Gently does it
Stretching to warm up your body and your joints can help prevent pain and injury during exercise. Likewise, stretching at the end of an exercise session will work to prevent pain and stiffness the next day. “To start activity safely for the first time, go slow,” Grainne O’Leary recommends. “Do less than you think you will be able to manage. If you cope well, do a little bit more next time and keep building up gradually.
“Activities should be easy on the joints like walking, bicycling, water aerobics or dancing,” Grainne adds. “These activities have a low risk of injury and do not twist or stress the joints too much.”