Three Things to Try Before Jumping Back Into Fitness – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

If you’ve taken a break from exercise during the holidays or been moving less during the pandemic, you’re not alone.

But after taking a long break, don’t expect to be able to move at the same level you did before.

“I think there are a lot of reasons why the pandemic has progressed, whether it’s fear of being in public, potential fears about not knowing if they have COVID, not wanting to get involved in any long-term complications from exercise. Those were some of the reasons but frankly There were the same old reasons, which are, “Well, I have a little lack of discipline, and other things came up, and I got very busy,” said orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Dr. In Texas, “It’s been a long time now since I’ve worked.”

His first tip is to check with your regular doctor before getting back into fitness.

“Primary care physicians definitely have a good list of questions, and some really good screening tests that they do to make sure we are fully physically able to get back into the exercise arena and start,” Cristoforetti said.

Another tip is to determine your baseline fitness level. Basic tests can help you “measure” your current level of fitness: climbing stairs, plank position, and body weight.

Finally, he says, consider why you’ve deviated from the right path, to begin with.

“If it’s due to another injury, or disease, there may be residual effects of those injuries or illnesses that make us wonder, exactly the right way to initiate the transition to an unnatural or hyper-fit state if it’s just more life and discipline,” Christoforiti said. And the things that came up that prevented this exercise, we can expect our bodies to be in a much healthier state, when we start, without further testing.”

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