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Jakarta Post

Signs that you should not exercise … just yet

  • Sebastian Partogi

  /   Sat, December 7 2019   /  01:57 am
Sophia Hage (Courtetsy of Sophia Hage)

Sophia Hage (Courtetsy of Sophia Hage)Physical exercise is healthy. On the other hand, when we are unwell, it is wise to put off exercising just for a little while until our body recovers to at least its minimum fitness level before reengaging in physical activities again. “Physical exercise adds stress to our heart and lungs, pushing them to function beyond their usual capacity. Around 70 to 90 percent of our blood circulation will go to the extremities — such as to our legs and arms when we are running — while requiring us to get more oxygen supply than we need when we’re inactive,” medical doctor Sophia Hage, who specializes in physical exercise, explains.“Exercising when you’re unwell means you add stress to an already ongoing physical stress. Thus, when you are unfit, it’s better to put off your exercise regimen,” she continuesYet, according to Sophia, as a result ...