Before You Begin an Exercise Program
Has a doctor ever said that you have a heart condition and that you should only do physical activity recommended by a doctor?
Do you feel pain in your chest during physical activity?
Since your surgery, have you had chest pain when you were not doing physical activity?
Do you lose your balance because of dizziness or do you ever faint?
Do you have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in your physical activity like exercising?
Is your doctor currently prescribing drugs (for example, water pills) for your blood pressure or heart condition?
Do you know of any other reason why you should not do physical activity?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, please consult your primary care physician before starting an exercise program.