Aerobic Exercise (cont.)
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Is aerobic exercise safe?
Though the risks of being sedentary far outweigh the risks of exercise, one should be prudent when beginning an aerobic exercise program. Safety guidelines from the ACSM state that individuals at low or moderate health risk can begin a moderate-intensity exercise plan without a medical exam or exercise stress test, whereas people at high risk should be evaluated by their doctor. You are at high risk if you have:
Speak with your doctor if you have any question about whether it's safe to start an exercise program.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/23/2016
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