6 tips for healthy exercise

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1 Talk to your doctor. Before beginning any new exercise program you should talk to your doctor. Sometimes medications you are on can cause fatigue or dehydration and you may need to take extra precautions. You may also have some underlying health conditions that can interfere with your workout. You’ll never know unless you talk to your doctor.

2 Walk. Walking is one of the best and easiest exercises you can do. You can either set up a time to go walking or even just get the farthest parking spot to get that extra work out. Walking is even better for you than jogging or running, it puts less stress on you joints and it burns more calories.

3 Do 30 minutes of cardio a day. This is the minimum needed to begin burning fat. Cardiovascular exercise is great for the heart and a great way to burn those excess calories.

4 Strength training. Taking the time to do some strength training is great for improving your muscle tone. Try to do some strength training 3 times a week. Make sure to take a day in between exercises to give your muscles a rest.

5 Remember to stretch. Stretching is really good for you and improves flexibility. It also gets you warmed up for an exercise. Make sure to stretch before and after every exercise you do.

6 Drink plenty of water. Your body needs 8 to 10 cups of water to function. When you exercise you sweat out some of this water so it’s important to keep hydrated.

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