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What Exercises I Can Do In Pregnancy To Keep My Back Fit
Core strengthening: Your pregnancy will take a toll on your core muscles. Studies have shown that fit moms-to-be have an easier time in labor. I recommend that you 1st talk with your OB about exercise but if safe, i recommend a regimen of back, abdominal, and external/internal oblique strengthening-- planks, abs, etc. Don't overdo it-- i highly recommend that you get a good pt or trainer to guide you. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
My advice is to-: -join a reputable health club and hook up with an AT-C, & work out a program that fits your goals & abilities. Work one on one until you are confident you can do it on your own. I recommend joining semi private groups, usually 5-6 people. Keeps you on track and you need dedication and persistence. ...Read more
General exercise: Despite some claims to slim your thighs with special exercises, i doubt that this is the case. So i would advise increased physical activity which can be as simple as walking briskly daily. But you have to spend at least 30 -45 minutes walking daily or at least 5-6 days of each week. Running/jogging can also be a good form of exercise if you can do it regularly. But get started slowly and increas. ...Read more
For weight loss ...: You cannot target specific areas for weight loss - if you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio & a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, elliptical, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
Be creative: Upper extremity exercises are for the most part ok to do. You can try using a rower with one leg only, an aerodyne type bicycle with just the arms doing the work and the foot resting but not pushing on pedals. Core work like sit ups, one leg planks, one leg yoga poses can also be safely done. Check with the physician managing your ankle to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stretching: Do most of them lying down. In a lying down position, use your other arm to help lift you affected side up and down. In a seated position, you can use a swivel chair to move outwards while you hold onto the edge of a table with your hand. You can also wall walks with your fingers up and down the wall or shower. Make sure you are cleared to do shoulder motion. Sometimes we don't want you to. ...Read more
I have mild scoliosis and i go swimming now, my doctor said I should strengthen my back and my abs, so what exercises to do and what to avoid in the gym?
Back pain in young: Young patients rarely need further evaluation for back pain as it is usually self-limiting. For mild symptoms, muscle pains are most common. Consider also disc degeneration which is the rule not exception. If symptoms persist. Core strength is a start: pilates/yoga/piyo, nsaid's, salonpas hot patches. Mckenzie pt if no better but requires a doc's rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if i feel pain in my lower back when i finish my exercises in gym. What should I do for relief?
Stretch : Many people neglect back stretches .... Is is part of the core and responds well to routine stretches. ...Read more
Diet: The best way to slim down any body part is diet and general exercise. It is a very simple equation of calories in versus calories out. I would suggest walking as a general exercise that works all muscle groups of your lower extremities to help develop muscular tone in addition to burning calories. ...Read more
Extreme lower and middle back pain, trying to lay down, but can't get comfortable. What can I do to help my back?
Weak ligaments: Obesity put sever stress on the spinal ligaments. Nsaids prevent healing and perpetuate the injury. Pregnancy loosens ligaments. You need prolotherapy which is safe to get in pregnancy. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org to fins a prolotherapist and learn about prolotherapy. ...Read more
I have deteriated lumbar disk, i was told this limits what workouts i can do. Which workouts can i do to stay in shape. That wont injure my back.
Low impact: Ideally, exercises that cause low impact or low stress to be applied to the back. All muscle groups can still be worked out, it is just that it may take planning. For example, a seated leg press is much more "back friendly" than squats. If you have trouble, working with a physical therapist can help you develop a workout routine that will be safest and best for your low back. ...Read more
I want to increase my height and my age is 22, what are the best exercises that can help me do so?
Full-grown/accept it: I am sorry to tell you that most men stop growing by age 18 (though occasionally there will be slight increases up to about 21). But no 22 year old is going to grow more. Once the growth plates of your bones have closed further growth is impossible. At this point all you can do is accept that this is who you are and how tall you will be. ...Read more
Routine exercises: Do the old standards--people got in shape long before they felt the need to pay a gym for the privilege. Walk up and down the stairs (carrying water jugs--a gallons of water is 8 pounds ), push-ups, sit-ups/crunches, yoga, head/handstands, fitness balls, jumping jacks, running in place, curls with water jugs. Use your imagination and be resourceful! ...Read more
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