Health Tip: Use Your Home Gym Safely
-- A home gym is a convenient way to get in your daily workout, but you still have to take precautions to stay safe.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons mentions these safety guidelines:
- Start out slowly, gradually increasing the duration and intensity of your workouts.
- Pay attention to your form and technique, making sure you're using the machines correctly.
- Always warm up and cool down.
- If you have pain, adjust the equipment to make your workout less strenuous. Also, take a day off and rest.
Posted: September 2011