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Finding the Right Fitness Shoes and Clothes

Choosing the right clothing and shoes for the exercise and physical activity you plan to do is important. Make sure your clothes and footwear are both comfortable and safe for you to be active.

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Stay Safe! Use Proper Form While Strength Training

Proper form is a key part of injury prevention, especially with strength training. If you are new to strength training or it’s been a while since you’ve done a particular exercise, talk with your health care provider to make sure that exercise is appropriate.

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Exercising with Pain

Pain. It’s your body’s way of warning you that something might be wrong. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you should avoid exercise. In fact, depending on the type of pain you have, exercise could actually help.

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Be Safe When Exercising Outdoors

You’ve made a plan to be more active, and you’re ready to go outside and get started. But before you do, make sure that you can exercise safely in your neighborhood. Here are a few tips that can help you stay safe as you get moving.

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Bicycle Safety

Riding a bicycle is not only fun, it’s also a great way to exercise. When you’re out and about on your bike, it’s important to know how to be safe.

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A senior Asian couple in the park on a sunny day, exercising together. They are taking a break, drinking from water bottles.

Stay Safe When Exercising in Cold Weather

Exercise has benefits all year, even during winter. But before you brave the cold, take a few extra steps to stay safe. Exposure to cold can cause health problems such as hypothermia, a dangerous drop in body temperature.

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Older man wearing protective eyewear while taking a break from outdoor racquetball

Exercise for People with Low Vision

People with low vision can be active in many ways! Before you start an exercise routine, however, talk with your medical doctor and your eye doctor, since bending, lifting, or rapid movement can affect some medical and eye conditions.

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