Before working out, think about getting a check-up

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POSTED: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 5:08pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 8:30am

Getting in shape is a wonderful idea. But first…we need to make sure we're in good enough shape, to start getting in better shape and that starts with getting a thorough medical check-up.

"It doesn't matter the age now whether your young or older its probably better to get a physical exam from a physician particularly if you are in the 30's, 40's, or 50's."

"37 year old Manuel Cuesta died over the weekend shortly after running a 5k run, leaving behind a wife, a 7 year old son, and a grieving family".

"I would like people to check with a doctor before they exercise so that what happened to my brother won't happen to everyone else."

Cuesta's family said athletic event organizers should always have adequate medical support.

"I support the marathon but I would like them to have an ambulance at the end."

Reporting from Brownsville, Abigail Camilo, KVEO Newscenter 23.

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