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Please provide some do's and don'ts on getting fit.

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Dr. Joseph De Santi answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Ignore: Do commit to an achievable exercise goal daily; don't beat yourself up when you miss your goal!

Answered 4/28/2014

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Dr. Barbara Lavi answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Ignore: Start slowly, add 5 -10 minutes of exercise a day. Make time every day 2 start a healthier life.

Answered 6/12/2014

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Dr. Liesa Harte answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

High: High intensity interval training is the best way to get your cardio fitness and increase longevity.

Answered 6/25/2015

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Dr. Marsha Davis answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Exercise: Exercise regularly. Do cardio and strength. Work up as you can with increased time and reps.

Answered 6/29/2014

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Dr. Barbara Lavi answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Don't: Don't break the chain: make a commitment 2 exercise every day, even if it's just 4 a few minutes.

Answered 6/30/2014

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Dr. Barbara Lavi answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Try: Try 2 find types of exercise that you enjoy, it will help you stick 2 an exercise program.

Answered 5/27/2015

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Dr. Barbara Lavi answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Don't: Don't get discouraged. Add a little exercise to your routine each day. Results can take time!

Answered 9/4/2014

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Dr. Joyce Pastore answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: DO Exercise the first thing after you wake up. Put exercise clothes next to the bed.

Answered 7/13/2014

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Started: Start easy, and then add something else to your routine each week.

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Have: Have a routine you don't mind doing for 15 minutes three times a week.

Answered 7/27/2014

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Alternate: Alternate routines so you don't get bored working out..

Answered 7/27/2014

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Be: Be sure to wear protective shoes that matches the type of work out routine you like to do.

Answered 7/27/2014

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Have: Have a home routine you can do when you can't get to the gym.

Answered 7/27/2014

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Keep: Keep a set of workout clothes and shoes in your car, so you are more likely to go to the gym.

Answered 7/27/2014

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Dr. Susan Arnoult answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Ignore: DO get started no matter how lame it seems. DONT give up no matter how lame it seems. DOING counts!

Answered 7/28/2014

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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Ignore: One day at a time. It takes time, patience, and discipline in order to get the best results.

Answered 4/28/2020

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Dr. Philip Miller answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Ignore: Do:exercise, warm up, cool down and mix high and low impact burst aerobics. Do circuits. Avoid pain.

Answered 12/10/2014

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: Rest and good night sleep 7 to 8 hours will replenish your strength.

Answered 2/14/2015

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Dr. Inaam Schneider answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: Work with a personal trainer who can help with proper techniques and balance to avoid injury.

Answered 1/18/2019

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Dr. Mohammed Parvez answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: Avoid food like rice, sugar, salt, milk products like cheese and butter.

Answered 4/17/2016

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Dr. Rolando Melendez answered

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Get: Get running shoes that donor bend in the middle area and have a rigid heel post for better support.

Answered 10/6/2015

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Dr. Yun Tran answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Do: Do "better than nothing" exercise. Don‘t do nothing.

Answered 3/2/2016

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Dr. Claudwardyne Thevenin answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

Ignore: Have a plan, change your diet, exercise, plenty of water and rest.

Answered 6/17/2017

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Dr. Rachel Wagner answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Ignore: Do: drink more water, eat more vegetables, exercise more often. Don't: eat processed sugars or fats.

Answered 5/13/2018

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Dr. Frank Holmes answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

Ignore: When starting a new fitness program, a key is to begin gradually. With cardio, increase 10-20%/week.

Answered 7/28/2018

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Dr. Adam Elisha answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Ignore: Try to get at least 150 minutes of aerobic activity each week.

Answered 4/9/2020

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