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What Is The Best Kind Of Excercise To Do To Firm Up My Body
What is the proper way to fast and for how long? I feel the need to detoxify my body. Water based, juice ? What is the best way to get rid of toxins?
Detoxify: Green leafy vegetables help, especially cilantro. It's best to detox under a doctor's supervision. Intermittent fasting is being researched these days. One way would be 12 hours w/food and 12 w/out or three days of food and one w/out. Again, w/doc supervision to avoid dehydration and blood sugar problems. Research intermittent fasting. ...Read more
I have arthritis and would like to exercise to get rid of belly fat. What is the best way to do this?
Abdominal exercises: This is hard for all of us. You want to protect your abdominal muscles, but at the same time protect your back. Your best approach is diet and exercise. As we mature we also lose height which makes our abdomen accordion. Your best approach is still abdominal exercises. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eating right: The simplest way to watch what you eat to get back into shape: no breads except full grain, stay away from carbohydrates. You will never miss them as it is so hard to avoid them. Third, avoid all tropical fruit as they are high in carbs. Follow the above and it will be a good starting point. ...Read more
Plasic surgery: Women with large breasts often have back and neck pain, and often have to wear a bra in bed. Life style is often affected. If you havebreast pain, back or neck pain, and want a breast reduction, most insurances will pay for it. I have referred many large breasted women for this procedure. I have yet to see anyone who has regretted it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best way to cut down a big tommy? And what are the best eating and exercise habits to keep fit? Thanks
Lifestyle change: Don't use gimmick diets, change your life. Regular exercise 3-4 times per week where you exercise doing aerobic activity for 30-60 minutes. Always choose to be more active, example: take the stairs rather than the elevator. Change your diet with portion control, 3 small meals with smaller snacks between each meal. Cut down on fat and carbohydrates. ...Read more
Whatever you find : Most comfortable and enjoyable with cross training recommended to avoid overuse injuries. Swimming, biking, walking, jogging along with the use of various gym equipment except possibly a rowing machine. In addition, stretching routinely and core strengthening exercises should be part of your routine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I would like info on POTS how to manage it and what diet to follow and how to make the sensation of spinning stop. What is the best doctor to see?
POTS: is managed by a neurologist most often. If one has syncope or near syncope upon standing I look for evidence of neuropathy and will often get An EMG.NCS or other studies ( Holter 24, prolonged ( 40 min) tilt table test, echocardiogram and other studies depending on associated conditions ( connective tissue disease ) There are 3 medications that are used that require monitoring supine BP ...Read more
What is the best way to improve your back mussle to gain bigger and straight and to avoid a scollosis?
Eat healthy.: A combination of reduced calorie intake and exercise will generally produce the results you are after. Weight watchers is an effective program if you are consistent with it. It's just an organized way of having smart eating habits. Once you are at your ideal weight and the arm fat remains, liposuction can be considered as a treatment option. It is best to consult a plastic surgeon to see if surger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Goosebumps ? : Goosebumps are a normal skin reaction to cold, and hairs in your armpits are a sign of growing up. There is nothing you need to do about either situation, unless you like clean skin in your armpit, as many young girls do. You can safely remove the armpit hair by shaving (get your mom or aunt or friend that shaves to help you prepare for this). You don't need to do anything about 'chicken skin' ...Read more
Body shape: We are limited to 400 character responses. There are a number of great utube type videos that can demonstrate specific exercises. Have you considered working with a personal trainer? ...Read more
It depends: It really depends on the cause of the pain. Have the knee evaluated. ...Read more
What is the safest way to rid the body of toxins? I feel very sluggish & think this might help me get rid of the "junk" in my system.
Your kidding right ?: You will be better served if you contact your physician for a symptom review and exam. Proper testing if needed can help track down treatable issues. If you want to put clensing pads on your feet like the infomercials sell, wait until you have the exam first. Then you wont overlook anything important. ...Read more
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