Exercise Planning by Exercise is Medicine Singapore


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Having an exercise plan is important for someone who is intending to start an exercise
programme because it allows you to plan your schedule ahead of time.
The exercise plan should consist of different types of exercises such as cardiovascular,
resistance training,
flexibility and balance exercises
sperad throughout the week,
so as to meet the recommended national guidelines.
Before embarking on an exercise plan or programme, it is important for one to undergo
a pre-participation screening
to pick up any medical conditions or limitations that may warrant further investigations.
For most healthy adults, the good
initial screening tool that can be used is called the par-q, which is short for
Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire
This questionaire is a self-administered questionnaire in the form of 7 questions,
This questionaire is a self-administered questionnaire in the form of 7 questions,
that can be easily answered answered as a yes or no.
Some of the questions in the questionaire include "do you have chest pain while exercising?"
Some of the questions in the questionaire include "do you have chest pain while exercising?"
"do you actually lose balance due to dizziness when exertion?"
Now, if an individual answered no to all those questions,
he or she can safely participate in most activities or exercises.
If one answers "yes" to any of these questions, it is highly recommended that
you seek medical and fitness professional advise
before embarking on any exercise programme.
For adults with existing chronic conditions such as diabetes,
hypertension
or obesity,
it is highly advisable that you first seek the doctor
for medical clearance before embarking on an exercise programme.