Health Tip: Help Prevent Exercise Injury12/20/11
(HealthDay News) -- There's no surefire way to stay young, but
plenty of regular exercise may be the closest way.
Nonetheless, you can over-exercise or work out incorrectly,
increasing your chances of injury.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons offers these
suggestions for proper exercise:
- Take a few minutes to warm up with some light cardio exercise
(walking or jogging) and gentle stretching before you begin your
- Always cool down after you're finished exercising.
- Exercise consistently in a balanced way, instead of doing too
much too infrequently.
- Take lessons before you try a new exercise or sport, and make
sure you have the proper equipment that fits well.
- Pay attention to your body's warning signs, and adjust your
workout accordingly. Don't just exercise "through the pain."
- Don't increase your workout by more than 10 percent each
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