Don't do too much too soon. Talk with your doctor about setting goals that are right for you. Here are some topics to get the conversation started.
Participating in Physical Activities
Talk to your doctor about your level of exercise or physical activity. To improve your health, your doctor may advise you to start, increase, or maintain that level. For example, in order to start taking the stairs, increase walking from 10 to 20 minutes every day, or maintain your current exercise program.
Talk to your doctor if you experience pain, shortness of breath, or other difficulties with moderate physical and day-to-day activity, such as moving a table, vacuuming, or climbing several flights of stairs.
Reducing Your Risk of Falling
If you have problems with walking or are prone to falling, your doctor may be able to do something to help or treat any balance issues you may have.
The Link Between Physical Activity and Mental Health
We all feel a little blue sometimes. However, if you often find yourself feeling depressed, anxious, irritable, or low on energy, we encourage you to talk to your doctor. If you aren't exercising or taking care of yourself, it can affect your mental health, and vice versa. So it's important to take care of both.
The Link Between Physical Activity and Common Medical Conditions
Physical activity can play an important role in treating or controlling the affects of common medical conditions including: