How to Prepare for Exercise
- Q How can I start an exercise program?
Amy Colgan-Niemeyer , FitnessStart slowly, especially if you aren't used to exercise, then build up as you become stronger and increase endurance. Think of activities you like to do or would like to try. You may have an easier time sticking to a workout program if you... Full Answer
- Q How should I stretch if I have painful hip, knee or ankle or joints?
Rick Olderman, Physical TherapyStretching exercises will depend on the reasons for your pain. Most often, hip or knee pain is the result of poor control of these joints rather than tight muscles. In the case of hip pain, poor gluteal function results in the femoral head sliding... Full Answer
- Q How should I warm up my feet before exercising?
Dr. Christopher Chiodo, Orthopedic SurgeryTo limber up your foot before attempting other exercises, try this: Sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor. Lift your left leg so your foot is off the floor and use your big toe to make circles in the air, moving in a clockwise direction,... Full Answer