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Does playing sports and eating healthy makes you go through puberty more early?

Does playing sports and eating healthy makes you go through puberty more early?

No: Being active and eating healthy make for a good lifestyle. Overdoing the exercise can actually delay puberty. You should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more


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Should I play sports, lift weights as a girl during puberty?

Should I play sports, lift weights as a girl during puberty?

Sports yes.: I am not a big supporter of weight lifting in young people.Too many injuries.In the gym:aerobic training. ...Read more

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I'm 14 and 5'8" is there anything I can do to grow 4 inches taller during puberty? I'm swimming and playing rugby. My father is 5'8" and we're Italia

I'm 14 and 5'8" is there anything I can do to grow 4 inches taller during puberty? I'm  swimming and playing rugby. My father is 5'8" and we're Italia

4 inches unlikely: The expected final height of a male is the average of both parents +2-3 inches. I doubt your mother is 6' to make this likely or you would have mentioned it. You are likely to grow some.Most men continue until 16-18 but at a slower pace.You could have a bone maturity x-ray done of your wrist/hand.If your growth centers are still open you can grow more. If the study shows them closed, you are done ...Read more

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Could it be bad to do play football or do any other sports after eating?

Could it be bad to do play football or do any other sports after eating?

You should wait.: Typically, when athletes or teams prepare for games, or any form of exercise, they like to eat about 2-3 hours prior to activity. By that time, the food in your stomach is broken down, and your body's blood and nutrients are available to help the musculoskeletal system during football or other sports. ...Read more

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Why might someone faint when playing sport?

Why might someone faint when playing sport?

Heart Dr. can check: While playing sports, a person could faint for several reasons. He could be overheated or maybe was not drinking enough fluids. In those two situations, he will feel faint while standing or when quickly rising to a standing position. He could have a heart malformation or an abnormal heart rhythm. In these two situations, the symptoms may occur more randomly. A cardiologist's evaluation is helpful. ...Read more

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How can you best prevent injury when playing a sport?

How can you best prevent injury when playing a sport?

Training: by strengthening themselves and using proper technique they are able to avoid injuries as much as possible. Also wearing proper fitting gear and adhering to the rules helps a lot. ...Read more

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How can I recover quickly from aches and pains after playing sport?

How can I recover quickly from aches and pains after playing sport?

Plan ahead: The night before hydration and rest. I'm sure you realize as you get older the recovery period takes longer than when you were younger. Plan ahead and hydrate before and after. Depending on where these aches and pains come from, you may need bracing or strapping to prevent injury . Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it safer to wear contacts when playing a contact sport like rugby?

Is it safer to wear contacts when playing a contact sport like rugby?

Yes: If you need the lenses to see clearly, it might help your playing. If you depend upon the lenses then it is a good idea to have a spare pair on the sidelines because sometimes you might have the lenses knocked out in play. Overall it is likely to be safer as you can detect trouble better with good vision. ...Read more

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My height is a175 and don't play any sport, i'm 48 years old what should be my weight?

My height is a175 and don't play any sport, i'm 48 years old what should be my weight?

You choose: "whatever looks and feels right to you" is still the best answer even if your athletic days are over. A man doesn't need any more body fat on his torso than is on the back of his hand. Even though you're not playing sports any more, you have asked a health-focused question and perhaps you're also staying fit in some aerobic or strength-building activity. Build & trim your body as feels best. ...Read more

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My weight is 175 and i don't play any sport and i'm 48 years old , so what should be my weight ?

My weight is 175 and i don't play any sport and i'm 48 years old , so what should  be my weight ?

Seebelow: Depending on your height, and your weight. You can calculated online using a bmi calculator. That is a great starting place. Don't get so hung up in the weight of certain level. It's where you look and feel your best. For more information, see www.Weighstation.Net. ...Read more

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What are some ways to build up stamina for playing sports?

What are some ways to build up stamina for playing sports?

See below: Cardiovacular exercise such as fast walking, running or swimming. Weight training will tone you up and increase strength along with muscl endurance. Proper stretching and balancing exercises will also help condition you. ...Read more

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As an active young male playing several sports, how can I lose extra weight?

As an active young male playing several sports, how can I lose extra weight?

Eat right.: More protein and fewer carbs! the protein will keep you from losing muscle, while you burn fat. The typical diet that is hyopcaloric will cause one pound of muscle loss per three pounds of fat loss. Not good. With exercise and enough protein, you can add muscle, while losing body fat! ...Read more

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Are there good, inexpensive sports for kids to grow up playing if they don’t like team sports?

Are there good, inexpensive sports for kids to grow up playing if they don’t like team sports?

Yes: Of course! how about track and field? All you need is a pair of good running shoes and a positive attitude! swimming is an individual sport- lessons can be expensive, but your local ymca may have some that are affordable. ...Read more

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