It’s important to listen to your body

We all know that being physically active protects your health and the benefits outweigh any potential risks.  Stop exercising if you have any of these symptoms:

  • Pain, tightness, pressure or discomfort in your chest, neck, shoulder, arm, back or jaw
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • Cold sweats
  • Severe nausea or vomiting
  • Muscle cramps
  • Sudden weakness or changes in feeling in your arms and/or legs
  • Trouble swallowing, talking or seeing
  • Severe headache, dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Severe joint pain

If symptoms don’t go away after a few minutes of stopping an activity, call 911. If these symptoms go away, but return each time you exercise, talk with your physician.