Allthe experts say that exercise is necessary specially for the persons with hypothyroidism,i.e. the persons with underactive thyroid. But I've found lot of diffrence on what are the right kind of excercise? As Hypothyroid patients always run the risk of gaining weight too quickly, because of the slow Body Metabolism Rate(BMR), the question is very important. Some of the experts said Yoga is the most effective kind of exercise. Many others suggest various Aerobic/ Cardio vascular Exercise like brisk walking, Jogging, Cycling, Swimming, etc. But many experts suggest whatever you do, strength or Weight Training is a must. Because building and activatibg muscle mass means higher BMR, which results in burning of extra fat and reducing weight.
The same confusion is there when the question of Diet arises. What should and should not be taken in Diets is also very important.
I've a vague idea regarding these questions. So urgently feel that much more must be heard from the persons having lot more first hand experience. The valued opinion of such persons will certainly enlighten me while preparing proper schedule for Hypothyroid persons.
If you are hypothyroid you should see your doctor and get the correct treatment before doing anything else. You will probably just need a prescription for a thyroid hormone replacement which will improve your thyroid function. I take levothyroxine. You many need some other treatment as well. Your doctor will be able to tell you what you need. Once that is under control, I can't imagine why you couldn't do any exercise you wanted to. Exercise only works if you actually do it, so find something you enjoy, do it, and stick to it. If you exercise, any exercise, it doesn't matter just as long as you're moving, don't overeat , and stay away from all the junk foods you should be fine.
I have several medical issues including hypothyroidism and I am also a cancer survivor. But you would never know it to look at me that I am not the complete picture of health. I have never had any problem with weight gain. I eat a healthy diet which includes lots of fresh, raw, and organic foods, very little meat, and I don't like sweets, so I don't eat them. I exercise every day, walk, weight train, swim, and anything else I can find time to do. As a result, I am fit, firm, toned and I look and feel great!
For hypothyroid there are some good yoga posture that help a lot (besides taking necessary steps like taking a medication). Some of them are: candlestick, plow, fish and bridge. They apply pressure to the neck area to stimulate thyroid. You can see them on youtube if you are not familiar with them. Some, however demand a certain skill and shouldn't be performed by a beginner without supervision of a yoga teacher, I have been practicing for years so I do these at home and am comfortable with it. Good luck!
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