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How can I do a brief relaxation session while at work? Its a fishbowl.

How can I do a brief relaxation session while at work? Its a fishbowl.

One minute vacation: If you can close your eyes and imagine being in a relaxing place, or stare at a picture of a relaxing place and remember what it was like to be there then, you can take a one minute vacation! or, tense individual muscle groups, starting with your face, working your way to your toes, and then relax them. This is actually a self hypnotic technique that is quite effective at creating relaxation. ...Read more

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Is it ok to do cardio during ms relapse? Also... will more sleep help or hurt? I find myself sleeping 12 or more hours a day.

Is it ok to do cardio during ms relapse? Also... will more sleep help or hurt? I find myself sleeping 12 or more hours a day.

Complex: If you do indeed have MS, and a recent relapse, this is more profound than a decision regarding approach to exercise. Your current treatment program needs to be fully re-assessed. The sleep issues may well be associated, as you could have a sleep disorder due to the MS. You are best advised to schedule a Concierge visit to deal with all of this in more thorough detail. ...Read more

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How can I do a split in the fatest way? I do a performance in 2 months and i need to do it? How much time a day and exercises? Thanks

How can I do a split in the fatest way? I do a performance in 2 months and i need to do it? How much time a day and exercises? Thanks

It's rough on you: But if you stretch out well, and gradually extend and abduct your hips, you may be able to do it in 2 months. The usual training time is 12 weeks, however. ...Read more

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I do kapalbhati pranayama every morning for 30 minutes with medium force. I feel very Comfortable after this. Can this cause hernia in future.?

I do kapalbhati pranayama every morning for 30 minutes with medium force. I feel very Comfortable after this. Can this cause hernia in future.?

Pranayama: 30 minutes daily sounds like a lot for me but I am likely not as familiar w/yogic practices as you. Anything is possible and I see that you have mvp. Please consider getting clearance from your primary care doctor. MVP may be more of an issue than potential for hernia. Keep up the healthy lifestyle but under doc guidance. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to do back exercises during a vipassana meditation course?

Is it okay for me to do back exercises during a vipassana meditation course?

Mindful Yoga?: I don't know the specific back problem you have, or what type of back exercises you're considering. The vipassana retreat i just attended included some gentle, mindful yoga -- and people were of course free to amend postures according to any physical limitations they had (like back pain, etc). Please ask your doctor about any specific limitations s/he feels you need to observe with exercise. ...Read more

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Have therapist appt tomorrow and we are going to do emdr for a traumatic memory i have. Does it work in one session or does it take several?

Have therapist appt tomorrow and we are going to do emdr for a traumatic memory i have. Does it work in one session or does it take several?

Yes (=could be both): It depends on the extent of your trauma, the kind and number of triggers, how long ago it happened, and how well you "do" on your first session (in terms of following the concept and instructions). Don't go in expecting to be cured, just helped, and then you can hopefully be happier when done than when went in. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long will it be before i can return to my normal exercise routine after a butt lift? I like to stay pretty active; i normally run several miles a week and do yoga every day. For how long will i need to avoid exercise following my butt lift procedure?

How long will it be before i can return to my normal exercise routine after a butt lift? I like to stay pretty active; i normally run several miles a week and do yoga every day. For how long will i need to avoid exercise following my butt lift procedure?

That Depends: Many excellent plastic surgeons host public lectures answering questions like these. Alternatively, a phone call with this question to a plastic surgeon you're considering is entirely appropriate. No need to be hesitant! in general, though, a 6 week break from vigorous exercise following an implant is suggested by many plastic surgeons. ...Read more

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I've had a hard time getting a sleep disorder diagnosed. Can I try light therapy on my own? How is it typically prescribed?

I've had a hard time getting a sleep disorder diagnosed. Can I try light therapy on my own? How is it typically prescribed?

Light therapy is: used to treat depression. Full spectrum lighting is used to boost mood. Regular lights won't do it. Sleep disorder can be diagnosed in a sleep lab, usually connected to a hospital. That sounds more on target. Start w/family doc who can refer you. If sleep issue is psychological, a clinical psychologist can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm going to get laser for a small tear in my retina. How long after that can I start doing intense and heavy workouts?

I'm going to get laser for a small tear in my retina. How long after that can I start doing intense and heavy workouts?

Immediately: No reasons why not although many docs will advise against, however, your eyes develop significant forces internally when sleeping. Every night we all go through rem (rapid eye movement) sleep. The eyes move back and forth rapidly generating tremendous forces within the vitreous. This is my rationale with my own patients, your doc may disagree. ...Read more

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How long will it take me to get toned if I am already in shape and dance 17 hours a week? How often should I work out?

How long will it take me to get toned if I am already in shape and dance 17 hours a week? How often should I  work out?

Sounds toned already: If one is exercising by dancing "17 hours a week" and is "already in shape", that sounds pretty toned already. If there are specific parts of the body that need better developed muscles, then one can just exercise those muscle groups some more (3-4 times a week more, on the desired muscles). ...Read more

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How can you speed up a platelet donation? I give platelets once a week and i know some people finish way faster. Is there a way to speed it up?

How can you speed up a platelet donation?  I give platelets once a week and i know some people finish way faster.  Is there a way to speed it up?

No: It is all dependent on the machine which spins your blood to skim the platelets. You can ask the tech to speed it up if possible, but I do not think it is. ...Read more

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How can I get a better sleep at night, it's hard for me to do so because my daily activities are always pack with swimming, piano and tuition classes?

How can I get a better sleep at night, it's hard for me to do so because my daily activities are always pack with swimming, piano and tuition classes?

Prioritize: If you're getting to bed too late, it's time to prioritize and decide which of your activities is not worth crowding out your sleep. You may need eight hours of sleep. ...Read more

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Hello! how to prolong sex relationship? Some times i go for a logn and some times i come in a very short time. What should I do?Thank you!

Hello! how to prolong sex relationship? Some times i go for a logn and some times i come in a very short time.  What should I do?Thank you!

Premature Ejaculator: This is a very frustrating situation for both the man and his partner. There are two common approaches. One is to actually start the man on a low dose medication that has a side effect of prolonging ejaculation. And there are plenty of sex therapists and other experts that can work with your partner on practicing how to prolong the time it takes to ejaculate...To learn some techniques.... ...Read more

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I have a job interview, I am very much disturbed, can I take medicine before interview, example xanax (alprazolam) to make me quiet, and does not reduce the focus?

I have a job interview, I am very much disturbed, can I take medicine before interview, example xanax (alprazolam) to make me quiet, and does not reduce the focus?

Depends: Everyone responds differently to drugs like xanax (alprazolam). The class of drugs that xanax (alprazolam) is in, benzodiazapines, can certainly cause drowsiness and loss of focus and concentration. It depends upon the dose and your personal response to the drug. ...Read more

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Im just now starting to work out so i was wondering what time during the day is a good time to exercise? And how long (mins/hours) should a beginner e

Im just now starting to work out so i was wondering what time during the day is a good time to exercise? And how long (mins/hours) should a beginner e

Throughout day: Recent studies show that moderate exercise (difficulty singing) spread out over the day is the healthiest form of exercise. The benefits plateau at about 45 minutes. For more info, please read my blog at http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/02/how-much-exercise-does-one-need.Html. ...Read more

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I enjoy exercising but have a lot of trouble finding time in the day to do it. I live out in the country not close to a gym I do own a treadmill and some weights why do you recommend it for a workout pattern as a minimum in order to stay healthy as a 27-y

I enjoy exercising but have a lot of trouble finding time in the day to do it. I live out in the country not close to a gym I do own a treadmill and some weights why do you recommend it for a workout pattern as a minimum in order to stay healthy as a 27-y

Internet : can offer some great options. Most core exercises use body weight nothing extra. A good pull up bar is useful. Pull ups push ups abdominal workout all good exercises. Brisk walks as well as a good run all good. You don't need a gym for a good effective workout. ...Read more

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I would like to have a nutrition plan to get a fitness model body, i work out in the gym every week day and i run for at least 30m, any help is good.

I would like to have a nutrition plan to get a fitness model body, i work out in the gym every week day and i run for at least 30m, any help is good.

Paleo approach: While there is a lot of conflicting information on what is proper nutrition there is enough evidence to point in the direction of paleo as being the best general approach. Even within the paleo community there is controversy. One of the best places to go to start learning about this is here: http://robbwolf.Com/ always take the time to pay attention to your body as you try different ways of eating. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a massage once a week? What about deep tissue massage? How often should I get one in order to relieve tension & to stay relaxed?

Is it safe to get a massage once a week? What about deep tissue massage? How often should I get one in order to relieve tension & to stay relaxed?

Weekly massage: is ok as long as there are no contraindications such as disk problems, bruising, etc. Please check w/doc to make sure health is good for it. Circulation of lympathic fluid is a major benefit, greater than deep tissue in my opinion. Psychological relaxation is another benefit. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How long after septoplasty can I go out in public? I've read that recovery from septoplasty is a few weeks. Is that for full recovery, or is that how long I have to wait before it's healed enough that i can go back to work or out to dinner? .

How long after septoplasty can I go out in public? I've read that recovery from septoplasty is a few weeks. Is that for full recovery, or is that how long I have to wait before it's healed enough that i can go back to work or out to dinner? 

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If : If you're only having a septoplasty you can probably go back to work after a few days. The recovery depends on your pain tolerance and whether your surgeon uses any packs/splints in the nose. I try to avoid using packs or splints as that usually helps reduce the amount of discomfort after surgery. ...Read more

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Help quick please! i'm 18 and didn't get good sleep last night but I have a sleep study tonight, will it be okay or will it affect my results?

Help quick please! i'm 18 and didn't get good sleep last night but I have a sleep study tonight, will it be okay or will it affect my results?

Relax: I am assuming that since a sleep study was ordered there is some history of sleeping problems so last night's poor sleep shouldn't afffect the outcome of the results. You may sleep better or worse during the study but regardless the experts will be able to tell what is what and the information will be useful in getting you to consistantly healthier sleep. ...Read more

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