Do chronic con­di­tions keep you from ex­er­cis­ing?

Health & Nutrition - - FITNESS FORUM -

If you have a chronic con­di­tion, you may be us­ing that fact as a crutch to avoid ex­er­cis­ing. But reg­u­lar phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity can ac­tu­ally im­prove your qual­ity of life if you have arthri­tis, di­a­betes, heart dis­ease, or even Parkin­son’s dis­ease. It may even keep you from get­ting other re­lated con­di­tions. For ex­am­ple, if you are un­able to do aer­o­bic ex­er­cise, you may still be able to do some strength train­ing, which has been shown to stave off di­a­betes. Talk to your doc­tor about your lim­i­ta­tions, then get ad­vice from a phys­i­cal ther­a­pist to come up with a rou­tine that can get you moving, no mat­ter what your ail­ment.

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