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Can a obese person with vericose veins go gymming & do high intensity cardio work out or yoga? Do the veins feel extra pressure & worsen vericose vein

Can a obese person with vericose veins go gymming & do high intensity cardio work out or yoga? Do the veins feel extra pressure & worsen vericose vein

Obesity and veins: Obesity and varicose veins is not a contraindication to working out and yoga. In fact, exercise is good for improving venous return which will reduce the venous pressure. Cardio exercises such as spinning, elliptical, biking and stair climbing are better for the veins than pounding exercises such as running. ...Read more

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I get sick very frequently. Every fortnight I get cold and fever. I m a total gym freak with regular gymming. I eat out sometimes. Plz help wot to do?

I get sick very frequently. Every fortnight I get cold and fever. I m a total gym freak with regular gymming. I eat out sometimes. Plz help wot to do?

Fevers: Next time this occurs go to your doctor with a full list of the times this has occurred, the symptoms you experienced, and be prepared to provide a detailed history of your medical conditions, social and sexual background, etc., and to undergo a detailed exam and labs as necessary. Good luck and hope this turns out to be nothing too severe. ...Read more

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Give me suggestions about diet plan and exercise to increase my muscle size and strength. I noticed only small development in 6 months of gymming.

Give me suggestions about diet plan and exercise to increase my muscle size and strength. I noticed only small development in 6 months of gymming.

See below: Decrease processed carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta, cookies, and so on. Eat well balanced meals, including healthy carbs, fats, and proteins. Drink water.
Do weight intensive exercises with your major muscles, working to do each set to exhaustion. One or two sets, six to eight reps each, once or twice a week, so show excellent results in two months. You may not be using heavy enough weights. ...Read more

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Can I do gymming during mild thickening of epididymitis in my left scrotum? Plz advice

Can I do gymming during mild thickening of epididymitis in my left scrotum? Plz advice

Yes, as long as. ..: Yes, enjoying work-out in gym as long as being tolerable and comfortable for you. Of course, realize the good thing always comes with its limitation for an individual; so let common sense rule life. ...Read more

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If a person with bipolar disorder is advised not to meditate or gymming. Why would it be? Does the person face difficulty in concentrating?

If a person with bipolar disorder is advised not to meditate or gymming. Why would it be? Does the person face difficulty in concentrating?

Puzzling: Usually good diet, exercise and mindfulness are helpful for mood disorders. Perhaps you're one of those folks who such things to excess and your doctor is trying to help you get some balance in your life. Time for you to ask this question directly to your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a myomectomy on 12december2012. I was told 4 weeks post op and I can start gymming. Is it too soon? Still feels swollen around the scar.

I had a myomectomy on 12december2012. I was told 4 weeks post op and I can start gymming. Is it too soon? Still feels swollen around the scar.

If ok with surgeon: Different surgeons may have different opinions but I think it is reasonable to begin low impact aerobic exercise and light weights with addition of increasing resistance over the next 3 weeks. Monitor your wound in the progress. It often takes up to 48 hours to assess pain and tenderness after a new exercise regimen do start slowly. Compression garments over the scar may help minimize swelling. ...Read more

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Hello. I have recently started gymming under the guidance of a personal trainer. Yesterday was my third session (mostly very lights weights and freestyle - no cardio since I'm quite skinny) and late at night I found a swelling / lump in my right groin. Th

Hello. I have recently started gymming under the guidance of a personal trainer. Yesterday was my third session (mostly very lights weights and freestyle - no cardio since I'm quite skinny) and late at night I found a swelling / lump in my right groin. Th

Be seen: I would not hesitate to be seen for it. The combination of increased physical activity and a lump in the groin can be concerning for the development of a hernia, although there are multiple potential causes. ...Read more

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Hey, Doctor I go to Gym daily & have started to INTAKE endura Mass as PROTEIN. Thus Should I take it 1 HOUR before Gymming OR Suddenly after Gymming?

Hey, Doctor I go to Gym daily & have started to INTAKE endura Mass as PROTEIN. Thus Should I take it 1 HOUR before Gymming OR Suddenly after Gymming?

Does not matter: If you are taking a mixed diet, there is no need for the protein supplement. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I underwent laproscopic repair for scrotal inguinal hernia in march 2013. Recently I started gymming with light weights, and I notice a bulge. Help?

I underwent laproscopic repair for scrotal inguinal hernia in march 2013. Recently I started gymming with light weights, and I notice a bulge. Help?

Surgery: You need to discuss your activity level with your surgeon in regard to a bulge that could represent a recurrence of your hernia. ...Read more

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Can I do cardio n gymming as I have vitamin d deficiency and pcos?

Can I do cardio n gymming as I have vitamin d deficiency and pcos?

Yes: Doing exercise at the gym is fine to do, even with low vitamin d levels. One should contact her doctor if she gets new symptoms during working out at the gym (increasing the intensity of workouts very gradually, makes it less likely to get the aches and pains of "over-use" symptoms. The doctor might prescribe 50, 000 units of vitamin d per week, if a patient is very low on her test results. ...Read more

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I have clicking, grinding and popping noise from my shoulder. I have inflexible shoulders due to bad posture and I'm 1 year into crossfit. I do static?

I have clicking, grinding and popping noise from my shoulder. I have inflexible shoulders due to bad posture and I'm 1 year into crossfit. I do static?

See your GP: Recommended treatment for crepitus will depend on its cause. You should see your doctor for evaluation, tests and treatment. ...Read more

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I hurt my neck on Sunday, I need to know wether I hurt the muscle or bone. I am competing in a crossfit competition on Friday?

I hurt my neck on Sunday, I need to know wether I hurt the muscle or bone. I am competing in a crossfit competition on Friday?

Examination: Taking a full history of the type of injury and examining the neck will be needed to answer this question - so will need to see a doctor in person and if uncertain tests such as X-ray may need to be consider. If you have fallen or been involved in a motor vehicle accident need to see a doctor immediately to have bony injury (fracture) excluded. All the best. ...Read more

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Hello. I like to know is that possible to workout at gym and don't use protein after working out?? Thank you

Hello. I like to know is that possible to workout at gym and don't use protein after working out?? Thank you

Yes it is possible: It is possible to no use protein after work out. Some would advice doing so for at times depending on the reason or goals you aim to achieve with the work out. However, there is no rule that one must use protein after work-out. Remember to eat a balanced diet, avoid tobacco products. ...Read more

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I am taking propranolol. I can do gym workout?

I am taking propranolol. I can do gym workout?

Check With MD: Propanalol is used to treat high blood pressure and/or heartbeat irregularities generally. Most the time, people on it need to work out to keep their heart healthy but check with your md to see how to structure your program since it could be that your condition means you need a less rigorous cardio workout. ...Read more

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Why do I have nightmares after a tough gym workout?

Why do I have nightmares after a tough gym workout?

Mind-body duality: Psychiatric answer--you are exercising and it's not your desire to do so, you could be conflicted and have bad dreams. Physiologic explanation--neurochemical changes induced by exercise could be triggering activation of amygdala or other brain nuclei to produce this phenomenon. Are you conflicted? See a shrink. If you're not, see an internist. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to drink soft drinks after your gym workout?

Is it advisable to drink soft drinks after your gym workout?

No: The best hydration drink is water and eat some fruit with it. Soft drinks have lots of sugar and some caffeine which can actually dehydrate you by activating your kidneys to lose more fluid. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises for a home gym workout? I'm 16 years old.

What are the best exercises for a home gym workout? I'm 16 years old.

Consult...: With a personal trainer. They will be able to help alter your exercise routine to focus on your personal goals. They also will be able to progress your current routine to make it more difficult. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I've been told it's unhealthy to workout at the gym 7 days a week. Is this true?

I've been told it's unhealthy to workout at the gym 7 days a week. Is this true?

Yes and no: It depends on how much exercise you are doing, if you are doing low intensity 30 minutes sessions vs high intensity 2 hs sessions. One must allow his own body to rest and adjust to the amount of exercise you re doing. The more you train the more time you have to rest. 3 times a week would be a healthy choice so you don't end up with exhaustion or unhealthy weight loss. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a sensible workout and diet plan for someone who goes to the gym?

Anyone know what is a sensible workout and diet plan for someone who goes to the gym?

Diet recommends: 1/4 plate as protein, 1/4 plate as complex carbohydrates (whole grains for example), 1/4 plate as vegetables, and 1/4 plate as fruit. Vary the complex carbohydrates to include legumes, potatoes, yams, and vary the vegetables in color. Aim for lean proteins- 3 ounces a serving of meat, chicken, fish. Try fresh fruits and vegetables, try to avoid fried foods and processed foods. ...Read more

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What exercise equipment you think is good to have at home for workouts outside of the gym?

What exercise equipment you think is good to have at home for workouts outside of the gym?

Free weights, bands: Free weights in a variety of weights and stretch bands provide a good at-home workout. Weights can be used in a number of exercises, and bands provide good resistance and stretching. You might also add an elliptical or stair climber for cardio if space and expense permit. ...Read more

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Can I still go to the gym and do my routine workout even if I was diagnosed with a postive hbsag?

Can I still go to the gym and do my routine workout even if I was diagnosed with a postive hbsag?

Of course: If you're not acutely sick with new-onset hepatitis b, I hope you will make physical fitness a priority. A good relationship with your treating physician is also key. ...Read more

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Can shoulder workout in gym would affect height or any growth? Age 17 height5 "5 weight 66 thnks

Can shoulder workout in gym would affect height or any growth? Age 17 height5 "5 weight 66 thnks

No: The only growth your work out will affect is the growth of your muscles. By age 17 you are likely approaching your maximum height and skeletal maturity. ...Read more

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I'm joining the gym. Is there any specific thing I need to buy for at home workouts to lose weight as well?

I'm joining the gym. Is there any specific thing I need to buy for at home workouts to lose weight as well?

Insure that: You have the right foot support. A pedorthist can help you select proper shoes for exercising. ...Read more

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I need a way to lose weight quickly without going the gym. Is there any diets or workouts I can do at home?

I need a way to lose weight quickly without going the gym. Is there any diets or workouts I can do at home?

Yes and no: Fast weight loss is usually very temporary, very easy to regain. A lifestyle change is in order, that balances the types of nutrients and calories with exercise (at gym or not).

Nothing is free: weight, food and exercise are the only true parameters of weight stabilization. Good luck! ...Read more

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The temperature in the workout gym at our clubhouse reads 78.4. This seems pretty hot for a cardio workout. What do you think?

The temperature in the workout gym at our clubhouse reads 78.4. This seems pretty hot for a cardio workout. What do you think?

Agreed: Try speaking with the manager of the club. They may have an answer. Perhaps the temp gauge is off or some folks asked for warmth. There is a wide variation in comfort and temp. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I workout at 6 am every day. They told me I should eat something before my workout so I won't hit the gym on an empty stomack. What should I eat?

I workout at 6 am every day. They told me I should eat something before my workout so I won't hit the gym on an empty stomack. What should I eat?

Energy source: Before you workout you should have a source of energy, and carbohydrates can provide that. After your workout, using a protein source would be helpful. So before going to exercise, you can try a whole orange or banana and some yogurt. After your exercise you can have a protein shake or a protein bar. ...Read more