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How To Keep Fit With Crutches
Stress: Do aerobic exercise 40 to 50 minutes 4 to 6 times a week in your target zone, being a little breathy. Maintain a health diet, get 8 hours sleep a night and maintain positive relationships. Also use the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz.Org website for ongoing support and information to remain stress free. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep: In many ways! primarily sleep allows the circadian (night and day) rhythm cycle to reset. Also in doing so, it allows for the clarity of mind to be reset...Think of our day as a dogsled race. If we don't rest the dogs at night, they'll break down and get injured. Poor sleep, whether from erratic patterns, not enough time, etc - impaired immune system, headaches, fatigue, memory trouble, etc. ...Read more
In 400 characters...: cardiovascular exercise most days of the week, small more frequent meals, 50 grams of fiber daily, plenty of water so urine is almost clear, six to nine hours of sleep nightly, don't smoke, don't drink too much alcohol, don't talk on your cellphone while driving, complex carbohydrates, lean protein sources, keep weight healthy, don't do drugs, obey the speed limit. Did I miss anything? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Repititions: Fitness rather than bulk is a lifelong goal for many. You will do more for yourself over the years by having endurance. You can use a lighter wieght - not a struggle to press - and up the reps to 20 - 30, per set. You can do ladder progressions up and down. You can include decline, incline and flat presses in the routine. Always focusing on repititions and , if you like, muscle fatigue. Have fun. ...Read more
Yes: Ther special diapper to use with no risk to the patient. ...Read more
Depends: Usually would need to do aerobic exercise 3 to 4 days per week for a minimum average of 30 min per session. Having at least one session per week with intervals of increased intensity will help. Also try to have one session being a bit longer (40-60 min). Varying intensity and duration would help to maintain fitness better as the body easily adjusts to the "sameness" of routine so mix it up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Focus on life: The most fulfilled people mix physical exercise, meaningful service, satisfying careers and family lives. When we're putting effort into making all of our lives good, we don't obsess over not having perfect bodies. And the more you exercise, the more your weight will tend to what's right for you. Looking at a number, or a diet regimen, or fitness you don't enjoy robs you of the best you can have. ...Read more
A few things: Firstly, i would hope that you have the opportunity to leave the house, even for a short time to get some form of exercise. Ie: walk around the block. However, if you need to be at home, depending on your health and agility, use can do push ups, run in place, stretch, lift weights. Eat properly and get enough sleep. ...Read more
New Lifestyle: Do not diet, as this really is "die" with a "t". Create a new lifestyle that you enjoy: eating frequent, healthy, tasty small meals, walking everywhere you can, drink lots of water (add squeeze of citrus for flavor), drink tasty tea with zero for pleasure in the day. Join online support (like "the biggest loser") to keep you feeling motivated too! good luck! enjoy how much better you feel daily! ...Read more
Follow the following: Exercise most days of the week (aerobic work), eat fruits and vegetables liberally, limit saturated fats, increase fish and fish oil intake, have fiber with each meal, keep your weight in check, don't smoke at all or drink excessively (one or two drinks weekly). The lower the better on LDL and the higher the better on HDL. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will being on prolong bed rest with no activity make someone never be able to walk again? Will they forget how to walk?
Bed rest: Depending on your age and state of health, bed rest can weaken someone and impair their ability to walk. They shouldn't "forget" how to walk but their ability to walk will be impair especially older patients. ...Read more
When you keep throwing up, your body can't keep the food down anymore. So how do these hospitals help you recovert?
Etiology: The hospital will determine the cause of the problem and treat the problem. ...Read more
Be persistent: Make a schedule, stick to it, prioritize your tasks, create a list of things to get accomplished, be persistent and stay dedicated to your goal. Make time during the day to complete the things you want to do like exercise, eat a healthy snack, play w/ your kids, check your email, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As much as you can!: Walking is a great form of exercise, especially when you go at a pace that makes you just slightly short of breath, such that you can't speak a full sentence. This type of exercise tones your heart and lungs, helps your digestive and immune systems, and is good for the brain -- to prevent depression and other problems. Keep going! ...Read more
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