Types Of Exercise

Types Of Exercise

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.

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    If you have diabetes, before you start an exercise program, be prepared. As you get ready to become more active, be sure you wear supportive and comfortable shoes and socks, keep your medical identification with you if you leave the house and carry water.

    Because activity can affect your blood glucose, check it regularly and be prepared to manage low blood glucose by taking food, such as granola bars, hard candies and glucose tablets. A diabetes educator can help you figure out how to manage these issues, as well as what type of activity fits your lifestyle and how to best reach your goal.
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    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.

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    If you have a health problem, you should incorporate physical activity into your life (although you'll want to do so under the guidance of your physician). In fact, if you have a health problem, you should especially start an activity program, because you stand to benefit the most. For those at higher risk of cardiovascular disease and other chronic illnesses, exercise makes their RealAge (physiologic age) disproportionately younger. The biggest benefit occurs if you start exercising before a major health problem, or, as I like to think of it, an aging event. However, it's never too late to start.
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    These factors should be assessed during a preparticipation examination:
    • Height
    • Weight
    • Blood pressure
    • Vision
    • Pulse
    • Screening of orthopedic, cardiovascular, respiratory, abdominal, genital, ear, nose, and throat systems.
    (This answer provided for NATA by the Washington State University Athletic Training Education Program.)
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    Exercise 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.
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    If 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.
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    Yes, 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.
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    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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    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.

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    There is a good chance you are ready for physical activity at any time. A fitness assessment performed by your trainer after you have been cleared for exercise by your doctor is a good place to start.

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