Exercise can help improve your ability to move, strengthen your muscles, and boost your aerobic fitness. There are 3 different types of exercise you can try: passive stretching, cardio, and resistance training.


Passive stretching is when you stretch the muscles closest to the center of the body. These muscles include those of the shoulders, pelvis, and upper arms and legs. Aim to practice these stretches for 10 minutes at a time, 3 to 5 times a week.


Cardio includes activities like walking, running on a treadmill, or cycling. Work your way up to doing cardio for 15 minutes about 3 times a week. Remember to drink lots of water and take breaks, as needed.


Resistance training can include bench press, arm curl, and leg press exercises. The typical recommendation is to do 3 sets of 10 repetitions of each exercise, with a resting period of 2 minutes between each set. Try to do resistance training 2 days a week, but not on consecutive days.

Always speak with your doctor before starting a new exercise routine. Be sure to let your doctor know if you experience any muscle cramps or dizziness during regular exercise.

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