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Doctor insights on: Swimming Workouts For High School

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My daughter doesn't want to go to school and they're doing swimming lessons and she can't swim but everyone else can she doesn't want to be left out?

My daughter doesn't want to go to school and they're doing swimming lessons and she can't swim but everyone else can she doesn't want to be left out?

SWIMMING : It is one of the best exercise. It is a "must" to learn how to swim. Encourage her to join her friends and eventually she will catch up on how to swim. Good luck ! ...Read more

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What happens during the swimming unit at school if you get your period, & you don't wear tampons?

What happens during the swimming unit at school if you get your period, & you don't wear tampons?

You may get stains: If you wear a pad instead of a tampon, water will be soaked up into your pad and it won't be able to absorb the blood that is coming out so you may get blood on your swimsuit. However, not much blood usually comes out when you're swimming. If you do get blood on your swimsuit, it will come out if you rinse it right away with cold water. ...Read more

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School nurse needs advise on excusing girls from swimming during menses when student won't use tampons. Big pushback from PE staff.

School nurse needs advise on excusing girls from swimming during menses when student won't use tampons.  Big pushback from PE staff.

Oh my.....: Teaching staff absolutely cannot dictate a girl's choice in this matter. Humiliating a girl into wearing a tampon or bleeding everywhere is unacceptable. To deter abuse of the privilege by students, a good compromise may be not an excuse from PE, just from swimming. They can dress out in shorts/tee and sit poolside if needed to attend class.Forcible use of tampons is assault. Humiliation is abuse ...Read more

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My daughter burnt her arm on a glue gun ( about the size of a bean) she popped the blister at school right afterwards and has swimming lessons tonight?

My daughter burnt her arm on a glue gun ( about the size of a bean) she popped the blister at school right afterwards and has swimming lessons tonight?

Okay to swim: I would have been better if she had not popped the blister but if she covers it with a sealabe bandage of liquid bandage she would be okay to swim. Some pools do not allow swimmers to swim with open wounds or bandages, so you will need to check with the pool ...Read more

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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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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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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