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Whether working out at home or at a gym, success is more easily achieved when a person is able to be consistent with an exercise program, says Gabe Clements, C-ATC at Centerpoint Medical Center. When weight lifting at home, options include free weights, band exercises, workout videos, plyometri
A child can begin weight training at the onset of puberty (traditionally 13 to 14 years of age), says Gabe Clements, C-ATC at Centerpoint Medical Center. When a child begins weight training the key is to focus on technique and not on the amount of weight lifted. Light weights and body weight exercis
No one is too old to lift weights, says Gabe Clements, C-ATC at Centerpoint Medical Center. There is no specific age that’s too old for weight training as long as the person has cleared the program with his or her healthcare provider first. For older people, weight lifting can help improve bone dens
To begin a weight training program, first discuss any kind of exercise routine with your primary care provider, says Gabe Clements, C-ATC at Centerpoint Medical Center. Then, consider making an appointment with a personal trainer or fitness expert. These professionals will show you proper wei
Weight training not only builds muscle, it may help prevent disease, improve mood and aid in losing weight, says Gabe Clements, C-ATC at Centerpoint Medical Center. Other benefits of weight training include: Increasing overall strength. Weight training improves a person’s ability to perform taxing
It is possible for atrial fibrillation (AFib) to go away on its own, but whether or not AFib will resolve on its own depends on the cause. Most of the time, AFib gets worse over time, with episodes becoming more frequent and lasting longer. When AFib is associated with acute stress such as an infect
Atrial fibrillation isn’t necessarily dangerous, but if ignored, it can put someone at risk for stroke. In addition to causing symptoms such as weakness or tiredness, if heart rate is not controlled, atrial fibrillation can also make the heart weak, which is called cardiomyopathy.
If you suspect you have atrial fibrillation (AFib) you should see your regular doctor and discuss your concern with him or her. If an arrhythmia is not evident on an electrocardiogram (EKG), your doctor may recommend long-term monitoring, such as with a Holter or event monitor to confirm the diagnos
If you are pregnant and have the flu, you can take the below recommended medications: For fever higher than 100.4 F: acetaminophen (Tylenol) every four to six hours as needed; no more than 4 grams of acetaminophen per day For cold/allergy: diphenhydramine (Benadryl), cetirizine (Zyrtec) or lorata
No, you cannot get the flu from the flu vaccine (flu shot). This is a common myth. The flu vaccine is generally made of inactivated flu viruses. They are not infectious. Common side effects of a flu shot are soreness or redness at the injection site. Less often, some people who get
Symptoms of flu usually include: fever over 101 degrees F severe cough sore throat body aches See your doctor within 48 hours of your symptoms starting. Your doctor may be able to prescribe antiviral medication to ease your symptoms and help them go away sooner.
When a woman is pregnant, her heart and lung functions change. This increases the risk of complications from the flu. If you’re pregnant, you are more likely to have these flu-related complications: Pneumonia Hospital stays Intensive care unit stays Death Premature labor and delivery
The CDC, ACIP, AAFP and ACOG recommend yearly flu vaccines for women who are pregnant or expecting to become pregnant during flu season–regardless of the trimester of their pregnancy. The flu vaccine helps prevent the flu and its complications in the mother. Pregnant women are more likely to have..
If you’re pregnant, see a doctor within 24 hours if you have: Been in contact with someone diagnosed with the flu Flu symptoms, including body aches and a fever greater than 100.4 F Call or see your doctor even if you have had the flu shot. Having a fever early in pregnancy increases the chances