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How To Train For A Walkathon
Read up and plan: Check out the books in the bookstore. Triathlon training by michael finch and the triathlete's training bible by joe friel are good ones. You need to be trained in each discipline first. Then try 2 in succession. This is called a "brick" workout. Usually it is ride/run. I use a 5:1 or 4:1 ratio. I.E. Ride 20miles/run 4 or 5 miles. Start slowly, build up and follow the plan. Race the way you train. ...Read more
NO: Weight training has been shown to be advantageous as we age to help not just to build muscle but to off set what was once thought to be the natural atrophy or wasting of muscle with aging. You never to old to start weight training. I would recommend starting with a weight that you could reasonably do 12-15 reps of 2 sets and pick a balanced set of upper and lower body exercises 3x/ week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various activities: Id recommend the no 1 priority as building up your endurance Id also work on quad strength for hills along with core strength Some require some climbing activity so that would require building up your shoulder and chest muscles Id also work on balance and do some of your running on uneven surfaces such as trail or fields to help strengthen your ankle area and avoid potential injury ...Read more
Planning: Get a good book and plan it out. See triathlon training by michael finch. Check the bookstore and see what works for you. Basically, you need to train each element separately. Then do "brick" workouts where you do 2 or all three in succession. Most popular is ride/run. I recommend a 5:1 or 4:1 ratio. I.E. Ride 20/run 4 or 5. Then, practice the transitions, to become smooth. Slow=smooth=fast. ...Read more
Start w good sleep: hygiene. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more
A few "shadow days": Have your nanny follow you through your daily routine a few days in a row. Make sure you take some time to let her do the routine herself while you are observing so that you feel comfortable she is prepared to care for your baby when she is alone. Show her how to do things the way you feel work well for your little one. Then, returning to work won't be quite so difficult! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A toddler who walks: from room to room, pulls his/her pants & pull-up or underpants down & says "pee-pee", "poo-poo" or potty to indicate he/she senses the urge to "go" is ready for daytime toilet training. If not, you may create a behavior problem . There's no harm in putting a potty chair in the bathroom for the child to sit on while you model using the toilet, but don't force the child to sit on it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For an assessment : of the child's developmental needs & toilet-training readiness, if < 3 yrs. old, call Pam Barton, Franklin County Help Me Grow Coordinator at (614) 227-9860. If 3-5 yrs. old, call Lynn Brannon, Director of Early Childhood Special Education at (614) 542-4106. At the same time, call (614) 355-8080 for an evaluation at the Down Syndrome Clinic, Nationwide Children's Hospital, (614) 355-8080. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can't make him!!: First be sure your child is ready. Get a potty chair to practice. Ask your child to let you know when the diaper is wet or dirty. Set aside some time for the process, catch the child in the act of pooping, offer small rewards, never force a child but you can coax him/her gently.Never punish and have patience, it will happen. ...Read more
?? age & development: What is his age? Is he verbal? Has he shown any interest in using the potty? These are important questions prior to potty training. If he is over 2, verbal and interested then start by putting contents of his diaper in potty, take him to the potty with you and provide positive reinforcement for using underwear and successfully using the potty. ...Read more
Less hungry?: This is a bit of a conundrum, but all I can think of is that you are hungrier when you strength train and eat more/take in more calories. When you don't strength train, you naturally eat less. I don't think the metabolic effects of strength training alone, as we understand them, could account for this. Keep a food diary, and see if you eat differently/more when training. Good wishes:) ...Read more
See below: I'm assuming a child with dyspraxia has problems with movement, coordination, judgment, processing, memory and some other cognitive skills. Readiness is important-soft stool and taking advantage of the gastrocolic reflex-urination and stooling after a meal can allow physical modeling of sitting on a potty and alllowing the body to relax and release. Do not force-set up a routine and relax. ...Read more
Make her want it: My experience is that kids truly can potty train when they care if they are wet most of the time. When they want to be immediately changed 80-90% of the time, they generally can be trained within about 2 weeks. This stage of development does have variability, generally anywhere from 18mos- 3 years. Remember, nobody goes to kindergarten in diapers. All kids train, if healthy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Evidence-based : Treatments are intensive, repetitive, ongoing behavioral ; educational therapy geared at the child's developmental level. These can be therapist-directed (aba), child directed (floor time) or a combination (denver model). Best outcomes occur when begun before or by age 2. Social skills group therapy utilizes the excellent rote memory of a child with ASD 6 years old ; up, again a long-term therapy. ...Read more
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