Exercise advice for strengthening the heart and lungs
Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Didem Sezgin Özcan, "Especially aerobic exercises increase your condition by strengthening your heart and increasing your lung capacity." used expressions.
Medipol Mega University Hospital gave information about exercises to strengthen the heart and lungs.
In the statement, Assoc. Dr. Didem Sezgin Özcan stated that different kinds of exercises to be done at home during the epidemic period will not only strengthen the muscles and joints, but also the heart and lungs.
Stating that it is important to do a regular exercise program, Özcan said:
"Especially aerobic exercises increase your condition by strengthening your heart and increasing your lung capacity. It is necessary to avoid exercises that may cause muscle and joint injuries, the person should do the exercise types suitable for his own condition. You can of course use treadmills or stationary bikes in our homes, if available, within our possibilities. On curfew days, you can do exercises such as walking or skipping rope, dancing in accordance with your own condition. "
- "People without condition should keep the intensity and duration of the exercises low at the beginning"
Özcan underlined that medium-intensity aerobic exercises for healthy adults should be at least 5 days a week and at least 30 minutes a day.
Stating that they also recommend exercises for strengthening, range of motion, flexibility and balance 2 to 3 days a week, Özcan said, "For strengthening exercises, we should work with a total of 8-10 muscle groups from both arms and legs. Exercise bands, dumbbells or If there is none, we can use half-liter plastic bottles. Again, we can do these exercises using our own body weight and we can use training videos of competent people to motivate and do the exercises correctly. " shared his knowledge.
Özcan also warned about muscle and joint injuries.
Stating that healthy people who have just started exercising or who have not exercised regularly before carry a risk in terms of muscle joint injuries and falls if they do not exercise properly, Özcan made the following recommendations:
"Especially those who are not in the condition should keep the intensity and duration of the exercises low at the beginning. Aerobic exercises should definitely include 5-10 minutes of warming and cooling periods. The feeling of pain at the moment of exercise should be taken into account. When an uncomfortable pain is noticed, the intensity and duration of the exercise should be reduced or not done, and the intensity and duration should be increased as you gain the condition.
Karaman Haber - Source: AA