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 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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    First 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.
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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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    A , Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, answered
    As 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.

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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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    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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    One thing I wanted to mention as well is if you meet with a fitness professional and they do not ask you if you have at least met with a doctor dont just turn away, run the other way.

    This does not mean that you have to meet with a doctor but a fitness professional should at least ask if you have met with a doctor or encourage you to do so if you are just beginning and exercise program.

    All qualified fitness professionals are taught to only be trainers and not practice outside their scope so it is incredibly important for a fitness professional for their potential client to have met with a doctor to know they are cleared for activity or what limitations may exist.  Same holds true for someone who is currently injured or coming off an injury, the fitness professional should request information from the doctor or therapist so they can properly guide you through exercise.

    Be very leary of a fitness professional if they at least do not ask if you have seen a physician before meeting with them.

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    A , Fitness, answered

    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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    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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