If you want to start an exercise regime your doctor or other health professional can help. They should be able to advise you on what type of exercise is suitable for you, and may be able to refer you to a dedicated exercise session, especially if you have heart disease or are obese. They may also be able to arrange for you to attend a physiotherapy clinic or session too.
It’s a good idea to talk to them before you start any exercise programme, especially if you have a medical condition or if you haven’t been very active for a while.
Questions you might want to ask are :
- What type of exercise can I do?
- Is there any type of activity I should avoid?
- What help can you offer me?
- NICE recommends exercise for some conditions. What do they recommend for the condition I’ve got ?
- Will exercise help me lose weight?
- I’ve been told that muscle is heavier than fat, is that true?
- Would being more active help with my diabetes?