Often fitness, yoga, Pilates and other workouts are positioned as beneficial for women's health, but not all doctors agree with these statements. Candidate of Medical Sciences, obstetrician-gynecologist, gynecologist-endocrinologist Anastasia Yakovleva told the aif.ru portal how to go in for sports without threatening reproductive health.
The doctor noted that the need for physical activity for women of all ages is beyond doubt, however, in an effort to maintain health, one should not forget about safety, since intense loads with low-calorie diets can lead to diseases of the reproductive, endocrine, digestive, cardiovascular and immune systems., depression and menstrual irregularities.
“It seems that everyone speaks and knows about injured knee joints, intervertebral hernias and protrusions, injuries of ligaments and muscles. And who talks about contraindications for female diseases? For example, abdominal exercises are considered the safest, and when and in what form should women with fibroids, varicose veins, cysts, endometriosis perform them? " - emphasizes Anastasia Yakovleva.
In order not to harm your health, before starting training, you need to be examined by doctors - to assess the state of the reproductive system, identify problems and make a list of exercises that are contraindicated in this or that pathology. Yakovleva also advises not to do it yourself, but to prescribe a training program with an experienced trainer who will take into account all the features of your body. When continuing training, it is necessary to conduct control examinations with doctors.