You should then select an exercise that you enjoy, and begin at a low intensity. or a low weight amount, or a low level of incline, etc. A "good" instructor of yoga, zumba, pilates, etc----always demos the low intensity versions. I also like silver sneakers/
SP dietitian Becky
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"Do what you love, love what you do." I consider that to be key. What do you enjoy?
Personally, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT-- walking mixed with sprints; I think slow steady running is hard on the body/unnatural), yoga, and circuit training seem to work best for my body right now.... and a good sleep routine.
Have you talked to your doctor about Armour?
Edited by: MICHELLEXXXX at: 11/30/2012 (08:48)
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If they have cleared you for anything, then the safest way is to start off slowly - baby steps. Perhaps a couple 10 minute moderate-paced walks a day, and after a week or two increase it a bit.
Yes "they' would be my doctor. He has cleared me for any exercise without limitation and I know very well how to monitor myself for my safety. My question was more in regards with where to start for someone who is severely out of shape. I can't just jump back in to the elliptical or the circuit training that I used to do. I need to start at the beginning and move up slowly I just don't know what that beginning might be. Thank you!
I am restarting out here on Sparkpeople and looking for some advise. I am hypothyroid (not well controlled) and Hypoparathyroid. I need to keep my calcium intake at a decent level. I also worry about exercising with the hypoparathyroid. I have not been allowed to exercise in about 3 years and they've recently given me permission to try it and see how it goes. I'm so horribly out of shape now though I don't know where to start! Anyone in this boat of have any suggestions of things to start with? I was debating maybe some basic yoga. I'd like ot get back to heavy aerobic exercise, but that's going to take some work. Thanks!
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