One of our weight loss patient who is 5’4’’ tall and is 88 kilos, has joined us today and the first question she asked was this “I am planning to start some physical activity along with radio-frequency therapies But I am confused about what workouts to do and what I should avoid? Please help me with this”
That was a genuine question asked by a beautiful patient and not only her but is asked frequently by many patients at NidSun, so I thought I should discuss it with you as well.
To give you the right answer, let me tell you about Ms. Harleen (Name changed) who asked me this question, her BMI is 32.2 and fat percentage is 42% which is quite high. If a person like Ms. Harleen has high fat content in body and has never worked out before, our recommendation would be that she should avoid any kind of high intensity, hard, strenuous exercise and begin with something gentle like walking for 2 to 3 kilometers in a duration of 30 to 40 minutes. Also Ms. Harleen can combine some simple stretching exercises and gradually increase the intensity of exercise as her body gets used to low intensity.
Exercises to be avoided: There are some higher impact exercises that should be avoided such as running, aerobics, zumba, boot camp, skipping etc. because they put undue stress on your joints if you are overweight and cause permanent knee and ankle damage. Even those of you who have been a fitness freak in your life BUT you haven’t done any exercise for 6 months you should start slow otherwise you will have some or the other injury which will make even every day activities painful further increasing your weight. You can however add these kind of exercises but at-least after 1 month of regular light impact exercises or till you lose some weight.
Note: If you have any chronic disease like: diabetes, Hypertension, Heart problems etc. you should consult your Physician before starting even mild exercises such as brisk walking.
Our therapies do help you lose weight… and people lose it fast from their problem areas…. but if you have some spare time, off your busy schedule It is good to add some form of physical activity, If not every day at least 3 times in a week would be beneficial.
Eat Good Live Good…:)