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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
623 doctors shared insights

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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I need an exercise program for the fall/winter?

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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When must I record progress in my exercise program?

Daily: I believe its best to keep a dally and weekly log to monitor your exercise in both time and quality of your workouts when you look back you will be pleasantly surprised at your progress in a relatively short time frame. ...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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I want to know what's the best facial exercise program?

I want to know what's the best facial exercise program?

There is no "best": In regards to facial exercises. While it may help, there is just as much a possibility that facial exercises could actually hurt - at least in regards to the "wrinkle" perspective. ...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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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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