Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – As the summer is approaching, many of us are starting to get moving again by hiking, walking and other outdoor activities.
Jaime Green, Physical Therapist with Active Physical Therapy’s Ishpeming Clinic, joined the Sunny Morning Show today to encourage you to get moving after a long winter, but to make sure you so it safely to reduce your risk of injury.
Green said it is best to start with a basic activity such as walking, but make sure you do get your heart rate up for the exercise to have the maximum benefit.
She added that you need to properly warm up before your chosen activity, stay hydrated while doing it, and be sure to stretch afterwards.
Green said it is also good for you to pace your activity, at first , at about every other day, but to gradually increase it and to also increase the strenuousness of it as well.