Exercise is nothing more than structured, repeated, planned physical activity according to a set programme. It aims to improve your physical condition.
The majority of people, regardless of age, can do physical exercise appropriate to their condition.
If you have a somatic disease (heart, lung or diabetes for example), it should be stabilised.
In any case, before starting an activity programme, it is best to consult your doctor. They may recommend tests to determine the level of activity that is best for you. If you are returning to physical activity after the age of 50, it may be useful to have an exercise test, particularly if you have cardiovascular risks (smoking, high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, family history).
Do not exercise if:
- you experience shortness of breath at rest;
- you have palpitations;
- you have chest pains;