Starting to exercise? Begin with a Check Up
Are you wanting to lose weight or live a healthier lifestyle? Most people would answer yes to that question. Our health is important to us for our quality of life so we can enjoy the things we love. Congratulations on your determination to become a healthier person. However, before you start your personal weight loss or health journey, you should start with a checkup. Everyone is different and needs a personalized plan for success. A number of physicians can help you with that as well as make sure your body is healthy enough to perform certain activities.
Hidden Issues Preventing Weight Loss
One reason you might be glad to speak with your primary care physician before changing your diet or starting exercise is you might find out you have a particular health challenge that will hinder you from hitting your goals. With autoimmune diseases, type 2 diabetes, and obesity on the rise, many people have conditions they don’t even know about that makes it harder to lose and maintain weight. Your doctor can test for these issues and tell you how you can work around them.
Who Must see a Doctor Before Starting Weight Loss?
While it is safe for most healthy adults to change their diet and exercise routine, it can be helpful to speak with a medical professional before trying to do it alone. There are also those who must see a physician to get approval before they can begin exercise or a new diet, such as those with:
- Heart disease
- Asthma or other lung issues
- Kidney disease
- Pain or shortness of breath with activity
- A history of smoking
- High blood pressure or cholesterol
- A long-term sedentary lifestyle
Finding the Right Program for You
So many factors go into choosing the right exercise and diet for you. What works for you is not going to work for your neighbor or your best friend. A physician can use your health history to point you in the right direction.
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Looking for advice on exercise and weight loss? Contact Questcare Medical Clinic for information about our locations and hours.