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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Program (Overview)

There are many benefits to being active during pregnancy. You may not feel great every day of your pregnancy, but exercise should make you feel better overall and may help prepare you for labor and childbirth. There are some conditions or symptoms that may make exercising during pregnancy inadvisable. Talk with your health care provider about the exercise that is right for you.


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What is the best health/exercise program to do in the workplace?

What is the best health/exercise program to do in the workplace?

A gym or walk: I have noticed that a lot of big corporations have now added a gym in the building. Employees can now work out before or after work or during lunch. Employers have noticed more productivity by those employees who work out. There is more blood flow to the brain so they are sharper on the job. If you work for a smalller company, a walk around the parking lot may help. Also, take the stairs! ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Program (Overview)

There are many benefits to being active during pregnancy. You may not feel great every day of your pregnancy, but exercise should make you feel better overall and may help prepare you for labor and childbirth. There are some conditions or symptoms that may make exercising during pregnancy inadvisable. Talk with your health care provider about the exercise that is right for you.


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Do I need a special exercise program?

Do I need a special exercise program?

Good question: Everone needs an exercise program! how yours will differ from someone else's will depend on what you need. Your current heath status, underlying conditions, how good of shape you are in and your endurance. Talk to your doctor before starting something new so you will only gain and not suffer any harm! ...Read more

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What is a good exercise program to create in order to gain weight?

What is a good exercise program to create in order to gain weight?

Resistance/protein: Weight traning is the best way to gain muscle. Muscle is more dese than fat, so you might lose inches, but gain weight. Eat protein (an amount the size of one fist once a day and two fists once a day, three fists total) start lifting weights taht are 25% of your body weight every other day and increase 10% every 3 weeks. 6-9 reps per lift. ...Read more

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What is the most important part of an exercise program?

What is the most important part of an exercise program?

Enjoy your exercise: It does not have to be trendy! good old walking is simple and inexpensive. Be as brisk as you can for 30 to 45 minutes. Any other aerobic activity you enjoy such as biking, dancing, swimming, climbing are also good. Also toning and building your muscle with lighter weights (so that you can comfortably do more reps) increases your metabolism, helps weight loss and is heart healthy. ...Read more

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How many minutes of cardio a day would you recommend for someone starting an exercise program?

How many minutes of cardio a day would you recommend for someone starting an exercise program?

Cardio start up: Length of cardio at your beginning of a program depends upon your present level of conditioning (muscle, heart, muscle adaptations, CV adaptions to physical exercise), AND intensity of what you do. My personal perspective based on experience is start with 15-20 min of moderate cardio exertion. Pace carefully. Warm up for 3-4 min, slow down for 5 min. Steady cardio for 15 min. Add 5 min ev. 2 wks ...Read more

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What should I consider when beginning an exercise program?

What should I consider when beginning an exercise program?

Exercise starting: First, an evaluation by a healthcare professional, either a trainer, or your doctor. At 38, you could have some undiagnosed medical conditions. High blood pressure, arthritis, elevated cholesterol, back problems...which all could affect an exercise program. Second, start slow. Low impact. Short amount of time. Many get frustration by expecting results too fast. Try to do too much, too quickly. ...Read more

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Chronic Back Pain (Tip)

Chronic Back Pain

Myth: most people with chronic back pain shouldn't exercise. ...See more

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I need an exercise program for the fall/winter?

In-home DVDs: I'm a huge fan of programs that include both aerobic and resistance exercises, target different muscle groups and that rely on "muscle confusion" to vary the routines. If appropriate for your goals and fitness level, p90x and related programs have been popular and successful for many people. ...Read more

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Dr. James Henning
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Fitness Programs (Definition)

Fitness Programs Exercise and Fitness Programs are offered by healthcare facilities to help their patients learn to improve their fitness level and ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise (Definition)

Exercise is physical activity, such as walking, running, swimming, biking, ...Read more


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