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Exercise shouldn't mean 'no pain, no gain'

When you're getting into an exercise routine don't expect to get off the couch and run a 5k. It’s important to set realistic goals for yourself to avoid injury, motivate yourself for success and set the groundwork for a lifestyle change.

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