Moderate exercise is safe for most people, but it's always a good idea to talk to a doctor before starting an exercise program. If you answer "yes" to any of the following questions, it is especially important to talk with your doctor before starting an exercise program. He or she may recommend a supervised or restricted program to meet your specific needs.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Thomas M. Bailey, MD, CCFP - Family Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerHeather O. Chambliss, PhD, FACSM - Exercise Science