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Exercise Safety

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

What is exercise safety?

Exercise safety includes using correct equipment and positions to work the muscles without causing more injury. You will need to know which exercises to do and how often to do them. You will also need to know what to do if you feel pain or think an exercise caused injury.

What do I need to know before I exercise?

What can I do to exercise safely?

When should I call my doctor or physical therapist?

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