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Do the body wraps really work?

Do the body wraps really work?

For what?: It will get your body warm all over, it will clears out the skin pores once entirely unwrapped and washed off. Beyond that, they will work to the extent you truly believe they will work...Like a medication given by a trusted physician, a religious belief, the little ball placed behind your ear for weight loss. All of these are fine, but many beliefs can lead to harmful results, and often very $$$. ...Read more

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Do slimming undergarments really work to slim down the body?

Appearance: They may provide a slimmer silhouette (appearance) but they will not reduce actual body size. ...Read more

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Neck muscles left side aggravated and tighten up by end of day no matter what i do. Rest helps the most. Don't know what to do. Tried all including chiro massage acu doing pt again seems not much help?

Neck muscles left side aggravated and tighten up by end of day no matter what i do. Rest helps the most. Don't know what to do. Tried all including chiro massage acu doing pt again seems not much help?

Magesium: You are doing at good job at being thorough. York doc can check your magnesium level. If low, that or other minerals can cause muscle cramping. A clinical psychologist can help you learn guided imagery and breathing exercises which can be very helpful also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Do multivitamins work or are they really just toxic to the body ?

Do multivitamins work or are they really just toxic to the body ?

As with all things,: As with all things, moderation is the key. If a person has a very well-balanced diet (that gives him all the daily recommended amounts of the typical vitamins and minerals) then multivitamin supplements don't work, meaning they don't add a noticeable benefit for him. If he is unsure or he lacks enough of a vitamin, then the supplement works, meaning it helps. Too much of anything can become toxic. ...Read more

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If we do weight training, does the body body burn the extra fats and use it as energy for the muscles?

If we do weight training, does the body body burn the extra fats and use it as energy for the muscles?

Kind of....: Not while you are working out. Adding lean muscle will increase you metabolism. In fact, for every pound of lean muscle you gain, you burn 69 extra kcal per day. Unless you are working out extremely hard (using all your stored sugar) or in the morning before eating, you won't really utilize fat for energy (you'll use protein first). ...Read more

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Do body wraps that claim to reduce fat actually work?

Do body wraps that claim to reduce fat actually work?

Surgeon not machine: The results of plastic surgery procedures depends more on the skill and training of the plastic surgeon than it does on the machine. Many non plastic surgeons offer many different plastic surgery procedures and "minimally invasive" procedures (like zerona) that you would typically relate to plastic surgery, depsite minimal training. A board certified plastic surgeon is the best place to start. ...Read more

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Does formostar body wrap really works?

Does formostar body wrap really works?

Save your money: Take a hot bath if you enjoy that sort of thing. There is no medical benefit. ...Read more

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I'm having bad knee pain. Would wrapping it with an ACE bandage work or something more serious. My knee pain is: feels like its gonna give out; pain?

I'm having bad knee pain. Would wrapping it with an ACE bandage work or something more serious. My knee pain is: feels like its gonna give out; pain?

Start with RICE: I'm sorry to hear of your discomfort. Did you injury your knee? Regardless, i recommend you start with rice, and the "c" can be accomplished with the ace bandage you mentioned. With the sensation that your knee is going to "give out" you should plan to see an orthopedist, especially if it does not get better soon. You may need bracing, an injection, pt, or surgery depending on severity of injury. ...Read more

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What exercises can i do at home that works better than the gym equipment? I need work on abs, inner thighs, butt, and broad shoulders.

What exercises can i do at home that works better than the gym equipment? I need work on abs, inner thighs, butt,  and broad shoulders.

Home workout: Hi Anton, If you have a smart phone, there are a lot of good apps nowadays that can give u some good home workouts and will tailor your workout based on what kind of equipment you have at home. Some good tools to have at home are dumbbells, a stability ball, exercise bands. If you haven't worked out on your own before, you may find it helpful to do a few sessions with a personal trainer. ...Read more

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Losing weight. What do I do about excess arm fat/rolls that is collecting on the front of my arm when bend it? Do compression sleeves work?

Losing weight.  What do I do about excess arm fat/rolls that is collecting on the front of my arm when bend it?  Do compression sleeves work?

Time: Give the skin time to regain its elasticity. At 30 years old, there is a good chance that it will go back to normal on it's own. If not, you will possible have to visit a plastic surgeon for further management. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What machines in the gym really help burn fat off your arms?

What machines in the gym really help burn fat off your arms?

Cardio.: The weight training will define the muscles, but you have to lose the fat on the arms to see the muscles. Treadmill, elliptical, bike and such. ...Read more

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What to do if i need help on reducing body fat and building up muscle?

What to do if i need help on reducing body fat and building up muscle?

Cardio exercise: Doing cardio is a great way to lose weight and body fat. Abdominal exercises will also help with losing belly fat. Strength training can help tone your arms and legs and add muscle mass. The other critical component is to eat a healthy diet. Lean protein, fruits, vegetables, and stay well hydrated. Reduce the amount of bread, rice, pasta, tortillas (carbs). ...Read more

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So if spot training doesn't work, what exercises can I do to get rid of fat off of my stomach and thighs?

So if spot training doesn't work, what exercises can I do to get rid of fat off of my stomach and thighs?

Exercise.: To get rid of fat in general, exercise is the rule. Once we pass our mid-30s, our metabolism starts to slow down and fat deposits more easily onto our bodies. We can speed up our metabolism through aerobic and weight training exercise. ...Read more

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Asking mainly around my stomach and thighs. Do you know any good efficient ways to lose body fat within a week?

Asking mainly around my stomach and thighs. Do you know any good efficient ways to lose body fat within a week?

Spot reducing: Spot reduction does not work, unfortunately the first place gained is the last to go. The answer is calories in vs calories out. Eat less exercise more. ...Read more

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How long does gabapentin work I have so bad feet they burn the sting they acke and they tingle what is the best dose to start off with ?

How long does gabapentin work I have so bad feet they burn the sting they acke  and they tingle what is the best dose to start off with ?

Dosing is specific: We can't recommend a dose or the use of the medication without proper examination. Discuss this with your physician. Also make sure you are getting to the root of your problem (making sure that there is no physical or structural component that can be causing your pain) rather than just taking a medication to alleviate the symptoms. Gabapentin does work for nerves but when prescribed properly. ...Read more

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Do they really work? The japanese foot sticks that sucks out poison and nicotine from the body?!

Do they really work? The japanese foot sticks that sucks out poison and nicotine from the body?!

Unlikely: If it sounds too good to be true...It probably is. I'm not specifically familiar with the "japanese foot sticks" you mention, but nonetheless feel confident they don't do this. ...Read more