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ROM exercises: Do gentle progressive range of motion exercises both passively and actively. ...Read more
Recovery nutrition: If you mean how you can recover more quickly while minimizing delayed onset muscle soreness, eat or drink within 15-30 min post exercise. Carbs to protein in a 4:1 ratio is best. Suggestions include fruit smoothies, pb&j, sandwich, chocolate milk or hot chocolate (great in cold weather). If you'll be eating a regular meal in that time frame, that will work too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BENEFITS OF EXERCISE: I will list benefits of regular exercise according to the Mayo Clinic (1) prevents obesity and controls weight (2) improves mood (3) boosts energy (4) combats health conditions and diseases (5) improves your sex life (6) helps you sleep better (7) is a fun way to spend your time. I recommend my patients to do the physical activities which gives them pleasure as well, like dancing, and various other fun activities. ...Read more
Minimum 30 minutes: National guidelines recommend that adults get a minimum of 150 minutes/week of moderate exercise like brisk walking. Or 75 minutes/week of vigorous exercise like jogging. If you want to lose weight or maintain weight loss, then 60-90 minutes/day is advised. Guidelines also recommend weight training twice a week. ...Read more
Prioritize: You need to make a committant to exercise and pencil it into your schedule. Decide which types of exercise you like to do so you have options based on the day, time available, weather, how you are feeling. Don't discount a 10 minute walk if that's all the time you have. Commit to 2 days/wk for the first 2 weeks then gradually add extra days. Start with 20-30 min increasing to 60 min 5 days/wk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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