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Will i be able to take water aerobics classes if i can't swim?

Will i be able to take water aerobics classes if i can't swim?

Probably: Most of these classes are held in shallow water under supervision so swimming is not essential. It has been quite effective for many of my patients. ...Read more

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 often should I do water aerobics to stay fit?

How often should I do water aerobics to stay fit?

Fitness: Strength, aerobic capacity and flexibility, make sure you have components of each in your fitness program. ...Read more

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What are water aerobics?Is it safe for an 81 year old who can't swim?Where do I find this trtreatment?

What are water aerobics?Is it safe for an 81 year old who can't swim?Where do I find this trtreatment?

Aquarobics.: Aquarobics,,or water aerobics, are great for burning calories. Aquarobics is essentially aerobic classes in the water. The water imparts extra resistance on the muscles, and being in water doesn't make it feel like you're working too hard when in actuality you're getting a great cardiovascular workout. ...Read more

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Will doing water aerobics help me with losing weight?

Will doing water aerobics help me with losing weight?

Aquarobics.: Aquarobics,,or water aerobics, are great for burning calories. The water imparts extra resistance on the muscles, and being in water doesn't make it feel like you're working too hard when in actuality you're getting a great cardiovascular workout. Great choice. It'll help you lose weight. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that doing water aerobics will help with losing weight?

Is it actually true that doing water aerobics will help with losing weight?

Yes: Any aerobic exercise will help but remember dieting is also very important. You must minimize carbohydrate intake to lose weight. ...Read more

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How soon can I return to water aerobics class, 1 hr in pool, after my appendectomy on aug 18th. Stitches out on aug 25th. Healing well.

How soon can I return to water aerobics class, 1 hr in pool, after my appendectomy on aug 18th.  Stitches out on aug 25th. Healing well.

DEPENDS: If this was laparoscopic surgery, you can return to full activity in 10 days. If you had open surgery, you'll have to wait 3-4 weeks before you initiate strenuous activity. You do need to clear this with your surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can spinal stenos which is the cause of my sciatic pain. Get better with stretches, pilates, and water aerobics?

Can spinal stenos which is the cause of my sciatic pain. Get better with stretches, pilates, and water aerobics?

Spinal stenosis.: Unfortunately, spinal stenosis as a condition will not improve with those efforts. Exercise may help you feel better in the long run as far as your mobility and pain level, but won't stop the progression of the actual condition. ...Read more

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I have cad, when i workout my heart aches a little is that normal? Can I do water aerobics? My heart aches daily is that normal

I have cad, when i workout my heart aches a little is that normal? Can I do water aerobics? My heart aches daily is that normal

Not normal: It is not normal to have chest discomfort with activity/exercise. Water aerobics may cause the same symptoms. If you have known cad, you should be evaluated by your doctor to either adjust your medications or consider invasive vs. Noninvasive testing. ...Read more

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Have arthritic knees got steriod shots three weeks ago did 1 hr water aerobics class yesterday knees sore today am i overdoing it or should I continue?

Have arthritic knees got steriod shots three weeks ago did 1 hr water aerobics class yesterday knees sore today am i overdoing it or should I continue?

Stay with it: Steroid injection generally provide only shirt term benefit. Stay with the water aerobics but ice your knees for 15 minutes after each session. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of exercise like aerobics to the cardiovascular system?

What are the benefits of exercise like aerobics to the cardiovascular system?

Benefits of exercise: Aerobic exercise has multiple benefits including lowering blood pressure and heart rate, but also increasing good cholesterol, hdl, and lowering serum glucose levels. Other things like increasing muscle tone and lowering body weight are also benefits. ...Read more

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Is drinking water with empty belly after waking up in the morning is good?What is the benefit of it?Should i exercise though i'm slim?

Is drinking water with empty belly after waking up in the morning is good?What is the benefit of it?Should i exercise though i'm slim?

Yes and yes: Drinking water is good for you anytime of day. Yes, you should exercise regardless of your weight. There are many benefits to exercise for your health (heart, cholesterol, etc) that have nothing to do with weight. ...Read more

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What is the best exercise for cardio, 30 minutes of jogging or 30 mins. Of aerobics... ?

What is the best exercise for cardio, 30 minutes of jogging or 30 mins. Of aerobics... ?

Heart rate: "Cardio" implies aerobic exercise. Any exercise that raises your heart rate to 70-80% of your calculated max heart rate will provide the effects you are looking for. Participate in any activity, time, weather, and interest allow. Calculate your max heart rate (200-age, although there are other formulas) learn to measure your heart rate, or get a monitor, and get to it. ...Read more

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What amount weight can I loose by doing aerobics and cardio exercise?

What amount weight can I loose by doing aerobics and cardio exercise?

1-2/week: We generally like people to lose one to two pounds per week for healthy and meaningful and long lasting weight reduction. ...Read more

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Do aerobics exercise can reverse cardio vascular disease?

Do aerobics exercise can reverse cardio vascular disease?

Exercise: I don't think there are any studies that indicate reversal of plaque build up, but that doesn't matter. The bottom line is that exercise is among one of the lifestyle changes that will help your overall cardiovascular health. As long as you're feeling well and your doctor agrees you should stop debating about it, get off this app/website, and start moving. ...Read more

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I throw-up during exercise is that normal? I was doing heavy aerobics

I throw-up during exercise is that normal? I was doing heavy aerobics

Not normal.: A solid workout will make you feel spent, but shouldn't make you vomit. You may want to have this looked in to. ...Read more

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I do aerobics, zumba and fast walking for exercise. If i drink a few cups of green tea, will this help me lose weight?

I do aerobics, zumba and fast walking for exercise. If i drink a few cups of green tea, will this help me lose weight?

Weight loss: Studies suggest green tea can assist with glycemic control as well as reduced heart disease death rate. It can helpwith weight loss but the effect is minimal. It is dietary control ; exercise that will make the biggest difference. ...Read more

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I drink plenty of water yet I do not sweat much when I exercise. Could this be a sign that something isn't working properly?

I drink plenty of water yet I do not sweat much when I exercise.  Could this be a sign that something isn't working properly?

Not everyone is the.: ...same. U probably have high unnoticeable sweating. Don't let this keep U away from proper hydration. A good way 2 know if U R Under hydrated is 2 watch the color of Ur urine. Someone who is dehydrated will have deeply yellow colored urine. A well hydrated person will have almost clear urine. Insensate water loss is seen in heat, ,low humidity, & with a wind or breeze. ...Read more

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Is there a way to "pre-hydrate" for early am exercise? I like to wake up and go! that means i can't take in water an hour or two early.

Is there a way to "pre-hydrate" for early am exercise? I like to wake up and go! that means i can't take in water an hour or two early.

Hydrate prior day: Hydrating well the prior day should reasonably prepare you for an early morning workout. Minimize caffeine after lunch each day, since caffeine functions as a mild diuretic. Put a glass of water by your bedside table. Immediately upon awakening, take 10 sips of water and drink during your workout routine. ...Read more

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What will happen if I take electrolytes plus and don't exercise am over weight and find it hard to exercise can I just take them to reduce water ?

What will happen if I take electrolytes plus and don't exercise am over weight and find it hard to exercise can I just take them to reduce water ?

Electrolytes plus: 41 F with unknown medical Hx. Asks: What will happen if I take electrolytes plus and don't exercise am over weight and find it hard to exercise can I just take them to reduce water ? ANS: I have no idea what you mean by electrolytes plus. Do the DASH eating plan to lose weight. Major electrolyte that drives weight ( if you swell) is Na. DASH is low Na. My record pt lost 70 lbs. ISBN: 0-7434-1007-8 ...Read more

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I eat right, drink only water, exercise 3-5 x week, don't eat past 7pm, sleep well, and still can not lose any more weight- stuck at 170lbs forever?

I eat right, drink only water,  exercise 3-5 x week, don't eat past 7pm, sleep well,  and still can not lose any more weight- stuck at 170lbs forever?

Nutrition: See a registered dietition for a nutrition plan. You are at the age where hormonal influences can really have an effect on weight. See about optimizing your nutrition. This will include lots of protein, severe reduction or absence of sugar, and likely big reduction in carbohydrates. Might need to see an endocrinologist for evaluation, as well. Best of luck. Keep up the good work ! ...Read more