Care recipient (cr) wants to get started with an exercise program

Try: Encourage the cr to implement the following suggestions consult with your doctor before beginning an exercise program find out if there are any activities that you should avoid consider your current health conditions and concerns in the development of the exercise program for example diabetics may need to adjust the timing of medication and meal plans when setting an exercise schedule try to ease into the exercise program if you haven’t been active in a while it can be harmful to go all out instead build up your exercise program little by little recognize and deal with problems when you are exercising stop exercising immediately and call 911 if you feel dizzy short of breath or have chest pains or pressure scale back or try another activity if something feels wrong or hurts during exercise stop exercising if a joint is red swollen or tender to touch

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Categories: Medical Physical, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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References: Adapted from the internet website www helpguide org

Keywords: Exercise work out

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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