As spring and summer are in sight, our desire to get out and become more active grows. Just remember, if you have been less active or even inactive during the winter months start off slow. In doing so, you help retrain your body to endure a more active lifestyle safely.
This will not only help injury prevention, but also allow the body’s muscles to adapt slowly so that the muscles don’t become overly sore and keep you and your loved ones from enjoying the warm weather fun.
Recommendations for each activity will vary, but starting out with just 20 to 30 minutes a day for for the first week or two is a safe way to go. This will allow you to see where your endurance level is and make the right adjustments to the amount of time and days per week spent enjoying your activities of choice.