A- A+

Bookmark and Share

Back to Document

Exercise: Before Starting an Exercise Program

Starting a daily exercise program

It is always important to consult your doctor before starting an exercise program. This is particularly true if any of the following apply to your current health status:

  • Chest pain or pain in the neck and/or arm

  • Shortness of breath

  • A diagnosed heart condition

  • Joint and/or bone problems

  • Currently taking cardiac and/or blood pressure medications

  • Have not previously been physically active

  • Dizziness

  • Obesity

When beginning an exercise program, be sure to start gradually and sensibly. However, if you feel any of the physical symptoms listed above when you start your exercise program, contact your doctor right away. An exercise stress test may be used to help plan your exercise program. 

Memorial Health System’s Accreditations & Awards
Memorial Health System
401 Matthew Street, Marietta, OH 45750
(740) 374-1400
© 2014, Memorial Health System.
Belpre Campus ER 13 min
Marietta Memorial ER 28 min
Selby ER 28 min
Physicians Care Express-Marietta 10 min
Physicians Care Express-Belpre 26 min
Back to Top