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I just began a step aerobics class. Can you provide some basic guidelines to follow so that I don't get hurt?

I just began a step aerobics class. Can you provide some basic guidelines to follow so that I don't get hurt?

Follow instructor.: Step aerobics, like so many other exercise routines, is technique-driven. If you follow the guidance of the instructor you should gain an effective exercise method and avoid injury. ...Read more

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Are aerobics classes a good way for someone to stay in shape?

Are aerobics classes a good way for someone to stay in shape?

Yes: Aerobics is a great way to get and stay in shape. If you have joint problems - might want to avoid or limit high impact. Mix up your exercises for best results. ...Read more

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Would taking online aerobics classes that are ten minutes each help me lose weight quickly?

Would taking online aerobics classes that are ten minutes each help me lose weight quickly?

Maybe: Done consistently, carefully, wearing a hr monitor, watching your caloric input, eating "clean" food, and with the consent of your pcp....Yes. As you can see, simply "doing" aerobics in short bursts is not enough to get you to your finish line. That said, it is completely doable! good luck! ...Read more

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I pain in my ankle as a result of overdoing a high impact aerobics class after being away for years. Should I have it x-rayed?

I pain in my ankle as a result of overdoing a high impact aerobics class after being away for years. Should I have it x-rayed?

Yes : While is is much more likely to be a soft tissue injury like tendon or ligament it is possible to get a stress fracture which would require different treatment than a sprain. Tendon and ligament injuries also have the potential to be serious and require splinting and therapy. A good exam and xray will usually provide all the needed information. ...Read more

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Will i be able to take water aerobics classes if i can't swim?

Will i be able to take water aerobics classes if i can't swim?

Probably: Most of these classes are held in shallow water under supervision so swimming is not essential. It has been quite effective for many of my patients. ...Read more

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5yo kid slightly overweight, weight 24 kg, height 120 cm. recently joined to dance classes, doing simple yoga, aerobics dance at home, will it help?

5yo kid slightly overweight, weight 24 kg, height 120 cm. recently joined to dance classes, doing simple yoga, aerobics dance at home, will it help?

Good work!: Increasing aerobic exercise is a great way to start a fitness habit that will help your child now and possibly for life. Making movement fun is a tremendous help. ...Read more

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Hi, its the fourth day since my tooth extraction, is it normal for me to feel slight pain? When is it ok to return to aerobics class (its fast pace)

Hi, its the fourth day since my tooth extraction, is it normal for me to feel slight pain? When is it ok to return to aerobics class (its fast pace)

Normal: It is difficult to determine over the internet how difficult the extraction was.. Each one is different, and since people heal differently, it is hard to say. Sutures? Makes a difference. Ask your surgeon when you can resume activities, since they know your situation best... You usually can return to strenuous activities when the wound has healed. ...Read more

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+ctd.Entire face turns tomato red during aerobics class tho i'm fit.So bad i look ill! no1 else in class gets this.Hrs later:.Butterfly rash.R/t ctd?

+ctd.Entire face turns tomato red during aerobics class tho i'm fit.So bad i look ill! no1 else in class gets this.Hrs later:.Butterfly rash.R/t ctd?

Some people flush: Probably you also flush if you swallow alcohol. So what? You can apply cool water. You can get afrin (oxymetazoline) (or the cheaper generic) and apply a few drops to your face before exercise to constrict the blood vessels. ...Read more