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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Absolutely! 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. 
     
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