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Is It Good for Me If I Have a Health Condition?

You are sure to lose weight and build muscle with Insanity. Along with the weight loss comes a drop in blood sugar, blood pressure, and “bad” LDLcholesterol.

You have to be in great shape already to tackle this high-powered workout. Do not attempt Insanity if you have heart disease or any heart disease risk factors unless your doctor says you can. There are more moderate workouts that can help you reach your fitness goals.

Insanity is not for you if you have back or knee pain or arthritis. Instead, choose a program that is more joint-friendly. This high intensity/high-impact approach to fitness is very challenging and not for you if you have any physical limitations.

If you are pregnant, this is not the time to start Insanity workouts. If you are in top form, and your doctor approves, then you might be able to continue with Insanity for a time if it is already a part of your fitness routine.

You will need to listen closely to your body and make changes as your pregnancy continues. Your joints will become looser, so avoid jumping, lunging, and other moves that put you at risk for injury. Tone it down if you are becoming breathless or uncomfortable. Drink water, don't get overheated, and don’t do any moves that have you lying on your back during the last two trimesters. Be prepared to switch to an easier program as your baby and belly grow.

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