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Is it safe to do long strenuous hikes and weight training if I have copd?

Is it safe to do long strenuous hikes and weight training if I have copd?

Maybe...: Only your doctor can answer this for sure after a thorough evaluation. You may need pulmonary rehab where you exercise while being monitored to determine what exercise is safe for you and whether you need supplemental oxygen while exercising. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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Can i use Elliptical cross trainer for my workout. because u said not to do jogging and running ? is this machine is safe for disk herniated persons

 Can i use Elliptical cross trainer for my workout. because u said not to do jogging and running ? is this machine is safe for disk herniated persons

Elliptical use is OK: Using an elliptical machine is not likely to place more pressure on lumbar discs than standing. Disc pressure is thought to be highest when sitting and leaning forward. Adding reason to minimize sitting for prolonged periods and using good posture. In the absence of weakness, or numbness in the lower extremities, be as active as possible and strengthen your abdominal musculature. ...Read more

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How long after my mastectomy will i be able to return to running? I enjoy running in road races with my family. Once I have my mastectomy, how long before i can begin training and running again? Is there a time period that i won't be able to exercise or c

How long after my mastectomy will i be able to return to running? I enjoy running in road races with my family. Once I have my mastectomy, how long before i can begin training and running again? Is there a time period that i won't be able to exercise or c

Different for all: This will depend if you had reconstruction or not. You may have to consult with your surgeon and plastic surgeon to find out their specific instructions. My motto with my patients: "if it feels good, it is okay to do". I like to encourage people getting back into their normal routines. Exercise is great for recovery. You may want to start with walking and then work back up to running. ...Read more

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How long after my mastectomy will i be able to return to running? I enjoy running in road races with my family. Once I have my mastectomy, how long before i can begin training and running again? Is there a time period that i won't be able to exercise or c

How long after my mastectomy will i be able to return to running? I enjoy running in road races with my family. Once I have my mastectomy, how long before i can begin training and running again? Is there a time period that i won't be able to exercise or c

A few weeks: You may start light exercise in 1-2 weeks. You may gradually increase activities over the next 4-6 weeks. To reach full activities it may take about 2-3 months. However other factors need to be taken into consideration such as reconstruction, any untoward complication and if there is any need for chemotherapy. Your surgeon will be able to give you more specific answers based on your situation. ...Read more

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How unsafe is it to do heavy workout sessions and have a poor diet?

How unsafe is it to do heavy workout sessions and have a poor diet?

Working out is good: I'm going to assume that your physician is good with your exercising and you do not have angina symptoms. The more you work out and the more you are involved with the fitness culture, the more your brain will tell you how to eat more wisely. I hope you'll keep it up -- it's a wonderful gift you give yourself. ...Read more

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In order to lose weight and stay fit, do I have to be on a diet or is it okay if I just exercise?

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In order to lose weight and stay fit, do I have to be on a diet or is it okay if I just exercise?

Out more than in: In order to lose weight, you need to burn more calories that you eat. In order to stay fit, you need to exercise at least 20-30 min several days a week. Beyond that, it totally depends on what your goals are, where your weight is today and where you want to be. ...Read more

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Is it ok to do cardio exercise while I have colds and cough?

Is it ok to do cardio exercise while I have colds and cough?

Cardio: Usually only light cardio is recommended if the cold seems to affect your neck down. So if you have chest congestion and wheezing etc. If the cold affects from the neck up you can do exercise without restriction. ...Read more

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If I have scoliosis and hipotiroide can I make aerobic exercices? Or is contraindicated to practice aerobic if I have problemes with my back?

If I have scoliosis and hipotiroide can I make aerobic exercices? Or is contraindicated to practice aerobic if I have problemes with my back?

Yes u can: Scoliosis is not a contraindication to aerobic exercise .As a general rule it's a good idea to see your primary care physician before beginning a vigorous exercise program. Good luck! ...Read more

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If you're significantly overweight is it ok to lose weight quickly (like a low carb) or should you try for the conventional 1-2 pounds a week. I am 5'0 and weigh 254 pounds. I'm fortunant to not have any medical problems and I go regularly for physicals

If you're significantly overweight is it ok to lose weight quickly (like a low carb) or should you try for the conventional 1-2 pounds a week.  I am 5'0 and weigh 254 pounds.  I'm fortunant to not have any medical problems and I go regularly for physicals

Life long habits: Losing weight is the "easy" part. (not easy at all, of course). The hard part is keeping it off. Therefore, losing weight quickly will not accomplish your goal. Instead, change your habits to focus on pleasurable activities independent of meals and eat in a manner that is sustainable. That means slow weight loss. You should not attempt to lose 100 lbs in anything less than 24 months. ...Read more

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What to do if I have mobitz II heart block? Can I still life normally without pacemaker? Can I exercise as usual (gym, yoga, swim)?

What to do if I have mobitz II heart block? Can I still life normally without pacemaker? Can I exercise as usual (gym, yoga, swim)?

Just to be safe: The first question would be is there a reversible cause for the conduction defect? You are young and unfortunately there is a risk of progression of Mobitz II to complete heart block which can lead to serious problems and even death. Mobitz II is treated with a pacemaker for this reason. If you have no symptoms, a pacemaker would make normal exercise safer. Further evaluation is necessary. ...Read more

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I have a 9.2cm cyst on my ovary. Would it be safe to continue to exercise? I do cardio and strength training.

I have a 9.2cm cyst on my ovary. Would it be safe to continue to exercise? I do cardio and strength training.

Probably okay: A cyst of this size may twist while running or coul even rupture with impact exercises. Low impact work outs, elliptical, stair master , bicycle better than running . Also careful with deep penetration if you are sexually active. ...Read more

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What to do if i excercise with high weights for 2 hour. How many calories should I take to gain weight?

What to do if i excercise with high weights for 2 hour. How many calories should I take to gain weight?

It varies.: Dependent upon your weight and body habiitus, the number of calories will need will vary. Men require more than women, larger individuals more than smaller. You will have to factor in how many calories you are burning in your workout as well. Finally, the sources of calories, i.e. Carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, are just as important as the actual number. ...Read more

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How do you get as fit as an athlete? I exercise 45mins a day, do I just keep doing more and more until its hours?

How do you get as fit as an athlete? I exercise 45mins a day, do I just keep doing more and more until its hours?

Depends on your goal: If you are body building, may require more. If general fitness, and you are already fit, more or less may be required depending on intensity of your 45 min work-out. 3-5% increase in weights used daily not unreasonable target. So time remains fixed but intensity increase if you want to increase muscle mass. Increasing # reps or distance, will increase stamina without adding mass. ...Read more

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I am 18 I workout 6 times a day and I want a lean fit and athletic build.My workout is really good,I lift heavy weights and I wanted to ask should take whey protein such as nitro tech.And does it effect your body functioning and does it effect in long run

I am 18 I workout 6 times a day and I want a lean fit and athletic build.My workout is really good,I lift heavy weights and I wanted to ask should take whey protein such as nitro tech.And does it effect your body functioning and does it effect in long run

Oh, my!: That's a lot of working out! I feel certain you have crossed the line of optimal; it is not a case of more is better. You risk some injury from overuse. Protein powders/shakes are not regulated by the USDA; there is no guarantee regarding strength/purity/safety. Emphasize protein, 1 to 1 1/2 gram/pound body weight daily; continue complex carbs and healthy fats, and enough calories: 20/pound daily ...Read more

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Is it safe to do light impact cardio if you have a broken hand?

Is it safe to do light impact cardio if you have a broken hand?

Typically yes: As long as the heart rate elevation and increased blood presure that accompanies cardiovascular exercise doesn not increase symptoms of swelling, pain, discomfort in the hand and as long as the exercise itself is not jeopardizing the immobilization, or fixation for the fracture ( if thats what phase the treatment is in). ...Read more

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How can I have the will to excercise sport?I do not do sport more than 3 years..

How can I have the will to excercise sport?I do not do sport more than 3 years..

Get in shape first!: Exercise is good for every aspect of a persons life, especially when participating in sports. What keeps you from getting back to sports again?Is it fear, thinking you are getting too old, is there any element of being a little depressed with loss of drive & motivation? Start with a good physical exam and maybe even brief counseling & gradually get back to the level you would like. ...Read more

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Weight Training (Definition)

This is an exercise program focusing on strength training via use of resistance. The weights used can be barbells, dumb bells, track machines with ...Read more


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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

A group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it difficult to breathe. ...Read more