Exercise is necessary for us to stay fit and healthy. Combined with a good eating plan and healthy habits, you have the recipe for a good and happy body and life. Although exercise is necessary and healthy it can be dangerous if not done correctly. Today, we want to share some exercise safety tips to make sure that you don’t get injured and only get results.
1. Warm Up and Cool Down
It is important that you give your body the opportunity to warm up for 5 to 10 minutes before you start doing your vigorous exercises. The same goes for cooling down. If you do a cool down routine after your session, you will experience less soreness and stiffness.
2. Start Slow
If you are just starting to exercise, pace yourself. You should allow yourself to do harder and more vigorous exercises gradually. Build it by starting slow and moderate and increasing intensity as you get stronger.
3. Don’t Overdo It
When you over-exercise, you can cause more damage than good. Overuse of your muscles and joints can lead to stress fractures, joint pain, etc. It is important to do a variety of exercises that can work all the muscles and joints. It is also important to give your body enough of a resting period before you start again.
4. Listen to Your Body
Your body will tell you when it is sick or tired. You need to listen to it. When you are sick, you should not exercise as it can damage your heart muscle. If you get tired, let your body rest. It is important to listen to what your body is telling you because it knows what it needs.
5. Drink Lots of Water
Before, during, and after you exercise you should drink lots of water and/ or drinks that will replace the minerals and salts that you lose while training. It is important to replace the electrolytes you lose during exercise.
Take these safety tips to heart and you will have an enjoyable experience. Also, try to wear clothes that are comfortable, breathes, and stretches and as you move.