Types Of Exercise
Exercise provides many health benefits - from fitness to increased physical and mental energy. In order to prepare yourself for a exercise routine, you need to research which exercise is right for you and how to fit a new exercise program into your daily schedule.
3 AnswersDebra Fulghum Bruce PhD , Healthcare, answeredIf you think you’re too old to lift weights, the latest findings conclude that this is not true. In a revealing study published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, researchers studied 60 healthy men and women between the ages of 60 and 83 who engaged in either high intensity resistance training using machines or low-intensity resistance training. In addition, a control group participated that did not change their lifestyle habits. After six months, the high intensity-training group made significant improvement in bone density measurements -- where the thighbone meets the hip. This is the area (the femoral neck) where serious or even deadly fractures occur in older adults. In this study, researchers believed that leg presses, overhead presses, and certain back strengthening exercises had the most impact on boosting bone density.
4 AnswersCecilia Alston , NASM Elite Trainer , Fitness, answeredExercise after surgery is only recommended with a physicians release. You may want to see a physical therapist first depending upon what type of surgery you had. Even then you will want to take it easy and do some very basic type exercises to get your body reconditioned.
1 AnswerNational Academy of Sports Medicine answeredYes, it’s important to get a yearly physical if you are planning on starting an exercise program. This will pre-screen you for any underlying conditions that you may not be aware of and could potentially be fatal if left unchecked.
4 AnswersAnis Khachnaoui , NASM Elite Trainer , Fitness, answered
Yes is it recommended to see the doctor before you exercise regimen. However, most well-established health and fitness facilities have a system in place where any new member, regardless of their fitness level, must go through a serious of subjective and objective questionnaires. Fitness assessments also are available to collect important data about your actual fitness level. All these systems are there to help you start your fitness program safely.
2 AnswersBoston Women's Health Book Collective , Administration, answered
Whatever our abilities, it's important to find ways to move our bodies. This may mean participating in adaptive sports programs, or organizing and participating in community events such as walkathons, wheelchair basketball games, and wheelchair dances. For others, it may involve doing a small range of motion exercises while in bed. For those of us with chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and lupus, it can be difficult to find the fine line between gently moving our bodies as much as we're able and pushing too hard such that we suffer a relapse.
Exercise can be an important part of recovering from surgery or a long illness.
Also, Research shows that physical activity can significantly improve our health at any age. It can make us feel better physically and emotionally, supporting other positive changes in our lives.
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4 AnswersNational Academy of Sports Medicine answered
This depends greatly on your current level of physical condition and your fitness activity of choice. A simple screening process by a qualified health of fitness professional can help determine whether you are ready to engage in a particular activity. Seek out specialists in the areas of fitness you are considering taking part in to determine your readiness for your favorite activities.
5 AnswersJoanne Duncan-Carnesciali, CPT, NASM Elite Trainer , Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, answeredAs an ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, I understand your question as asking is exercise safe for individuals with diagnosed cardiac disease.
There are many variables to consider such as the type and severity of your condition, whether your condition is controlled or not. If your condition is not stable then it would not be safe for you to engage in physical activity until it is under control. Once it is under control, there are guidelines established by the American College of Sports Medicine in addition to the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation that clinicians in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation utilize as a guide in writing exercise prescriptions for individuals with heart disease.
3 AnswersDr. Pamela Ouyang, MD , Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease), answered on behalf of Johns Hopkins Medicine
Consulting with a doctor before joining an exercise program is always a good idea, especially if you have a family history of heart attack or sudden cardiac death in a close relative at an age under 60 years, high blood pressure, diabetes or several other risk factors for heart disease.
If you are able to walk briskly and climb a flight of stairs without difficulty with shortness of breath or chest discomfort, and are at low risk for heart disease, you may not need to consult a doctor before exercising - but it certainly doesn't hurt.
2 AnswersSudden or severe increases in blood pressure inside the eye can cause vessels to rupture, worsening retinopathy. If you have significant retinopathy, do not lift heavy weights because this will cause the pressure in those vessels to increase. You should also avoid contact sports because of the risk of retinal detachment. Aerobic physical activities are usually fine, but your doctor may recommend brisk walking rather than running or jogging because of the jarring that can occur, possibly causing the delicate retinal blood vessels to leak blood or fluid.
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