GUYS - Before You Start That Workout, Ask Your Doctor These Important Questions
Feb. 14, 2020
Every guy who’s into fitness has some methodology, piece of equipment, or program they like over anything else. Some like to circuit train every day, some follow bodybuilding protocols, and still, others participate in any number of fitness trends and fads.
But some exercisesOpens in a new Window. have withstood the test of time, no matter what your approach. These moves have become staples in every serious lifter’s plan. If you’re serious about your gym routine at all, make sure you find out certain things from your doctor concerning your health and exercise.
Should I avoid some types of exercise?
Some conditions will make certain exercises a bad choice. For example, shoulder arthritis may make pushups impossible. Try other bodyweight exercises.
Do I need to be evaluated before I exercise?
Most people don’t need a doctor’s permission to start moderate exercise, like a walking program, but if you have heart disease, diabetes, or other chronic health problems, check in with your doctor.
What health red flags should I watch for?
See your doctor if you feel any chest pains while working out or if you have excessive shortness of breath. Knee pain also should not be ignored.
Do my medications mix well with exercise?
Some blood pressure medications affect your heart rate, cause shortness of breath and dizziness, and make you more likely to get dehydrated. Review your prescription drugs with your doctor when starting to exercise.
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