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Doctor insights on: Indoor Physical Activities For Students

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Could walking to school count as physical activity.?

Could walking to school count as physical activity.?

Definitely, yes: it is light intensity activity. If you are looking for health benefits, physical activity should be moderate or vigorous intensity. ...Read more

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Does participating in physical activities improve health-related fitness?

Does participating in physical activities improve health-related fitness?

Yes: Generally, one must increase the heart rate or breathing rate some in order to improve fitness. It's amazing though what regular walking can do. ...Read more

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What daily tasks and housework count as physical activity?

What daily tasks and housework count as physical activity?

Activities, yes but: These are physical activities, but unfortunately not adequate in most cases. They do help burn more calories than sitting/watching tv, but they are not considered exercises because they lack adequate increase in heart rate/breathing to have cardiovascular benefit. 30-45 min of moderately intensive aerobic exercise 4-5x/wk is recommended. Live well. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Weekly physical activity plan for a deconditined 64-year-old?

Weekly physical activity plan for a deconditined 64-year-old?

See your doctor.: It would be best to see your doctor for a baseline physical exam first. At that time, he can outline a plan that would be in line with your capabilities. He can also outline a balanced diet for you. Apart from this, mild to moderate physical activity, like walking and possibly easy swimming 2-3 times a week would likely be more than enough activity for anyone at this point in life. ...Read more

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How helpful are free sporting activities for children, in cutting obesity?

How helpful are free sporting activities for children, in cutting obesity?

Incredibly helpful: Any physical activity is helpful for a healthy lifestyle. Sporting activities aren't for every child but many children find them more fun than other forms of exercise. If you can find free sporting activities then please take advantage of them. What children eat and drink are also critical, but exercise is a huge part of a healthy weight. ...Read more

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What are good sports or activities for children with adhd?

What are good sports or activities for children with adhd?

No bad ones: Any activity that encourages the child to move, use his/her imagination and laugh is beneficial to his/her health.Exercise has been approved by the aap as adjunct therapy for adhd.Get a proper assessment by a knowledgeable professional, provide proper guidance, discuss meds and other options with your doctor.Avoid fads and unsupported treatments that could possibly delay or worsen outcome. ...Read more

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Im quiet an active adrenalin junkie person such as out door sports , scuba diving, motocross ect. Will a breast augmentation limit me with activities?

Im quiet an active adrenalin junkie person such as out door sports , scuba diving, motocross ect. Will a breast augmentation limit me with activities?

No limitations: The short answer is that breast implants should not limit your lifestyle. However, it is important that they not be too large and that you are aware of all of the ramifications in terms of implants in athletic women. I would recommend asking your plastic surgeon for specific information on this. ...Read more

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Any sports teens with physical disabilities cannot participate in?

Any sports teens with physical disabilities cannot participate in?

Special Olympics: Teens with physical disabilities are able to do many sports. By this age they are generally aware of their physical limitations, such as neck instability, hypermobile joints or heart or lung limitations. They can be directed by their primary physicians with the help of special olympics to find a sport they can excel in. ...Read more

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Can myopia be prevented by participating in more outdoor activities?

Can myopia be prevented by participating in more outdoor activities?

No: There is no known way to prevent myopia. It is familial in many cases. There seems to be more people becoming myopia when a population becomes more urban (instead of rural), and when the society gets industrialized and educated. It is not known if myopia is worsened by close-up reading, close-up computer screens or tv's, less time spent outdoors, inadequate light indoors, etc... ...Read more

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What physical activities should be done to improve senior health?

What physical activities should be done to improve senior health?

Walking is the best!: Walking is the perfect exercise for seniors. There's no special equipment, it's adaptable to all fitness levels, and it's social. Water aerobics classes are great for people who cannot bear full weight on their joints without pain. And strength training can be adapted to a variety of fitness levels. The oldest woman on my rowing team is 79! so, remember, keep your favorite exercise going. Lgromko. ...Read more

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Are sports a healthy alternative to all those passive hours kids spend watching tv?

Are sports a healthy alternative to all those passive hours kids spend watching tv?

Absolutely: More then 2 hours of screen time computer games, text, tv, etc during school year is detrimental. Sports are the best way to go for healthy mind and body, gets kids to build cardiovascular and muscle tone at crucial ages. If not into sports walk, run, bottom line is move ur body. ...Read more

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Physical sports exam for college - what will they be doing?

Physical sports exam for college - what will they be doing?

Depends on school: Usually it involves a basic physical exam, they look for things that may put you in danger of injury while competing in competitive sports. Depending on the school they may ask the athlete to submit to a drug screen as well, but this really depends on the college. Very few schools have added ekg, blood work and other tests to their screen, but this is rare. Your athletics dept can tell you more. ...Read more

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What winter activities are good during rehab for an ankle injury?

What winter activities are good during rehab for an ankle injury?

Rehab: Anything that is low impact to start would be fine, suggest starting wearing a brace to start with then transition. One thing i tell my patients is use bottom step hold handrail and slowly lower your foot the slowly raise onto tip toes. This helps with strength and rom. ...Read more

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Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living? Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living?  Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?

Yes: Most all very serious, long standing or non-curable, genetic, even uncommon conditions have support groups and links for help. Are we not blessed and cursed with the age of the internet and technology ? Start with aspergersyndrome.Org. ...Read more

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What is the best possible way for a college student to juggle school, work, extracurricular act., volunteering, and social/family life all in one?

What is the best possible way for a college student to juggle school, work, extracurricular act., volunteering, and social/family life all in one?

Take it from Clint: One of Clint Eastwood's great lines is from the 1970's movie Magnum Force. At the end of the movie, just after his character Dirty Harry has taken out the last bad guy, he says, "A man's got to know his limitations." This applies to women as well. Also, be sure to plan well ahead, use a calendar all the time, and keep a buffer of time in case something takes longer than expected. ...Read more

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My child shows fear of going to school.Age is 5.7years.Is not ready to leave classroom for pt and music lessons.No participation in oral sessions?Why?

My child shows fear of going to school.Age is 5.7years.Is not ready to leave classroom for pt and music lessons.No participation in oral sessions?Why?

Anxiety/A, Phobias/P: Part of normal development. 1.Social p: fear of contact with unfamiliar people, social isolation; desire of involvement w/family, familiar peers. 2.Separation a: unrealistic, persistent worries of possible harm befalling primary caregivers, persistent avoidance of being alone, complain distress. 3.School p. 4. Generalized a disorder: worries about future events. Encourage, talk; get counselling. ...Read more

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Can a person undergoing Methadone Treatment Program be active in martial arts or calisthenics workouts?

Can a person undergoing Methadone Treatment  Program be active in  martial arts or calisthenics workouts?

Yes: Methadone does not prevent athletic activity.However, most men taking methadone have reduced serum testosterone levels as a result of that drug therapy.In addition to reducing sex drive and performance, which is bad enough, that also reduces muscle-building benefit of exercise.The hypogonadism is easily treated with testosterone supplementation, but it must first be diagnosed by simple blood test. ...Read more

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Are occupational health services (chemical testing) really necessary for non-risk occupations?

Are occupational health services (chemical testing) really necessary for non-risk occupations?

Probably not: By chemical testing if you mean biological monitoring for effects of workplace toxins, like lead, asbestos, etc., there's no point in doing this if a worker is not exposed to these substances by the nature of their work, even if the toxins exist somewhere else in the workplace. If you mean drug testing, this is a matter of company policy as it pertains to the drug free workplace act. ...Read more

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