Are You Okay to Start Exercising?
Most people are fine to start straight away and build up their new physical activity gradually, but just to be sure, please read the following questions. If your honest answer is yes to any of them, you may want to talk with your doctor or other health professional before you begin.
Has your doctor ever said that you have a heart condition and that you should only do physical
activity recommended by a doctor?
Do you feel pain in your chest when you do physical activity?
In the past month, have you had chest pain when you were not doing physical activity?
Do you lose your balance because of dizziness or do you ever lose consciousness?
Do you have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in your physical activity?
Is your doctor currently prescribing medication (for example water pills) for your blood pressure or heart condition?
Do you know of any other reason why you should not do more physical activity?
Remember, even if you’ve answered YES, to any of the above, it doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t exercise but it may be safer to check with your doctor first.
If you’ve answered YES but you know you are fine to exercise please inform the teacher before the class.
You may want to delay beginning today:
If you have a heavy cold or fever.
If you’re pregnant & haven’t checked with your doctor or other health professional that this activity is fine for you.
Please see additional restrictions pertaining to Covid-19