With summer around the corner, this is the time people start becoming more active…get a tan…lose weight…and get an injury! After a long and cold winter spent locked up in the house, injuries spring up like flowers. As it can be an exciting time trying to get back into soccer, baseball, or going out for an evening walk, it is important to slowly integrate exercise to daily routine and avoid injury. Start small and work your way up to a daily routine and avoid jumping into something your body is not ready. Consider a walking program, which divides the week into different distances. If you have a gym membership, you can start out by some light treadmill, elliptical, or bicycle training. If sports are an interest of yours, consider a weight training program. In addition to training, stretching is just as important to prevent any muscle strains.
As always, consult your physician prior to exercising to insure your health is ready for activities.
If you have any problems, from injuries to finding the right exercise program for you, please feel free to follow up with our office for an injury screening or our wellness program.