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Is It Safe For A 12yo To Start Lifting Weights
Safer at age 14 yrs: Around high school age, kids have more maturity (better long-term planning and dedication) and more body image awareness. They also have more testosterone, so their muscles will grow stronger with exercise. Mild or moderate weights are fine, but heavy weights can be bad for their bone's growth plates. After they finish their height growth (at age 16-18 years), they can start using heavier weights. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any potential dangers of starting a 12 year old boy on light weight training if he is properly trained and instructed?
Weight training: If you are 41 now it is safe. Get some guidance from a trainer before you start. ...Read more
Fast is not safe: The best way to lose weight is to decrease the amount of calories that one takes in while increasing the body's use of calories by increasing exercise. There is no quick fix, one must be patient and committed in order to be successful and to hope to keep the weight off. ...Read more
1 cup prob safe: People can have different sensitivities to caffeine. Too much can cause palpitatios hyperactivity, insomnia, nervousness, nausea, irritabilityYour son's brain and body are still developing. If the cup a day is not interfering with sleep it is probably safe. Most studies recommend about 100 milligram limit of caffeine. Remeber to look at other drinks that have caffeine like red bull, colas. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: I use this on occasion if the kid is ready for pills and the illness would be well treated with this med. ...Read more
What could you do if your 12-year-old daughter says she's pregnant? Is it even safe for her to give birth?
Hard to say: The answer is best determined by an OB who does a complete evaluation of the kid. My first delivery in Med school was a 13 yo, and I have assisted with a 12 ( who got very sick with pre-eclamsia). ...Read more
Yes if needed: There are young girls who benefit from birth control pills. This may be for bleeding abnormalities, painful cycles (endometriosis), or both. If taken properly, it should not be a problem & i prefer this to injectable progestins (dmpa, depo-provera) in young girls since they benefit from the estrogen. ...Read more
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