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Your doctor has told you to get more exercise, so you head off to the gym to work out. But you do too much, and the next day, you have more aches and pains than you can count. How can you lead a more active lifestyle without paying the price?
Dr. James Dreese, a sports medicine specialist at the University of Maryland Medical Center and an assistant professor of orthopaedics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, suggests starting with light exercise and focusing on improving strength and flexibility before getting into strenuous workouts. Stretching before and after exercise is also important in order to avoid injuries, Dr. Dreese says.
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