Physical Activity for Weight Loss - Topic Overview
Exercising when you have other health problems
People who are overweight or
obese often have other health problems and may be
afraid or find it difficult to exercise. These people can still exercise
- Talk with your doctor or a physical therapist
about how your condition limits your exercise and bothers you while you exercise.
He or she will be able to help you find other types of exercise.
coronary artery disease, you may need someone to
monitor your exercise. Many hospitals have special programs in this case. For
more information, see the topic Cardiac Rehabilitation.
- If you have
arthritis or another joint disease, exercises that are
not weight-bearing may be easier and less painful. These include swimming,
water aerobics, and cycling.
For more information on physical activity and fitness, see
the topic Fitness.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 19, 2013
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