Starting an exercise routine

Dr. Jason Brayley, a sports medicine physician with MultiCare Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, says it’s never too late to incorporate exercise into your life. He offered a few tips for getting started and keeping up new healthy habits:
• Talk with your doctor before you begin a new exercise program, and evaluate your health. Consider customizing or modifying your physical activity to prevent injury. For example,
• “Don’t feel like you have to ‘go big’ from the beginning. Even starting with five minutes a day is five more minutes than you did the day before.”
• Don’t be afraid of the aches and pain. “Your body will be happier in the long run if you help it re-learn to get active.”
• More information about orthopedics or sports medicine is available from MultiCare at or 253-792-6555.