Taking up exercise every time whether it is at home or outdoor requires preparation and care. A proper warm up, workout and cool down with stretches are the basis regime that I will take.
Almost anyone can safely walk and take light exercise without troublesome symptoms. To attempt more strenuous workout might require conservative approach of seeing your physician doctor if required especially when you are inactive for a while.
Resistance band as strength training is coming to be popular among senior folks in strengthening the chest, arm and leg workout.
I have been taking these tips for safe exercise:
1. Start slow at the first few sessions when you start from an inactive lifestyle to a gradual level. This applies to home workout and outdoor.
2. I make it a point to listen to my muscles during session and not train too excessively. Any pain that occurs, I will stop exercise and check with my doctor.
3. If I am starting the exercise and have not attempted exercise for a while, I will avoid exercises like plank and deadlift heavy weights. Doing lighter weights or fewer reps or sets will be better.
4. Hydrate with water is so important. When I am working out especially hard, I will take fluids with essential electrolytes.
5. Choose clothes and shoes designed for your type of exercise. Replace shoes every six months as cushioning wears out.
6. Delayed muscle soreness that starts 12 to 24 hours after a workout and gradually abates is a normal response to taxing muscles. By contrast, persistent or intense muscle pain that starts during a workout or right afterward, or muscle soreness that persists more than one to two weeks, merits a call to your doctor for advice. This is my personal advice and observation.