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Can a 55 y/o engage in vigorous exercise safely? recent syncope episode but extensive workup shows no risk factors for cardiac disease.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes in Pathology

Start slowly: 55 years is not too old for vigorous exercise, however, given your history, start with low intensity exercise like walking and gradually increase the duration and intensity, as tolerated. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.

Answered 7/12/2018

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