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A 51-year-old male asked:

is it ok for a 52 yrs old male in good health to run or should get some tests done first to ensure all is ok.

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Dr. Sylvie Stacy
Preventive Medicine 10 years experience
It’s Probably Okay: There are no specific tests that need to be completed before a healthy male in his 50s starts running. If he has not been feeling well for any reason, has been diagnosed with any diseases, or has a family history of any diseases, it would be a good idea to talk with a doctor before starting a new exercise regimen. Either way, he should start out slowly and work up in speed and miles over time.

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