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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    Dr. Robin Miller - Exercise Blood Sugar

    A combination or aerobic exercise and gentle weight training can reduce blood sugar. Watch this video to learn more from Dr. Robin Miller about reducing blood sugar.

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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 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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    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.

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    Strength 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.
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    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.

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    I 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.
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    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.

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    It depends on the severity of injury. There are many things you can do in terms of exercise that can not tax or exacerbate your injury. It would be wise to consult with a qualfied health practitioner to determine the extent of your injury. You should then see an injury specialist to hopefully help rehabilitate your injury as well as provide proper training programs to improve your injury as well as train without causing further injury.
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    Always check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise regimen to make sure you are medically able to participate. Only your doctor can determine how much exercise is safe for you. Starting an exercise program that is more strenuous than you are ready for can result in injury and serious medical problems.
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