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Getting Back Into Fitness: Cares & Concerns.

August 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Health & Wellness, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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(ThySistas.comIt is always great news when you decide to get back into your old fitness regime and change your ways. If you feel you have recently become particularly out of shape, then you might well be extra keen to do so. It can be a daunting time, however, and there is always that niggling fear of doing it wrong or not quite achieving what you want to achieve. Nonetheless, as long as you approach it in the right manner, you should be able to bring about the kind of results you hope to see, ideally in a good time frame. Let’s have a look at some of the major concerns when you are thinking of getting back into your old fitness regime.

Keeping Injury At Bay

There are actually certain dangers involved when you are thinking about getting back into fitness. If you have been out of it for an extended period of time, you might sometimes be surprised to discover just how difficult it can be to properly move your body in the ways you need to. In the worst case scenarios, this can even lead to you being injured, and that is the last thing that anyone wants. Fortunately, some basic care can stop this happening and keep the damage to a minimum if it does. Always make sure to warm-up and warm-down before and after a session, for a start. You should also try not to push yourself too hard as you are just getting back into it. Give yourself a little time.

Harboring Patience

That brings us nicely onto the next important point. It is likely that you will b somewhat out of practice, so you should be sure to take care not to push yourself too hard. We are not just talking about injury here; pushing yourself too hard too fast can also cause a significant amount of stress, and that is the last thing you need as you are trying to improve your overall health. Stress does not help, so try being a little gentle and patient with yourself so that you can keep that stress down to a minimum. The more patience you show yourself, the more likely it is that you will see the kind of results you hope for, in the time frame you expect.

Developing A Strategy

If you quit last time because you did not feel you could carry on, you might benefit from changing up your strategy a little. It is useful to have a strategy, as it ensures that you know where you are headed and how you can expect to get there. This will give you a focus which can drive you on more effectively, and it will also mean that you will see those results even faster. Without a strategy, it is much less likely that you will see the results you want to see. So make sure you develop one long before you actually start trying to get fit again. It might make all the difference in the world.

Staff Writer; Sherry Parker

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