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can i go to gym even if i had a hyperthyroidism?

By Anonymous March 11, 2016 - 1:47am
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i am a hyperthyroidism patient, 6 years ago i suffered too much weight loss and my left eyes become bigger but then after that i took some medication so i begin to re-improved my weight again. now, i am too much heavy, im fat and i want to go to gym. is it good for me?

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Hi Anon!

Thank you for reaching out to EmpowHER!

As you know, hyperthyroidism happens when the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck. It produces hormones that control metabolism. The most common form is Graves' disease.

Unfortunately the medication used to treat this can cause weight gain. Your main way to counter this is to restrict calories but working out can also help.

It's a great idea to go to the gym, just start out slowly and don't over-exert yourself. If you are unsure of how to use weights or machines, ask a trainer so you don't overdo it or hurt yourself.

Walking is an excellent way to burn calories and does not require a gym membership - you just need good athletic shoes.

If your gym has a pool, try swimming; it's a great, low impact exercise.

Try 20 minutes of exercise a day and build from there. When you feel strong , see if your gym offers aerobics classes - this is a great way to burn calories and lose weight.

You can read more on that here: http://www.empowher.com/weight-loss/content/choose-aerobics-lose-belly-fat

You'll start feeling a lot better within a week or two!


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