ALWAYS WARM UP FIRST
Begin your exercise routine with some light warm-up activities.
These can include walking for a few minutes, riding an exercise
bike or jumping rope.
DON’T FORGET TO STRETCH
Stretching your muscles and ligaments before and after you exercise
helps keep them limber and prevents injuries due to overuse. Make
stretching part of your routine.
Trying to do too much too soon can be jarring for your body
and increase the risk of injury. When starting a new exercise
routine, ease into it.
MIX IT UP
Doing the same type of exercises
every day puts too much strain on
certain body parts and increases
the chance of injury. Vary your
exercise routines and focus on
different muscle groups each day
to give some of them a rest.
Regular massage therapy can help keep
your muscles and ligaments loose and
make them more resistant to injury.
GET PROFESSIONAL HELP
Working with a personal trainer or
fitness expert can help you create a
workout regimen that will be right for
you and protect you from injuries.
STAY HYDRATED AND FUELED
Exercising when you’re dehydrated or if you have low blood sugar
can lead to tired muscles and greater risk of injury. Eat an adequate,
balanced diet and drink plenty of water.
DRESS FOR SUCCESS
Wear appropriate clothing for whatever workout you’re
doing. This includes wearing the proper safety equipment
for contact or extreme sports.
TAKE A BREATHER
Giving your body time to recover from an intense workout is
just as important for your health as the workout. Take a day
off once or twice a week so you don’t overdo it.
Guide For Exercise
Put these tips to work to avoid injuries
that can short-circuit your fitness goals