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Is it safe for you to exercise if you have a medical condition?

(NIH Senior Health, via email) Exercise is safe for almost everyone, and it can often improve many of the conditions associated with aging, such as arthritis, high blood pressure and diabetes. But sometimes, it’s a good idea to check with your doctor first. Here are reasons why you may wish to check with your doctor before becoming more physically active.
For more about exercise safety, check out “Staying Safe during Exercise and Physical Activity,” a Tip Sheet from Go4Life® , the exercise and physical activity campaign for older adults from the National Institute on Aging at NIH.
The information on Exercise: How To Get Started was developed for NIHSeniorHealth by the National Institute on Aging (NIA).
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