The first step to any workout routine is to evaluate how fit you are for your chosen physical activity. Whenever you begin an exercise program, it's wise to consult a doctor. Anyone with major health risks, males aged 45 and older, and women aged 55 and older should get medical clearance.
One of the best ways to avoid fitness injuries is to know your body's limitations. Acknowledge your body's weaknesses.
· Warm up and take it slow: Whatever type of fitness activity you're doing, you're less likely to get injured if you warm up before every session and slowly build the pace of your workout.
· Don't overdo it: vary your workouts-for example, running on a treadmill one day and lifting weights the next may cause some problems.
Be Well Utah is a week-long series of events sponsored by University of Utah Health Care and Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah to promote healthy living. All activities are family friendly - all ages can participate.
Activities include free health screenings, healthy cooking demonstrations, and a chance to interact and learn from some of Utah's top health care providers.
The week finishes with the Utah's largest free health fair on Saturday, August 17th from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Rice Eccles Stadium on the University of Utah campus. And, if you're a football fan, you'll have unlimited access to the Utes PAC-12 field.
For more information, visit Be Well Utah.