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Health Tip: Take Precautions When Exercising

(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 intensity.

  • 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 again.

  • 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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