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Exercising SafelyC“MO HACER EJERCICIO EN FORMA SEGURA

Exercising Safely

If you feel safe and comfortable while exercising, you are more likely to stick to your exercise program. The guidelines below can help. If you have any questions, be sure to ask your health care provider.

Woman wearing athletic clothing and exercise shoes

Dressing Right

  • Wear loose-fitting clothes. Dress in layers on cool days. That way you can remove a layer if you get too warm.

  • Always wear shoes that fit well and that are designed for exercise.

  • When it's cool outside, wear a hat to retain your body heat.

  • To protect your eyes and skin from the sun, wear a visor or hat and use sunscreen.

Stop Exercising and Call Your Doctor if You:

  • Have chest pain or feel dizzy or lightheaded

  • Feel burning, tightness, pressure, or heaviness in your chest, neck, shoulders, back, or arms

  • Have unusual shortness of breath

  • Have unusual increased joint or muscle pain

Exercising Safely

  • Exercise indoors when it's too hot or too cold outside, or when the air quality is poor. Try walking at a shopping mall.

  • Drink plenty of water before, during, and after exercise.

  • Check your pace. You should be able to talk without being out of breath.

  • If you use medication for angina, always carry it with you.

  • Don't exercise on days when you are ill or if you forget to take your medications.

Publication Source: American Heart Association

Publication Source: Heart Failure Society of America

Online Source: American Heart Association

Online Source: Heart Failure Society of America

Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00

Date Last Modified: 2002-07-09T00:00:00-06:00

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