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If you’re under 35 and in good health, you don’t need to see a doctor before beginning an exercise program. But if you are over 35 and have been inactive for several years, you should consult your physician, who may or may not recommend a graded exercise test. Other conditions that indicate a need for medical clearance are:

  • High blood pressure.
  • Heart trouble.
  • Family history of early stroke or heart attack deaths.
  • Frequent dizzy spells.
  • Extreme breathlessness after mild exertion.
  • Arthritis or other bone problems.
  • Severe muscular, ligament or tendon problems.
  • Other known or suspected disease.

Vigorous exercise involves minimal health risks for persons in good health or those following a doctor’s advice. Far greater risks are presented by habitual inactivity and obesity.


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