Cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary limitations is one of the primary reasons that medical exercise is so important. Cardiac rehab facilities have all but disappeared, and gyms are often inadequately prepared to handle members with medical conditions. When you are exercising with cardiovascular or cardiopulmonary limitations, there are certain components that must be in place with your exercise program.
High Blood Pressure
When exercising with high blood pressure (even when you are on medication), it is important that you are monitoring your blood pressure before and after each exercise session. We provide blood pressure cuffs for all of our clients with hypertension. Tracking it on a consistent basis is what allows many of our clients’ physicians to recommend that they reduce or stop taking their blood pressure medication. We are able to ensure they are in safe ranges before they start their exercise session and we also let their doctors know when we see their blood pressure improving.
Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes
When exercising with diabetes, it is important to be aware of your blood sugars and how they are increasing or decreasing over time. We also believe in monitoring your blood pressure before and after each workout, even if you are on medication for it. Our clients who have come in with diabetes or pre-diabetes have decreased their blood sugars, decreased their A1c, and have been able to reduce and get off many of their medications. One Katy physician has even used “ex-diabetic” to describe some of our clients. We use a systematic approach involving exercise and nutrition to help you achieve these goals.
Working with clients with cancer comes in various forms. We have clients that come in who are undergoing radiation and chemotherapy and we have others who have been cleared from cancer and are ready to start exercising again. We meet our clients where they are, consult with their physician, and encourage them through the process of exercise recovery.
Safe Exercise Programs
If you have a cardiovascular or cardiopulmonary condition, you want to come to a place where you feel safe and the staff knows how to handle anything you encounter. The Medical Fitness Pros team has been certified in working with cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary conditions, and we can help you exercise safely.
Common conditions we work with include:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Guillian-Barre Syndrome
- Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
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