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Exercise for thyroid problem: Yasmin Karachiwala tells you how to do it right

Whether you have hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, regular exercise can help fight the problem, says celebrity fitness trainer Yasmin Karachiwala.

Whether you have hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, regular exercise can help fight the problem, says celebrity fitness trainer Yasmin Karachiwala. She has also suggested best exercises to fight your thyroid problem.

Written by Longjam Dineshwori |Updated : February 18, 2021 9:25 PM IST

Thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland that is located at the front of the neck below the Adam's apple. It releases two hormones that are necessary for metabolism, growth, and many other body functions. Abnormal production of thyroid hormones can cause a number of health problems. Unexplained weight gain or weight loss is one of the most common signs of a thyroid disorder. Weight gain may result from low levels of thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism) while high levels of thyroid (hyperthyroidism) can cause unexpected weight loss, despite an increase in appetite. Whether you have hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, regular exercise can help fight the problem, says celebrity fitness trainer Yasmin Karachiwala.

For those you have Hypothyroidism, the Mumbai-based fitness instructor recommends doing cardio 3 times a week and strength training 2 to 3 times a week. Maintaining a consistent routine can help fight negative effects of thyroid symptoms such as weight gain, depression, joint aches and muscle weakness, she said.

Having underactive thyroid condition called hypothyroidism can cause fatigue, swelling and joint muscle pain. Because of these symptoms, you may want to get up and go, leave alone exercise. "But experts say that physical activity can help you feel better," noted Yasmin Karachiwala as she suggested a workout for people with thyroid problem can do. She also demonstrated the exercises in a video posted on her Instagram. Watch the video here:

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Yasmin Karachiwala's thyroid workout includes five exercises which are :

  • All 4's Alternate Leg Lift - 15 reps each or (Modified: All 4's Straight Leg Stretch)
  • Crisscross - 10 reps or (Modified: Single Leg Stretch - 10 reps)
  • Suicide Push - 8 reps each or (Modified Suicide Push - 8 reps each)
  • Burpee - 10 reps each or (Modified: Modified Burpee - 10 reps each)
  • Double Pulse Sumo Squat - 30 secs or (Modified: Sumo Squats - 30 secs).

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