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Walking And Its Benefits!

Gautam Clinic Pvt Ltd 91% (7782 ratings)
Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
Walking And Its Benefits!

 Walking is one of the best low-impact exercises, and it's also one of the cheapest and most convenient ways to get healthier; however, many Americans walk less than half of the daily recommended steps. Walking can reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer while reducing chronic pain and stress.

Warm up your body. Warming up your body by starting slowly when you walk will reduce over-exertion on your muscles. This can help you walk longer, and at a better pace. Try to warm up by walking slowly for five to 10 minutes at the beginning of the walk.

  • This will loosen up your muscles and get them ready for exercise. To warm up do the following for 30 seconds each: Make circles with each ankle; swing each leg; make slow circles with your hips or legs; make arm circles; march in place, and swing your legs back and forth.
  • Similarly, cool down at the end of your walk by slowing down for 5 to 10 minutes. After you cool down, stretch your muscles gently.
  • Warming up properly can help you avoid walking injuries, such as strained muscles.

Improve your walking posture. When walking, try to use purposeful movements when you stride and pay attention to your posture. Make sure you have good, erect posture. Try to look 12-20 feet in front of you as you walk.

  • Walk with your head up, while looking forward. Don’t look down at the ground constantly as you walk, which could strain your neck.
  • Relax your neck, shoulders, and back. Although your posture should be strong, your body should not be held too stiffly as you walk.
  • Swing your arms with a slight bend in the elbows if you want. Tighten your stomach muscles, and don’t arch your back forward or backward.

Walk heel to toe. When walking, you should step forward with your foot. Let your heel land on the ground in front of you. Then, roll your foot forward, transferring your weight to the ball of your foot. With your other foot, raise your heel, push your foot off the ground with your big toe, and repeat the first process.

  • Walking is different from running. Your feet should never lift off the ground completely at the same time.
  • Find a stride that's comfortable for you. If you're losing track of the heel-to-toe motion, and aren't rolling your feet consistently, you may need to slow down.

Straighten out your legs if you have tight hips or hamstrings. If you sit too much, you may have a tendency to always bend your knees while walking. This usually means that your hip flexors and hamstrings are too tight. As you walk, make a conscious effort to straighten out your legs.
Avoid hyperextending your knee. Hyperextending your knee means moving your knee backward slightly when standing or walking. Some people may have a natural tendency to hyperextend their knees, but hyperextending your knee can cause increased stress to your joints. When walking, be conscious of your knees to avoid hyperextending them.

  • Maintain a slight bend in your knee when walking, especially if you're prone to hyperextending your knee when standing. This will feel strange at first, but eventually, your knees will adapt.
  • Go slowly upstairs, moving in slow and deliberate motions.
  • Avoid wearing heels too frequently, as this can encourage knee hyperextension.

Walk at a fast clip. To get the greatest health benefits from walking, try to walk at a slightly faster pace than a mere stroll. Strive to walk with quick, not long, steps.

  • Walking should be a moderate-intensity aerobic activity. This means that you’ve broken a sweat and your heart rate has risen.
  • How can you tell if you’re walking fast enough? You should be able to talk but not sing a song while you’re walking.
  • Three miles per hour is a good pace if you’re walking to improve your health. If you’re walking to lose weight, pick up the pace to 4 miles in an hour, which is a 15-minute mile.

Make walking a habit. Try to build more walking into the course of your regular day whenever possible. If you get into a routine, you’ll soon see the steps and health benefits adding up.

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Hi I am having a acute muscle pain on both shoulder plates. Few month back I was told to do MRI in which C4-C5 segment was having a bit inflammation. Now pain is getting more day by day. Every activities makes me feel sometimes vertigo or dizzy. Kindly advise. I have stopped gaining too. No exercise works. Pls suggest.

Dr. Jagdish Prasad Mehrotra 91% (1704 ratings)
MBBS, D.P.H
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hi I am having a acute muscle pain on both shoulder plates. Few month back I was told to do MRI in which C4-C5 segmen...
use neck collar and do not bend your neck forward, avoid bike scooter driving. do not use pillow. if problem persist then consult on line after one week for further management.
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I am feeling mild strain/pain in legs after running whole day also feeling stiffness in thighs, calf and hip. Can I continue running and what precautions should I take.

Dr. Julie Mercy J David 92% (14638 ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am feeling mild strain/pain in legs after running whole day also feeling stiffness in thighs, calf and hip. Can I c...
If you have leg pain then you have to rule out the casues for having leg pain. First of all check your weight and your haemoglobin levels, as Anaemia always leads to the symptoms of being tired and also having leg pain though there are no issues with the knee joint or back pain. If not if the pain radiates down the back of thigh and legs then it might be due to sciatica. Kindly consult the nearby physiotherapist. Hope you recover soon from the leg pain. Pain in the back while walking and standing Pain in the right legIf you have leg pain please check your body weight and your hemoglobin levels, as Anemia always leads to the symptoms of being tired and also having leg pain though there may not be any pathological reasons for back pain. My suggestion would be to wear MCR Chapels which will help you to prevent the weight falling on the If you have back pain while walking and standing first of all check your weight and your hemoglobin levels, as Anemia always leads to the symptoms of being tired and also having back pain though there may not be any pathological reasons for back pain. My suggestion would be to wear MCR Chapels which will help you to prevent the weight falling on the back. And also should check whether you have flat foot on the right leg that also might be the reason to have pain in one particular leg Pain in the left side of the leg/thighThe compression of the sciatic nerve should be around the right side that's the reason you have pain in the left side. That's the reason you cannot sit or stand and it is exactly around the L5 vertebrae where the sciatic nerve passes by.
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Hi, Feeling Light-headed, tingling sensation, muscle pain, stomatitis after pooping or after gas release through burping or otherwise.

Dr. Prashant K Vaidya 94% (12628 ratings)
Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hi, Feeling Light-headed, tingling sensation, muscle pain, stomatitis after pooping or after gas release through burp...
Try stress-reduction techniques, such as yoga, tai chi or meditation. Reduce caffeine. While some headache medications include caffeine because it can be beneficial in reducing headache pain, it can also aggravate headaches. Try to minimize or eliminate caffeine from your diet. Some measures you can take to relieve muscle discomfort from injuries and overuse include: resting the area of the body where you are experiencing aches and pains. taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as ibuprofen (Advil) applying ice to the affected area to help relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Never leave items cooking on the stove unattended. Turn pot handles toward the rear of the stove. Don't carry or hold a child while cooking at the stove. Keep hot liquids out of the reach of children and pets. Keep electrical appliances away from water.
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Hello, I am facing chillness and pain in my calf muscles on both the legs for few months. It is not constant but if I walk or stand for some time I get it. I'm 32 years of old and never had such chillness and pain.

Dr. Vishwas Virmani 92% (23078 ratings)
MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hello, I am facing chillness and pain in my calf muscles on both the legs for few months. It is not constant but if I...
Chiropractic adjustment will help. Avoid Squatting- Avoid sitting Cross legged. Contrast Fomentation (Hot and Cold).
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I have pain in my bicep muscle from last year. I lifted heavy weight in gym and I feel pain in bicep.

Dr. Guganeswari 90% (371 ratings)
BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have pain in my bicep muscle from last year. I lifted heavy weight in gym and I feel pain in bicep.
Hi sir, you do stretching exercise and then keep ice for your muscles. Pain will subside slowly. Msg me I will guide you.
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My all joints sounds tik tik and when I sit anywhere for a minute and while standing my back stuck and pains while standing. And my legs also pain from thighs to hips when I walk longer than 40 meters. Whats the problem should I eat calcium tablets and if yes then which calcium tablets I should eat.

Dr. Neetu Rathi 90% (339 ratings)
BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT, CDNT, CKTT, Osteopathy, Cupping, Certified Dry Needling Practitioner, Certified KT-Taping Therapist, certification in ergonomics, Certification in Manual Therapy, MDT (Mckenzie Therapy), Certified Osteopathic Manual therapist
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
My all joints sounds tik tik and when I sit anywhere for a minute and while standing my back stuck and pains while st...
Enforce starting any supplement, better you test these so get done your blood profile check specially vitamine D, B12 and calcium. Improve your diet and increase intake of water. Also start doing exercises.
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Relieving Leg Cramps - Is There A Way Homeopathy Can Help?

Dr. Chandraprovo Dutta 86% (83 ratings)
B.H.M.S.
Homeopath, Kolkata
Relieving Leg Cramps - Is There A Way Homeopathy Can Help?

Leg cramps is a very common condition which is characterized by tight and painful leg muscles. The calf muscles are the most commonly affected; it can spread further down to your thighs and feet. Once the cramping gets better, you might experience a tender leg coupled with a numbing feeling for a few minutes.

The causes of leg cramps are varied. If it is caused due to an underlying condition, it is known as secondary leg cramps. The causes of secondary leg cramps include vigorous exercises, pregnancy and usage of certain medications. The cramps cause the muscles of the leg to shorten and contract, thus making you lose control of the affected muscle.

How can homeopathy help?

Homeopathy is a system of medicine which is very holistic in nature. The goal of homeopathy is to focus on the causes of a disorder rather than just curing the symptoms. Homeopathic remedies do not yield any side effect unlike the conventional treatments. Apart from treating the symptoms, homeopathic remedies also help improve your overall wellbeing.

There are many homeopathic remedies that can be used to treat leg cramps. The remedies are focused on treating any underlying condition that may be causing these leg cramps, apart from relieving the symptoms. The first step of the treatment is to diagnose the condition, which is done by a trained practitioner. You will be asked questions pertaining to the cramps and your diet. Once the diagnosis is complete, the medications are prescribed based on the diagnosis.

There may be certain dietary restrictions that you may have to follow for the medicines to work at their optimum best. This system of medicine might also require you to not carry out any form of heavy work that involves the legs as rest is required to boost the process of recovery.

 

I have rotating muscle pain which was started since may, 2017 from left side back shoulder after a basketball match and now spread to both side of biceps for last one month. Quite painful at night and when I lift up arms side vertically. Is it muscle injury or can be other like TB?

Dr. Julie Mercy J David 92% (14638 ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have rotating muscle pain which was started since may, 2017 from left side back shoulder after a basketball match a...
Cold compress Cold compresses can help reduce swelling in the shoulder. Cooling also helps to numb sharp pain. Apply an ice pack for up to 20 minutes, up to five times a day. Use a frozen gel pack, ice cubes in a plastic bag, or a bag of frozen peas. Wrap the cold pack in a soft towel. Do not apply a cold pack directly to skin. Heat therapy Heat helps to relax tense muscles and soothe a stiff shoulder. It can help with muscle pain and arthritis in the shoulder. Use a heated gel pack, heating pad or a hot water bottle. Shoulder exercises and stretches Regular exercises and stretches can keep your shoulder strong and flexible. A few things to remember before swinging in to exercises: •Stop any exercise if you have more shoulder pain. It may be too soon for you to try. •Watch your form. Exercising incorrectly can also cause or worsen shoulder problems. •Warm up, even before deep stretching. Light shoulder rolls, gentle movements, or even a warm shower are all ways to warm up your muscles before exercise and stretching. Pendulum stretch for range of motion•Stand and bend at the waist. •Let your arm on the injured side hang straight down. •Keep your neck relaxed. •Move your arm in a circle up to 20 times. •Do once or more times in a day. Overhead shoulder stretch •Sit or stand to do this shoulder stretch. •Intertwine your fingers in front of you. •Bend your elbows and raise your arms above your head. You can also place your hands on your head or behind it. •Gently squeeze your shoulder blades together to move your elbows back. •Continue for up to 20 repetitions. Repeat 5 to 10 times a day.
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