...Read more

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Can I boil the tea bags first, then apply it to my eyes after it cool down?

Can I boil the tea bags first, then apply it to my eyes after it cool down?

Yes: Be sure you let them cool down
the skin of your eye lids is very thin and easily burned. The higher the tannic acid in the tea the greater the anti inflammatory effect. ...Read more

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When having heat exhaustion, am I ok as long as there is a LITTLE relief while trying to cool down? Or should there still be concern?

When having heat exhaustion, am I ok as long as there is a LITTLE relief while trying to cool down? Or should there still be concern?

Be careful: Drink plenty of water before and after exercise in the heat, use cold towels on the neck to cool down, stop if you feel dizzy, faint or nauseous heat illness is very dangerous ...Read more

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Since I've been on antidepressants I'm wondering whether the medication could be why I sweat and get hot so easily? I can never cool down either.

Since I've been on antidepressants I'm wondering whether the medication could be why I sweat and get hot so easily? I can never cool down either.

Possible: I'm guessing you're taking a tricylic antidepressant, less commonly prescribed today, which can cause these side effects. Discuss with your prescribing doctor to review side effects and consider a dose or med change. All antidepressants have side effects which should be minimal at the right dose. Meantime drink lots of water and avoid direct sun if feeling overheated. Hope this helps. ...Read more