A member asked:

Is it ok to exercise?

19 doctors weighed in across 8 answers
Dr. Bryan Levey answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Not just ok. It's necessary to exercise to be healthy.

Answered Nov 7, 2016

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Dr. Brian Kaufman answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Overall yes. Exercise is not only ok but necessary for health. If you have specific health concerns that are more unique to you, please see a doctor. Go in good health.

Answered Nov 22, 2013

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Dr. Claude Parola answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

It is good to exercise, unless there is medical contraindication to it.

Answered Feb 25, 2014

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Dr. John Michalski answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Yes, exercise improves mental status as well as physical and emotional status.

Answered Oct 12, 2016

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Dr. Bac Nguyen answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Very few instances when exercise is restricted--such as after major surgeries/hernias. Even after knee/hip replacement, exercises/therapy start the following day! many people don't do enough exercises but eat too much; so america is the fattest country in the world. Ii would encourage you to do moderately intensive exercise 30-60min/day. Eat well, sleep well, and see doc regularly. Good luck.

Answered Dec 14, 2013

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Excercise will help maintain good physical and mental health. Reduce risk of htn, type2dm, obesity and metabolic syndrome. It will help stabilize your mood, improve sleep and overall feeling of well being.

Answered Nov 28, 2017

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Dr. Stephen Southard answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

I would hazard a guess yes, but you don't provide much information. There are very few circumstances where you absolutely can't exercise. Do you have any specific health ailments? If so, what? Remember, being active is key to optimizing your physical and mental health, but some of us do have to modulate how hard and what we do based on physical limitations.

Answered Mar 27, 2015

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Dr. Dean Giannone answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

I don't know anything about you. The general answer would be "yes", but it would depend on if you have any medical issues that would preclude exercise, or exercise of a given intensity or frequency or type.

Answered Oct 13, 2015

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