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Exercise Safety Tips for Beginners

Ready, Set, Exercise!

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EVIE4NOW

4/23/2014 9:32:48 AM

Have pain or pressure in the left or middle part of your chest, or in the left side of your neck, left shoulder or left arm... I would add to this a pain between your shoulder blades or being nauseous can also be signs of a heart attack.

DELLMEL

6/28/2013 4:24:41 PM

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Thanks for the article. Good info

NANUOF3

1/16/2013 9:03:27 PM

Trying hard to lose weight. Can't really exercise yet, just diagnosed with left bundle branch blockage in my heart. Put myself on a strict diet and do a lot of 5-10 minute exercises. Wish me luck. This is my first week and feeling some better and clothes are already fitting a tad looser.

LGECOL55

10/5/2012 6:01:23 PM

I just had the OK from my Doctor to join the local gym since they have my seizures under control. I live alone, they don't want me exercising by my self. The gym is very nervous,
and I know when to stop by body signals. I do not pass out, but have right side weakness with my seizures. Do I just plain not exercise or give it a try.
lgecol55

1935MARY

9/8/2012 9:58:58 AM

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Good article. This helps me alot, because I have an appointment at curves. I asked a few questions on the phone, now I have more. I am not sure it is right for me , but this gives me the info. I needed . I have some problems that limits me I hope they have a program that fits my needs. Thanks for this article.

MOLLFOX

5/23/2012 11:31:56 AM

Great article, thanks for sharing!

DIANNAJ4

5/5/2012 9:04:01 PM

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thank for the article on exercise i just join the ymca try to go every day .but not all way do.but just wont you to know i did read the article and they did help out thank you

MARATHONMOM26.2

1/18/2012 10:19:05 AM

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You neglected to mention NASM as one of the nationally recognized certifying agencies.

CARPEDIEM369

6/25/2011 6:00:30 PM

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Just a "thumbs up" to Anne's comments about Chair Exercises. I use a walker & thought I was doomed as far as ever being able to do cardio exercises, but started with "Stronger Seniors" dvds & with the help of those (& tracking my portions of food), I've lost 25 lbs in the last 3 months sans injury. Given my starting weight of 310 lbs, in no way could I support the full weight of my body & exercise while standing without hurting myself. So, Chair Exercises are definitely the way to go!

ANNEBURNELL

6/23/2011 10:46:17 AM

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Timely advice now that the weather has turned and people feel the need to get out and exercise.

It is important to point out that not everyone can start with traditional exercise. If you are in a special population (overweight or obese, elderly, diabetic or arthritic), modified exercise could be a good starting point.

Chair Exercise and water exercise are non-impact options that will get you on the path to consistent exercise without the risk of injury. Since chair and water exercise is a bit easier than some other forms of fitness activities, you will be more likely to stay with your goals and not feel that "I'm too old" or "I'm too sick", or "I'm too heavy."

Of course, speak with your health care professional before beginning any exercise program if you have been inactive for a while.

It's never too late to start feeling better, both physically and emotionally. Action does not guarantee happiness, but there can be no happiness without action.

Write out your goals and start moving. Today!

Stay strong
Anne Pringle Burnell

PETILLE007

1/18/2011 11:54:37 AM

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I have cold sweats whenever I exercise and a very uncomfortable pressure between the eyes and in the back of my neck near the occipital. Its rather uncomfortable. Why is cold sweats in the list of concern?

SUMMERSMILES1

11/29/2010 1:21:30 PM

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Hi, I like the article. I tried the links for PARQ and received nothing. I then went to google.com and typed in PARQ and was able to find a pdf of the sheet.

Also, for those who think they can start and exercise program quickly from nothing and not see a doctor - your body isn't ready for it and you may have hidden health issues that you do not know about. Exercising for health is great until you have a heart attack (etc) because your body isn't ready for the intense program. Taking care of yourself also means to start with the best foot forward - see your health professional! Happy Holidays

DIANE2110

8/24/2010 1:56:55 PM

I like the articles and there are many. I haven't been able to find any on breathing during exercises. I seem to always end up doing the reverse breathing from what the exercise calls for. Does it matter when I exhale or inhale?

MOM210

2/7/2010 6:58:04 AM

Leanne26, no the point is not for your heart to RACE. There is a difference in increasing your heart rate to a level that gets you in your target heart rate and having a racing heart. Sometimes your heart can race and it'll be ok but a Doctor has to determine that because if you feel nauseous after a workout, that's a bad sign. If you feel tired that's ok. But, there are types of heart racing that can kill you. Check with your doctor to be sure.

K_RENEE

1/26/2010 5:50:06 PM

thanks for the link to the PARQ

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