Friday, January 11, 2008

Should I see my doctor before starting an exercise program?

This is a common question asked by many who have not exercised in quite some time. Most people do not even start an exercise program because they do not want to deal with the hassle and expense involved in seeing their physician. Well there is good news to this blog.....

The Surgeon General has said that most people can safely engage in exercise if they start slowly and work their way into their exercise program. Furthermore, as you start your exercise program begin with something you know you can handle and work you way into more and more exercise. I suggest following Peter's recommendation on starting your exercise program.

You can also use the following questionnaire to determine if you need to see your physician. The PAR-Q is used by many fitness professionals who want to assess their clients current health. Answer the questions truthfully so that you can be on your way to a healthier life!

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