Health Tip: Try Kickboxing

But begin gradually

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(HealthDay News) -- Kickboxing is a very popular form of working out, and classes are offered at many gyms.

The American Council on Exercise offers these suggestions to help you safely begin a kickboxing regimen:

  • Avoid working too hard and too long, beyond the point of fatigue.
  • Avoid using weights when kicking or punching. This could injure your joints.
  • Don't lock your joints as you kick or punch.
  • As a beginner, don't kick too high or too hard. You should first learn the proper technique and give your joints and muscles time to adjust.

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