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Is going gym harmful to health?

Hi Maam,
i am very much confused related to doing gym. I am doing gym from the last 6 month but i was regular only for 3 months. People close to me are regularly giving me a advice to leave gym and continuously saying gym is harmful for health and they are saying I have reduced my natural glow also. May I know is this right.

kindly give me a accurate information.

Asked On : Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Sep 2013
Hello, thanks for the query.
There are so many myth in India as this is one of them.
Gym give a shape to your body + peace of mind+ stamina required + good look + physic.
Only one loss is there that is of money.
Don't bother about, what others say.
When you do exercise with full heart and zeal, this give you peace of mind and joy.
Regular exercise are necessary for today's life.
During GYM if very hard there is burn of extra carbohydrate ( sugar) , dissolve fat if extra, utilize protein which gives shape to your muscles.
Good luck and keep it up . Dr. HET.
Answered: Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Going to gym is excellent from health point of view.
If it is supervised and guided / if it is not extremes / if it is aerobic - all the more better
Even patients after recovery from heart attack are routinely sent for rehabilitation...
Any 'advice' to the contrary may be from ignorance or jealousy...?

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Nehal Shah's  Response
thanks for using health care magic.
Gym is not going to do any kind of harm until and unless you are doing it excessively or not doing properly.
It will always help to maintain your body.
Answered: Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Mukesh Kumar's  Response
this is very common misconception in india,but exercise is always good for health, of course if you over do it, it can be harm full. i recommend you do very light exercises and do more of treadmill .that will keep you fit and improves your immunity , and also this will increase the glow of your skin.
keep note of few things about exercise
1) exercise in the morning,drink enough water before you start arround 400-500ml, also after you finish.
2)always warm up before you start , do some stretching exercise for 5 -10 min
3)when you start your actual exercise first 10 min start slowly , then last ten min also you exercise slowly then stop. do not start or stop suddenly.
4) in case you are doing heavy weight keep in mind one thing , if your body is paining or your muscle is sore next day you over did it, it can do more harm than do benefit,so you have to reduce weight and intensity
keep these points in mind and you will notice more natural glow
thank you
Answered: Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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