Are You Asking the Right Health Questions?
Health questions, in this article, are simply questions related to your health. The following should prove helpful:
Questions to ask your doctor.
The doctor will have different people to do different things with their exercise program, based on their fitness level and medical condition. Below are some suggestive health questions to ask your doctor.
Do you think I should exercise? The doctor will know if your body can handle physical activity. I am sure that your doctor will say "yes," if you can handle it.
How much exercise should I do? The doctors will base their answers on your fitness condition. Most people can do at least 30 minutes of exercising a week.
If you are a beginner, the doctor may suggest that you start off with a 10-minute brisk walk, dancing after you eat, or some other form of low intensity exercising. As you improve your fitness level, you can do more.
What type of exercises should I do? Your doctor can give you some general information about what type of exercises to do. Your doctor’s answer will be based on your fitness level and medical condition.
Your doctor will also inform you, if some of your medicine will affect your ability to exercise. It is important for you to remember that you may need to talk to a physical fitness trainer or exercise coach to get information on different exercises, once you have been cleared by your doctor.
Will exercising help me in the condition that I am in? Once again, your doctor will be able to give you a clearer understanding of this.
In my opinion, no matter what your age, fitness level, or your past irregularities with exercising, you can benefit from exercising. Remember to listen to what your doctor instructs you to do.
Health Questions to Ask Others
What helped you improve your fitness level? This is a good health question to ask of someone because you think they have made some improvements in their fitness level. You will find that people do various things, some will be helpful and others will not. As you work on improving your health, you will have to experiment.
How do you find time to work out? Remember everyone has their own system of time management. The key to time management is prioritizing. If exercising is important, find time to do it.
Some may find that exercising in the early morning is best for their schedules, and others may discover the evenings fit their schedule. So talk to people that has similar circumstances to yours, because this will be more helpful to you.
For example, if you are a single parent, you should probably ask other single parents, when do they find time to exercise.
What types of exercises do you do? Each of us will do different exercises that are effective for us. When you are trying to put together an exercise routine, it is important to try new things that are helpful to you.
Whether it is walking, jogging, swimming, dancing, cycling, an aerobic class, tennis, or racquetball, these exercises and others will help someone. Find out what you like and is beneficial to you, and do that at least 30-minutes, three times a week (i.e., aerobic exercise).
How do you perform an exercise? Remember not everyone knows how to use weights and machines properly. If you really want answers to your questions, ask someone who knows. A personal trainer or fitness staff member will have more knowledge than the average person at the gym.
Health Questions to Ask Yourself
Am I ready for a change? If you are not ready to make a change, it will be difficult to change. Change requires properly evaluating where you are, looking at where you want to go, and choosing the best way to get there.
Adding exercising to your already overwhelming schedule will be extremely stressful, if you don’t prepare for it. You need to ask yourself, “Self, are you ready for change?”
What are my goals? If you know your goals, it will be easier for you to achieve them. Not knowing where you are going will cause you to wander.
You need short term goals (i.e., what will you do in the next year), medium term goals (i.e., what will you do in the next three to five years), and then long term goals (i.e., what are you going to achieve in the next five to ten years).
You must write your goals down, review them regularly, and make the necessary adjustments. When you set your goals, you must be realistic. Don’t think you are going to lose 20 pounds in a month. Maybe you can lose three to five pounds in a month.
Take some time and think about the goals, write them down, and then do it.
When and where will I exercise? Once your goals are written, you need a plan for especially the time and place you will exercise.
Figure out whether you are a morning, afternoon, or evening person. Then you need to think through if you want to exercise at home or at the gym. Plans for your goals are necessary for you to achieve them.
What can I do to celebrate my successes? Many will be successful, if they have effective goals and plans. Some of us destroy all of our work with a week of celebration because we have lost ten pounds.
Learn different ways to have fun. For example, go bowling, go to the movies (i.e., eat a small bag of popcorn with no extra butter and a diet soda), have coffee with your friends, go dancing, buy a new exercise outfit to show off your body (not too revealing though – smile), or go for a walk.
It is important for you to reward yourself, just don’t mess up what you have worked so hard to create.
Conclusion: It is vital for you to ask health questions of your doctor, others, and self, before and during an exercise program. No one knows everything. Take advantage of the free resources and people who are around you. This will help you go to the next level.Please complete the feedback form below.
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