Health Tip: Use Resistance Tubing Safely

Resistance tubing is an inexpensive, convenient tool to help you get needed exercise -- at virtually any location.

The American Council on Exercise mentions these suggestions for using resistance tubing:

  • Inspect tubing to look for any holes or worn areas. Replace if necessary.

  • Do not use tubing on cement or asphalt, which can cause tears.

  • Don't wear sandals or dress shoes while using tubing. Instead, don a sturdy, comfortable pair of athletic shoes.

  • Secure tubing under a foot or anchor before you begin each exercise.

  • Focus on good posture during your exercise, keeping knees slightly bent, chest out and abdominal muscles taut.