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Hip injuries from falling down on indoor-outdoor carpet?

Hip injuries from falling down on indoor-outdoor carpet?

Several: You could have a bruise or contusion, a fracture, or bursitis to name a few. ...Read more

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Stair climbing can slim leg?

Stair climbing can slim leg?

Yes: It depends on your body type to start with. If you have legs with fat, then you can get a slimming effect with stair climbing, however, you may get an appearance of getting larger first as the underlying muscles increase in size as the fat burns of slower. Stair climbing has tons of benefits either way and can increase your cardiac health. Climb on and the legs will sort themselves out. ...Read more

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Is indoor cycling as equally exerting as outdoor cycling?

Is indoor cycling as equally exerting as outdoor cycling?

Can be: Depends on the routine and set-up. There are trainers that can create resistance and incline/decline training similar to outdoors. Spinning can give you incredible exertion levels. Give it a try, you might just get hooked. ...Read more

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Would simple deconditioning give people difficulty climbing stairs?

Would simple deconditioning give people difficulty climbing stairs?

Inactivity, injury: If one walks up steps, especially if overweight and/or out of shape, there can be aching in the muscles used most, thigh quadriceps. There can also be balance problems. No matter how deconditioning occurred, if someone is having problems climbing stairs that typically would not have been a challenge or caused pain, it might be time to see pcp/ physiatrist/pt provider for evaluation/exercise plan. ...Read more

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Is using gym treadmills similar to walking outside.?

Is using gym treadmills similar to walking outside.?

Similar...: ...although the surface of the treadmill upon which you run is more forgiving to the joints than the concrete roads and walkways, and is more predictable than the uneven surfaces of trails or under grass. And with a treadmill, you control the hills. ...Read more

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Walking stairs or stair stepper is better for exercise to avoid injury?

Walking stairs or stair stepper is better for exercise to avoid injury?

It depends: If your main concern is avoiding injury then the controlled motion of a stair stepper is probably safer. But the repetitive motion of a machine that never changes can cause overuse injury as well. The good thing about walking real stairs is that you are always slightly changing your stride and foot placement. Those changes in joint contact are beneficial. ...Read more

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Is running on an elliptical machine better than running outside?

Is running on an elliptical machine better than running outside?

Either is fine.: They're both effective forms of physical activity and cardiovascular conditioning. How about mixing them up - run when the weather is nice and use the elliptical when the weather is inclement. ...Read more

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Is rock climbing safe?

Is rock climbing safe?

It is for the rock!!: Seriously, i would not recommend it for an adult with ankle or wrist problems, extremity weakness, or general balance or health challenges. If one walks or climbs on challenging and uneven terrain, it is essential that he or she be in good health and excellent condition. Physiatrists and sports or trauma medicine doctors can say more, so i will share this with them. Thanks for asking. @drpam. ...Read more

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How high is the air pollution in indoor parking garages and toll booths?

How high is the air pollution in indoor parking garages and toll booths?

Higher: Very high, if you are in la. Parking garages of course also higher. ...Read more

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Is running barefoot safe?

Is running barefoot safe?

Be careful: As true barefoot running obviously has to be undertaken in a area with limited damaging material(think sharp pointy objects) on the ground. Even if you are using minimalist shoes, understand that if you choose to goes this route to run, you have to ease into footwear like this, particularly if your previous shoes were heavily cushioned. ...Read more

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Does walking on treadmill hurt arthritic knees is stationary bike better?

Does walking on treadmill hurt arthritic knees is stationary bike better?

A stationary bike is: best as you can ease the insult to your joints. But 4 osteoporosis then plain walking on level ground is best, as well as gentle arm weight exercises. This puts some stress on your non weight bearing bone and aids in treating bothoosteoporosis as well as sarcopenia or muscle loss. Bones need to be stressed to remain healthy. ...Read more

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17 y/o athlete female.resting HR around 65-75,walking up stairs HR 115-120.sometimes resting HR in 90's,pounding,pulsating,walking stairs up 130-145?

17 y/o athlete female.resting HR around 65-75,walking up stairs HR 115-120.sometimes resting HR in 90's,pounding,pulsating,walking stairs up 130-145?

Either U R not in-: -as good shape as U think. It is unusual @ Ur age to have such a change in HR just walking up stairs. I am 74 & running stairs does not get 2 145 or even close, so talk 2 Ur parents & let them kno. U need 2 @ least C Ur PCP 4 a start & get referrals if need B. ...Read more

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Went hiking. Stayed in old cabin. Mouse allergy or hay-fever?

Went hiking. Stayed in old cabin. Mouse allergy or hay-fever?

Maybe: Other potential causes are dust mites and mold. Allergy testing may be helpful. ...Read more

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Running into doors etc. Stumbling and falling over. ?

Running into doors etc. Stumbling and falling over. ?

Further exam: Falling and running into doors can cause further damage. Why? Is it your vision? Other symptoms. Your doctor needs to see you as a stroke can cause these too. Being clumsy is a waste basket diagnosis, that is, only after all proper diagnostic procedures are done. You are also on meds needing monitoring and can affect your nervous functions so have a good exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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Suffering tightness in calf when climbing several flights of stairs, or running up hills. Tightness goes after rest, or walking or running on level?

Suffering tightness in calf when climbing several flights of stairs,  or running up hills. Tightness goes after rest, or walking  or running on level?

Clarification?: This sounds like intermittent claudication or leriche syndrome in which there is not enough blood or (circulation) to the legs during activity. I recommend seeing a doctor and checking the arterial circulation in the aorta and the lower extremities. ...Read more

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286 stair climb. How may calories burned?

286 stair climb. How may calories burned?

About 30: The calories you burned would depend on your weight. As an estimate, though, I'll use the results of a study that found climbing one stair to be associated with about 0.11 calories burned. This is equivalent to 31 calories for your 286-stair climb. ...Read more

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CHEST PAIN WHEN WALKING RUNNING AND UP STAIRS?

CHEST PAIN WHEN WALKING RUNNING AND UP STAIRS?

See Dr. ASAP: You may be giving yourself a "stress test" so get into the Dr asap to assess your cardiac status/function and assure your heart is stable. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hand pumping fast while rock climbing.

Hand pumping fast while rock climbing.

Normal for exercise: Since climbing is exercise, depending on your conditioning your heart will be at rapidly. As you get into better condition this will be less of a stress on your heart ...Read more