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Sun Jan 19 12:04:47 EST 2014

I'm type 2 diabetic, question is I also have pulmonary Hypertension (PH). Doctors says, only exercise with heart rate of 113 or less. How can I lose?
Asked By: ricmar1212  
Category: Exercise

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2014-01-29 11:20:50.0

Dear Ricmar1212,

Losing weight from exercising is all about how many calories you burn, not how high your heart rate goes (or doesn't go). Just exercise for longer at a lower heart rate to expend the same or more calories that will help you lose weight. Also consider adding in some light resistance work that will help you gain and retain muscles that help better manage blood glucose levels. Try a variety of different low-intensity activities on a daily basis for the best overall results, and make sure to move more all day long to increase your calorie usage.
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2014-12-05 17:10:02.0

I too had pulmonary hypertension and had a successful double lung transplant in 1995. I now have Type 2 diabetes. Slow and steady wins the race. Ask your doctor to prescribe Pulmonary Rehabilitation to help to understand how your body works..and give you instructions that won't tax your heart too much. Also ask for Diabetic Teaching for input on how to limit calories for weight loss. The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (www.phassociation.org) has audio tapes from this past summer's conference discussing exercise...check it out! Hope this helps....You can do it!
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2014-11-26 04:10:40.0

I was restricted by my Dr. not to exceed 110. got a heart monitor & did stretches & some resistant training before power walk, was able to work up to @ 4 & 1/*2 hours per day & lost 70 lbs. in @ 6 mouths.
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