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Why exactly is it advisable to use your bed only for sleeping and not for other activities?

Why exactly is it advisable to use your bed only for sleeping and not for other activities?

It depends: If you don't have any trouble falling asleep, then this is not a problem. For people with bad insomnia, i tell them to use the bed only for sleeping. If you are not ready for sleep or can't fall asleep, you should go to another room to read, watch tv quietly, etc. Then you can return to the bed to try to fall asleep again. It is a way of training the insomniac's body to use the bed only for sleep. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of after school activities or support groups for fragile x syndrome?

Can you tell me of after school activities or support groups for fragile x syndrome?

Couldn't find 1, but: This is a possible first step in finding a reasonably close resource: national institute of child health ; human development building 31, room 2a32 msc 2425 31 center drive bethesda, md 20892-2425 toll-free: 1-800-370-2943 fax: 301-496-7101 www.Nichd.Nih.Gov/ good luck - it's a nice idea! ...Read more

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Jogger suffering from lupus.Work 40 hrs/weeksome saturdays can do nothing but sleep.Used to jog on sat but in flare x month.Rest or force activity?

Jogger suffering from lupus.Work 40 hrs/weeksome saturdays can do nothing but sleep.Used to jog on sat but in flare x month.Rest or force activity?

Both: Your sporting activities should be ratcheted down. Use a heart rate monitor. But lupus activity does not usually. "flare" with regularity. It may be something else. Have your doctor check your ds-dna abs and complement levels to see if is truly a systemic lupus erythematosis flare. ...Read more

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Are there an internatonal guide to measure the physical activity level in a person?

Are there an internatonal guide to measure the physical activity level in a person?

No, not to my know--: Ledge. All individuals are different and everyone's activity levels are going to be different, depending upon their personal choices, jobs, hobbies/habits, interest in physical activities, like sports/games, or where they live? Everyone is advised to be as active as possible within the confines of their daily responsibilities. ...Read more

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Can you offer some tips on how to make hiking a safe fitness activity?

Can you offer some tips on how to make hiking a safe fitness activity?

Plan and pace: Plan your hiking in advance, determine how much you can handle in one hike, the amount of elevation, the terrain, and the distance. Also were comfortable hiking shoes. ...Read more

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At what level can a low crit be life threatening? I know there are other factors but i'm curious about crit. How much pints can you lose before death?

At what level can a low crit be life threatening? I know there are other factors but i'm curious about crit. How much pints can you lose before death?

Depends: It all depends. The threshold to transfuse varies depending on the situation. If you lose a lot of blood fast like in a car accident, then you may need to be transfused sooner, but if you lost blood slowly over years, your body may have adjusted and you may not need a transfusion. There are other factors as well. ...Read more

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What methods are used to study benefits of physical activity?

What methods are used to study benefits of physical activity?

Population studies: Broad studies looking at those who exercise and don't as well as genetic studies of predispositions with exercise intervention. ...Read more