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What are some examples of spine strengthening exercises?

What are some examples of spine strengthening exercises?

Spine strengthening: Check out http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/PDFs/Rehab_Spine_5.pdf & http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/01/health/hansraj-spine/ for examples of spine strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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Are the benefits of meditation and general stretching included in yoga and pilates?

Are the benefits of meditation and general stretching included in yoga and pilates?

Yes: If appropriately practiced, i would think so. Impossible to predict in a particular case, and even more, lacking serious scientific studies (...How to measure this accurately? How to replicate a study?) it is hard to guarantee it though. But no doubt, if your dr approves it, go ahead. It should be healthy and good for you. I admire your willingness to explore and analize good things ! congrats. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of cardio exercises over strength training?

What are the benefits of cardio exercises over strength training?

Multiple: The advantages to a daily jogging / aerobic program are these: increased aerobic fitness , better leg muscle tone, and increased endorphin release which usually results in better concentration powers and ability to relax . Strength training with weights increases muscle strength, endurance and general body habitus. Good Luck! ...Read more

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What are some examples of aerobic exercises and anaerobic exercises?

What are some examples of aerobic exercises and anaerobic exercises?

Aerobic vs anaerobic: Aerobic-high impact-running, biking, etc. Significant increase in heart rate anaerobic-weights, yoga, muscle toning. isotonic exercise Increase in heart rate but not as significant as aerobic. ...Read more

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Any websites for providing calisthenic exercises and stretches and balance exercises for ligaments,tendons,joints, and muscles?(NOT THERAPY,THOUGH)

Any websites for providing calisthenic exercises and stretches and balance exercises for ligaments,tendons,joints, and muscles?(NOT THERAPY,THOUGH)

Free exercise sites: Here are a few references: https://www.learnvest.com/2013/01/10-free-workout-sites-youll-love/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-smith2/free-online-workout_b_7722024.html https://www.freetrainers.com/ ...Read more

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What are some good whole-body strengthening exercises?

What are some good whole-body strengthening exercises?

There are dozens!: Burrpees are perhaps the best overall best single exercise you can do especially if you pair them with a push up and a jump at the end of each one. Squats, planks, pushups, mountain climbers, superman pose, dips, oh! there are dozens of great exercises! Check out this website to get started: https://www.acsm.org/docs/brochures/resistance-training.pdf ...Read more

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Are there benefits of kegel exercises for men?

Are there benefits of kegel exercises for men?

Maybe: Some medical research suggests that pelvic floor exercises can improve erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation, via improved muscular control of the pelvis. Given that there is virtually no risk, kegel exercises are a logical first approach to these problems, before considering medications. ...Read more

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What are the best core-strengthening exercises for beginners? For better balance, strength, and preventing injuries.

What are the best core-strengthening exercises for beginners? For better balance, strength, and preventing injuries.

See below: There are many great core strengthening exercises. I would recommend a visit with a physical therapist or personal trainer to learn proper technique. One of the best exercises are called planks. To do this lay on your stomach and lift your belly and legs off the ground with your forarms and toes on the ground. Try holding this postion for 15-30 seconds at a time. ...Read more

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Are crunches and situps the best core exercises or am i better off doing a variety of core exercises?

Are crunches and situps the best core exercises or am i better off doing a variety of core exercises?

Cardio Mix: If you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up! ...Read more

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What are some good isotonic exercises for the trapezius muscle?

What are some good  isotonic exercises for the trapezius muscle?

Her my answer: I like to do dumbell shrugs, and upright rows to work my traps. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of doing kegel exercises?

What are the benefits of doing  kegel exercises?

Strengthening: Kegel exercises serve to strengthen the pelvic musculature and are beneficial for both urinary and sexual function and there is no harmful effects from doing them. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of kegel exercises?

What are the benefits of kegel exercises?

Strengthen muscles: Pelvic floor exercises help to improve the tone and strength of the pelvic floor muscles, thus helping with pelvic organ support. This will decrease risk of pelvic relaxation, uterine descent, bladder descent, urinary incontinence, and helps to promote healing and comfort after pelvic surgery or childbirth. For more info: http://macobgyn.Com/drpl/node/74. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of using workout dvds such as zumba fitness? Do they help u lose weight?

What are the benefits of using workout dvds such as zumba fitness? Do they help u lose weight?

Many, and Yes: Zumba specifically contributes to aerobic and core fitness, especially if done consistently and with good form. Adequate rest, hydration, attention to caloric input and nutritional support (macro and micronutrients) are critical to achieving the success and weight loss you want. Regular exercise alone, in the absence of recovery and nutritious, well-timed meals, won't be enough to get you there! ...Read more

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List of noncommercial sites related to health fitness and exercise?

List of noncommercial sites related to health fitness and exercise?

CDC web site: Go to the cdc web site: www.Cdc.Gov for information about national guidelines on fitness and exercise for children, adults, older adults, and pregnant women. Also go to exercise is medicine: http://exerciseismedicine.Org/public.Htm for videos, other resources, and info on exercise for people with disabilities. ...Read more

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Is Pilates exercise good for back problems?

Is Pilates exercise good for back problems?

Back issue: Any exercise program which is consistent, emphasizes core strenghening and stretching is valuable for healing most situations which involve the back. One key aspect Is to start slowly and increase incrementally If one stops for awhile then you adjust accordingly by decreasing time and intensity of your program . ...Read more

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Is Pilates considered a good exercise? Will it help me stay fit?

Is Pilates considered a good exercise? Will it help me stay fit?

Yes, and yes.: Pilates are excellent for conditioning. They do not, however, replace vigorous cardiovascular exercise for maintanance of cardiovascular health. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good exercises, using a Pilates ball, for the abs?

Could you tell me what are good exercises, using a Pilates ball, for the abs?

Core: All core exercises modified with the pilates ball can help. I'd recommend modified plank positions (straight, side, etc) as these are known to build core muscles. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the exercises that a 4 months pregnant woman should avoid when doing Pilates ?

What are the exercises that a 4 months pregnant woman should avoid when doing Pilates ?

Exercise and pregnan: Exercise is appropriate through out pregnancy and needs to be modified for comfort and to prevent injury as pregnancy progresses. Gentle is best! ...Read more

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Why is it so difficult to get back into physical activity ex: Pilates after a long time of no structured exercise ? It's so much strain and tiring !

Why is it so difficult to get back into physical activity ex: Pilates after a long time of no structured exercise ? It's so much strain and tiring !

Out of shape: If u haven't been active recently w/ daily exercise it may take some time ( couple of weeks) for your aerobic capacity to improve to the point where it becomes more"easy" for you. Be patient and try to exercise @ least 20-25 min . 3-4 days / wk for the next month. If u can maintain this regimen or even increase the # or duration of your workouts u will find them "easier" .... And more fun! ...Read more

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Can I still exercise when I have my period? Can I run? What about Pilates?

Can I still exercise when I have my period? Can I run? What about Pilates?

Exercise: You can do anything you usual do during the month when you are having your period. No restrictions. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed w/ tmd. I used to exercises before but now i stopped cos i get muscle pains from my tmd. Will yoga or Pilates be good for me?

I was diagnosed w/ tmd. I used to exercises before but now i stopped cos i get muscle pains from my tmd. Will yoga or Pilates be good for me?

Probably: Most tmd related symptoms can be attributed to stress related clenching. Myofacial pain is relieved by mouth guards. Yoga is extremely good for stress relief. It certainly can't hurt. ...Read more

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I am in Rhythm with AF and on Flecainide. Is moderate exercise dangerous eg Dancing, Yoga, Pilates, Long walks etc.

I am in Rhythm with AF and on Flecainide. Is moderate exercise dangerous eg Dancing, Yoga, Pilates, Long walks etc.

See details: Ask your cardiologist not someone who has no access to your medical records and cannot examine you. ...Read more

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I do strength training exercise five days a week and yoga and Pilates the other two days, can I return 6 weeks after my hernia surgery?

I do strength training exercise five days a week and yoga and Pilates the other two days, can I return 6 weeks after my hernia surgery?

Exercise: You may be able to return but it depends on the extent and location of hernia. Also expect to return in a progressive fashion. Should definitely coordinate this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What Pilates exercises should I avoid if 3 months out from an umbilical hernia repair and a rectocele repair? What would be the best exercises for me?

What Pilates exercises should I avoid if 3 months out from an umbilical hernia repair and a rectocele repair? What would be the best exercises for me?

Hernia: No restrictions 3 months after umbilical her is repair are necessary. The rectocele repair however may still warrant activity restriction, and you should check with your surgeon for that. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the best exercises 16 months post spinal cord stimulator implant surgery? Besides a recumbent bike, is Pilates an option? Weak core.

What are the best exercises 16 months post spinal cord stimulator implant surgery? Besides a recumbent bike, is Pilates an option? Weak core.

An approach: I prefer starting with a physical therapist working in a warm water pool, and doing gentle exercises initially. Later, one could start some core exercises working on back and abdominal musculature. At some point, an experienced personal trainer should get involved. The equipment is not the key ingredient, instead, the human support and interactional education. ...Read more

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Has Pilates got proven benefits to?

Has Pilates got proven benefits to?

How much proof neede: How much proof do you need? How strong must evidence be? Check out http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/the-benefits-of-pilates for one perspective. IMHO, it's more important to get moving & keep moving rather than to worry about specific movement. In other words, find activities that you like and do them. ...Read more

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How should someone pursuade someone to do pilates?

Encourage: You might encourage someone to do pilates by letting them know about the health benefits. ...Read more