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Doctor insights on: I Have Been Out Of Shape Since Having My Baby What Can I Do To Get Back In It

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I have been out of shape since having my baby. What can I do to get back in it?

I have been out of shape since having my baby. What can I do to get back in it?

Gradually resume : Gradually resume exercise. A combination of cardio and weight training may work best. Choose exercises you enjoy and can maintain. Begin with short durations (10-20 minutes) on nonconsecutive days. Increase duration 10-20% each week. Add in new types of exercise one at a time. ...Read more

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I am completely out of shape. How can I get back into shape? What will i need to do?

I am completely out of shape. How can I get back into shape? What will i need to do?

Exercise: You need to use the computer less and spend more time exercising. You also need to watch your diet. It helps to have a buddy to exercise together. You can join a gym or join social groups that go walking, jogging, hiking, biking. You can also try a supervised medial weight loss program. They can give you a diet to follow but it's up to you to follow it. ...Read more

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So I haven't been to my soccer practice in over a week and I usually do a lot of cardio. Can you get out of shape in a week?

So I haven't been to my soccer practice in over a week and I usually do a lot of cardio. Can you get out of shape in a week?

Hardly.: At your age, and history of doing a lot of cardio as part of your fitness routine, it would take more than a week's lay off to effectively get you out of shape. This is assuming, however, that your down time was not due to some serious illness or incapacitation. ...Read more

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Ok, I am totally out of shape. Worst in my life, due to work, family, life. What do I do to get healthy again at 58?

Ok, I am totally out of shape. Worst in my life, due to work, family, life. What do I do to get healthy again at 58?

Just start: The first step in completing any hard task is to just start. Unless you have any pre-existing medical conditions or health concerns, start slowly & add volume and intensity in small increments. Mix in both cardio and resistance exercises. Shoot for at least 20 minutes/day and 3/week and build from there. Try different exercises to find what you enjoy. If there are health concerns, talk to your doc. ...Read more

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I've been out of shape for so long that I don't think there is a chance for me to become healthy again. What can I do?

I've been out of shape for so long that I don't think there is a chance for me to become healthy again. What can I do?

Never too late: First, see your doctor for a check-up and discuss what type of diet and exercise program is right for you. It is never too late. There may be limitations but you can still do things to improve your health. You have more to lose by not trying something. ...Read more

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How can I accept my post-baby body? It's so out-of-shape.

How can I accept my post-baby body?  It's so out-of-shape.

Dont: Remind yourself that going through this allowed you to bring another life into the world and one that you care about deeply. You don't have to accept the changes that have occurred though. It will just take time to get back into shape. Exercise, eat correctly and avoid fast food and you should be well on your way to regaining your health and vigor. ...Read more

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A bit out of shape. Should I get a physical before making plans to retire?

A bit out of shape. Should I get a physical before making plans to retire?

Get back in shape!: You should always maintain regular health maintenance checks to stay healthy, whether you retire or not. Getting in shape and exercising is also the single most effective health improvement technique there is! ...Read more

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I've been overweight my whole life. I've started working out to lose weight but feel sick after. Is this because i'm so out of shape? 24f, 5'4 160lbs.

I've been overweight my whole life. I've started working out to lose weight but feel sick after. Is this because i'm so out of shape? 24f, 5'4 160lbs.

Exercise: If you're new to exercise what you're feeling isn't unusual, especially if you are perhaps overdoing it a bit. You should start feeling much better after about 6 weeks. If not get checked to be sure nothing is doing. ...Read more

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Broke my nose last night its bent out of shape couldt push it back is it better to die than have a crooked nose?

Broke my nose last night its bent out of shape couldt push it back is it better to die than have a crooked nose?

Not sure what u mean: You are going to die sometime. A crooked nose won't change death or when it happens. Living might be less nice if the injury affects the airway. If you want to look better at your own funeral i suggest getting it fixed. ...Read more

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I am 20 years old and my joins and muscles always hurt especially my back. I feel like i'm 80 years old. Is it that i'm just out of shape?

I am 20 years old and my joins and muscles always hurt especially my back. I feel like i'm 80 years old. Is it that i'm just out of shape?

Listen to your body: It's natural to rationalize symptoms, but it isn't always wise. If you ask the doctor about every twinge, you are probably overdoing it. On the other hand, taking seriously a significant amount of pain or dysfunction is not at all inappropriate, and may lead to important interventions. In your case, i might consider psoriatic arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis. A rheumatologist could help. ...Read more