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Because exercise is such an important part of losing weight & converting to a different lifestyle, don't put yourself in jeopardy by "minimizing" the affect of an injury. Whether it's a strained muscle, shin splints or something more, take the time to recover. After you have recovered, DO NOT go back to the level you were before your injury. Ease into exercise by starting lower than you were (I cut my running entirely and walked the distance, then jog-walked, then jogged and finally to running).

- Submitted by POPEYETHETURTLE 5/5/2011 in Exercise | 12 Comments
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DHOLLOWAY60 5/6/2011 9:55:00 PM

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LOVINGKATE 4/28/2014 11:22:00 AM

    Thanks so much for sharing. Great reminder.
CJOHNSTON2001 4/28/2014 11:10:00 AM

    Thanks for shareing,all good things to know emoticon emoticon
HYATTI1 4/26/2014 9:58:00 PM

    I agree with you 100% I know the power of pain when it comes to injuries. It's hard to not take the lead but sometimes you just have to know your limitations.

Joanna
BANNERMAN 4/26/2014 9:34:00 PM

    Thanks for sharing.
DELLMEL 4/26/2014 8:30:00 PM

    You are so right. That's just what I am doing.
AMBER461 4/26/2014 8:06:00 PM

    Thanks for posting this blog it is very interesting advise.
CHEBBA 4/26/2014 5:34:00 PM

    Oh yes, indeed - but isn't it soooo disappointing!

When we moved to 'the sticks' from a busy military base full of young mums and kids, I stopped having colds/pneumonia etc for 8 years. We joined a gym with swimming pool last autumn and the reception/changing areas leading to the pool are frequently full of schoolchildren, no doubt harbouring many childhood bugs which love to hang around in the humid atmosphere which we have to transit! Since Christmas I've had 3 bad viruses, had to return to a lower level of work 3 times! Being away from the gym has impacted on my achievements. I'm now wary but I do go, armed with antibacterial sprays/wipes of course!l And I only wanted to get fit, haha!

Oh to win the lottery and buy some home gym stuff - if only! Instead, my weights, bench, abs crunch cradle and Slim-in6 will have to do for home exercising in between personal trainer sessions at the gym.

Good advice, extremely important. Thank you.

FEARNOT1 4/26/2014 2:59:00 PM

    sound advise
FRAN0426 4/26/2014 12:23:00 PM

    Great reminder for all of us
MINKABONET 7/6/2011 4:15:00 AM

    Thanks so much for posting this very wise advice. Safety first!
DHOLLOWAY60 5/6/2011 9:54:00 PM

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