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Exercise Avoid Herniated
Avoid heavy lifting: What exercises one performs with a disherniated disc depends on the current symptoms and signs caused by the disc problem. Generally speaking, I limit heavy lifting, especially overhead. The high-impact nature of running and jumping can also cause problems. Light weight training, especially focused on core & lower body, plus cardio such as elliptical & stationary biking are usually well tolerated. Read more
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
Not necessarily: First of all, its not too difficult to up your B12 even if you are a vegan, you can take it sublingually. Second, I think the bigger problem is the paresthesias, and pain. Those will inhibit exercise more than the B12 deficiency. Read more
Great to hear!: Very nice to hear you want to quit smoking! Any exercise is great! Eat lots of vegetables. You may crave all sorts of foods to replace the urge to smoke. That's okay. It will go away. The toughest time is the first few days but you'll have a tough time over 3 weeks. It will get better! Read more
If you eat too much sugar in one sitting, is there any amount of exercise you can do to avoid it turning into stored fat (that day)?
Burn baby Burn.: You simply need to convert too much sugar, what ever that amount is, into calories. These are the calories you need to burn off. Find a list of known exercises and the amount of calories the exercise burns per hour. Divide the first by the second, and start exercising for that period of time. Try not to get disappointed when you find out just how much exercise it takes to burn calories off. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to increase endurance and stamina through exercise and what type of nutrition would be most suitable and what type of food to avoid for a 18 year?
It's hard to give you a good answer in 400 characters - suggest you adopt a regular program of aerobic activity for minimum 20 minutes/day then gradually increase to 1 hr/day.
Nutrition has a lot of lore- but abundant fresh fruits and vegetables, minimize sources of animal fat, and lots of fiber in your diet are all good ideas. Read more
Varies: Initially after acl reconstruction you are placed in a brace with the knee locked in extension. Pt starts soon afterwards. Most doctors agree to avoid leg extension (open chain) exercises since this may put unwanted stress on the knee. Once you have restore function to the knee you twisting and cutting exercises maybe started around 3 months and return to sports 6-9 months depending on things. Read more
Varies: Generally, cardiovascular exercises that do not aggravate symptoms are fine even if it means cross training ie swimming, treading water, walking, biking, elliptical, stairmaster but running could aggravate symptoms but not always but avoid rowing and any raquet sports and golf but walk the paths. Yoga and pilates are also options. Read more
Avoid overuse: Tendonitis is most often really a "soft tissue fatigue fracture" the tendon wears out because as we get older than 20 - 30 our tissues heal more slowly. Tennis elbow, shoulder "bursitis", achilles tendonitis and patellar tendonitis are usually really tendonosis. The failure of micro trauma (usually from overuse) to heal. Rest and gentle eccentric exercises can often resolve symptoms in time. Read more
Depends: It depends on what your normal is. If it's walking around the neighborhood after dinner that's fine. Ultramarathons you will need to work back up to those. You should be able to ride a bike, walk on the elliptical, swim, and do light household activities. Discuss it with your doctor. Everyone has a slightly different formula for increasing activity after surgery. Read more
You can do....: You can always do upper body exercises. Read more
Ones that cause pain: This is only in the acute phase. Over time, activity helps the herniated disc to heal. For example, if there are twins, one fat and one thin, the fat twin will have the better looking discs. Instead of thinking of activity as a problem, think of it as a solution! Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you have?: If you are obese and the "man boobs" are made of fat, liposuction will be a help for you. If you are describing tissue under the nipple like many teens and young adult men get, you can have a surgeon remove it in the office. There's no magic exercise that will solve these common problems. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer