Sep 14, 2020
New York State has given the green light for gyms and fitness center to open. The long-awaited return to a favorite fitness class or gym circuit is a welcome opportunity for many, particularly those who were avid gym goers prior to the shutdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, to avoid injury, SOS cautions not to jump right back to where you were in March.
“The most important thing about returning to a workout routine after a break for any reason is to do so smartly and safely,” comments Todd Cardi, PT, Director of The SOS Orthopedic & Sports Therapy Department. “You definitely want to avoid injury, but also avoid frustration. Don’t place too high an expectation on yourself – because your body will need time to re-acclimate to the physical resistance and stress you are applying to your muscles, tendons, and joints.”
SOS suggests the following tips for returning to the gym:
You’ll be back to your former level and speed in a short time if you remain consistent with your workouts. And, if you’ve gained the “Quarantine 19”, this is a good time to find healthy eating habits that fit your lifestyle. With a little sweat, some consistent effort and dedication, your snuggly wardrobe should fit comfortably again just in time for Halloween and the holidays!
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