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.
1 AnswerStrength training has shown to have significant positive effects on individuals with many types of chronic disease. Some studies show that strength training does help clients with MS, but the data is very limited. It is suggested to speak with your physician or qualified health care professional to discuss how strength training can help MS. Getting a checkup first allows you to start your weight training program with reassurance that there is little risk involved.
Yes. Some medications can radically alter the response your body has to exercise. Always consult the professional who is prescribing any medication you are taking before starting your exercise program.
7 AnswersFor most people physical activity should not pose any problem or hazard. PAR-Q has been designed to identify the small number of adults for whom physical activity might be inappropriate or those who should have medical advice concerning the type of activity most suitable for them.
Common sense is your best guide in answering these few questions. Please read them carefully and check the yes or no opposite the question if it applies to you.
- Has your doctor ever said you have heart trouble?
- Do you frequently have pains in your heart and chest?
- Do you often feel faint or have spells of severe dizziness?
- Has a doctor ever said your blood pressure was too high?
- Has your doctor ever told you that you have a bone or joint problem such as arthritis that has been aggravated by exercise, or might be made worse with exercise?
- Is there a good physical reason not mentioned here why you should not follow an activity program even if you wanted to?
- Are you over age 65 and not accustomed to vigorous exercise?
if you have not recently done so, consult with your personal physician by telephone or in person before increasing your physical activity and/or taking a fitness test.
If you answered NO to all questions...
If you answered PAR-Q accurately, you have reasonable assurance of your present suitability for an exercise test. You should consider consulting with a qualified personal trainer to asssit you assessing your current fitness status and design a safe, individualized, and goal-specific fitness program for you.
Yes, always consult your doctor before beginning an exercise program, especially if you are taking any medication, have been diagnosed with a chronic disease (high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis etc.) or suffer from joint pain. Your doctor can help suggest safe and reasonable exercises.
4 AnswersSteven Mogavero , NASM Elite Trainer , Fitness, answeredFirst and foremost consult your physician before starting any exercise regimen. Then acquire the proper assessments to provide the right program for you. I would highly recommend the expertise of Nasm certified personal trainers to help you achieve your needs and goals.
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.
Prior to exercise consider the following:
- What is your current fitness level? Are you active or are you inactive?
- Do you have any health history to be concerned with, i.e. high blood pressure, high cholesterol?
- Have you ever had an injury before? A broken bone, back pain, etc?
- Have you ever exercised before? If not, consider seeking help from a certified professional so you do not injury yourself.
These questions are just a few to ask but will assist you prior to starting exercise. The best advice I can give would be to meet with a trainer to get some advice. If you do not belong to a fitness center then be sure to purchase a pair of shoes with good support and go out and start walking. As you build your fitness level and get into a routine then you will be able to gage your fitness level a little better and be able to figure out how hard you can push yourself.
20 AnswersI highly recommend that you get a coach to help assess your current fitness level and then design and individualized, goal-specifc exercise and nutrition plan to help you achieve your goals in the most efficient, safe and effective way possible. Look for a NASM certified professional and/or a Nike SPARQ Trainer.
1 AnswerThese factors should be assessed during a preparticipation examination:
- Blood pressure
- Screening of orthopedic, cardiovascular, respiratory, abdominal, genital, ear, nose, and throat systems.
13 AnswersAbsolutely! The best preparation for exercise is making sure you can safely engage in increased physical activity. Your mental preparedness is definitely important, however, you need to make sure that your body is ready for the challenge as well. Your physical can give you valuable information to share with your fitness professional to help them create the best individualized program that focuses on your needs. The pre-program physical can also identify any potential obstacles or health risks you may encounter with moderate to vigorous activity. Talk with your doctor about beginning your exercise regimen and discuss any potential concerns, risks or accommodations necessary before starting your program.