It’s fairly common knowledge that the older you get, the more important regular physical activity is. Exercise can help in the prevention of a myriad of conditions such as osteoporosis, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

The tricky part is that the older you become, the more likely it is that you’ll also be managing one of these conditions – or living with an undiagnosed condition – when you begin a regular physical activity routine. Therefore, it’s extremely important to be aware of fitness parameters that apply to your condition so you don’t injure yourself while attempting to gain control of your health.

Take the time to talk with your doctor to understand the specific implications of any condition you’ve been diagnosed with. And if you haven’t had a full medical checkup recently, make sure you get one before starting a regimented exercise routine.

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