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I get sick very frequently. Every fortnight i get cold and fever. I m a total gym freak with regular gymming. I eat out sometimes. Plz help wot to do?

I get sick very frequently. Every fortnight i get cold and fever. I m a total gym freak with regular gymming. I eat out sometimes. Plz help wot to do?

Fevers: Next time this occurs go to your doctor with a full list of the times this has occurred, the symptoms you experienced, and be prepared to provide a detailed history of your medical conditions, social and sexual background, etc., and to undergo a detailed exam and labs as necessary. Good luck and hope this turns out to be nothing too severe. ...Read more

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Give me suggestions about diet plan and exercise to increase my muscle size and strength. I noticed only small development in 6 months of gymming.

Give me suggestions about diet plan and exercise to increase my muscle size and strength. I noticed only small development in 6 months of gymming.

See below: Decrease processed carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta, cookies, and so on. Eat well balanced meals, including healthy carbs, fats, and proteins. Drink water. Do weight intensive exercises with your major muscles, working to do each set to exhaustion. One or two sets, six to eight reps each, once or twice a week, so show excellent results in two months. You may not be using heavy enough weights. ...Read more

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Can I do gymming during mild thickening of epididymitis in my left scrotum? Plz advice

Can I do gymming during mild thickening of epididymitis in my left scrotum? Plz advice

Yes, as long as ...: Yes, enjoying work-out in gym as long as being tolerable and comfortable for you. Of course, realize the good thing always comes with its limitation for an individual; so let common sense rule life. ...Read more

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If a person with bipolar disorder is advised not to meditate or gymming. Why would it be? Does the person face difficulty in concentrating?

If a person with bipolar disorder is advised not to meditate or gymming. Why would it be? Does the person face difficulty in concentrating?

Puzzling: Usually good diet, exercise and mindfulness are helpful for mood disorders. Perhaps you're one of those folks who such things to excess and your doctor is trying to help you get some balance in your life. Time for you to ask this question directly to your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a myomectomy on 12december2012. I was told 4 weeks post op and i can start gymming. Is it too soon? Still feels swollen around the scar.

I had a myomectomy on 12december2012. I was told 4 weeks post op and i can start gymming. Is it too soon? Still feels swollen around the scar.

If ok with surgeon: Different surgeons may have different opinions but i think it is reasonable to begin low impact aerobic exercise and light weights with addition of increasing resistance over the next 3 weeks. Monitor your wound in the progress. It often takes up to 48 hours to assess pain and tenderness after a new exercise regimen do start slowly. Compression garments over the scar may help minimize swelling. ...Read more

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Hey, Doctor I go to Gym daily & have started to INTAKE endura Mass as PROTEIN. Thus Should i take it 1 HOUR before Gymming OR Suddenly after Gymming ?

Hey, Doctor I go to Gym daily & have started to INTAKE endura Mass as PROTEIN. 
Thus Should i take it 1 HOUR before Gymming OR Suddenly after Gymming ?

Does not matter: If you are taking a mixed diet, there is no need for the protein supplement. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can a obese person with vericose veins go gymming & do high intensity cardio work out or yoga? Do the veins feel extra pressure & worsen vericose vein

Can a obese person with vericose veins go gymming & do high intensity cardio work out or yoga? Do the veins feel extra pressure & worsen vericose vein

Obesity and veins: Obesity and varicose veins is not a contraindication to working out and yoga. In fact, exercise is good for improving venous return which will reduce the venous pressure. Cardio exercises such as spinning, elliptical, biking and stair climbing are better for the veins than pounding exercises such as running. ...Read more

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Can I do cardio n gymming as I have vitamin d deficiency and pcos ?

Can I do cardio n gymming as I have vitamin d deficiency and pcos ?

Yes: Doing exercise at the gym is fine to do, even with low vitamin d levels. One should contact her doctor if she gets new symptoms during working out at the gym (increasing the intensity of workouts very gradually, makes it less likely to get the aches and pains of "over-use" symptoms. The doctor might prescribe 50, 000 units of vitamin d per week, if a patient is very low on her test results. ...Read more

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What are some exercises to do with a gym membership to lose fat?

What are some exercises to do with a gym membership to lose fat?

Increase in cardio: If you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Core exercises may build muscle, but to burn fat you need to burn more than you consume and cardio is key! ...Read more

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How do I go about getting my insurance to pay for a gym membership?

How do I go about getting my insurance to pay for a gym membership?

You are kidding,???: I smiled at this question. That sounds like an ideal world..And american medicine is a mess not an ideal anything. I know that in past years microsoft had a plan like this for some of their employees but I do not know of any ongoing way to have your boss pay for your gym membership. ...Read more

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I can't afford weights or a gym membership. What kind of exercises can I do to gain more strength?

I can't afford weights or a gym membership. What kind of exercises can I do to gain more strength?

Push-ups: U can always do push-ups which work both your chest and your arm. Sit-ups can be done anywhere to strengthen and tone abdominal muscles.A 10$$ chin-up bar can be placed in a door- way and is an excellent conditioner for arms and lats if u widen grip... Planks, straight leg raises, hip abduction exercises , etc. Get started! gl! ...Read more

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I'm starting gym membership, how do I begin to lose weight?

I'm starting gym membership, how do I begin to lose weight?

Ask to work: With gym instructors or work with a trainer, so that you learn how to use equipment effectively and safely. To lose weight combine cardio workout with weight training. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help, what ways can one improve health and fitness without signing up for gym membership?

Help, what ways can one improve health and fitness without signing up for gym membership?

Running!: Running is the perfect exercise in many ways; it is an excellent cardiovascular activity, and also has wonderful mental benefits. Many other activities can also be done without a gym membership: cycling (if you could buy a bike) and swimming (if you live near a warm ocean or have a pool in your backyard or school). Even regular, brisk walking is an excellent and easy way to boost health ; fitness. ...Read more

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Please tell me what ways can one improve health and fitness without signing up for gym membership?

Please tell me what ways can one improve health and fitness without signing up for gym membership?

Remember: Exercise doesn't mean you have to do it in a gym. It can be a simple as walking and doing any number of thousands of bodyweight exercises, which can be done at home. You can jog, run, cycle outside. You can use a treadmill or stationary cycle or "rowing" machine at home. You can utilize dumbbells or kettlebells at home. You can just do any number of video programs like P90X ... ...Read more

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Just got a gym membership and its open 24hrs when is the best time to workout i heard nights is when u lose more calories?

Just got a gym membership and its open 24hrs  when is the best time to workout i heard nights is when u lose more calories?

Does not matter: Generally when it comes to exercise what is the most important is to keep a regular workout schedule. Time of the day does not influence the amount of calories you burn which depends on activity type and intensity of the work out. If you are a night owl you will find gym less crowded in night. But start your routine when ever you can good luck. ...Read more

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Im 16 and haven't worked out in a couple months. What exercises should I do to keep healthy? Cardio or weight lifting? I have a gym membership.

Im 16 and haven't worked out in a couple months. What exercises should I do to keep healthy? Cardio or weight lifting? I have a gym membership.

Your history: Breathing, pain, and heart pounding issues. Better get cleared by your doc before you work out. Cross training is best, some cardio ; some aerobic after being cleared. Your medications suggest that you are a bit anxious. Stretching, yoga, and my favorite qigong, can make for a balanced program. Peace and good health. ...Read more