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Exercising as you get older

(HealthDayNews) -- Staying active as you age helps you remain healthy and feel better. But you need to exercise safely.

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons suggests these tips to prevent injury:

  • Wear the appropriate safety gear.
  • Warm-up before you exercise.
  • Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, even if you break this into briefer workout periods.
  • Never increase your program more than 10 percent a week.
  • Vary your fitness routine.
  • Stop exercising if you have pain or swelling.
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