Starting an exercise program: Take time to rest

Starting a fitness program? Don't get carried away. Working out too intensely or too often increases your risk of injury and burnout. Start cautiously and progress slowly. And plan time between sessions for your body to rest and recover.

Last Updated Aug 20, 2016

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