It is well known that routine exercise has numerous benefits for your mental and physical well being. But sometimes getting back into that routine can be a significant challenge.

With that in mind the National institute of Health has outlined some brief tips to begin or continue your regimen safely.

After having consulted with your physician.

  • When starting an exercise program, begin slowly with low-intensity exercises.
  • Wait at least 2 hours after eating a large meal before doing strenuous exercise.
  • Wear appropriate shoes for your activity and comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that allows you to move freely but won't catch on other objects.
  • Warm up with low-intensity exercises at the beginning of each exercise session.
  • Drink water before, during, and after your exercise session.
  • When exercising outdoors, pay attention to your surroundings -- consider possible traffic hazards, the weather, uneven walking surfaces, and strangers

Live Oak hopes that this article and these brief tips can help you begin your beneficial exercise routine.

“Exercise: Benefits of Exercise” NIH SeniorHealth

 

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