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Are there risks to going barefoot at the beach?

Are there risks to going barefoot at the beach?

Lacerations: Lacerations and puncture wounds would be the major concern. Otherwise walking on soft clean sand for short periods of time can be somewhat therapeutic. ...Read more

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Will the beach help combat a cold?

Will the beach help combat a cold?

The beach may: be better f\or allergy sufferers (ie the cold that won't go away) . I do not know that it will someone with a viral upper respiratory infection. Only time, some supportive medicines and a healthy immune system helps with colds. ...Read more

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Risks to baby from sand at the beach?

Risks to baby from sand at the beach?

See below: The only possible risk would be skin irritation. It is more important to use sunscreen and protect from sunburn. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight with a south beach diet?

How can I lose weight with a south beach diet?

By combining it: Will adequate hydration (at least 64 oz of water/ day), adequate sleep (7.5 to 8 hrs/ night) ; a combination of cardio ; weight training. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about insanity beach body challenge?

Can you tell me about insanity beach body challenge?

Home exercise: Program that utilizes really just your bodyweight to train you in the setting of high intensity interval training. This entails short periods of very high energy movements with even short length rest periods in between. Its a very efficient way to train but isn't for everyone as the intensity of training like this can difficult for some to maintain. ...Read more

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Am i allowed to eat canned food in south beach diet?

No: It is always best to use fresh food, or frozen. Canned foods are ok for emergencies, but should not be regularly used. Many cans contain bpa in the liner, and are not good for you. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight before beach fastest. Exercise or diet?

How can I lose weight before beach fastest. Exercise or diet?

Both: A combination of exercise and a healthy, balanced diet will help you drop the pounds quickest. Doing one or the other is tougher and ends up with rebound weight gain or an unhealthy diet. Stay away from "fad" diets, as they rarely keep the pounds off. ...Read more

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My skin gets really clear after going to the beach. How come?

My skin gets really clear after going to the beach. How come?

Acne: Uv light is known to help acne but when you're in the sun, you cannot calculate the right dose of it, so along with some advantage, there are also disadvantages such as overexposure with resultant risk of burns, increase risk of skin malignancy, etc. I would not just go to the beach to tan to get acne better. Talk to doc about uv therapy for acne whether it is right for you or not. ...Read more

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I was in the beach yesterday and my body is red and hurts me?

I was in the beach yesterday and my body is red and hurts me?

Sun burn: I am assuming you do not take any medications that react with the sun but it sounds to me like you have a bad case of sunburn. Be sure to keep adequately hydrated with plenty of water. Moisturizing cream along with NSAID medication may provide relief. See a doctor in person for blistering lesions. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a nutritious breakfast for the south beach diet?

Anyone know what is a nutritious breakfast for the south beach diet?

Phase 1 south beach: Precooked deviled or hard-boiled eggs (hard-boiled eggs will stay fresh in the fridge for up to a week) celery sticks with natural peanut butter or almond butter (make the night before and wrap) single-serving nonfat or 1% cottage-cheese cups individual reduced-fat cheese slices or cheese sticks sliced turkey or other reduced-fat meats. ...Read more