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Yoga is good: What are your goals? If you are worried about your bone density, then would focus on weight bearing exercise. Yoga is a good exercise in general and definitely activates the muscles as well so would be good for you. Would also consider adding in some light weighttraining as well. ...Read more
Best strength training exercises for strong back. posture and long lean torso? what do you recommend, rows, dead-lifts, plank, etc?
Squats: with your back flat against a wall.Do sets of 10 and add 1 set/week.Straight leg raising . ...Read more
Is Windsor Pilates along with Shwinn Airdyne Biking daily okay for total knee replacement patients?
Knee osteoarthritis. Advisable to add ankle weights when doing strengthening exercises like straight leg raise?
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Remember: Your eating habits have a stronger effect on your "six pack" then abdominal exercises alone, as the "flatness" comes from have limited superficial body fat. So while exercises can help some element of tone, weight control has more of an effect. ...Read more
No: Over hundreds of years, the medical field has tried hundreds of things to cure scoliosis. This has included strengthening exercises, physical therapy, chiropractic care, estim, traction, yoga, pilates, and many other things. Nothing has ever been shown to help. Mild cases don't usually need treatment. Severe cases need surgery. Thank you for your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be: Especially on the more extreme levels. I just tell patients, that anything that gets you moving and your heart rate up is great. And it's even better if you love to do it, as that will help you do it consistently. That's one of the keys of exercise, you have to do it consistently! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Core exercises: Neutral spine core stability exercises of mcgill can be done almost immediately even while in a brace, these include planks and "bird dog" as well as abdominal pull ins. The key here is to maintain a neutral spine. Videos are on youtube and may be adapted. Definitely coordinate this with your surgeon and physical therapist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sit ups are fine.: To tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. running, swimming, Nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.). Doing more than one abdominal exercise is better. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Back issue: Any exercise program which is consistent, emphasizes core strenghening and stretching is valuable for healing most situations which involve the back. One key aspect Is to start slowly and increase incrementally If one stops for awhile then you adjust accordingly by decreasing time and intensity of your program . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Each has benefits: This is a bit like asking which is better, apples or oranges. There are many benefits for each of these. Yoga & tai chi are ancient techniques whereas pilates is more recent. All can benefit both mind & body.There are many varieties of yoga & tai chi & many different teachers. Some individuals will prefer/do better with one while another may prefer a different approach. You might want to try each! ...Read more
See below: Probably the biggest difference is that yoga is fundamentally a spiritual practice. The primary purpose of yoga is to teach students how to quiet their minds and enter a meditative state. On the other hand, pilates is strictly a physical exercise program, used specifically to correct imbalances in the body, strengthen muscles. ...Read more
Great: I recommend the pilate chair to my patients more for when they need additional stretching of tight joints. It works great. I does help with tone as well, but i would recommend an excercise that adds some joint loading to help with muscle development and bone quality (as long as you don't suffer from arthritis). Good luck! ...Read more
Yes.: Enjoy yourself. No physical restrictions. Good luck. ...Read more
Yep!!: You sure can zumba is fantastic. My wife is closely affiliated with the ymca and we went to a dinner for the local y. They had success story after success story of women losing weight all because of zumba and what the y allowed them to do. One woman was 378 and was down to 180 another woman was 290 and was down to 160. It took them 6-8 months but they did it. ...Read more
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Depends on injury: It depends on the injury. Pilates is especially helpful to regain core strength and stability after a back/spine injury once cleared by your doctor. It can also help with recruitment of previously injured atrophied muscles, nerves, and help with balance. Best to see a primary cares sports med, pmnr or ortho doc to see if it's appropriate for you. ...Read more