Safe Exercise For Better Health


Steps to follow for safer training:

1. Before you start your workout, or when you awake in the morning, scan your body for trouble. You might even do a simple standing meditation. Decide how to address any issues.
2. Check your training plan, and determine your goal (why you are doing this) – relaxing walk to staying on track with your coach’s instructions.
3. Go over your nutrition and hydration, and rectify any concerns.
4. Ask yourself if there is a specific technique that you might work on – hand catch in pool, relaxed high cadence on bike, low impact run.
5. Do your workout.
6. Take the appropriate rest and post-workout nutrition and hydration, plus stretching or use of rollers.
7. Make a note, physical or mental, of any issues that might need addressing.
8. Consider how things are going for your next race or your training in general.
9. Reward yourself for a job well done – coffee with friends, few minutes break before getting on with your day, read a book, pursue hobby, your choice.
That’s it!
-k @FitOldDog


  1. Thanks Kevin, great tips! I graduated from cardiac rehab! Back to easy running for now.

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Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.