Exercise routine over 40

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Avatar n tn I have a simple question, from a cardiac perspective, how much exercise is enough? I have heard everything froom 30 minutes at least three days per wek, to most days of the week to every day of the week. Does the amount depend on the individual? In my case, I am a 49 year old male with controlled blood pressure and cholesterol numbers, no family history and have never smoked. I am still 50 pounds over weight but have lost 50 pounds in 1 1/2 years.
29837 tn?1414538248 when i tx i plan on light exercise...it seems i've noticed over the years here the folks that over exercise seem to not cure as well.(i could be wrong on that)..i keep my eye on this because i really like my exercise....i know i just can't exercise like i use to...i don't think it's just age either...when i was in florida last winter for 5 months my all my blood tests were much better..i got lots of sleep and only exercised on bikes and stuff...
Avatar n tn I have always had a problem with my weight being approximatelyl 20 pounds over but over the last 6 or so months i have put on about 15 pounds. I am 5' 8" and just turned 40. Not telling my weight. I have a sit down job, heart disease, perimenopause. i'm not batting a thousand. My question is does anyone out there have any "tricks" to getting rid of weight? I already know about exercise, eat right... Being a diabetic though I thought maybe someone knew of something else.
Avatar f tn I'd suggest that you try changing around the food/calories you're eating, plus change your exercise routine a bit. If you are riding a bike most days, try just brisk walking for a few days; basically anything to change it to something that will be a challenge. Just keep working at it and be sure to keep us posted on how you are doing.
2081753 tn?1334769285 I have managed to push myself to lose 40 lbs over the last year, but its getting much more difficult now that my head/neck are getting worse. I will be watching out for your exercises!!!
Avatar m tn any variety of row -- seated using a cable machine; bent-over with a barbell, dumbbells, or T-bar; or standing, pulling a cable down to your face. Latest retraction: For something a little different, try the bow and arrow, suggests Craig Ballantyne, C.S.C.S., a strength coach in Toronto. Attach a stirrup handle to a high cable pulley. Stand with your right side facing the weight stack, as if you were a left-handed archer.
11079760 tn?1483389730 This morning, I woke early to try out a few things and see how it goes. I have done quite literally no exercise in about 1.5 years (ugh). I have lots of excuses...the end result is the same. Bleh.
Avatar n tn We've dropped her basal from 10pm until 3am by more than 60% of that leading up to 10pm. We've monitored exercise to see if it was being caused by PEL (post-exercise late onset hypo) but it happens even when she's had no exercise for days. Usually it happens between 12:30 and perhaps 2am but more recently it's happened at 11:30 or 4:30.
Avatar n tn I'm a 40 yo male with no history of heart problems. I exercise at a 75% max HR. Last August I noticed that at the conclusion of my cardiovascular routine my HR would remain elevated despite my cool down and eventual ceasing of exercise. Normally my HR had been very responsive to warm up, exercise level, cool down, and back to resting rate. A week after this I had an episode of sinus tachycardia (150 bpm) 3 hours post workout which lasted approx 35 minutes.
Avatar f tn http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/Calories-burned-in-30-minutes-of-leisure-and-routine-activities.htm You need to burn more calories with physical activity than you take in by eating and drinking. The total number of calories you consume minus the total number of calories burned is your net calories. The lower your net calories are every day, the more weight you will lose. Keep track of the calories you consume by using an online calculator or a food diary.
Avatar f tn I just started triple therapy and generally I exercise pretty regularly and intensively. I don't think I'll be able to continue the intensity but really hope to continue exercising. Anyone out there who has been able to exercise while on the meds?
928729 tn?1244222005 Hemoglobin is the red blood cell that carries oxygen to the cells. You feel the worst as your hemoglobin begins to drop at the beginning (side effect of ribavirin). It's the reason everyone complains of fatigue. You may want to look for an activity that requires less oxygen than swimming laps, say speed-walking.
Avatar n tn About 2 weeks ago my heart rate spiked in the middle of my normal exercise routine. It caused me to have an anxiety attack. It's happened several times since then. Not every time I exercise though. I need to say I purchased I heart monitor about a month ago. Unknown to me it picked up interference from other machines at the health club and will display heart rates out of the range of normal - like 200.
Avatar n tn In other words you should not exert yourself to the point where your hear rate is even over 125 bpm or so. And if your blood pressure is elevated with this reduced exercise level, the you need an increase of you present prescriptions or new medications altogether.
Avatar n tn During that time I adopted a cardio exercise routine which helped me to be able to tolerate the episodes much better. If you are unable to have an ablation for whatever reason I would consult the doctor about clearance to exercise and I would definitely do a little running or something. It will help you tremendously. Hopefully I have been able to help. I wish you the best of luck getting this all sorted out. Keep us posted.
Avatar n tn 30 am my bpm is sub 40 while I sit and type this. If I get up and walk around it will go to 60-70 (with SOB). How did this happen? Last night I walked 1.2 miles in about 20 minutes and then worked out for another 15 mts with weights. After I got home my bpm dipped to 50, recovered to normal after about an hour. Last night I woke up at 2:00 am with brady. again and the pounding of every beat as you described. I suspect it will last another hour or two this morning and I'll be fine.
1571533 tn?1322947109 I had surgery in Feb and im still in a lot of main almost every day, needless to say I feel like I jsut keep gaining weight. I would love to go back to my 3-4 hours a day working out I did and LOVED over a year ago, but the pain stops me. How many of you have come up with a solution?? Or any idea that have worked, kind of worked, or you havent tried yet?
1211508 tn?1343083205 They happen almost randomly, unrelated to the intensity of the exercise. And normally when the exercise requires sudden changes in body position (box jumps up and down for instance, or being laid down in the ground and having to get up quicly and sprint, or duck diving below breaking waves). I just had another one surfing today, had to sit there in the lineup and wait until my heart rate normalized: took 90 seconds or so.
Avatar n tn Anyone able to exercise during treatment, especially when fatigued? Exercise can help you both physicallly and mentally. Anyone able to muster up enough energy to exercise while experiencing adverse symptoms? Anyone exercising and feeling that the exercise has help them avoid the bad symptoms?
1616038 tn?1315957703 Thanks for the replies. I exercise daily, usually 40 minutes of hard cardio...BUT, if I am experiencing a bad episode of PVCs (flip flops, thumps and skips every few beats) I will usually refrain from any hard activity that would elevate the heart rate. Now, after all my recent tests (echo, chest x-ray, blood and stress test last week), I am thinking of trying to get my heart rate up (over 130 if needed) to see if that stops the PVC episode??
315094 tn?1201393650 Thanks for writing back. My routine consists of 30 minutes on an elliptical 3 days a week and 2 days of strength training (max 20 lbs). I get my heart up to 150-160 or so. I can only dream of doing what you described with or without this virus so I am probably OK. I ran it by the doc and he said as long as my body i agreeable to go for it. When I work out I fantasize about killing the virus and it is a great motivator. My plan is to keep it up as long as I can.
649848 tn?1534637300 Another problem I have is that exercising DOES give me energy, so engaging in any type of exercise routine, such as my Wii Fit, yoga, etc gets me all hyped up, so again, I don't have enough time for a separation between exercising and bedtime to get wound down and ready to sleep. Not to mention that I do have housework, laundry, etc to get done on a regular basis, which cuts out even more "ME" time...
Avatar f tn In week one, my viral load went from over 20 million to just 40. In 3 weeks my AST/ALT went from 104/255 down to 28/37, and my Dr told me to just keep doing whatever I am doing. My opinion: If you haven't been exercising before treatment try just walking. If you already have an exercise program in place, modify it. I always feel better after I exercise. Lastly, Rarely do I ever say " what I want to do today is exercise " Same with work.
172023 tn?1334675884 Do weight training 3 times a week and some form of cardio everyday for 30-40 mins. Dis continue if you feel any shortness of breath. Endurance is built over time with consistency in your routine rather than overdoing it when ever you exercise.
Avatar n tn I am on Lisinopril and Atenolol to maintain low blood pressure (110/60) and pulse (55-60), and 81 mg Aspirin, as well as 40 mg Lovastatin to keep cholesterol at 160 (my HDL is 55-60). I would like to maintain fitness with an exercise routine, and have been advised by dfoctors in the past to avoid anything that would raise my pulse over 100 or put any strain or increased pressure within my chest davity.
616227 tn?1251079998 I know everyone does here in this room! Here is a fun way to exercise with Paul Eugine! Check this out! Here is the link - http://www.ranaesheart.com/2008/11/thanksgiving-weight-loss-challenge.
789572 tn?1334428479 If you can substantially cut back on carbs while maintaining your exercise routine, trust me the fat will come off. The key is to stay at it and don't do the yo-yo on/off thing or you'll just get fatter in the end and feel even worse. Also don't attempt extremes, like absolutely no carbs or absolutely nothing but protein etc. You'll set yourself up for failure if you do so, moderation and balance are key. And don't starve yourself or you'll relapse horribly and fail for sure.
572651 tn?1531002957 Hi, I too have no dx, have been seeing doctors for whatever's going on since Jan '08. At first, I didn't change anything in my life in response to my situation. Then, 'round April, I decided it was time to make some (well needed) lifestyle changes, including starting exercise, quitting smoking, and a dietary over-haul. I did this in part because I was afraid that my doctors would not take me very seriously as an overweight smoker.
Avatar f tn I have a very high intolerance to exercise. I would like to start an exercise routine that will get me toned and back into shape, but without risking something happening to my heart. I am 130lbs, 5'5" and my scale says 26% muscle and 33% body fat. Once upon a time I was in much better shape - I was always one of those girls that ate like a cow and never gained a pound over 100lbs (I have a small frame). The last time I went running was about 8 or 9 months ago.
Avatar m tn My set point is currently 112-114, the new maximal rate is 103-104, and average HR for the exercise period is 90-94. I should say my routine is a brisk walk/jog for 6-7 miles. Now I am doing well if I can go for 6 miles. I have been wearing a FitBit for 16 months so I have data to verify my experience. Before the issue cropped up the plot of HR was smooth, with even transitions. Now it looks like a saw blade, the rates go up and down - it never holds steady.