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What to bring when visiting the ER:
List of medications. Better yet, bring the actual medications you’re taking! This way we can make sure you’re taking them properly.
List of your medical issues/doctors you are seeing. Often the issues we see people for in the emergency room are related to previous diagnoses, so having a clear idea of what these are is very helpful.
If you are being sent to the emergency department by your doctor, ask them to write you a note and print off your lab tests. By making it clear why you are there, it could speed up you being seen, decrease repetitive testing and help in making a more accurate diagnosis.
Bring someone with you, or if your elderly parent is going then go with them. Sometimes it’s difficult to advocate for yourself when you’re sick, so having someone healthy with you is helpful for getting a clear picture of what is going on.
Something to do! The emergency room sees people with a huge range of illnesses, and as a result it isn’t first come first serve. This can lead to long waits…sorry!
Details on Cityline's 30 day Push-Up Challenge:
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Our goal is to make push-ups accessible and easy for everyone. Often we are afraid to include Push-Ups in our workout routines because they are difficult when done in their original format. We're changing that starting TODAY!
We are going to start the push-ups on an Incline. This makes them MUCH easier for a couple of reasons. The amount of body weight going through your arms is significantly decreased, and your wrist angle is in a more relaxed position.
Three Important Tips for a good Push Up:
Remember that you are essentially doing a plank at the same time as a push up. If your body position is moving around during the execution of the push-up, it will make the exercise more challenging. If you want to improve your push-ups work on having a good plank too!
Get your shoulders away from your ears. In order to use the correct muscles for your push-ups you must make sure that your shoulders are in the correct position. If they are up by your ears when you are attempting the push-up, you will be at a disadvantage for the exercise because you are using smaller muscle groups. Keep them down as much as possible, to activate the larger muscles of your chest and back.
Make sure your wrists and shoulders have adequate range of motion for you to do a push-up properly. Often as we get older we lose some flexibility in our wrists and shoulders. We need to be able to have 90 degrees of flexion at our wrists and we need to made sure our shoulders are not rolled in before we attempt the full push-up.
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