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How To Strengthen A Weak Heart Muscle
Resistance excercise: Do anaerobic resistance exercise, usually weight lifting and eat well. Whether you should increase your protein intake is controversial i say yes, but there have been vegetarian body builders. My guess is that there is a genetic component to muscle development and these individuals just have a propensity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Why does it take so long to strengthen pelvic floor muscles compared to building other muscles? How can I speed it up? Can weak pfm cause hemorrhoids?
Several problems: Pelvic floor becomes weak due to age, multiple child births, trauma, diseases of nerves and muscles, cause rectocele, cystocele , uterine prolapse, etc not totally voluntary muscles, exercises will help but can not cure existing damage, in direct relation to cause of hemorrhoids females are more effected. ...Read more
Stair climbing: The psoas and quadriceps (rectus femoris) are your strongest hip flexor muscles. Simple stair climbing whereby you lift your leg against gravity and move vertically constitutes real work and recruits all hip flexors to generate force and increase stregth and endurance. Similarily, leg extensions in the gym also work the rectus femoris (knee extensor and hip flexor). These are just 2 of many. ...Read more
Stretch first!: With any muscle injury, rehabilitation starts with stretching the muscle, then start strengthening. Hip flexors can be worked with a straight leg raise while lying on your back, with the knee bent or straight, with or without an ankle weight. Isometrics can be performed in the sitting position by pushing down on your knee with your hand while lifting the knee. ...Read more
Walking: Walking 30 minutes everyday without fail.Get a more detailed answer ›
Very sedentary with depression. Now weak legs. How best to strengthen the legs please. Will I get heart failure from lack of exercise?
Sedentary: You need to get up and get moving. Start walking daily even if its in 5min increments and boost to a total of 1hour steady walking daily....minimum. If you stay sedentary there are certainly health issues from that and there are many pluses to the exercise. Less depression is one of the big benefits of exercise. ...Read more
I am a strength athlete. My question is, do muscles fully recover following anxiety? Ie can a muscle recover to 100% or will it be more llike 90%
Painful shoulder because of a weak supraspinatus muscle. Physio has given me exercises to strengthen but this causes more pain. How to escape catch 22
Identify pain cause: First concern should be to identify the cause of the supraspinatus weakness and pain. Physiotherapy can be very helpful, but shoulder impingement secondary to a bone spur or abnomral shoulder mechanics need to be assessed. Consult with an orthopaedic surgeon to see if a cortisone injection might help or whether you need to have an ultrasound or MRI done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Answer depends on...: How much time you have. I'd start with isometrics like wall sits, then move on to some light weights for the quads (using a machine), and heel raises for the calfs. Also, start to work on hamstring stretching which is crucial for healthy knees. Remember that resting between lift days is essential. Always give a muscle group a day off to help build back the muscle you broke down. Good luck! ...Read more
Not sure: Although "anorexia nervosa" is a well-known cause of weight loss, other medical conditions can cause anorexia. If you have been medically treated for your anorexia, only your treating doctor can help you rebuilt your weak muscles. On the other hand, if "anorexia" is a diagnosis of your own, please seek medical help to assess and monitor your "post-anorexia" status safely. ...Read more
?: Shin is the bone are , there is no muscle there. ...Read more
Indirectly at best: I don't think chiropractic treatment can directly strengthen bones but one of the best ways to strengthen bones is weight-bearing exercise, and chiropractic treatment might allow you to do more exercise by reducing pain. My other favorite strategies for strengthening bones are vitamins d & k (high doses of vit k, 15 mg a day or more), calcium and magnesium supplements, strontium and boron. ...Read more
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