While weekend exercise might be tempting, it can be dangerous due to the risk of injury. Shoot for regular exercise, which not only keeps you ready for those weekend pickup games, but also offers these important benefits:
- Keeps your weight under control, which reduces stress on your joints, especially your hips and knees.
- Maintains your muscle strength to help prevent arthritis and keep your joints flexible and protect them from damage.
- Releases endorphins, which act as your body’s natural pain medication.