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Your exercise program should be designed to fit your individual needs and lifestyle. What works for another person might not necessarily work for you.
If you are an elderly adult or you have diabetes-related complications, for example, your exercise program will obviously need to be different than a young adult's or even a child's exercise program.
Here are some tips everyone can use to ensure safe, successful exercise, along with some additional recommendations for your special needs.
General Exercise Guidelines
* Slowly ease into your program to prevent injuries. Start by incorporating more activity into your day-to-day life: walk up and down the stairs instead of taking the elevator; park at the far end of the parking lot and walk to your destination. Small increases in exercise can add up in a big way, and can prepare you for more intense exercise of longer duration.
* Always warm up before each exercise session and cool down afterwards, to increase your flexibility and prevent injuries.
* Be sure to drink plenty of …