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True or false about exercise and doctors

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

True or False: Even a person who is mildly overweight should get a doctor's clearance before starting a new fitness program.
I´d say false
Spark people says
True
Spark people´s explanation:
A document called a PAR-Q (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) can help you determine if you need a medical evaluation before starting an exercise program. You can get one here.
My explanation:
When you do exercise - Feel your own body and don´t follow others but take the pauses necessary
An exception about doctor would be if you never have done any exercise
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  • AHAPPYSPIRIT
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    1325 days ago
  • LINTPICKER
    I agree! Just don't over do. Then if you notice any problems or if you are way older then it could be a wise choice to see the doctor
    1327 days ago
  • GGRSPARK
    Same sort of nonsense here in Canada. Though it is not a bad idea to be checked out periodically. Even athletes , such as yourself, develop issues. I also has a .5 comment and have enjoyed the stress test , dietician. But that was rude !!!
    1328 days ago
  • MILLIE-MILOU
    I think many fitness places and sites say to get a check from the doctor due to a degree of backside covering.
    I was going to join a gym and they wanted a doctors note to say that it was OK. At the time I had a BMI of 25.5, cycled long distance and was in a size 12-14. Because the gym said that I was 'significantly overweight' (that would be the .5 bit I guess) they wanted a doctors report in case I keeled over. At £50 a pop, I don't think so. I joined the gym next door. It did help that I cycled with the manager, although I didn't realise it at the time.
    1328 days ago
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