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I was just wondering how can yoga exercise benefit children?

I was just wondering how can yoga exercise benefit children?

Yoga ; kids: Yoga can start kids early in improving balance, strength, and flexibility. They can learn to calm their stress in a hurry-up world. Kids naturally love to move, and love to play. It's helpful for them to have a non-competitive way to move their bodies, especially for kids who are shy or who feel physically awkward. There are parent-child yoga classes which increase parent-child bonding too. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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


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What amount exercise should children, teens and adults be getting each day?

What amount exercise should children, teens and adults be getting each day?

Excersize: These are the recommendations of The American Academy of Pediatrics. It is a very comprehensive overview. I hope this is helpful. I always recommend the aap sire for parents. Https://brightfutures. Aap. Org/pdfs/Guidelines_PDF/7-Promoting_Physical_Activity. Pdf ...Read more

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How effective is fresh air and exercise for children ages 4-12?

How effective is fresh air and exercise for children ages 4-12?

So important: Physical activity (especially in a green space) is so helpful for a balanced and healthy children's lifestyle. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate amount or type of exercise for children?

What is the appropriate amount or type of exercise for children?

"Play 60": The nfl players association I think has it right. Their commercials encourage school children to "play 60"--meaning 60 minutes each schoolday with some meaningful movement. Almost anything outside would be a safe movement if no indoor playground exists. ...Read more

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Is dancing a good form of exercise for young children?

Is dancing a good form of exercise for young children?

Any form of: Activity that gets a child moving and their heart rate up is great. ...Read more

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What are some exercise tip for children to stay healthy?

What are some exercise tip for children to stay healthy?

Lots of physical: Activity in green, outdoor spaces. Fresh air. Playing outside is great. ...Read more

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How effective is fresh food and exercise for obese children?

Healthy, yes: Fresh food as in closer to right out of the garden.
Exercise as in free flowing running and playing. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can I exercise with small children?

I was just wondering how can I exercise with small children?

Use them!: You can do a bunch of exercises at home that involve the kids - use them as your weights and lift them I the air, do leg lifts with them on your legs. Stretching can be done all together. Then, outdoor activities - take walks with them, get one of the running strollers. Finally, try and have someone watch them an hour or two several times a week - you deserve some "you time" too. ...Read more

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How can exercise help hyperactive children in school?

How can exercise help hyperactive children in school?

Hyperactivity: Hyperactive children have a difficult time focusing in the classroom and they benefit from movement and breaks. Exercise could help hyperactive children release energy and regain some focus for a while. All children benefit from exercise in school! ...Read more

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I've lost 80 lbs, thru exercise & diet, after having 2 children. Now, I'm left with stretch marks & sagging skin on my tummy. How do I fix this?

I've lost 80 lbs, thru exercise & diet, after having 2 children. Now, I'm left with stretch marks & sagging skin on my tummy. How do I fix this?

Very difficult: A large point is how do you like yourself. Excess skin and stretch marks are hard to deal with other than surgery. There are a few medicines like Mederma to help but quite expensive. I would work on liking myself and being comfortable with who I am. I wish I could give you more answers. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can I motivate my children to exercise?

I was just wondering how can I motivate my children to exercise?

Lifestyle commitment: There are several tactics, all of which work sometimes, none of which work all the time. #1) limit "screen time", which means no more than one or two hours a day with anything with a screen (tv, computer, smart phone, video games.) #2) organized sports. #3) exercise with them. Walk, swim, run, shoot baskets, play catch, go to the park, ride bike. Whatever works in your family. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I get exercise to lose weight with young children?

How can I get exercise to lose weight with young children?

Diet & exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you don't feel hungry and they are very low in calories. ...Read more

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I am a 45 yr old female 5ft 5 weight 177 diet and exercise not changing weight I had a hysterectomie 7 years ago after 5 children?

I am a 45 yr old female 5ft 5 weight 177 diet and exercise not changing weight I had a hysterectomie 7 years ago after 5 children?

Overweight: According the provided parameters, your BMI is 29.5, which is just at the border of overweight and Obesity Type I. Four you to reach a BMI of 25 Normal-Overweight, your weigh should be 150 lbs.
This means the weight loss should of 27 lbs, this is very doable, and consider to go to a clinic for weight loss, or do it with me as a patient.
Food generates addiction ans releases endorphins in the brain, therefore the brain is happy, is difficult to trick a happy brain as well as any addiction, smoking, drugs, etc ...Read more

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Can you tell me if children really need 1hr of exercise everyday?

Can you tell me if children really need 1hr of exercise everyday?

Oh yes!: Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/21293241

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/23174545

http://archpedi. Jamanetwork. Com/article. Aspx? Articleid=1378180

us department of health and human services. 2008 physical activity guidelines for americans. Http://www. Health. Gov/paguidelines/. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can diabetes affect children during exercise?

I was just wondering how can diabetes affect children during exercise?

Paradox..: If sugar high, can go higher

if sugar low, can go dangerously lower

if in normal range, usually goes lower- sometimes too low. ...Read more

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I have 3 children my weight is 90kgs how much intensive exercise do I need.

I have 3 children my weight is 90kgs how much intensive exercise do I need.

Exercise: Three days of at least 30 minutes of moderate cardiac exercise per week along with a nutritious balanced diet per week is general recommendation. Everyone differs. No exercise routine should result in pain or fatigue. ...Read more

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What to do if I work a full time job and have 2 small children. How can to squeeze in exercise and what kind of exercise?

What to do if I work a full time job and have 2 small children. How can to squeeze in exercise and what kind of exercise?

Any kind is good: You are busy! Do create time for yourself as that makes you more productive all around. You can walk or jog while kids ride bikes. You can do yoga or pilates. Look at how to do little things while working...Take steps not elevators. There are isometrics you can do at your desk. Walk outside at lunch...Or? Take longer lunch break and go to gym a couple times a week. (what might work allow?). ...Read more

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Can type 2 diabetes in children be reversible by diet and exercise?

Can type 2 diabetes in children be reversible by diet and exercise?

YES!!!: The best way to normalize the blood sugar is by losing about 5 to 10% of current weight, depending on how heavy the child is. Usually type 2 diabetes is related to resistance to insulin, not lack off Insulin like in type 1 diabetes. It would be ideal to combine a healthier lifestyle and eating habits to achieve this. Forget dieting because by definition, all diets end and weight is regained usuall. ...Read more

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I am 23yrs old and I have 4 children my youngest is 6mth. Will my vagina ever get tighter with kegal exercise since im still young? Please help.

I am 23yrs old and I have 4 children my youngest is 6mth. Will my vagina ever get tighter with kegal exercise since im still young? Please help.

Yes: Consider seeing a physical therapist who has experience with pelvic floor weakness...That will help as will kegels. Also consider consulting with a chinese medicine practitioner/acupuncturist as they may also have ideas that help. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I have 2 children I have belly fat. Sill I need to reduce 12 kgs. Can u refer me diet and exercise to do.?

Hello doctor, I have 2 children I have belly fat. Sill I need to reduce 12 kgs. Can u refer me diet and exercise to do.?

Check out these: Links. Follow up with ur endocrinologist re: ur thyroid condition. Best of luck! Http://www. M.webmd. Com/diet/default. Htm. Http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2012/11/26/herbs-and-spices. Aspx#! ...Read more

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M indian. If childhood obesity is becoming common everywhere, parents, teachers must take initiative & ensure children are getting enough exercise right?

M indian. If childhood obesity is becoming common everywhere, parents, teachers must take initiative & ensure children are getting enough exercise right?

Good thoughts: Obesity is a function of ingestion, frequently of fast food and sugary drinks, and lack of activity. The modern lifestyle encourages these types of misbehavior. Children used to be rushed out of doors and would actively play - now they commonly get electronics and play indoors with video games and activities. Rushed parents take the easy route with preprepared food commonly unhealthy. ...Read more

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I can have children?

Hopefully: If you want to have children but are not trying presently, there are some tests that can help tell you more. But the only way to absolutely prove one way or another is to attempt pregnancy with your partner. See your gynecologist: they can help you with the available tests. ...Read more

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Over exercise syntom?

Over exercise syntom?

Soreness +: Overexcercise may damage the muscle, joints, ligaments, tendons etc and all of these may result in soreness, swelling, bruising etc depending on the type and severity of injury. ...Read more

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Why children feel giddy?

Why children feel giddy?

Vertigo?: Many children get very dizzy at times without definite cause. Some are due to ear infections or ear fluid pressure. Other times it may happen because of spinning around. Episodic vertigo is a very dramatic event in some children when they look terrified and have to hold on for a few moments, then return to normal. This is usually benign but needs a good evaluation. ...Read more

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Why can't I have children?

Why can't I have children?

Consultation time: Time to consult with your ob/gyn or get a referral to a fertility center. Both you & your partner need to be evaluated. There are many possible issues & many available solutions. ...Read more