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How often should I exercise to maintain good health for me and the baby?

How often should I exercise to maintain good health for me and the baby?

Daily: For optimal cardiovascular health and to decrease the risk of gestational diabetes and high blood pressure, you should get some form of exercise every day. This can be as simple as walking after meals. Try to find activities you enjoy or walk with a friend to help you stick to it. ...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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What is the best exercise to maintain a good health?

What is the best exercise to maintain a good health?

Best Exercise: The best exercise to maintain good health is an exercise regimen that you enjoy doing that you will continue to do 5-6 days a week. This could be walking, swimming, dancing, martial arts, etc. Whatever you enjoy doing that will increase your heart rate! ...Read more

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Can I maintain good health just w/exercise and vitamins?

Can I maintain good health just w/exercise and vitamins?

Not alone: The exercise will certainly help, but you also need a healthy diet, plenty of sleep and a good social support system. Currently the efficacy of vitamin supplements is up for some debate, but what is certain is that they are no substitute for a healthy balanced diet. ...Read more

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What are things you should avoid when trying to maintain good health?

What are things you should avoid when trying to maintain good health?

Overall health: For physical and clinical health, you have to have a good diet and exercise. Mental health is more difficult but i would say a good disposition, your ability to handle stress, failures, losses and balance it with degrees of success and happiness and finally aging gracefully. Having a good support system and network and, unacceptable for some, but faith helps. ...Read more

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How can I maintain good oral health?

How can I maintain good oral health?

Oral health: Brush 2-3 times a day and floss once a day. Go to the dentist at least every 6 months unless instructed to go more frequently. Avoid too much sugar and soda. These are the keys to good oral hygiene. ...Read more

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Spirulina, is it really beneficial for maintaining good health?

Spirulina, is it really beneficial for maintaining good health?

No: This is a supplement and it is not essential to maintaining health. It is little used so why is it essential. ...Read more

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My level of B12 is 189 pmol/l. Is that enough to maintain a good health?

My level of B12 is 189 pmol/l. Is that enough to maintain a good health?

Borderline: 148-221 pmol/L is considered borderline low and may indicate deficiency. It should be retested and the mean corpuscular volume (MCV) of your red blood cells measured. (Simple blood test) Your treating physician can recommend what to do about your level. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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57 year old Asian woman with osteoporosis. Any studies that show that diet & exercise alone can maintain health, i.e., drugs aren't necessary?

57 year old Asian woman with osteoporosis. Any studies that show that diet & exercise alone can maintain health, i.e., drugs aren't necessary?

A nutritionally-: oriented doc or a natural medicine doc can help. You need to be monitored but there are natural options such as a combo product of minerals and co-factors or strontium. Please do this under professional guidance. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why is it important to maintain good physical health as a student?

Why is it important to maintain good physical health as a student?

Why do you ask?: You're studying hard, and time talking with and learning from peers is also key. You need to eat sensibly, exercise & avoid the dangers of alcohol and drugs. The risks of neglecting this are obesity, loss of the self-esteem that goes with a good body, depression/dysthymia, social isolation, and the horrible consequences of mistakes while drunk/on drugs. It's a cruel world; staying fit helps. ...Read more

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What are some things that I can eat to maintain good cardiovascular health?

What are some things that I can eat to maintain good cardiovascular health?

Cardiovascular healt: Polyunsaturated fats from fish, nuts, fruits & vegetables are main ones. ...Read more

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What is the role of exercise in maintaining bone health?

What is the role of exercise in maintaining bone health?

Improves bone mass: Regular weight bearing exercise such as jumping, running, aerobics helps strengthen bones which protects against osteoporosis. Weight training can help as well you are in a negative bone loss after 30, so exercise helps, taking vitamin d, eating calcium rich foods such as dark greens, broccoli, almonds and dairy can help, decreasing caffeine also helps maintain bone mass. ...Read more

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What is a good probiotic to take to maintain vaginal health?

What is a good probiotic to take to maintain vaginal health?

Several: You want to look for a probiotic with several strains of bacteria. Rephresh markets one that I believe is good but so are several others. ...Read more

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What is best to maintain good bladder health to prevent recurring uti?

What is best to  maintain good bladder health   to   prevent recurring uti?

Work up first: If you are prone to uti's, then you may need to have a good work up to rule out any anatomical problems that predispose you to having one. If that's rule out and you are sexually active, make sure you void after sex. Also, you want to keep yourself hydrated, so your urine will be less concentrated and therefore will not be retained in the bladder for very long. Using acid rich juices may help. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to nourish and maintain a good hair and scalp health?

What are the best ways to nourish and maintain a good hair and scalp health?

Scalp Health: Biotin is important for hair health, but you don't need to take supplements. Just eat a balanced diet that includes some high-biotin foods: eggs, peanuts, almonds, wheat bran, salmon, avocados, and low-fat cheese. ...Read more

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How much activity do I need every day in order to maintain good digestive health? What are some workouts I can do?

How much activity do I need every day in order to maintain good digestive health?  What are some workouts I can do?

Exercise: in order to maintain good health and wellness, you need to exercise (walk, dance, swim,etc) 30 minutes a day 5-6 days a week. This will help your heart health, GI health and improve insulin resistance. ...Read more

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Can i maintain good heart and health function while taking methadone?

Can i maintain good heart and health function while taking methadone?

Methadone: If you are able to get off the drug and be 'clean' of its relatives, you would be better off. On the other hand you will certainly be benefitted by good diet, exercise, not smoking and other health positive steps. ...Read more

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Dear sir, What should be the antioxidant intake per day to maintain a good health regime??

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What should be the antioxidant intake per day to maintain a good health regime??

Fruits and vegetable: worry less about specific compounds and more about a health balanced diet - its all in there! ...Read more

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