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How can I recover my strength after intense exercise?

How can I recover my strength after intense exercise?

Recovery nutrition: If you mean how you can recover more quickly while minimizing delayed onset muscle soreness, eat or drink within 15-30 min post exercise. Carbs to protein in a 4:1 ratio is best. Suggestions include fruit smoothies, pb&j, sandwich, chocolate milk or hot chocolate (great in cold weather). If you'll be eating a regular meal in that time frame, that will work too. ...Read more

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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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How can I recover my physical strength after suffering from anorexia?

How can I recover my physical strength after suffering from anorexia?

Slowly...: The more you eat; the more your body will re-nourish; recovering your energy levels and overall strength. ...Read more

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Why and how can I cure low back pain after basketball workouts?

Why and how can I cure low back pain after basketball workouts?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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I lose all my energy and motivation after losing competitive games and it takes me really long to recover. How do I bounce back sooner?

I lose all my energy and motivation after losing competitive games and it takes me really long to recover. How do I bounce back sooner?

Consider sports: psychologist. This is a tough but not uncommon reaction. A sports psychologist, especially if you are in a competitive sport, can be extremely beneficial to help set up coping mechanisms to have you bounce back faster and channel that short lived mild depression into further motivation. At the same time, don't lose sight of yourself, you as an individual are more important than winning! ...Read more

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What can I do to regain my strength and abdomen muscles after major surgery?

What can I do to regain my strength and abdomen muscles after major surgery?

PT: You need to have your doctor prescribe a physical therapy evaluation to help you develop a program that will conform to your surgical healing as well.. Good luck. ...Read more

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After long time of not playing basketball i played and experience severe body pain after, how can I get rid of it.

After long time of not playing basketball i played and experience severe body pain after, how can I get rid of it.

Muscle aches: Pain after exercise can be treated with hydration and anti inflammatories such as Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen). Start slow dynamic exercises to warm the muscles back up and then stretch them out. Be sure to stretch after activity to reduce your pain after sports. ...Read more

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How can i prevent muscle aches after excercise/ workout???

How can i prevent muscle aches after excercise/ workout???

Muscle aches : Are going to happen when you work out hard. Drinking plenty of water. And having good protein source after workout will help build up muscle after breakdown. Stretch well. This should help lessen the aches. But the harder the workout. The more you break tissue down. You will be achy. Will benefit in long run ...Read more

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What exercise can I safely do while i recover from injury?

What exercise can I safely do while i recover from injury?

Depends: This depends on what body part is injured. I would recommend speaking with the doctor or physical therapist who is treating you to develop an appropriate recovery plan. ...Read more

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How can I relieve a headache after strenuous exercise?

How can I relieve a headache after strenuous exercise?

Exertional headache: Exercise headaches occur during or after sustained, strenuous exercise. It is relatively uncommon headache syndrome and visit to your PCP is warranted. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can reduce shin slimy pain before and after sprint training?

Can you tell me how i can reduce shin slimy pain before and after sprint training?

Shin splint pain?: I think u meant shin splint pain; i would reccommend stretching your ankle 'dorsiflexors'( the muscle/ tendons that move your ankle back)prior to and after your training.(see a pt for instruction)try taking Ibuprofen before your runs.Make sure your lower extremity anatomy is not hindering you( flat feet, inc.Tibial torsion, etc.)see an ors w/ subspecialty training in sports med.Or foot/ ankle. Gl! ...Read more

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How can I recover quickly from aches and pains after playing sport?

Plan ahead: The night before hydration and rest. I'm sure you realize as you get older the recovery period takes longer than when you were younger. Plan ahead and hydrate before and after. Depending on where these aches and pains come from, you may need bracing or strapping to prevent injury . Hope this helps. ...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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My musles are sore after working out . What can I do to recover quicker? Will caffine help ? How long until i feal better ?

My musles are sore after working out . What can I do to recover quicker? Will caffine help ? How long until i feal better ?

MUSCLE SORENESS: My recommendation is to hydrate with plenty of fluid when you work out. Whether is just good old water or gatorade drink, just make sure you drink more than enough when you work out to prevent dehydration and that would repairs all muscle injuries during your work out. You should be feeling better within 2 days after your workout routines. ...Read more

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How can I build muscle after anorexia?

How can I build muscle after anorexia?

Weight restoration: No matter how "healthy" your diet or how much protein you ingest, you need to restore your weight and then worry about weight bearing exercise to restore your muscle mass and bone strength. ...Read more

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How can I reduce belly without having to workout as with my job i don't get time to workout?

How can I reduce belly without having to workout as with my job i don't get time to workout?

Do you believe Myths: Do you really believe your own question? Nothing in life comes without work. Weight loss in particular has proven for centuries to be hard without lifestyle changes. There is no magic or voodoo to make the excess weight go away. ...Read more

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Sometimes I slack on my PT exercises for chondromalacia. It leads to a bad flare and takes longer to strengthen. What damage am I doing? How bad?

Sometimes I slack on my PT exercises for chondromalacia. It leads to a bad flare and takes longer to strengthen. What damage am I doing? How bad?

Hard to say: The severity of the chondromalacia can only be determined with an MRI or surgery. However, at your age, it's unlikely that your damage is moderate or severe. Flares of pain can mean inflammation, and not necessarily damage. You are obviously learning the importance of sticking with your rehab. A brace can help as well. If I can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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I have poor endurance and can only last about 15 minutes when working out. How can I improve this?

I have poor endurance and can only last about 15 minutes when working out. How can I improve this?

Maybe U started 2 -: -fast. Back down on the time & effort, & slowly advance Ur program. Many times this happens when a program is started. If U have been able 2 exercise B4 with no trouble, then U should C Ur PCP 4 eval, as there may B a medical issue causing this change in endurance. ...Read more

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How can I prepare my body (I'm 68) for a long 9 hour flight and 15 days of walking tours when I have Spinal stenosis. When I overdo walking, I suffer?

How can I prepare my body  (I'm 68) for a long 9 hour flight and 15 days of walking tours when I have Spinal stenosis. When I overdo walking, I suffer?

Spinal stenosis: That is a difficult task. Lumbar spinal stenosis causes back and leg pain with walking (neurogenic claudication). Fortunately most walking tours have frequent stops to discuss what you are viewing. Take a cane that folds out into a small stool so you can sit and flex your back to decompress the pinched nerves. Do stretches in the morning and evening. Add ice to the back at night. ...Read more

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How much exercise can I do the week after a c-section?

How much exercise can I do the week after a c-section?

None.: Be content to get out of bed and ambulate as much as you can indoors for the first week after your c-section. You may resume exercise 6-12 weeks postpartum and gradually increase it to your baseline by 52 weeks postpartum. It is critically important that you not let your legs hang down for prolonged periods of time postpartum. Lie down or walk as much as possible. ...Read more