Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Comfortably exercising while obese
Not only do we wear them so we can comfortably exercise but to help prevent hernias. The pulling and tugging that goes on when you're doing jumping jacks or running can eventually make you prone to them and I have no desire to go through that. There was a time I thought I was getting one, I had a burning, searing pain in my lower stomach that would happen after exercise and when I mentioned it, several people said that was exactly how their hernias began. So after some research I saw that wearing compression underwear/shorts was the best way to help lessen the chance of that happening.
As far as any other tips, it's the same as it would be for anyone. Keep hydrated, don't subscribe to 'no pain, no gain' (Discomfort, sure. Pain? No.) and keep variety in your routine. If you need some recommendations to keep variety in the mix, check out our workouts that in are rotation. As the Mr pointed out in his comment, make sure as you lose weight that you go down in size on the compression garments as well so you get optimum compression and your schtuff is all neatly wrangled. ;-)
Do you wear compression products while you exercise?
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