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Doctor insights on: Inauguration Day Preschool Activities

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If only free time 1 day, can I do weekly physical activity?

If only free time 1 day, can I do weekly physical activity?

Yes.: You can do activity that day, as long as it can be done without health risk. It might be smart to see your doctor to get an idea of how fit you are, and what actifvity you can tolerate. But even on days of no free time, simple activity can be done, like light bending exercises for 5 minutes before bedtime, or during lunch, etc. ...Read more

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How important is nutrition for preschoolers in preventing future disease?

How important is nutrition for preschoolers in preventing future disease?

Very: Get them started right with healthy foods in childhood, and build healthy patterns for life. How they see their parents and other influential family members eat, is another important factor. ...Read more

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Is anxiety in preschoolers possible? What are the signs to look for? And how to help?

Is anxiety in preschoolers possible? What are the signs to look for? And how to help?

If you took Trilep-: tal when pregnant, enroll in the North American Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry, 1-888-233-2334, though there is no known association with Autism, which causes perseverative & other anxious-looking behaviors. Dr. W. listed both typical anxieties & anxiety disorders in pre-schoolers. OCD by age 4, specific phobias & separation anxiety need treatment if they cause harmful dysfunction. ...Read more

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Is walking two hours a day (outside of normal activity) good for you or considered too much?

Is walking two hours a day  (outside of normal activity) good for you or considered too much?

Slowly increase pace: Depends on your age, weight and baseline health and fitness condition. If you're a beginner, walking is a fantastic one. Be sure your knees are healthy, choose a pair of comfortable-not new-walking shoes (drugstore gel inserts make a big difference), take a 12oz bottle of water, wear sunscreen, hat, walk in the shade in a safe path, and start tor 20 min at a brisk pace moving your arms too. ...Read more

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How to manage stress? What kind to changes I should make in my daily day to day activities to have a healthier life?

How to manage stress? What kind to changes I should make in my daily day to day activities to have a healthier life?

Depends...: Personal/ work/ environmental (family, inner circle )stress has to be addressed separately. Try to resolve issues which you can. Regular exercise, Yoga, relaxation will help. Spirituality....keeps you within the defined norms. ...Read more

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I keep getting a adrenalin rush type feeling just randomoly when doing normal day to day activities. im not anxious or anything.what could cause this?

I keep getting a adrenalin rush type feeling just randomoly when doing normal day to day activities. im not anxious or anything.what could cause this?

Caffeine? Meds?: Caffeine and some meds, including supplements, as well as rec. drugs can cause brief feelings that could feel like a rush. A rush is a nonspecific feeling, what do you mean by it? A tingling? alertness? feel hot or cold or shaky? Details are important to help. If the symptoms are brief and not frequent and you fine the rest of the time, see if you can notice when and why it occurs and see doc. ...Read more

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How can I shed about 40 to 50 pounds this year of 2016? I weigh approximately 256 to 262 any given day and I am a 47 year old male with light activity

How can I shed about 40 to 50 pounds this year of 2016? I weigh approximately 256 to 262 any given day and I am a 47 year old male with light activity

That can be done: Losing 1 pound each week is considered easily done, in the big picture of weight loss desires. One has to burn calories by any means possible (keep moving, keep moving, keep moving). One cannot eat more calories than needed, but instead must eat less calories than needed... which will make the body start using up that 100 pounds of stored fuel. It is a simple concept, but takes will-power. ...Read more

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I can not get pleausere from activity or nature which was previously enjoyed by me, i can not feel pleasurable sensetion even after seen a great natural scene since 5-6 years. I m getting very hungry also daily and i eat many times in a day also. No one c

I can not get pleausere from activity or nature which was previously enjoyed by me, i can not feel pleasurable sensetion even after seen a great natural scene since 5-6 years. I m getting very hungry also daily and i eat many times in a day also. No one c

Depression: Your question got cut off, but it sounds like you may be dealing with depression that has anhedonia -- loss of pleasure in usual activities -- as a strong feature. If you're on medications for this, they may also be stimulating your appetite. Please work with your psychiatrist on this, as i'm sure s/he will want to help resolve your symptoms as much as possible. May need dose adjustments/changes. ...Read more

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I am unable to sleep at night & all the activities of current day keep coming back.L also start thing of next activities which disturbs me?

I am unable to sleep at night & all the activities of current day keep coming back.L also start thing of next activities which disturbs me?

Sleep hygiene + med?: Be sure you've not been escalating your caffeine intake or taking other meds in doses that might impair sleep (such as stimulant med for add). Engage in quiet activity for the last hour or so before bedtime, and be sure you're getting exercise earlier in the day. If the problem persists, see you healthcare provider to see if you may have a condition involving "racing thoughts" that may need med. ...Read more