If you’ve suffered from an injury, or some kind of illness, you could be worried about getting back into working out. After all, you don’t want to make your condition worse, and you certainly don’t want to be in the situation where you can’t exercise again for many more weeks than you originally anticipated.
However, there are some ways to get back into exercise when you’re injured, without doing your body more harm and feeling worse for wear. We’ve put down a few tips here, to help you to get back on your feet.
Don’t push your luck
The worst thing that you can do if you’re getting back into your workout is pushing yourself far beyond your limits. Not only will this probably make you worse right now, but it will also damage your body in the long-run, so it really isn’t worth doing this to yourself.
Find out from your doctor what type of exercises that you can do, and how long you can do them for, and don’t vary from this. You’ll only live to regret it if you cause yourself some further pain, so ease yourself back into it until you’re back up to speed and ready to work out like you did pre-illness.
Find out where the problems lie
Before you put your running shoes back on, you need to find out where the exact problems are in your body, so that you can know where you need to go lighter when you’re working out. You can find out these things by visiting a doctor, or a specialist like Foot Solutions, and they can tell you exactly what you can do to increase the level of comfort, whether you’re walking, running or doing something else.
Don’t forget to do this (and you should visit a doctor in any case) as you could be exercising the parts of your body that need some time to heal. Find out where the problems lie, and work out your regime around them.
Trust your body
The best thing to do when you’re getting back into your workout is to listen to what your body is telling you. If you’re experiencing any pain, you feel weak and fatigued, or you’re suffering from anything like dizziness, you need to stop and either change your workout, or try again when you’re feeling better. If you’re in pain or you feel ill, your body is trying to tell you something, and ignoring it is one of the ways that you’re likely to make it worse.
Don’t make the mistake of looking over some of the vital signs, as you’ll soon see that your body just can’t handle the stress.
So, if you’re looking to get back into exercising when you’ve experienced an injury or an illness, make sure that you follow these simple tips, or it could be a lot longer before you’re back on your feet! You’ll be glad that you took it slow, found out where the issues were, and trusted what your body was telling you
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