Health Tip: Take Precautions When Exercising01/15/14
(HealthDay News) -- Getting ready to exercise? First get the
go-ahead from your doctor, then make sure you take some precautions
before you get going.
The Harvard Medical School suggests:
- Warm up before and cool down after exercise for five to 10
minutes. Begin exercise slowly, and gradually increase duration and
- Pushing yourself too hard or performing repetitive activities
can increase your risk of injury.
- Pay attention to your body and stop when you're sick or in
pain. If you take a break from exercise, ease back into it
- Drink plenty of water or fluid replacement drinks. Wear
appropriate athletic gear and protective equipment.
- Take it easy when exercising in extreme weather.
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