Stretch before formal workouts
Stretch after workouts to prevent soreness and injury and increase flexibility. Hold each stretch for 20-30 seconds. Five to 10 minutes of stretching makes a big difference.
Drink plenty of fluids
Drink plenty of water before and after you exercise. If it’s hot, humid, or you’re exercising vigorously, drink a cup of water every 15 minutes during your workout as well. Weigh yourself before and after a workout – if you’ve lost five percent or more of your body weight, you’re dehydrated and need to replenish your fluids.
Wear the right attire
You don’t need special clothing, do dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather and buy good shoes to prevent injury.
Consider adding strength training to your aerobic exercise (like walking and running) if you have time. We recommend doing strengthening exercises with weights for 15 to 20 minutes two to three times a week. For efficiency, do one set of 8 to 12 repetitions for each of the two to three times a week. For efficiency, do one set of 8 to 12 repetitions for each of the easily, use heavier weights.