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Walking (Overview)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk of developing gestational diabetes.


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When will my baby begin walking?

When will my baby begin walking?

By 16 months: Some babies are comfortable crawling for months and some skip crawling to go straight to walking. It is normal for babies to take up to 16 months to learn to walk. If still not walking then, s/he should be evaluated for motor delay. Remember to give baby plenty of opportunities for safe movement -- too much carrying or bringing things over to your baby can cause delay too. ...Read more

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Walking (Overview)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk of developing gestational diabetes.


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Is it normal that my baby isn't walking yet?

Is it normal that my baby isn't walking yet?

Yes: What is important is how the baby is developing overall. Has the baby reached all other milestones expected prior to walking? Milestones pretty much occur in a certain order, you must be able to roll brfore you sit and crawl before you walk. ...Read more

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Getting Fit (Tip)

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Get a dog and walk it every day. ...See more

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This falling feeling happens to me when i'm completely awake. I'm usually standing up or walking and then it'll just hit me out of no where?

This falling feeling happens to me when i'm completely awake. I'm usually standing up or walking and then it'll just hit me out of no where?

Cataplexy?: Agree with dr. Rivera-godreau. If you also have sleep paralysis, excessive daytime sleepiness, hallucinations when you wake up or go to sleep, it can be narcolepsy. Is this "falling feeling" triggered by emotions or thoughts, such as laughter? It maybe worthwhile to consult a sleep medicine specialist for evaluation of possible disorders. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I enjoy walking but my I have a dry disc in my back that causes pain while walking. Any suggestions to avoid the pain?

I enjoy walking but my I have a dry disc in my back that causes pain while walking. Any suggestions to avoid the pain?

Strengthen, posture: Back pain while walking can come from different stresses on the back. If you tend to have a swayback posture, this can increase the load on your spinal joints. Work on strengthening your abs, and learn to stand and walk with a pelvic tilt. A good physical therapist can teach these skills & start you on the right home exercises for your back. I applaud your walking & your commitment to fitness. ...Read more

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Getting Fit (Tip)

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Exercise must be convenient, make it part of your daily activity - walk more. ...See more

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Will walking on sand help lower impact even more?

Will walking on sand help lower impact even more?

Sand walking: Walking on sand verses pavement can be better (as in safer) for your joints as sand can provide your joints with more cushion if you walk with the same impact you use on pavement. Both surfaces have their pros and cons. Walking on sand can also test your balance and lower-leg stability. Stay focused, though, because if you are not careful you could roll an ankle or tweak a knee. ...Read more

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How do I handle my boyfriends bipolarness without feeling like i'm always walking on eggshells?

How do I handle my boyfriends bipolarness without feeling like i'm always walking on eggshells?

Wow: Your bf's bipolar disorder needs to be managed by his doctors. You may wish to ask your bf if you could speak with his treating physician/psychologist to get ideas and tactics to help deal with his problem at your level of interaction. Visit the balanced mind foundation website to get pointers on bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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Getting Fit (Tip)

Getting Fit

Park farther away from your destination so you walk farther. ...See more

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