5 Key Factors to Consider

  • Range of movement
  • Strength
  • Fitness
  • Osteoporosis
  • Weight control

Although moderate physical activity such as brisk walking is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk to your doctor before you start an exercise program if any of the following apply: You have heart disease. You have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. You have kidney disease.

However, the incidence is very low. The risk is usually higher in a person with known or occult heart disease while he is doing vigorous intensity exercise. It is therefore good to have a medical screening to detect any medical condition so you can tailor your exercises according to those conditions.