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17 exercise habits that are actually hurting you

INSIDER Logo By Arielle Tschinkel of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 18: Whether you're new to exercising or have been at it for years, you may unknowingly be making some pretty serious mistakes.We spoke to nine fitness experts to figure out which seemingly harmless exercise habits might actually be hurting you or causing injury.From the way you're stretching (or not stretching!) to doing the same workout every day, you might be putting your body through unnecessary stress and pain.Whether you're an exercise newbie or you've been on your fitness grind for years, there's no doubt you enjoy the many feel-good benefits of exercise on your physical andmental health- regular exercise is great for yourbrain and body, and challenging your body just feels awesome.But plenty of common workout habitsare actually kind of dangerous, and you may unknowingly be hurting yourself in the process. INSIDER spoke with nine fitness experts who gave us the low-down on common habits that are not onlyruining your workoutsbut also potentially causing you to injure yourself.

  • Whether you're new to exercising or have been at it for years, you may unknowingly be making some pretty serious mistakes.
  • We spoke to nine fitness experts to figure out which seemingly harmless exercise habits might actually be hurting you or causing injury.
  • From the way you're stretching (or not stretching!) to doing the same workout every day, you might be putting your body through unnecessary stress and pain.
  • Whether you're an exercise newbie or you've been on your fitness grind for years, there's no doubt you enjoy the many feel-good benefits of exercise on your physical andmental health- regular exercise is great for yourbrain and body, and challenging your body just feels awesome.

    But plenty of common workout habitsare actually kind of dangerous, and you may unknowingly be hurting yourself in the process. INSIDER spoke with nine fitness experts who gave us the low-down on common habits that are not onlyruining your workoutsbut also potentially causing you to injure yourself.

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