Answers to your health and fitness questions

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Q: I’m ready to start a new workout routine but my body is not used to lifting weights. How can I make sure I don’t hurt myself? A: The trouble with growing older is that we’re not as limber as we used to be! However, with proper routine and a […]

Q: I’m ready to start a new workout routine but my body is not used to lifting weights. How can I make sure I don’t hurt myself?

A: The trouble with growing older is that we’re not as limber as we used to be! However, with proper routine and a plan, you can prevent injuries while exercising. The most common injuries are muscle strains and back pain.

The biggest way to avoid injury is to warm up before exercise. This gets your blood moving and tells your body to get ready for the workout! It can be as simple as a few minutes of brisk walking, bike riding, or jumping jacks. Stretching is also an important part of a fitness routine but I recommend spending a few minutes stretching after your workout. It can be more harmful than beneficial to stretch cold muscles as you put yourself at risk for a muscle strain. Dynamic movements will raise your heart rate and bring your body temperature up. Stretching movements will help lower the heart rate and begin cool down.

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