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How can an exercise journal help someone with pain?

Keeping a regular exercise journal is important as you start exercising for optimal conditioning and fitness. Purchase a calendar, and record the amount and type of exercise and activity performed each day, as well as the physical response, such as increased pain. This data can help you and your doctor design a specialized program that has optimum benefit without causing further pain or injury.

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