UMMS: Exercise Risk Calculator
UMMS Health Calculators

Do you need to see your physician before you start exercising?

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Use the Exercise Risk Calculator to determine whether or not you should consult a physician before starting an exercise program.

In order to help avoid serious illness or injury if you have certain medical conditions, it is recommended that you consult a physician before beginning an exercise program.

This test should be used only as a guideline.

Do any of the following medical conditions describe you?

Question 1 of 8:

Has your doctor ever told you that you have a heart condition?


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