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What exercises I can do in pregnancy to keep my back fit?

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

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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


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Can you tell me if on my mind I want to build muscles in the gym what exercises should I do ?

Can you tell me if on my mind I want to build muscles in the gym what exercises should I do ?

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

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What excercises can I do to get my thighs in shape?

What excercises can I do to get my thighs in shape?

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

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What to do if I have tendonitis. How can I keep on weight training and keep in shape?

What to do if I have tendonitis. How can I keep on weight training and keep in shape?

Need more info: Where is the location of the tendonitis? The question cannot be answered without specifics. ...Read more

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What to do if i need to lose weight in my legs and my back is there any fast exercises to do?

What to do if i need to lose weight in my legs and my back is there any fast exercises to do?

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

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I want to gain the muscle back in my quads, what can I do?

I want to gain the muscle back in my quads, what can I do?

Exercise: The best way to gain muscle in your quads is to exercise them. Walking, running, biking, swimming would help. You can also do weight work on your quads if you go to a gym with machines. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises I can do if I have broken my ankle to keep in shape?

What are some good exercises I can do if I have broken my ankle to keep in shape?

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 more

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How to know what exercises could I do at home to keep my shoulder from freezing up?

How to know what exercises could I do at home to keep my shoulder from freezing up?

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

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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?

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?

Many options: There are many possible exercises. It is also affected by what equipment you have access to. You may wish to see a physical therapist to reviews a good program. Many health clubs and gyms have trainers available that could work with you on a program. ...Read more

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What are recommended exercises to do at the gym that will help ease my low back pain?

What are recommended exercises to do at the gym that will help ease my low back pain?

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 more

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What are good workouts i can do to slim down my thighs?

What are good workouts i can do to slim down my thighs?

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

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Extreme lower and middle back pain, trying to lay down, but can't get comfortable. What can I do to help my back?

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

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What to do if I am 17 and nothing will fit in my vagina?

What to do if I am 17 and nothing will fit in my vagina?

You are only 17.: Not sure what you are trying to fit in your vagina. If your muscles getting tighter causing pain - seeing a GYN may be helpful. ...Read more

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What are some exercises I can do to streathen my lower back?

Exercise: Best to consult a physical therapist that deals with low back pain as they can recommend various exercises to help strengthen the back muscle.S. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I want to increase my height and my age is 22, what are the best exercises that can help me do so?

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

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What can I do inside my home after my baby goes to sleep to exericse?

What can I do inside my home after my baby goes to sleep to exericse?

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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What can I do to keep my false teeth in good condition?

What can I do to keep my false teeth in good condition?

Clean and Dr visit: Keeping the denture clean with a denture tooth brush or using the denture tablets is best. Also visiting your dentist once a year to check the fit of your denture and also an exam of the oral cavity. ...Read more

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