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Five ways to avoid pain and injury when starting a new exercise regime
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Five ways to avoid pain and injury when starting a new exercise regime

Getting in the habit of exercising isn’t easy. Not only is finding the time to exercise a major deterrent for people, the fear of aches, pain and injuries is also a reason that people put off starting a new exercise regime. But exercise doesn’t necessarily have to lead to pain or injuries. Here are some simple things you can do to avoid these when starting out. 1. Warm up It’s important to warm up before your exercise. Warming up raises the temperature of the working muscles and the whole body. It also prepares your body for the increased stress of exercise. Muscles that have been warmed up are able to exercise for longer, and suffer less soreness and reduced injury risk. Exactly what constitutes an effective warm-up varies from workout to workout. But in general, you should dedicate at...