Exercise: How to Get Going (cont.)
A really great resource for getting started with weight training at home is a book that Tuft's University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put out. You can download it at the CDC website: cdc.gov. It's just some simple strength training exercises such as bicep curls, tricep extensions, shoulder presses, and lower body exercises.
Don't combine strength training with aerobics. For example, don't wear ankle weights while you walk. Some people think they can kill two birds with one stone, but all you'll do is injure your joints that way.
Strength training is a really exciting element to your exercise program. Adding strength will increase your energy and there's something really rewarding about getting stronger. So good for you, and good luck.
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