It’s vital to listen to your body and be aware of the signs and symptoms it gives you.

When NOT to exercise:

  • If you have a fever.

  • If you have a new illness or medical concern that has not been treated.

  • If you have any pain.

  • If temperatures in the exercise environment are very hot.

When to SLOW DOWN:

Shorten or reduce the exertion level during your next exercise session.

  • If you are breathing too hard and find yourself unable to talk with someone else. (i.e. you should exercise at an intensity where your breathing frequency increases, but you are still able to hold a conversation if someone was next to you)

  • When your muscles or joints get so sore that you cannot exercise the next day.

  • When you do not fully recover from your exercise session within an hour or so.

  • When you have an unusually high heart rate response to the exercise.

  • If the exertion effort of your exercise session feels harder than usual.

When to STOP exercising:

If you notice any of these during your exercise session, stop, cool down and discuss with your health care provider before returning to your exercise program.

  • Excessive Shortness of breath.

  • Chest pain or pressure. (that may radiate into your neck/jaw area or down your arm)

  • Irregular or racing heart beats.

  • Nausea.

  • Dizziness or light-headedness.

  • Blurring of your vision.

  • Excessive fatigue following your exercise (beyond just feeling a bit tired from your workout) also if sleep is affected.

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