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Doctor insights on: Pilates Reformer Vs Total Gym

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I get sick very frequently. Every fortnight I get cold and fever. I m a total gym freak with regular gymming. I eat out sometimes. Plz help wot to do?

I get sick very frequently. Every fortnight I get cold and fever. I m a total gym freak with regular gymming. I eat out sometimes. Plz help wot to do?

Fevers: Next time this occurs go to your doctor with a full list of the times this has occurred, the symptoms you experienced, and be prepared to provide a detailed history of your medical conditions, social and sexual background, etc., and to undergo a detailed exam and labs as necessary. Good luck and hope this turns out to be nothing too severe. ...Read more

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Give me suggestions about diet plan and exercise to increase my muscle size and strength. I noticed only small development in 6 months of gymming.

Give me suggestions about diet plan and exercise to increase my muscle size and strength. I noticed only small development in 6 months of gymming.

See below: Decrease processed carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta, cookies, and so on. Eat well-balanced meals, including healthy carbs, fats, and proteins. Drink water.
Do weight intensive exercises with your major muscles, working to do each set to exhaustion. One or two sets, six to eight reps each, once or twice a week, so show excellent results in two months. You may not be using heavy enough weights. ...Read more

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Can I do cardio n gymming as I have vitamin d deficiency and pcos?

Can I do cardio n gymming as I have vitamin d deficiency and pcos?

Yes: Doing exercise at the gym is fine to do, even with low vitamin d levels. One should contact her doctor if she gets new symptoms during working out at the gym (increasing the intensity of workouts very gradually, makes it less likely to get the aches and pains of "over-use" symptoms. The doctor might prescribe 50, 000 units of vitamin d per week, if a patient is very low on her test results. ...Read more

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Can I do gymming during mild thickening of epididymitis in my left scrotum? Plz advice

Can I do gymming during mild thickening of epididymitis in my left scrotum? Plz advice

Yes, as long as ...: Yes, enjoying work-out in gym as long as being tolerable and comfortable for you. Of course, realize the good thing always comes with its limitation for an individual; so let common sense rule life. ...Read more

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If a person with bipolar disorder is advised not to meditate or gymming. Why would it be? Does the person face difficulty in concentrating?

If a person with bipolar disorder is advised not to meditate or gymming. Why would it be? Does the person face difficulty in concentrating?

Puzzling: Usually good diet, exercise and mindfulness are helpful for mood disorders. Perhaps you're one of those folks who such things to excess and your doctor is trying to help you get some balance in your life. Time for you to ask this question directly to your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a myomectomy on 12december2012. I was told 4 weeks post op and I can start gymming. Is it too soon? Still feels swollen around the scar.

I had a myomectomy on 12december2012. I was told 4 weeks post op and I can start gymming. Is it too soon? Still feels swollen around the scar.

If ok with surgeon: Different surgeons may have different opinions but I think it is reasonable to begin low impact aerobic exercise and light weights with addition of increasing resistance over the next 3 weeks. Monitor your wound in the progress. It often takes up to 48 hours to assess pain and tenderness after a new exercise regimen do start slowly. Compression garments over the scar may help minimize swelling. ...Read more

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Hello. I have recently started gymming under the guidance of a personal trainer. Yesterday was my third session (mostly very lights weights and freestyle — no cardio since I'm quite skinny) and late at night I found a swelling / lump in my right groin. The

Hello. I have recently started gymming under the guidance of a personal trainer. Yesterday was my third session (mostly very lights weights and freestyle — no cardio since I'm quite skinny) and late at night I found a swelling / lump in my right groin. The

Be seen: I would not hesitate to be seen for it. The combination of increased physical activity and a lump in the groin can be concerning for the development of a hernia, although there are multiple potential causes. ...Read more

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Hey, Doctor I go to Gym daily & have started to INTAKE endura Mass as PROTEIN. Thus, Should I take it 1 HOUR before Gymming OR Suddenly after Gymming?

Hey, Doctor I go to Gym daily & have started to INTAKE endura Mass as PROTEIN. 
Thus, Should I take it 1 HOUR before Gymming OR Suddenly after Gymming?

Does not matter: If you are taking a mixed diet, there is no need for the protein supplement. For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can an obese person with vericose veins go gymming & do high intensity cardio work out or yoga? Do the veins feel extra pressure & worsen vericose vein

Can an obese person with vericose veins go gymming & do high intensity cardio work out or yoga? Do the veins feel extra pressure & worsen vericose vein

Obesity and veins: Obesity and varicose veins is not a contraindication to working out and yoga. In fact, exercise is good for improving venous return which will reduce the venous pressure. Cardio exercises such as spinning, elliptical, biking and stair climbing are better for the veins than pounding exercises such as running. ...Read more

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I underwent laproscopic repair for scrotal inguinal hernia in march 2013. Recently I started gymming with light weights, and I notice a bulge. Help?

I underwent laproscopic repair for scrotal inguinal hernia in march 2013. Recently I started gymming with light weights, and I notice a bulge. Help?

Surgery: You need to discuss your activity level with your surgeon in regard to a bulge that could represent a recurrence of your hernia. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to lose weight using a Pilates power gym?

Is it possible for me to lose weight using a Pilates power gym?

That exercise: Can help to contribute to a weight loss program. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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Did reformer pilates. Day after throb deltoid pain lft arm, inch or so below shoulder. Numbness in area? Could this be rotator cuff or just sprain?

Did reformer pilates.  Day after throb deltoid pain lft arm, inch or so below shoulder. Numbness in area?  Could this be rotator cuff or just sprain?

Nerve?: The pain can be from many possible sources. Deltoid area pain with numbness may signify involvement of the axillary nerve or possibly the C5 or C6 levels at your neck. Early frozen shoulder pain can also be felt laterally. Hopefully, this is just a deltoid strain from the workout and will resolve shortly, otherwise see your doctor.
http://theshouldercenter.com/shoulder-pain.htm. ...Read more

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Is Pilates good for osteoporosis?

Is Pilates good for osteoporosis?

Yes, it can be: Weight bearing exercise helps bone building by causing remodeling of bone and by stimulating the bone building cells to lay down new bone.

To the extent that pilates is weight bearing, it will help maintain bone health. ...Read more

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Is Pilates helpful for weight management?

Is Pilates helpful for weight management?

Absolutely!!: Pilates has advantages by increasing core strength, stretching, raising heart rate, not being as hard on joints as running for some, is calming, builds lean muscle and can be enjoyable! I call that one of the ultimate exercises! ...Read more

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Will the malibu Pilates chair really work?

Will the malibu Pilates chair really work?

Brand: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...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 a while then you adjust accordingly by decreasing time and intensity of your program. ...Read more

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Which is better, yoga or Pilates or tai chi?

Which is better, yoga or Pilates or tai chi?

Each has benefits: This is a bit like asking which is better, apples or oranges. There are many benefits for each of these. Yoga & tai chi are ancient techniques whereas pilates is more recent. All can benefit both mind & body. There are many varieties of yoga & tai chi & many teachers. Some individuals will prefer/do better with one while another may prefer a different approach. You might want to try each! ...Read more

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What's the difference between yoga and pilates?

What's the difference between yoga and pilates?

See below: Probably the biggest difference is that yoga is fundamentally a spiritual practice. The primary purpose of yoga is to teach students how to quiet their minds and enter a meditative state. On the other hand, pilates is strictly a physical exercise program, used specifically to correct imbalances in the body, strengthen muscles. ...Read more

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How effective is the malibu Pilates chair at toning?

Great: I recommend the pilate chair to my patients more for when they need additional stretching of tight joints. It works great. I does help with tone as well, but I would recommend an excercise that adds some joint loading to help with muscle development and bone quality (as long as you don't suffer from arthritis). Good luck! ...Read more

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I had a gastrojejunostomy last year.can I do pilates??

I had a gastrojejunostomy last year.can I do pilates??

Yes.: Enjoy yourself. No physical restrictions. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I lose a lot of weight by doing zumba and pilates?

Can I lose a lot of weight by doing zumba and pilates?

Yep!!: You sure can zumba is fantastic. My wife is closely affiliated with the ymca and we went to a dinner for the local y. They had success story after success story of women losing weight all because of zumba and what the y allowed them to do. One woman was 378 and was down to 180 another woman was 290 and was down to 160. It took them 6-8 months but they did it. ...Read more

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Which is better for toning your body: yoga or pilates?

Which is better for toning your body: yoga or pilates?

Depends: Both yoga and pilates are great for toning your body. The extent of toning depends on not the workout, but the intensity and volume of the yoga or pilates that you do. Both will provide a great workout and can challenge even the most physically fit of us! Namaste! ...Read more

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Which is better for keeping your core fit, yoga or pilates?

Which is better for keeping your core fit, yoga or pilates?

Probably pilates: Pilates requires greater use of core muscles because it is more work-out based as opposed to yoga which is more meditation based. ...Read more

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How would a malibu Pilates chair help you during the routine?

How would a malibu Pilates chair help you during the routine?

Infomercial brand: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Would taking up Pilates be a good way to rehab from an injury?

Would taking up Pilates be a good way to rehab from an injury?

Depends on injury: It depends on the injury. Pilates is especially helpful to regain core strength and stability after a back/spine injury once cleared by your doctor. It can also help with recruitment of previously injured atrophied muscles, nerves, and help with balance. Best to see a primary cares sports med, pmnr or ortho doc to see if it's appropriate for you. ...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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Is it really more beneficial to you if you learn both tango and pilates?

Mix it up.: Mixing it up with help prevent boredom. It will present your body with more options to improve aerobically, muscle strength, stretching & aerobics. ...Read more