No matter what your age, it is always a good idea to get a check-up from your doctor before you begin a new exercise program. This is especially true if you haven’t exercised for a long period of time. A doctor can check your cardiovascular fitness, your cholesterol, as well as advising on what types of exercise would be good for you.
Even top athletes undergo physical examinations to test their fitness levels. Therefore, having a physical examination would benefit you in the long run.