Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Specialist Dr. Stating that regular exercise has a protective effect even against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, M. Pınar Dönmez emphasized that physical activities that are performed incorrectly or that force the body too much can cause serious problems for health.

“Physical activity also has a positive effect on brain activity”

Dönmez stated that regular physical exercises increase both the general health and the health of the movement system.

“Haruki Murakami started writing novels for the first time in 1978. It took 1 year to write the novel and, realizing the effects of sitting for a long time, he decided to run as a protective measure. He eventually became a marathon runner. , that’s why I became this person. ”Considering the benefits of a regular and continuous exercise program in our lives, it would be very appropriate to use Descartes’ phrase ‘I think, therefore I am’ from the 17th century to the present day, so I am moving, therefore it would be very appropriate to use it as I am. “

Noting that physical activity also has a positive effect on brain activity, Dönmez said, “A hormone called irisin, which is secreted while exercising, acts on nerve tissue repair / reconstruction and has a protective effect against neurodegenerative diseases. Effects on aging-related diseases such as stroke are discussed. ” used the expressions.

Dönmez pointed out that exercises that started correctly and without personal planning could do more harm than good, and made the following assessment:

“Exercises that are initiated with a sudden decision and are not suitable can cause injuries. If someone who is not an athlete and who decides to do sports for health, first meets with an internal medicine physician and consults with his general health, then with orthopedics or physical therapists, and the existing posture and joint disorders. / needs to get information about spinal disorders and adopt a personalized program. “

“Exercising by increasing the tempo will protect health”

Emphasizing that sudden and severe programs should not be done in the new period of sports, Dönmez said:

“Such a start can cause injury to the tissues. Exercises should be done by keeping two or three days a week for 20-30 minutes. If longer programs are aimed, you should start sports by taking 10-minute breaks every 20 minutes. In short, doing sports by increasing the tempo gradually. In addition, the choice of shoes, the hardness of the walking floors, the correct illumination, the maintenance of the devices used are very important. It would be correct not to choose exercises that may cause load and injury to the joints. Also, stretching exercises should be done at the beginning and end of the sports session.

Dönmez stated that the movement that causes pain at the moment of exercise should be stopped immediately, “It is normal for people who have not exercised for a long time to have muscle pain after exercising. However, if the pain is severe and continues after 24 hours, if it is concentrated on a specific muscle or joint or spine area, consult a physician. should not be delayed. said.

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