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Doctor insights on: Swimming Workouts For High School

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Lose fat easily , in high school and I don't have much time to workout. ?

Lose fat easily , in high school and I don't have much time to workout. ?

Healthy diet: What you eat is the most important component of weight loss. There is no easy way to lose weight only dedication and discipline. Avoid simple sugars, sugary drinks, and eating closer than 2 hours before bed time. Eat 5 or six small meals throughout the day instead of one or two big ones. More of your calories should be consumed in the morning instead of the evening. ...Read more

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Me and my friend are both 16 an play lacrosse in high school. We are both thinking about buying pre-work out. Will it help us preform better.

Me and my friend are both 16 an play lacrosse in high school. We are both thinking about buying pre-work out. Will it  help us preform better.

Not likely to help: There is nothing magic about workout diet supplements, vitamins, etc. There are no shortcuts to athletic performance. Eat a normal diet to maintain weight (perhaps with increased carbs before events and practice), follow your coach's workout recommendations, and practice, practice, practice. Don't waste money on stuff like this. ...Read more

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5'2, 19 & 141 lbs but I run & workout A LOT. I feel healthy &look fit, but in high school my doc said I had to stay at 125, do i need to lose weight?

5'2, 19 & 141 lbs but I run & workout A LOT. I feel healthy &look fit, but in high school my doc said I had to stay at 125, do i need to lose weight?

See answer: According to BMI charts you are 5 pounds overweight. A weight of 136 would give you a BMI of 24.9 . A BMI of 25-29.9 = overweight. **But if you are muscular from weight training you may not be overweight. Would need to check body fat content using calipers or electronic. Your physical fitness is a much better predictor of your overall health, in general,unless your BMI is 35 or more ...Read more

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I am a high school sports player looking to improve my workouts, is there any pre/post workout supplements that are healthy to take and work?

I am a high school sports player looking to improve my workouts, is there any pre/post workout supplements that are healthy to take and work?

EAT WELL: You should eat a well balanced diet with the appropriate amount of g=fruits and vegetables daily! in general, carbs before and protein after exc. If you want to gain mass... I do not think that supplements are needed. ...Read more

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I am a swimmer on my high school team and during workout my chest gets tight and i get out to breathe and become dizzy. Why?

I am a swimmer on my high school team and during workout my chest gets tight and i get out to breathe and become dizzy.  Why?

Suspicion: I am suspicious that you have exercise induced asthma. It's very treatable but you need to be diagnosed which may involve breathing tests, possibly with a provocative inhaled medicine (methacholine). ...Read more

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Is there an optimal diet for a competitive high school runner?

Is there an optimal diet for a competitive high school runner?

Healthy Diet: Start with a healthy diet and eat protein. Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. ...Read more

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How can I get straigh a's in high school ?

Do the best you can: Each teacher is different. If you have one who doesn't think a's are right except very, very rarely - it may be impossible. But, in general... Pay attention and ask what will they expect from you for an a. Then do your best to give them what they said. Let them know how much you care and work hard. If you have the basic ability - this should do it for most teachers. Pay attention, do the work. ...Read more

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Why might someone need to wear diapers to high school?

Why might someone need to wear diapers to high school?

Incontinence: Any condition which causes incontinence of bowel or bladder would produce such a need. ...Read more

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I would like opinions on high school level drug testing?

I would like opinions on high school level drug testing?

For participation: in extracurricular activities such as sports teams I believe it is useful to protect the participants. ...Read more

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I am very unmotivated. I am failing high school, what to do?

I am very unmotivated. I am failing high school, what to do?

I would encourage: You to talk to your parents about how you are feeling. Hope there are no drugs or alcohol involved. You could be depressed. This really warrants medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Do girls have to completely undress for high school physicals?

Do girls have to completely undress for high school physicals?

Probably not.: As a physician and father i would suggest any physical done on a high school age young lady should be performed by a qualified physician with a female chaperone (or female parent, if patient requested) present. ...Read more

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How can I healthy manage overwhelming stress because of high school?

How can I healthy manage overwhelming stress because of high school?

High School Stress: I'm not sure if you are asking the question for yourself or for someone else since your age shows as 38. Maybe you are a teacher? See a therapist, exercise daily, journal, meditate, have acupuncture, and listen to music you really enjoy regularly. ...Read more

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How risky is going into high school while having some sort of mental illness?

How risky is going into high school while having some sort of mental illness?

See Below : If you're adhering to your treatment regiment (meds, psychotherapy or both), work on your symptoms recognition and triggers for your symptoms, you will succeed in high-school. Also, learn how to ask for help if needed, establish routine (for school-work and self-care), and most of all, learn to praise yourself for successes. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have an overwhelming test anxiety. What can I do before I start high school'?

I have an overwhelming test anxiety. What can I do before I start high school'?

Seek help: I recommend seeking out a therapist or attending test anxiety seminars. The school district may offer such interventions or you may want to try your local university or college. ...Read more

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I am a high-school teacher. What do I tell my students about "blue waffle disease"?

I am a high-school teacher.  What do I tell my students about "blue waffle disease"?

That is a myth: There is no disease by that name or that causes the purported symptoms. There are however other very real sexually transmitted diseases like HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, warts, and others that can cause serious life long problems. ...Read more

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I'm in high school and just got diagnoesed with diabetes. What should I tel my friends?

I'm in high school and just got diagnoesed with diabetes.  What should I tel my friends?

The truth: Our teenage patients are sometimes embarrassed or reluctant to discuss diabetes with their peers. It is so much easier and better for the teens when they're open about it. Friends can be the best support available. Because friends care, they might help you remember to test and take insulin. They get good at recognizing lows. No one has complained about their friends "getting in their face" to me. ...Read more

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Which confidence boosters for a new student at a new high school are considered effective?

Use your strengths: Each of us has great qualities. Make a short list of strengths/best qualities and find ways of letting others see and experience you at your best. Find activities that fit with your strengths. Don't turn your strengths into negatives or minimize them. Keep it positive. We naturally gravitate toward our strengths and we attract others to us that match those strengths. ...Read more

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Should i get help for my cutting? I've been cutting since middle school and now i'm in high school

Should i get help for my cutting? I've been cutting since middle school and now i'm in high school

That : That is a definite yes. You are likely cutting yourself as a coping mechanism. Some people cut to feel something, if they feel empty inside. Some people cut, so that they will feel physical pain to distract them from their emotional pain. Some people cut in the belief that it will let bad things flow out them. Regardless of the reason, even if the cutting allows a sense of relief, the person who cuts is not happy. It is not a healthy coping mechanism. Therapy (medication or counseling) can help a lot. I hope that you get help. Things can get better. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is possible to get over the effects of being picked on and teased in high school?

Please tell me if it is possible to get over the effects of being picked on and teased in high school?

Absolutely: High school can be a cruel place of bullying and making fun. If you are having continued problems from this in adult life then seeing a therapist to discuss the issue could help. It is always good to remember that the people that pick on you only do so because they feel so bad about themselves that only by putting someone else down can they feel better about themselves. It is not about you, EVER. ...Read more

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