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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.


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

Dr. John Thaler
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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. Hanul Bhandari
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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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Getting Fit (Tip)

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

Dr. Angelo Mitsos
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What are the benefits of brisk walking vs strolling?

What are the benefits of brisk walking vs strolling?

Better Cardio: Brisk walking would provide better cardio benefits as well as increasing muscle tone in the legs. Also more calories burned. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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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)

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

Dr. Michele Arnold
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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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