This is a Gym Summary from the book called "Life Fitness".

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Safe and Smart Physical Activities

It is important to be prepared for physical activity. A beginner needs to be medically ready. Anyone should be ready for extreme physical conditions, self assessments, and injuries. One of the most fun and important forms of physical activity is games. You can obtain physical fitness by playing games.

Before you start a game or a sport, you should make sure that you are medically cleared. That may mean that you should have a physical. There are some conditions that could stop you from playing certain games. One of these conditions could be a heart murmur. Some heart murmurs are not limiting at all. However, you should get a physical examination before you start. Questionnaires are also used to determine if someone is ready for physical activity.

Weather can have an effect on what type of exercise you do and how much. If the weather is hot and humid, your body temperature will rise more quickly than it would in cooler weather.

If you are not careful, you may suffer heat exhaustion. You might be able to tell if you have heat exhaustion if your skin is cold and clammy and you have symptoms of shock. Worse, you could be heat stroke which has a high body temperature, dry skin, rapid pulse and maybe unconsciousness. To avoid these things from happening, you should begin gradually and increase with time, drink plenty of water, wear proper clothing like light colors and fabrics that allow air to pass through, rest frequently, and don't exercise in extreme heat. Cold weather can affect you also. You could end up with frost bite which is when skin tissues freeze or hypothermia which is when the body temperature becomes abnormally low. To avoid these things from happening, you should dress properly,