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How can I work out my stomach without using my legs?

How can I work out my stomach without using my legs?

Do crunches: Lay on the floor facing up, bend your knees to a 90 degree angle and rest your ankles on an exercise ball or chair. This will keep pressure off your low back and legs while doing abdominal crunch workout. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How can I work out and keep the breasts i have?

How can I work out and keep the breasts i have?

Maintain weight: This may be difficult to do. Generally speaking, a significant portion of the breast is composed of fat. If you work out and reduce your body fat percentage or. Jill up your chest muscle, there is a strong possibility that it will alter the appearance of your breast. Yoga or pilates may be less likely to do this but it really depends on your percentage of body fat. ...Read more

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How can I get my sex drive back up while on bc?

How can I get my sex drive back up while on bc?

Change BC: Possible the birth control you are on has adversely affected your libido (sex drive). Discuss with your rx doctor and a change of agents may help your libido issues. ...Read more

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I pull out my hair when I get anxious, what can I do to stop?

I pull out  my hair when I get anxious, what can I do to stop?

Call a psychiatrist: Pulling out your hair when you feel anxious or tense could be an impulse-control disorder called trichotillomania. But, to know for sure it would be best to get an evaluation by a psychiatrist. This can be treated professionally if you're unable to stop doing it. ...Read more

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I worked out at the gym yeserday and now I can't straighten out my arms. Can I make the pain stop?

I worked out at the gym yeserday and now I can't straighten out my arms. Can I make the pain stop?

Too much: It sounds as if you did too much at the gym. You went into anaerobic metabolism and made lactic acid, which is toxic to your muscles. A few days rest should set you straight. ...Read more

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What can I do to feel better while on my period?

What can I do to feel better while on my period?

See your gyn: For a workup and depending on what your specific symptoms are many meds may be able to help u feel better. ...Read more

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I work long hours and when I come home, I hate to get up and exercise. I just want to sit on my couch and watch tv! what can I do?

I work long hours and when I come home, I hate to get up and exercise. I just want to sit on my couch and watch tv! what can I do?

Workout before job: Studies have shown that peole who are exercising in the morning tend to stay with their routine exercise more than those who exercise later in the day. Start rising 30 minutes earlier and do few minutes stretching and 20 minutes of workout dvd, or xbox or wii workout game. When you get home from work your daily exercise is done unless you feel like finishing the dvd. ...Read more

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I never used to break out but now I am breaking out on my cheeks what can I do?

I never used to break out but now I am breaking out on my cheeks what can I do?

See a dermatologist: You should see a dermatologist. If your acne is mild, he/she may recommend some over the counter medicine such as benzoyl peroxide cleanser. If it's moderate to severe, you he/she may prescribe an antibiotic or a retinoid creams. ...Read more

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How can I learn to straighten up my back while I walk?

How can I learn to straighten up my back while I walk?

Gait training: There is a sub specialty of physical therapists that are educated in Gait training and they could evaluate your gait and help train you to walk more effectively and healthier. ...Read more

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Any time i get anxiety my legs cramp up. How can i make them stop doing that?

Any time i get anxiety my legs cramp up. How can i make them stop doing that?

Rule out medical: conditions w/the help of your doc. Then consider supplementing w/magnesium. Gentle stretching such as found in yoga can also help. Peace and good health. See mental health professional if anxiety level interferes w/function or comfort levels. ...Read more

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I started the nuvaring today. How long do I need to wait before I can stop usimg condoms. Also can I take iy out dutring sex?

I started the nuvaring today. How  long do I need to wait before I can stop usimg condoms. Also can I take iy out dutring sex?

It is ok: The NuvaRing should prevent you from conceiving. You should not need condoms with it, but you should keep it in place continuously for the 3 weeks you keep it inside your vagina. ...Read more

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So i work 8 hours a day nd when im done my, feet. Back and butt is hurting what can I do to fix it i feel like i need a butt massage?

So i work 8 hours a day nd when im done my, feet. Back and butt is hurting what can I do to fix it i feel like i need a butt massage?

See physiatrist: This could be from gluteus medius or piriformis spasm vs referred pain from the low back. A physiatrist can determine the cause and make treatment recommendations ranging from stretching, core strengthening to muscle relaxants and trigger point injections. ...Read more

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Wen I see my husband talking to his gf my legs start trembling as they won't support me anymore. I want to harm myself. How can I control such things?

Wen I see my husband talking to his gf my legs start trembling as they won't support me anymore. I want to harm myself. How can I control such things?

Conversation: You might benefit from discussing this with your husband or a relationship therapist. It helps to be in agreement with your husband about relationships outside your marriage. Discuss this with him and work toward agreement. ...Read more

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Can i do sports while im on my period ?

Can i do sports while im on my period ?

Sports with period ?: A menstrual period is not a barrier to "doing sports". Depending on the degree of activity, you may have some increased cramping, but exercise by itself is not affected by one's period. ...Read more

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