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How long should I go for a walk for every day to stay healthy?

How long should I go for a walk for every day to stay healthy?

Walking: Consider 45 minutes of sweat-producing walking 3-5 days a week. Intersperse with a weight training/toning program. ...Read more

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How long should I run every day (minimum miles) to see positive effects in general?

How long should I run every day (minimum miles) to see positive effects in general?

Running?: ToanN~ it depends on what positive effects you are looking for? If you are training for a marathon you need about 10mi a day with 1 days rest and a 20mi run once on the weekends and if you are trying to shed 5 lbs in weight, perhaps 2 mi, 2 - 3 times a week will do????
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Please explain how long should we spend jogging every day for a good cardio workout?

Please explain how long should we spend jogging every day for a good cardio workout?

Exercise: As long as you elevate your heart rate to at least 85% of the maximum predicted and maintain for 10-15 mins is a good starting point and build on it as you improve. ...Read more

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Can you cause long term damage by holding urine in every day and what could the damage be?

Can you cause long term damage by holding urine in every day and what could the damage be?

Possible: If you are regularly holding your bladder beyond capacity this will cause bladder disterntion. Listen to your body, those signals that are telling you to urinate mean urinate. ...Read more

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Do I have to take My perscription for Mono-Linyah at the same time every day? Or does it matter as long as I take it daily?

Do I have to take My perscription for Mono-Linyah at the same time every day? Or does it matter as long as I take it daily?

Same time each day: Mono-Linyah is a combination (2 ingredient) birth control pill, and should be taken at the same time each day. Taking it at "the same time" means plus or minus a couple of hours. In reality, with combination pills, taking a pill many hours late may not noticeably increase the chance of pregnancy that month (taking a pill late is more risky if using progestin-only (1 ingredient) pills). ...Read more

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I give 7w baby 4oz formula on demand every 3-4 hours and at longer stretches during the night. Usually 24oz per day. Is that too little?

I give 7w baby 4oz formula on demand every 3-4 hours and at longer stretches during the night. Usually 24oz per day. Is that too little?

Dr. Can check at 3mo: A young baby makes his own schedule and will fuss or cry if still hungry. Healthy babies are fed "ad lib", which means we let the baby decide how much to drink. (Usually, after 3 months of age a normal baby can be allowed to go 6-7 hours at night without feeding or other parental interaction.) The pediatrician can check the baby's growth at the 2 month check up next week, to make sure it's normal. ...Read more

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I'm 26.Decided that I want to strech every day to try and do splits. How long does it usually take? Any precautions? What strech routine is recommended?

I'm 26.Decided that I want to strech every day to try and do splits. How long does it usually take? Any precautions? What strech routine is recommended?

Variable: The time it takes to do the splits is highly variable and depends on how tight your muscles are at onset. It also depends on which type of split- straddle/ split leg. The important thing is to take it slow and easy to avoid injury. Perform stretches that mimic the position you are trying to achieve. Hold the position for 20-30 seconds- don't force. Keep repeating. It will gradually get easier. ...Read more

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My 2 month old son eats 4-5oz of formula every 2 hours during the day. When should he start eating more or how long should be keep eating this amount?

My 2 month old son eats 4-5oz of formula every 2 hours during the day. When should he start eating more or how long should be keep eating this amount?

Depends on age & wt: Most infants will tend to increase their intake over the first few weeks and then level off between 28-35 oz/ 24 hours until they weigh about 15 pounds, and then additional intake is needed. For most babies, this is usually around 4-6 months, so solids are added then. Some 2 month old infants will take 7 oz x 5 bottles a day, others 4 oz x 8/ day. If your baby is happy and growing, no worry. ...Read more

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Dinner at 11 pm, and then fasting all the way till 11 pm next day again. I have been doing it for the past 6 months continuesly. Lost 50 pounds within that. Why I don't have appetite for as long as 24 hours every day. I just have 8ounces of water?

Dinner at 11 pm, and then fasting all the way till 11 pm next day again. I have been doing it for the past 6 months continuesly. Lost 50 pounds within that. Why I don't have appetite for as long as 24 hours every day. I just have 8ounces of water?

Unhealthy: I don't recommend going that long between meals. I recommend a checkup by your physician to make sure there are no medical abnormalities to explain your poor appetite and weight loss. If nothing abnormal is found, try to eat several small feedings throughout the day and early evening. Prolonged fasting can lead to metabolic abnormalities that cause anorexia. ...Read more

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How long should kids play outside every day?

How long should kids play outside every day?

Until they finish: If your children are in a safe environment let them play as long as they wish or until the street lights come on :-). ...Read more

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Is a five hour energy every day bad for you in the long run?

Is a five hour energy every day bad for you in the long run?

I would say so: For the most part; any of these "attention getting" products are not very good {short or long term} for you as they usually contain an extreme amount of sugar. If you find yourself having 'energy' problems make sure you start out the day with a healthy breakfast, drink plenty of water, and take a vitamin b complex supplement of your diet is poor. ...Read more

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Does smoking pot every day have long term effects? What are those effects?

Does smoking pot every day have long term effects? What are those effects?

Yes: Cognitive impairment, reduced testosterone levels, cancer and heart disease risk. Depression and anxiety with any reduction in use lasting weeks into abstinence. Oh, and physical withdrawal. ...Read more

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I'm tired every day no matter how long I sleep. Why is this? Should I be worried?

I'm tired every day no matter how long I sleep. Why is this? Should I be worried?

Fatigue: I would think of four things to check/consider: poor sleep quality (do you snore, move legs during sleep?), anemia, low thyroid function, and depression. Usually one of these is behind daytime fatigue. Simple blood tests can help rule in or out thyroid and anemia. See your PCP to start with these! ...Read more

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Girlfriend has had headaches every day for as long as she can remember what could it be?

Girlfriend has had headaches every day for as long as she can remember what could it be?

There are a number: Of types of headaches- so can't really venture a guess. However, it would be prudent for her to see a neurologist if they haven't been worked up. ...Read more

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How long does it take for wrinkles to develop? Like if you frowned every second of the day or something

How long does it take for wrinkles to develop? Like if you frowned every second of the day or something

Varies: Your face won't "freeze that way." it is a combination of your genetics, your skin structure, sun exposure, smoke exposure (usually tobacco), other toxin exposure, moisture level, and time. Check w/older family members for likely time frame. Care for your skin starting when young (18 works) to put off / prevent unwanted changes. ...Read more

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Would 5 days be long enough for 8mg of Suboxone to be out of a person urine if used every day for two weeks?

Would 5 days be long enough for 8mg of Suboxone to be out of a person urine if used every day for two weeks?

No: The opiate will be in your system for longer than 5 days, even at this relatively low dose. More importantly, there is a reason you wisely chose to take suboxone and you may want to consider a moderate taper: 8 mg, 4 mg, 2 mg. I would speak with your provider about this option. ...Read more

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What to do if I started eating healthy and working out every single day, how long until progress and how much?

What to do if I started eating healthy and working out every single day, how long until progress and how much?

May take time.: If you mean progress like more energy, it can take 6 weeks since you may feel sore from workouts.
Progress as weight loss depends on calories in and calories burned. So eating healthy foods but too many will not see progress.
Progress as cholesterol and other blood work may take 12 weeks.

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How long does it take for your body to recover from laxative abbiuse if you took them for two years every day 30 tablets?

How long does it take for your body to recover from laxative abbiuse if you took them for two years every day 30 tablets?

Not long!: Laxatives can be habit forming but they do not cause addiction. So your body (Bowels) will get used to their absence and start adjusting its functions over 1 to 2 weeks. Tell us more....when did you stop using them and how have you done in terms of your bowel movements now (without laxatives)???? ...Read more

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For as long as I can remember I've had diareah almost every day n it's my normal bm. How can this affect me in the future?

For as long as I can remember I've had diareah almost every day n it's my normal bm. How can this affect me in the future?

What do you mean: By diarrhea...??? frequent bowel movements???? soft/liquid bowel movements??? "diarrhea" means different things to different people.
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