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Exercising - December 17th 2013, 01:56 AM

I want to try to get more exercise, partly to be a better influence (since my job consists of being a "healthy person") but also just to increase the quality of my health. However, every time I exercise, I get epic chest pain. It's been going on since I can remember. When I was a kid, I never understood why other people exercised because I've never gotten pleasure from it. I always just have chest pain for several hours afterwards. I know I should go to a doctor, I know I have heart arrhythmias that have been diagnosed this year, and there's a chance I need surgery to get rid of them. I also have a heart murmur caused by an aortic valvuloplasty I had when I was a kid. So I'm suspecting that it's my heart that's doing that.

Any advice on making exercise not suck?
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Re: Exercising - December 18th 2013, 10:53 PM

Honestly, I think it's a good idea to go see a doctor. Even if you don't really want to, it's not a good idea to leave things as important as your heart unmonitored.
What kind of exercise do you do? If running bothers you, you may want to try things like core work or weight lifting. Switch up your routine to make exercising less boring. Also, make sure you are eating a healthy diet and not overworking yourself . Good luck, I hope this helped a bit .

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Re: Exercising - December 18th 2013, 11:05 PM

Serious chest pain when exercising is never good, especially with your history of heart problems.

I would really recommend seeing a doctor just to get a quick check over like blood pressure, ECG etc and make sure you heart is fine before you push yourself over your body's limits. If part of your job is being a healthy person and you want to improve the quality of your health then I recommend seeing someone about the chest pain, being healthy is not just about how you look and your fitness level, keeping on top of your heart problems will also improve the quality of your health.

In the meantime I'd recommend lighter exercise like swimming, try walking uphill on a treadmill or just light jogging and if you get chest pain then slow everything right down. Your body is trying to tell you something with the chest pain, don't ignore it an carry on pushing. Also non cardio stuff like weights, yoga,, Pilates etc would allow you to exercise without straining your heart a lot.
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Re: Exercising - December 19th 2013, 01:50 AM

For your safety, do NOT exercise till you see a doctor.

If you refuse to see a doctor, I'd recommend just walking and building up to anything else.
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Re: Exercising - December 26th 2013, 07:23 AM

exercise is very important to stay healthy and fit. exercise help to reduce weight fast
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Re: Exercising - December 31st 2013, 08:24 PM

It sounds like your best bet is definitely to go see your primary care physician. Better safe than sorry, right?

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