Health Tip: Ask Questions Before You Start Exercising

So you’re ready to get fit. Now what? Start by discussing some important issues with your doctor.

The American Council on Exercise advises that you discuss:

  • How active do you want to be and how vigorously do you want to exercise?
  • Have you been diagnosed with a heart condition?
  • Have you fallen or lost your balance at least twice within the last year?
  • Do you ever have chest pain during exercise or have irregular or slow heartbeat at rest?
  • Do you take any medication for a heart condition or blood pressure problems?
  • Do you have pain during exercise, or problems with your bones or joints that are affected by exercise?
  • Do you have wounds on your feet that don’t heal?
  • Have you had unexplained weight loss in the last six months?

Source: HealthDay

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