Patient discussion about sport

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Q. Sport and arthritis

Does physical exercise when I’m young protect me from having arthritis as I get older?
A1I read an article regarding arthritis and how it is a derivative of pain. Like Tiffany said, just don't cause "wear and tear" DAMAGE or TRAUMA.
A2Depends on the kind of arthritis you refer to. If you refer to osteroarthritis (the common arthritic disease affecting the elderlies), than strenuous physical activity may actually predispose one to arthritis at older age. The key is avoiding excessive pressure on joints and “wear and tear” damage. You may consult your doctor about this subject for more precise precautions.
A3sport is a very helpful treatment for arthritis. it slows down the process of the disease - there are different researches about that. but in the long run if it helps..? logically i would say it's not helping if as a young person- it helps if you continue doing it as an older person. but i haven't seen researches about it in pubmed...so i can't say for sure.

Q. i swim a lot ! what are the advantages of swimming over other sport activities?

on what part of the body does it work the most ?
A1its a good workout but your not really going to burn as much calories as a regular work out.
A2The advantages are less weight bearing on joints like the knee, which may be injured during running or other weight bearing exercises. Swimming works mainly on the upper extremities and trunk. However, the water resistance to movement isn't enough if you intend to increase the muscle mass/strength - for this you'll need an exercise against load (e.g. weight lifting).

Moreover, it's not easy to reach pulse high enough for improving the heart capability during swimming.

Q. How do I avoid Sport injuries?

I started climbing recently and going to the gym 3 times a week.
A1I had the same question, so I dug up a little bit through the web and found this wonderful site with a lot of tips + videos about “how to avoid sport injuries :
http://www.mindef.gov.sg/imindef/mindef_websites/topics/elifestyle/articles/exercise_and_physical/sports_injuries.html
bookmark it!
A2Smart of you, most people start working out (a good thing) but forget that there are rules to how to do so (a very bad thing) and then they injure themselves and stop any sport activity. Every sport has its own set of rules what you should do and what not to do. But in all of them it is recommended to warm up before the practice. Not to strain your self and start practicing slowly. Don’t try to run 5 miles on the first time. Start with a mile, walk half of it- rune the next half. After couple of weeks you’ll be able to run 2 and so forth. good luck!

Q. In which sports do you burn the most calories?

I heard that in a spinning session you can burn up to 1000 calories and that Bikram yoga is also very good for burning lots of calories. Do you know of other sports?
ARunning and cycling are considered high-expenditure sports. Generally, the higher you get your pulse during the exercise the higher your calorie expenditure is. However, the burning fat is optimal at a certain pulse, usually not the highest you can get yourself to.

You may read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/exerciseandphysicalfitness.html

Q. How can I avoid sport injuries?

I started training In a gym near my house, I run 3k every other day and lifting weights. I’ve been having a slight pain in my knees the past 3 times. How can I avoid it?
A1A good idea is never miss a warm up:
http://www.pponline.co.uk/encyc/warm-up-exercises.html
another good idea- don’t stress it up, if you feel pain- don’t ignore it just like you won’t ignore a fire alarm.
Talk to a certified trainer and build a work out plan. Don’t just start running and lifting weights.
It’s very good you started exercising, you just have to do it safely.
A2In order to avoid sports injuries it's very important to warm up before exercising and having a good long stretching session after it. Also wear good gym shoes that support your back and knees and try to work up to activities gradually.

Q. when i do sport i feel kind of a weakness all over my knees and i get really tired moving forward ..

is there any medical explanation for this ?
AIt is hard for me to understand if the weakness you're describing is originally from your legs, or it is general weakness / shortness of breath like symptoms. Also, not knowing your age it is hard for me to think about several arthritic conditions that occur mainly to adult over 50. In any case, if this tiredness bothers you, you should see your doctor or an orthopedist, to see if they can examine you more extensively and try and help with this problem.

Q. hello guys !!! what sport is recommended to do during pregnancy?

What about changing a diet or my food habits , is it recommended during pregnancy ? do i need a different diet ? eat more healthy and such things ? or is it ok to eat what i used to eat ? what about nutritional benefits ... what do you recommend ?
APhysical exercise may benefit the mother, although there're no known benefits (or risks) for the infant. Swimming (in the prone postition) may be suitable since it reduces stress on joints, avoid the risk of falling and has some other advantages.

However, consultation with a doctor (e.g. gynecologist) is necessary before starting any exercise program.

Regarding nutrition during pregnancy, it is very important, as demonstrated by the reduction of spina bifida (a type of malformation) by the addition of folic acid to the nutrition. Generally the recommendations include addition of folic acid and avoidance of some fish (in order to avoid exposing the fetus to mercury)

Recommendations about nutrition during pregnancy along with other explanations may be found here (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pregnancy-nutrition...). However, consulting a doctor (e.g. a gynecologist) may be wise in order to recognize and address special needs.
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