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How To Get In Shape For A 5k Run
I run till my heart hurts is that bad? I used to smoke weed atleast twice a day for a year. I stopped and am trying to get in shape for soccer. I jog till my heart feels like it's gonna burst. Is that bad? Does it mean anything but that i'm out of shape?
It may be bad: Going from doing nothing to doing everything is not good for your body. You need advice from a trainer. If you are feeling your heart "beating out of your chest, " you are overstressing yourself. At your age, and particularly if you have other risk factors you may hurt yourself. A stress test is reasonable before an unaccustomed exercise program, and start off gradually, increasing as tolerated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of exercisesis should I do if I have a broken disc in my lower back and I have asthma so I can't run and im trying to get in shape ?
Broken disc?: Depends on you actual diagnosis, wether you perhaps have a bulging disc, or a herniated disc, and wether or not the protruding disc material is intruding on any neural structures or your spinal cord. Discuss your MRI results with your dr. Physical therapy may be an option, and if so you physical therapist besides stretching and strengthening exercises would be able to recommend appropriate cardio. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medial tenderness inner rt. Calf & ache ... What alternate exercise besides running? Bar or cycle or walking? I'm sad and frustrated -to get in shape
I'm starting to get back in shape.I notice my left hip started hurting after i ran.Is it because my body isn't used to the run or can it be an injury?
Hip pain: The pain could be either from an injury or because your body isn't used to running. It is important to make sure your form is good, your shoes are good and that you are stretching properly and taking care of your potential injury. Depending where in the hip you may need to use a foam roller or do some special stretches. A physical therapist or running coach may be able to help you with stretch. ...Read more
I am in great shape, but after getting to my 7th or 8th mile on a run i start to get pain on the inside of my left knee. How can I prevent?
Knee Brace: Running can be very hard on your knees and feet since they take much more force than whe walking. You may have a stretched ligament and that would be fine for a while but allow extra movement that would cause pain later in your run. Try a knee brace and mention it to you md on your next visit as long as it doesn't get worse. ...Read more
Will i get swelly belly from lapro hyst (uterus only, keeping ovaries)? I'm 45 & in good physical shape (i run, lift & do core ex). Surg next month.
Transient: Your abdomen will be inflated with carbon dioxide for the surgery. That gas is released at the end of the surgery but you may still feel a bit bloated for a while after the surgery. That will resolve within a few days for most women. ...Read more
Recovered from dengue a year back & now have gained weight...Trying to get back in shape but feel fatigued and running is a challenge, is this normal?
Dengue: Yes, many patients recovery rapidly but it is not unusual to have long-term residual effects of this mosquito-borne viral illness that is becoming increasingly more common. Do not assume, however that it the cause of your symptoms without getting fully evaluated. See your doctor to be sure nothing else is going on. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more
I had meniscus surgery about 5 years ago and the pain still hurts. I run 5k and marathons but can no longer. Any way to get back to normal?
My heart rate getting really high lately. I will run up the steps and it will be 120. i was dancing and it was 146. Is it because i am out of shape?
Conditioning: There are many activities that will cause an increase in heart rate. A rise in heart rate with physical activity is a normal response. To calculate maximum heart rate for age, use this calculation: 220 - age http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/PhysicalActivity/FitnessBasics/Target-Heart-Rates_UCM_434341_Article.jsp#.VlMHgM53_7U ...Read more
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