How to Ease Back into Exercise Safely After a Long Break

How to Ease Back into Exercise Safely After a Long Break

Share on Pinterest Before beginning a fitness routine after a long break from physical activity, experts say it’s best to set realistic expectations and ease into exercise to avoid injuries. Little Bee 80/Getty Images After taking a long break from physical activity, most people will not be able to perform at the same level they once did. If you took a long break from exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re not alone. Manage your expectations People who have taken a long break from exercise are likely to find that they may not be able to do the things they once could. Getting back to exercise safely The key to returning to exercise safely after a long break is to take small steps and frequently change up your routine, said Dr. Melissa Leber, FACEP, director of emergency department sports medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

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