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If I have heel pain on treadmill, but not on elliptical is it safe to continue elliptical or will that eventually catch up to me too?

If I have heel pain on treadmill, but not on elliptical is it safe to continue elliptical or will that eventually catch up to me too?

Go for it.....: I have had many patients over the years that developed heel pain, typical of plantar fasciitis, while exercising on a treadmill. Stopping the treadmill was imperative for the heel pain to stop. Elliptical trainers , by their nature, offer a reduced strain of the foot with subsequently reducing the chances of developing fascial heel pain. ...Read more

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Is it ok to run or do yoga when I have a cold? Will it effect my recovery time?

Is it ok to run or do yoga when I have a cold? Will it effect my recovery time?

Yes. - no: Yes EXERCIZE:If you get tired- rest. If it hurts unusually - stop. No-The cold will run its course! ...Read more

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Can you still do yoga while pregnant or will it harm the baby and yourself in a way ?

Can you still do yoga while pregnant or will it harm the baby and yourself in a way ?

Yes! Many benefits!: Prenatal yoga has many benefits, including increasing muscle strength & flexibility, reducing back pain & other discomforts associated with pregnancy and teaching proper breathing and relaxation techniques. Proper relaxing and breathing during labor and delivery is the very best natural technique to reduce pain. See http://pregnancy.More4kids.Info/110/benefits-of-prenatal-yoga/. ...Read more

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What kind of music to listen while running long distance? Does it matter if i listen rock, hip hop etc. Or i need just to enjoy them?

What kind of music to listen while running long distance? Does it matter if i listen rock, hip hop etc. Or i need just to enjoy them?

Good for you!: Listen to anything and everything you like. Just keep the volume at a level where you can still hear what's going on around you. You don't want to zone out to the point where you are oblivious to traffic risks, etc. But anything that increases your enjoyment of exercise will help you stay with it. Rock on! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could "work my way up" to doing the boat pose in yoga?

Can you tell me how I could "work my way up" to doing the boat pose in yoga?

Yoga: There are so many poses in Yoga that as you go through a regular routine of them you MAY gradually be able to to the Boat pose more easily. We all have certain poses that are more of a challenge than others and having inner peace about that (and other things life hands us) is also a fruit of yoga. Shanti and good health. ...Read more

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How long will it take for me to get a flat stomach when doing crunches?

How long will it take for me to get a flat stomach when doing crunches?

Can't predict that. : Your total body fat- plays a major role here. Exercise alone will not normally give you flat abs. For a flat abdomen eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise ...Read more

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How can I make it easier to get into and out of my car if I use a wheelchair?

How can I make it easier to get into and out of my car if I use a wheelchair?

Occupational therapy: It would help to work with an occupational therapist to develop and practice methods for dealing with challenges like this. http://www.aota.org/consumers.aspx as your doctor for referrals. These therapists are expert in developing creative solutions for managing daily lifestyle problems. They can help you with not just the getting into & out of car dilemma, but much more also. ...Read more

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I have a large lump on my butt check from falling and it hurts to run or jump. When will this go away? Is there anything i can do to spend up recovery

I have a large lump on my butt check from falling and it hurts to run or jump. When will this go away? Is there anything i can do to spend up recovery

Hematoma: You may be having a hematoma (blood collection) from the injury. It takes some time to heal. Usually, nothing makes it heal faster. Cold application right after the injury may help the discomfort. Later on, warm applications may be soothing. ...Read more

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Trying to kick a cold. Is it beneficial to go to gym and "sweat it out" on a bike and then steam room, or better to just rest and only rest? Thank you

Trying to kick a cold. Is it beneficial to go to gym and "sweat it out" on a bike and then steam room, or better to just rest and only rest? Thank you

Neck rule: General rule regarding exercise when ill: if all symptoms are above the neck with no fever and minimal fatigue, then you may exercise. However, if you have a fever, chest cough, shortness of breath or significant fatigue, then you should rest until improved. ...Read more

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How can you prevent heats rashes while doing a outside sport?

How can you prevent heats rashes while doing a outside sport?

Stay dry: Try your hardest to use powders and appropriate non-irritating anti-perspirants. Clothes that are airy, like cotton help too, and will cause less friction/chaffing that can irritate your skin. ...Read more

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What can you do if you land on your neck/head while doing a back flip on a trampoline?

What can you do if you land on your neck/head while doing a back flip on a trampoline?

Depends.: Like any fall, it depends on how you feel afterwards. If you are unconscious and can't move or breath, then the worst happened and you broke your neck. This is unlikely. If you have no pain, then you are fine. If you have pain, and it is severe, or you are confused or vomiting, of course, don't move and call 911. Otherwise, if you have minor pain, like past wipe-outs, then rest, ice, Tylenol ...Read more

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How long after my mastectomy will i be able to return to running? I enjoy running in road races with my family. Once I have my mastectomy, how long before i can begin training and running again? Is there a time period that i won't be able to exercise or c

How long after my mastectomy will i be able to return to running? I enjoy running in road races with my family. Once I have my mastectomy, how long before i can begin training and running again? Is there a time period that i won't be able to exercise or c

Different for all: This will depend if you had reconstruction or not. You may have to consult with your surgeon and plastic surgeon to find out their specific instructions. My motto with my patients: "if it feels good, it is okay to do". I like to encourage people getting back into their normal routines. Exercise is great for recovery. You may want to start with walking and then work back up to running. ...Read more

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How long after my mastectomy will i be able to return to running? I enjoy running in road races with my family. Once I have my mastectomy, how long before i can begin training and running again? Is there a time period that i won't be able to exercise or c

How long after my mastectomy will i be able to return to running? I enjoy running in road races with my family. Once I have my mastectomy, how long before i can begin training and running again? Is there a time period that i won't be able to exercise or c

A few weeks: You may start light exercise in 1-2 weeks. You may gradually increase activities over the next 4-6 weeks. To reach full activities it may take about 2-3 months. However other factors need to be taken into consideration such as reconstruction, any untoward complication and if there is any need for chemotherapy. Your surgeon will be able to give you more specific answers based on your situation. ...Read more

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I wear heels to work during the weekday, i just wonder if i keep wearing them as much as i can will it tone my lower body in a good way ?

I wear heels to work during the weekday, i just wonder if i keep wearing them as much as i can will it tone my lower body in a good way ?

I think they look : Good on you when you wear them as it causes the calf to be defined, but I don't think they tone you as an excercise would.... ...Read more

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Is it safe to run everyday? how about when it is a mixture of run and walk each day? how do i tell when its bad or injury prone?

Is it safe to run everyday? how about when it is a mixture of run and walk each day? how do i tell when its bad or injury prone?

Running & Walking: is great provided we are healthy enough for it. the way to find out is to see your doc. Heart must be good and bones health. Brisk walking works well and is safe for most folks. Peace and good health. ...Read more