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What kind of outdoor activities should I avoid while pregnant?

What kind of outdoor activities should I avoid while pregnant?

Injury prevention: Avoid anything wigh a high risk of falls or accidents such as biking, jet skiing, four wheel driving, and tackle football. ...Read more

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What kind of outdoor activities should I avoid if I am prone to heat strokes?

What kind of outdoor activities should I avoid if I am prone to heat strokes?

Prevention the key: Stay well hydrated, no matter what activity you engage in. If you are sweating profusely, you need to replace both the water and the electrolytes to prevent cramping. ...Read more

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What are the best outdoor activities to do with my baby?

What are the best outdoor activities to do with my baby?

Outdoor with Baby: Any and everything within reason. You need to ensure that the baby is clothed well and warm when it is cold outside, as well as in cool/loose cotton clothing when hot out. Ensure use of sunscreen at all times and coverups to ensure no sunburns and always bring enough food, water, diapers, wipes, toys, etc......Plan ahead. ...Read more

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Is there any research that has to do with outdoor activities with aging body ?

Is there any research that has to do with outdoor activities with aging body ?

Aging body research : There are research studies that have looked at the effects of sun exposure, exercise and aging. What aspect are you specifically interested in knowing more about? ...Read more

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What is the best body spray/repellent for bees and wasps during outdoor activities?

What is the best body spray/repellent for bees and wasps during outdoor activities?

Oil of Citronella: There are many insect repellants available otc. Many with citronella and other repellants. Best to wear long sleeve shirts, cover legs, and gloves if in a high bee area. ...Read more

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What can you do if you are having outdoor activities at school on the first day of your period?

What can you do if you are having outdoor activities at school on the first day of your period?

Tampon: There is no danger participating in physical activities when on your period. Just use a tampon or pad as you normally would. ...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 is the best way to get rid of muscular aches within a day?I got them after outdoor activities today, and I have a massive hike tomorrow.Help asap

What is the best way to get rid of muscular aches within a day?I got them after outdoor activities today, and I have a massive hike tomorrow.Help asap

Muscle aches: Moist heat will increase circulation to muscles & help flush away products of strenuous physical activity. Oral NSAID (aleve/advil/ Motrin etc) taken with full glass of water after a meal will ease discomfort & inflammation. Gentle stretching helps alleviate stiffness. Topical anti-inflammatories (bengay/ aspercreme) work, too, but should not be used if taking oral nsaid. ...Read more

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Left side pain comes and goes like a spasm, This is my 3rd bought with this in 5 months. If I ly down is goes away, it comes on with activity. It s l?

Left side pain comes and goes like a spasm, This is my 3rd bought with this in 5 months. If I ly down is goes away, it comes on with activity.  It s l?

Nonspecific: Your symptoms are nondiagnostic and more description such as location, radiation is needed. Fleeting,sharp pains,especially in the rib cage, are often due to pinching of intercostal nerve or muscle which runs between 2 ribs. Muscle cramping elsewhere is another possibility. These are more of a nuisance than anything serious, but a physician should examine you in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I m 28 and what activities stop my hairfalls?

I m 28 and what activities stop my hairfalls?

Hair loss: You lose a certain amountof hair each day.However, if hair loss is great, see your doctor about your thyroid activity. Other causescould be to mecanical stresses on your hair such as a tight braid or frequen curling with a hot iron. ...Read more

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What is PTB activity undetermined ?

What is PTB activity undetermined ?

Mgt: This may refer to pulmonary TB status undetermined. TB infection may result in active disease or remain contained. A virtual appointment may be scheduled to further evaluate your pulmonary condition. ...Read more

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What are activities to avoid if I have an avm?

What are activities to avoid if I have an avm?

AVM or AVN?: Avn refers to loss of blood supply to a part of a joint and damage that can lead to collapse of bone and joint destruction, it can involve any joint, most commonly hip, knee or shoulder. In avn exercise limitations depend on the joint involved and the stage of the damage. Avm is an arteriovenous malformation, some can be of minimal clinical significance and others, (brain) can be deadly. ...Read more

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How is the activity of the pacemaker is regulated?

How is the activity of the pacemaker is regulated?

Artificial pacemaker: Artificial (implantable) pacemakers are mostly regulated by a sensor that recognizes motion. It's similar to the sensor that changes your phone/ipads display from portrait to landscape, based on the direction of the device. There are other sensors, such as ones that measure the density of blood in the heart and chest motion (simulating breathing). Get your routine pacemaker maintenance checks. ...Read more

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How to plan weekly physical activity calendar? Male, 20's.

How to plan weekly physical activity calendar?  Male, 20's.

3-5 times/week : A male in his 20s is considered a skeletally- mature adult. Appropriate exercise recommendations include 30-60 minutes of exercise 3-5 times/week. A mixture of cardio and resistance training is ideal. ...Read more

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Could you please describe how the activity of the pacemaker is regulated?

Could you please describe how the activity of the pacemaker is regulated?

Pacemaker: A pacemaker is an electronic device which uses a lead as an antenna to sense the heart's electrical activity. It uses the same lead(s) to deliver a small electrical impulse to the heart to make it contract if the heart isn't going as fast as the device was programmed to maintain. Pacemakers both sense heart activity and pace it to produce activity. They maintain heart rate. Other things too.... ...Read more

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Im 9.4 weeks. U/S report says Growth is good but no cardiac activity. Is there any chance of activity starting late..

Im 9.4 weeks. U/S report says Growth is good but no cardiac activity. Is there any chance of activity starting late..

Follow up ultrasound: Usually cardiac activity start at 8 weeks, but sometimes there is miscalculation. Do a followup ultrasound after a week. ...Read more

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Why would my knee be locking and stopping me doing everyday activity?

Why would my knee be locking and stopping me doing everyday activity?

Knee locking: Your knee may be locking from internal derangement which may be secondary to a meniscus tear or other pathology. Get an examination an possible mri. ...Read more

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What is the healthiest physical activity?

What is the healthiest physical activity?

Walking: Try walking, safe and effective. Also eating healthy foods with exercise without smoking, drinking alcohol, no drugs, no sunbathing. ...Read more

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What activities should I undertake to stay healthy and fit?

What activities should I undertake to stay healthy and fit?

Exercises,sports: Depend on your tolerance and condition, you can do sports, or exercises in which there are many forms, and eating healthy. You can join the gym, there are usually trainers who will counsel you based on your present condition and recommend what is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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What it mean PTB undetermined activity?

What it mean PTB undetermined activity?

Dr. Raff knows!: Please see his reply to:pulmonary tuberculosis with undetermined activity -- https://www.healthtap.com/#topics/ptb-with-undetermined-activity ...Read more

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How much physical activity do babies need?

How much physical activity do babies need?

As much as they want: Babies are great at deciding how much exercise they need! keep them safe and let them roam. You will see cues when they are tired. ...Read more

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What activities can make my psoriasis worse?

What activities can make my psoriasis worse?

Lack of sunlight: Psoriasis may get worse with lack of sunshine, stress andin some people perhaps by gluten intake. Each person is different aos you can discuss these options with your physician. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight in my daily activities?

How can I lose weight in my daily activities?

Be creative: Park in the space farthest from the store. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Bring small loads up the stairs instead of large ones (more trips). Can you bike or walk there instead of driving? ...Read more

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Is 20 min daily physical activity good enough?

Is 20 min daily physical activity good enough?

Intense activity: 20 minutes is beter than less. If the activity is at least moderately intense it should be good enough. ...Read more

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Do exercise machines simulate real activities?

Do exercise machines simulate real activities?

Try to: Exercise machines (not sure exactly which youre referring to) try to simulate activities of different sports to some extent but they can never really do that the machines try to strengthen the muscles that are most intrinsic to particular sports also plyometrics can be helpful to gear oneself toward a specific sport or activity unfortunately, no one activity can truly equal actually playing sport. ...Read more