Sunday, September 1, 2019

Go4Life - Fitness tips from the National Institute on Aging at NIH

If you’re experiencing pain, it doesn’t necessarily mean you should avoid exercise. Exercise can help, depending on the type of pain you have. Exercise can even lower your risk for some pain.

There are two types of pain—acute (temporary) and chronic (ongoing), and you can exercise safely with both. Acute pain starts suddenly and last for a short time, while chronic pain is ongoing and often a symptom of a larger health problem such as arthritis or shingles. Talk to your doctor about the exercises and activities that might be right for you.

Read more information about the two types of pain and how to exercise safely with pain on the Go4Life website.

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