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What kind of exercises should I avoid in pregnancy?

What kind of exercises should I avoid in pregnancy?

Big Weights & Impact: The most beneficial exercises in pregnancy are ones that improve your stamina, cardiovascular health, and muscle tone. Yoga, pilates, brisk walking, etc are great. If you are use to more vigorous exercises then you can continue to do them while pregnant. If you are starting a program while pregnant pick a low impact form. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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What kind of diet and exercises i can do during pregnancy to lose weigh?

What kind of diet and exercises i can do during pregnancy to lose weigh?

No: It is not recommended to diet to lose weight during pregnancy. Eat a healthy diet, take prenatal vitamins and exercise to stay healthy for the rest of your pregnancy. Healthy baby first. ...Read more

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What are the best foods to eat and to avoid while breastfeeding?

What are the best foods to eat and to avoid while breastfeeding?

Good balance: Eating healthy, well balanced meals is the best diet for breastfeeding (and for everyone for that matter!) be sure to eat a wide variety of foods; your baby is exposed to the different flavors thru the breastmilk so make sure you eat lots of veggies. Stay hydrated by drinking at least 64oz a day. Avoid highly refined and processed foods. ...Read more

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What should be the focus of my diet and what should I avoid completely if i want to increase my mental and physical endurance? Any specific food? Thx.

What should be the focus of my diet and what should I avoid completely if i want to increase my mental and physical endurance? Any specific food? Thx.

Plant based foods: The focus should be plant based foods with wild fish like salmon eaten at least 3 times a week. Plant based includes fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. Avoid processed foods high in saturated fats with added sugars, particularly high fructose corn syrup. All types of berries and exercise have been shown key to good mental function. ...Read more

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What to take when trying to get pregnant and what to avoid?

What to take when trying to get pregnant and what to avoid?

Prenatal vitamins: Take a prenatal vitamin with at least 800 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid, or a prescription one with 1 milligram (mg) of folic acid. Talk to your OB dr if taking anti-seizure medications or a family or personal history of birth defects; you may need 4-5 mg of folic acid. Avoid excess alcohol, any smoking, marijuana, other drugs, and review any prescription meds with your doctors. Get a flu shot. ...Read more

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What are the best meats (if any) to consume during pregnancy? I'm trying to keep my meals as healthy and beneficial as possible.

What are the best meats (if any) to consume during pregnancy? I'm trying to keep my meals as healthy and beneficial as possible.

Meat: You can cook any well-cooked meat that you enjoy eating. Avoid raw meat. Avoid multiple servings of high mercury containing fish such as shark, swordfish and king Mackerel. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are foods to try and avoid to prevent diabetes?

Could you tell me what are foods to try and avoid to prevent diabetes?

Sugars/Carbs GoHF/LC: Since dm is ?ed blood sugar, eating sugar &/or rapidly digested carbohydrates drives dm & obesity. Also body fat cells bind insulin+amylin (manyotherhormones), thus ?Ed body fat greatly ?Es incidence & severity of dm. Alternatively, building muscle strength, mass & endurance tends to calm dm. Study: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, science for smart people, taubes, attia, lustig, hba1c, victoza. ...Read more

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I want to try meditation.How can I start and what to do.What are the principles?

I want to try meditation.How can I start and what to do.What are the principles?

Mindfulness Course: One way is to take a mindfulness-based stress reduction class -- many communities have them, with trained instructors. Search on this site for your location: http://w3.Umassmed.Edu/mbsr/public/searchmember.Aspx also you can get cd's by jon kabat-zinn, jack kornfeld, sharon salzberg, etc. Many libraries have them; also sounds true is a great resource to buy them. ...Read more

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I want to starts yoga exercise is it good for me to reduce fats and be strong? And is their any laws for eating meat?

I want to starts yoga exercise is it good for me to reduce fats and be strong? And is their any laws for eating meat?

Great: Yoga is excellent both mentally and physically. No laws against any food as long as you count it into the totality of your daily intake. ...Read more

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What's the best exercise to do when you are pregnant?

What's the best exercise to do when you are pregnant?

Water!: Above all something you enjoy - but i'd suggest water aerobics and swimming! ...Read more

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What is the best aerobic exercise i can do to take care of my spine?

What is the best aerobic exercise i can do to take care of my spine?

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 more

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What exercise best to do and to avoid if I have hyperthyroid?

What exercise best to do and to avoid if I have hyperthyroid?

No restrictions : As long as the hyperthyroidism is treated and under control, you can exercise just like anybody else. ...Read more

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What are good, simple yoga poses to do before bed to relax?

See below: Look up the term yoga nidra. This is exactly what you are looking for. It is a wonderful practice. You will sleep like a baby. I do whenever I do this. ...Read more

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What are the best foods and exercises I should consider to lose weight and tone healthily?

What are the best foods and exercises I should consider to lose weight and tone healthily?

↑Nat.Fat, ModProtein: Skip most all carbs (even most commonly promoted farm cultivated fruits in stores (genetically inbred/crossbreed modified, per gregor mendel) ; study dietdoctor.Com. ?? daily habits that promote flexibility, coordination, strength; park away, use stairs, practice speed, move, etc.; study: move a little, lose a lot book. Optimize NMR lipoproteins (not cholesterol), hba1c, usual sbp <120 mmhg, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more