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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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Hello I am 24m. From last 15days i take cardio exercise like walking, bicycling for 50 minute, than go for wight lifting exercise.So is this proper way.

Hello I am 24m. From last 15days i take cardio exercise like walking, bicycling for 50 minute, than go for wight lifting exercise.So is this proper way.

Sounds good: Sounds like a good plan. Weight training 3-5 times / week is plenty, depending on if you split it into groups on specific days. If all one combined routine, then 3 days / week sufficient. Cardio can be every day if desired and not too much -- careful not to overtrain. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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Getting Fit (Tip)

Getting Fit

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

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Did walking good for the body?

Did walking good for the body?

Yes: It helps cardiovascular issues and musculoskeletal conditioning. It qualifies as exercise. ...Read more

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Is walking 2 miles a day adequate?

Is walking 2 miles a day adequate?

For what: Depends upon your goal. Do you want exercise, conditioning or weight loss or a combination of all three. ...Read more

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Getting Fit (Tip)

Getting Fit

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

Start any new activity slowly. If an hour long class is too much just walk in place & rejoin later. ...See more

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He was walking into a room and his vision got blurry out of nowhere. This has never happened before ? What can help ?

He was walking into a room and his vision got blurry out of nowhere. This has never happened before ? What can help ?

More info: we would need much more information to give worthwhile answer, such as age of patient, one eye, both eye, how long did it last, were there any other symptoms, did it improve, etc. ...Read more

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