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Doctor insights on: Is The Nordic Track Ski Machine A Good Workout

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Can aed machines have tracking devices?

Can aed machines have tracking devices?

AED : AED devices have algorhythms in the ir programming to analyze heart activity. I am not aware of any tracking function for the device itself. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid injury if I want to do track, lacrosse and alpine skiing this year?

What can I do to avoid injury if I want to do track, lacrosse and alpine skiing this year?

Train for them: That means 1. Good diet. 2. Physical fitrness that can only be achieved through plenty of hard exercise. ...Read more

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Exercise bike, treadmill, elliptical, ski machine etc. If you had the choice of only one, what would it be?

Exercise bike, treadmill, elliptical, ski machine etc. If you had the choice of only one, what would it be?

Doesn't matter: The one you choose should be the one you're going to use. The type of machine is less important than how much you use it and whether you keep challenging yourself. In order to improve your fitness you have to keep doing a little more than is comfortable -- exercise in the zone of discomfort., but not pain the type of machine -- or no machine -- is a personal choice. ...Read more

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Is the elliptical machine a good workout for a 65-year-old diabetic.

Is the elliptical machine a good workout for a 65-year-old diabetic.

An elliptical: Is a pretty good machine for those that cannot tolerate walking/running on hard surfaces. I'd give it a try. ...Read more

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My bones get weak very quickly during a track work out. Is this due to a lack of vitamins? 18 year old male. In pretty good shape.

My bones get weak very quickly during a track work out. Is this due to a lack of vitamins? 18 year old male. In pretty good shape.

Need exam: You may be iron and/or vitamin d deficient simply because these are common; your physician can check and if the former, help determine why. I do not know exactly what you mean by weak bones, but suspect this is muscle pain; if you're keeping up in athletics it is probably not major muscle disease but again a physician's office visit is in order. Good luck. I want to heard others' ideas. ...Read more

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What are some great indoor cardio workouts that don't require any machines?

What are some great indoor cardio workouts that don't require any machines?

Exercise: You can always perform quick exercise with little interruption to elevate heart rate effectively; jump rope, jumping jacks, push up, pull ups, frog jump please clear with your doctor. ...Read more

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Which workout machine is targeted for belly fat loss?

Which workout machine is targeted for belly fat loss?

Ab machines: The machines that work your core and abdominal muscles such as varied sit-ups, planks, etc. However, realize unless you control calorie intake with proper diet and hydration, your belly will only look bigger due to increased muscle underneath the fat. Start slow and control your diet with calorie restrictions, and then bring your workouts up to speed. ...Read more

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When I workout on an elliptical, the machines always tell me my heart rate is around 200. Even When I'm not trying nearly at all. Why? And is it bad?

When I workout on an elliptical, the machines always tell me my heart rate is around 200. Even When I'm not trying nearly at all. Why? And is it bad?

Trust your body : if you feel fine then don't worry. Besides, the machine may not be accurate. You can always get a more accurate heart rate monitor but honestly I tend to advise a young person like yourself against it as it has no bearing. Watch a TV or read a book on there, work up a hard sweat and, as long as you're feeling well, enjoy your workout and ignore the heart rate. ...Read more

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Can I do track if I have chestpain after workouts?

Can I do track if I have chestpain after workouts?

Recommend get your--: Self checked out by your PCP, to ensure it's not a heart-related problem.
Good luck and Happy Holidays. ...Read more

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Would adjustable dumbbells be the best way to build muscle at home? I can't afford big workout machines, and don't live near a gym.

Would adjustable dumbbells be the best way to build muscle at home? I can't afford big workout machines, and don't live near a gym.

Sure : You can use all sort of weights to help strengthen, build, and maintain muscle. The most important thing is proper lifting techniques and to gradually work your way up to heavier weights. Also remember to add cardio to your routine. ...Read more

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Ultimate workout machine for getting rid of cellulite behind thighs and on butt?

Ultimate workout machine for getting rid of cellulite behind thighs and on butt?

Unfortunately : Cellulite is a skin problem. Exercises to reduce overall body fat may help decrease the amount of fat and make it less obvious. Several gimmicks are advertised that are ineffective. Consult a board certified plastic surgeon for options. ...Read more

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I want to lose a wieght so which is the best exercise machine to buy at home workout treadmill cycle or elliptical plz tell thanx?

I want to lose a wieght so which is the best exercise machine to buy at home workout treadmill cycle or elliptical plz tell thanx?

Elliptical: May provide more muscle building than the treadmill. Muscle helps burn fat. However, it is the consistency and healthy diet that matters most. Use of either for 45 minutes or more 5 days a week with a healthy diet will result in healthy weight loss ...Read more

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I was doing shoulder press (machine) and I felt pain under my armpit, I stopped workout (20 days back). Can u help about my condition?

I was doing shoulder press (machine) and I felt pain under my armpit, I stopped workout (20 days back). Can u help about my condition?

Difficult to say: Arm pit pain can be rather difficult to diagnose. You wouldn't expect a muscular injury in that region from shoulder press, but the underlying shoulder joint and deep shoulder stabilizers could have been injured. If you still have symptoms 3 wks out, you better get checked out. ...Read more

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Even after a hard speed workout on the track the back of my thighs near my gluttes still feel cold. Is that because of excess fat? How do I prevent?

Even after a hard speed workout on the track the back of my thighs near my gluttes still feel cold. Is that because of excess fat? How do I prevent?

Good stretching: It sounds like hamstring strain. This is the location of your hamstring muscles which are the back of you thighs and attach to the pelvic bones(under glutts). Good stretching and warming up with low intensity exercise should help. ...Read more

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Can I use Elliptical cross trainer for my workout. Because jogging and running are restricted? Is this machine is safe for disk herniated persons?

Can I use Elliptical cross trainer for my workout. Because jogging and running are restricted? Is this machine is safe for disk herniated persons?

Yes: Overall the elliptical machine is cardio machine that is low impact on the joints and back if done correctly. Swimming and water aerobics are other forms of low impact exercise that should be ok with herniated discs. ...Read more

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Can I use Elliptical cross trainer for my workout. Because u said not to do jogging and running? Is this machine is safe for disk herniated persons

Can I use Elliptical cross trainer for my workout. Because u said not to do jogging and running? Is this machine is safe for disk herniated persons

Elliptical use is OK: Using an elliptical machine is not likely to place more pressure on lumbar discs than standing. Disc pressure is thought to be highest when sitting and leaning forward. Adding reason to minimize sitting for prolonged periods and using good posture. In the absence of weakness, or numbness in the lower extremities, be as active as possible and strengthen your abdominal musculature. ...Read more

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Is there a recommended workout program (cardio / weights / weight machines) for someone diagnosed with small airway disease / asthma? If so, what?

Is there a recommended workout program (cardio / weights / weight machines) for someone diagnosed with small airway disease / asthma? If so, what?

Recommendation: Make sure you take your chronic medicines. Take your short-acting medicine before exercise, and do an incremental exercise as you can tolerate. Only avoid food you can be allergic to, eat and live healthy and avoid begin around smokers. You'll be fine. Good luck. ...Read more

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My dad says I'm overweight. I run track, play basketball, soccer, flag football and I workout. I'm 5'4 1/2 and I weigh 130. Am I truly overweight??

My dad says I'm overweight. I run track, play basketball, soccer, flag football and I workout. I'm 5'4 1/2 and I weigh 130. Am I truly overweight??

Sounds ok: A teen girl 64 inches tall usually weighs about 105-135 pounds. It varies a lot depending on body type (slim, muscular, etc.) and the girl will also weigh more if she has large breasts. ...Read more

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I workout out 3-4 times a week. I did legs yesterday and only did squats, no machines. I woke up with melon size bruising on my inner thighs? Help????

I workout out 3-4 times a week. I did legs yesterday and only did squats, no machines. I woke up with melon size bruising on my inner thighs? Help????

You tear: Muscle when you lift weights. Not sure how much weight you are squatting. But I would rest that part of your leg workout for a while. Ice the area if having a lot of pain. 20 min on. No ice rest of the hour. If you start bruising after all workouts. See your doctor for full work up. This may have been isolated incident. ...Read more

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Why do every time I have a hard workout with stretching and working my legs out I bleed from my vagina? Fresh blood. I run track.

Bleeding ; workout: The one thing that comes to mind would be if during the stretch you have some trauma to the vaginal area. Another condition to consider would be muscle breakdown that happens when you over workout. I would suggest you have an evaluation if this happens again.
Hope that this was helpful. ...Read more

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Is the infrared massager machines good for thr health or no? And when should a person use it?

Is the infrared massager machines good for thr health or no?
And when should a person use it?

Heat induced damage: If you have musculoskeletal soreness or pain then massage may be the good option. Infrared lamps are complementary to massage therapy. Infrared releases heat and heat induced damage can be there. In general, one will use specific therapy under professional guidance. ...Read more

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What's a good app to track my walking progress?

What's a good app to track my walking progress?

There are apps and.: Many apps exist that you can monitor your progress, both for iphones or android (methyltestosterone) devices, which have gps.

I am not endorsing a specific app, but with my iphone 4s, I use an app called cylcemeter, which measures and maps my routesw on my mountain bike, calculates speed, and if I redo the path later, it will compute your average speed for both. Many apps are available. See what the reviews are. ...Read more

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Do you know of any good med management apps for the iphone that keep track of compliance etc as well?

Do you know of any good med management apps for the iphone that keep track of compliance etc as well?

More lately: There are several with more coming all the time. Check out several and compare with your own estimates. It is important to personally check out something important like medication management apps beyond their good ratings. Also, one should avoid be totally dependent on app reminders as there might be some flaws. ...Read more

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What are some good ways to stay on track with ana?

What are some good ways to stay on track with ana?

Don't worry!: 5% of the population have a positive ANA and no illness. I have many patients reffered to me for a false positive ana. I like these consultations, since I will be telling the vast majority they have no disease! ...Read more

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Is a 10 lead EKG machine as good as a 12 lead machine?

Is a 10 lead EKG machine as good as a 12 lead machine?

Depends: In some cases, a 3 or 5-lead ekg provides sufficient information. However, for a full picture of what the heart is doing, a 12-lead is the best. It takes 10 physical leads to produce a 12- lead ecg. Left and right arms, left and right legs, v1-v6. ...Read more

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What is good protein shake for a female track athlete?

What is good protein shake for a female track athlete?

Protein supplement: You want a protein shake that combines protein with calories. Both should be digestible. I recommend mixing 30 grams protein powder from a health food store with 4 to 6 ounces of yogurt plus chips of fruit and enough juice of your favorite flavor (V8 FUSION) to make the drink smooth. ...Read more

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Help please! Is ab crunch machine good to lose belly fat?

Help please! Is ab crunch machine good to lose belly fat?

Any: Any form of exercise that burns up calories will help you lose weight if combined with a calorie restricted diet. Avoid fat and junk food. See a registered dietitian for help. It takes 3500 calories to burn up one pound that you don't eat. Good luck. Your body will determine where it wants to burn up the fat. All you can do is tone up the muscles under the fat. ...Read more