Avoiding Pain & Injury During Exercise
- Q What types of exercises should I avoid?
Dr. Dean Ornish, Internal MedicineAvoid exercises that require you to jump up and down, like jogging or running, at least in the initial stages of starting to exercise. Repetitive, high impact exercises may increase the risk of joint injury, especially if you are overweight. Walking,... Full Answer
- Q How I can reduce the risk of injuries on an exercise program?
Dr. Dean Ornish, Internal MedicineIf you’re going to do more than moderate exercise, then do it on a regular basis. What gets some people into trouble is when they are “weekend warriors,” sedentary couch potatoes during the workweek and playing full court basketball or... Full Answer
- Q How can I prevent running injuries?
Dr. Darin Padua, Sports MedicineThere are several different types of injuries that commonly occur in runners: Patellofemoral pain (pain underneath the knee cap, typically on the outside portion) IT band friction syndrome (tightness of the IT band causes it to constantly rub... Full Answer
- Q Do experts recommend the decompression belt?
Mrs. Sanaa Nakonecznyj , FitnessDecompression belt for specific reasons like, back pain, neck pain, your physician or therapist can determine many others. But, as far as wearing it to allow you to lift more weight, or help you perform better or prevent a particular exercise... Full Answer