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How to exercise to deal with the body aches?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Slowly & surely.

Exercise is generally good for achiness, but start slow - warm-up, low-impact aerobic work (bicycling, elliptical), easy stretching once warmed up, light weights.
Try to exercise on most days of the week - consistency is important in this regard.

In brief: Slowly & surely.

Exercise is generally good for achiness, but start slow - warm-up, low-impact aerobic work (bicycling, elliptical), easy stretching once warmed up, light weights.
Try to exercise on most days of the week - consistency is important in this regard.
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: Depends, but ...

Yoga or stretching when done properly can be helpful for body aches.
Before doing either make sure your muscles are warmed up -- walking is usually a good way. If you do stretch, hold each position for about 30 counts to the point of discomfort and don't bounce. Bouncing will work against what you want to accomplish. Try stretching 15-20 minutes once or twice a day.

In brief: Depends, but ...

Yoga or stretching when done properly can be helpful for body aches.
Before doing either make sure your muscles are warmed up -- walking is usually a good way. If you do stretch, hold each position for about 30 counts to the point of discomfort and don't bounce. Bouncing will work against what you want to accomplish. Try stretching 15-20 minutes once or twice a day.
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Dr. Janet Greenhut
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