Specialist defends the need for medical evaluation before starting physical exercise
Although it is no longer legally mandatory to submit a certificate to enroll in a gym, it is very important to seek a doctor before starting training, hiring a personal trainer or engaging in physical activity on your own. Only with the evaluation of this health professional can it be established with absolute certainty if the individual is able, from the cardiovascular point of view and other health conditions, to make effort, as well as to size the appropriate exercise load.
Initiating physical activities after a period of sedentary life implies real risks for any person, and they are proportionately larger as the age advances and in the presence of a history of health problems. The same warning applies to so-called weekend athletes .
Performing a checkup and prior medical guidance make it possible to accurately diagnose physical fitness and guide care to enjoy the safety and joy of all the well-known benefits of regular exercise.
So our recommendation is to seek your trusted doctor or a professional with experience in sports medicine before enrolling or running around.
Breaking with the sedentary lifestyle is one of the main preventive factors against cardiovascular diseases. Physical activity contributes to the fight against cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension , overweight and stress, conditions that threaten the heart. In addition, the practice of any exercise or sports modality improves the mood and helps to regulate sleep and food, leading to many gains in quality of life.
However, in order for all this to happen and the result is as expected, it is essential to consult the physician first to find out also if there are no impediments or health risks. This recommendation is not only valid for footballers, but for everyone who wants to start an exercise routine.