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Your success depends on setting goals that really matter to you. Write down your goals, put them where you can see them, and renew them regularly.
Almost anyone, at any age, can exercise safely and get meaningful benefits. Staying safe while you exercise is always important, whether you’re just starting a new activity or haven’t been active for a long time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Being active is one of the most important things you can do each day. There are many ways to fit physical activity into your regular schedule, even while you are at work! Look for easy ways to add physical activity to your regular schedule.
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.
As the weather gets warmer, it’s important to play it safe when playing outside. Too much heat can be risky for older adults and people with health problems.
Want to be more physically active? The key to being successful and safe is to build slowly from your current fitness level. Here’s how to find your fitness starting point.