Health Tip: Avoid Beginners' Workout Injuries

(HealthDay News) -- Exercise can help you live longer and give you a better body. But you can hurt yourself if you overdo it or don't exercise properly.

The Womenshealth.gov website mentions these safe-exercise tips:

  • Check with your doctor before you start exercising. Start out with short workout intervals of just five to 10 minutes.

  • Protect yourself with safety gear, such as a helmet or sturdy running shoes.

  • Warm up before starting each workout.

  • Make sure you drink plenty of fluids, even if you aren't thirsty.

  • If exercising outdoors, wear sunscreen.

  • Stop exercising if you feel dizzy, nausea or pain.

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