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Is it ok to exercise?

19 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
10 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Not just ok. It's necessary to exercise to be healthy.

In brief: Yes

Not just ok. It's necessary to exercise to be healthy.
Dr. Bryan Levey
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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Exercise

It is good to exercise, unless there is medical contraindication to it.

In brief: Exercise

It is good to exercise, unless there is medical contraindication to it.
Dr. Claude Parola
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends.

I don't know anything about you.
The general answer would be "yes", but it would depend on if you have any medical issues that would preclude exercise, or exercise of a given intensity or frequency or type.

In brief: Depends.

I don't know anything about you.
The general answer would be "yes", but it would depend on if you have any medical issues that would preclude exercise, or exercise of a given intensity or frequency or type.
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Excercise will help maintain good physical and mental health.
Reduce risk of htn, type2dm, obesity and metabolic syndrome. It will help stabilize your mood, improve sleep and overall feeling of well being.

In brief: Yes

Excercise will help maintain good physical and mental health.
Reduce risk of htn, type2dm, obesity and metabolic syndrome. It will help stabilize your mood, improve sleep and overall feeling of well being.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Most don't do enough

Very few instances when exercise is restricted--such as after major surgeries/hernias.
Even after knee/hip replacement, exercises/therapy start the following day! many people don't do enough exercises but eat too much; so america is the fattest country in the world. Ii would encourage you to do moderately intensive exercise 30-60min/day. Eat well, sleep well, and see doc regularly. Good luck.

In brief: Most don't do enough

Very few instances when exercise is restricted--such as after major surgeries/hernias.
Even after knee/hip replacement, exercises/therapy start the following day! many people don't do enough exercises but eat too much; so america is the fattest country in the world. Ii would encourage you to do moderately intensive exercise 30-60min/day. Eat well, sleep well, and see doc regularly. Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Brian Kaufman
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Overall yes. Exercise is not only ok but necessary for health.
If you have specific health concerns that are more unique to you, please see a doctor. Go in good health.

In brief: Depends

Overall yes. Exercise is not only ok but necessary for health.
If you have specific health concerns that are more unique to you, please see a doctor. Go in good health.
Dr. Brian Kaufman
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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine

In brief: Need more info

I would hazard a guess yes, but you don't provide much information.
There are very few circumstances where you absolutely can't exercise. Do you have any specific health ailments? If so, what? Remember, being active is key to optimizing your physical and mental health, but some of us do have to modulate how hard and what we do based on physical limitations.

In brief: Need more info

I would hazard a guess yes, but you don't provide much information.
There are very few circumstances where you absolutely can't exercise. Do you have any specific health ailments? If so, what? Remember, being active is key to optimizing your physical and mental health, but some of us do have to modulate how hard and what we do based on physical limitations.
Dr. Stephen Southard
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Exercise

Yes, exercise improves mental status as well as physical and emotional status.

In brief: Exercise

Yes, exercise improves mental status as well as physical and emotional status.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
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