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ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds

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Calculator: Children's BMI Calculator
Podcast: Kidney Ultrasound Podcast
Quiz: Diarrhea Quiz
Risk Assesment: Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment
Video: Common Changes During Pregnancy

Health Tip of the Day

How to Lift Weights Safely

  • Use proper form. Stand with your feet hip-width apart, abdominal muscles tight, torso erect and head facing forward. Consult a book or a trainer to check your form.

  • Lift with slow, controlled movements.

  • Don't lift more than you can safely handle using proper form.

  • Start with a light set, then work up to heavier weights during your workout. Use enough weight that you're making an effort but not straining.

  • Breathe regularly and easily.

  • Warm up the muscles you'll use with five minutes of gentle aerobic exercises before you lift.

  • Cool down afterward with five minutes of slow aerobic exercises.

 

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