The Fitness Do's & Don'ts
Do'sDon'tsDO Start Off Moderately
Work your way into a routine. Goingoverboard after a long respite fromexercise may result in injury, or at leastdisappointment. Your workout shouldn'tdo either, so build up from a moderatebeginning.
For maximum benefit at minimum injuryrisk, the body needs to rest and recover.At least a 24-hour rest after heavymuscle strain is advised. Stagger workouts between heavy and lightstrain. For example, you can alternate aweight training routine with biking.
DO Warm Up and Cool Down
A low-impact warm-up before anyexercise is essential. It warms themuscles, makes them more limber andeasier to stretch, which results in abetter workout. It also helps to preventinjury.
DON'T Push an Injury
Listen to your body. If you feel pain,stop. Muscle and joint pain can meanmany things pushing a small hurt canlead to big problems later on. If painpersists more than a few days, see adoctor.
Flexibility is one of the most importantfactors of fitness. Stretching before,during and after a workout will result inbetter performance, good posture, fewer injuries, and overall better fitness.
DON'T Get Bored
Don't get bored with your workout. New