Avoiding Pain & Injury During Exercise
- Q When should I stop exercising?
Dr. Grant Cooper, Physical Medicine & RehabilitationIf you develop chest pain, headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, or have prolonged difficulty catching your breath while exercising, stop and contact your doctor immediately.In addition to any heart, lung, or other systemic problems that might preclude... Full Answer
- Q How can I help prevent knee pain while exercising?
Rick Olderman, Physical TherapyWhile running, working on an elliptical machine, cycling, or rowing, notice whether one or both knees tend to collapse inward and correct it. It may be time to slow down or reduce resistance to fix the mechanics of your movement. Once corrected, you can... Full Answer
- Q Is it bad to hold my breath when I workout?
Lacey Woolfrey - NASM Elite Trainer, FitnessProper breathing techniques increase the effectiveness and performance results of your workout. When oxygen is present, your body produces 38 ATP (energy) per glucose. Without oxygen, i.e. holding your breath, your body produces only 2 ATP per... Full Answer