Physical activity carries risks as well as benefits. The most common adverse effects of physical activity are burnout and musculoskeletal injury. Depending on the type of activity, injury risk can be augmented with increased intensity, frequency and duration of activity. To minimise the risk of activity-induced injuries, you should be aware of the signs of over-exertion (such as breathlessness and muscle soreness), and take reasonable precautions.

Here are some exercise precautions and safety tips: