Exercise Safety

Overview

Practicing exercise safety helps optimize the health benefits of a fitness routine. When planning an exercise program, it’s important to consider factors such as age and health history as well as personal strength and stamina. Before starting an exercise routine, especially a potentially strenuous one, be sure to consult a health care professional for approval and safety guidelines.

To promote safety during physical activity, health experts usually suggest moderation and regularity. Some exercise safety precautions include wearing the appropriate gear and staying hydrated. Taking time to warm up and cool down allows the body to transition in and out of periods of activity safely.

Basics

Wellness and Prevention