Build Up Gradually to Exercise

It's great to see that more individuals are concerned about their health and are exercising more frequently.  However, exercising incorrectly can cause serious injury such as achilles or knee tendonitis, bursitis, stress fractures and more.

Whether discovering the joys of fitness in mid-life, or attempting to reclaim athletic glory after decades of relative inactivity, boomers in their 50s and 60s tend to throw themselves into exercise with the same intensity they might bring to new jobs, hobbies, or grandchildren. Many, however, neglect the importance of working up gradually to a smart fitness regimen.

So foot injury: stress fracture of the 5th metatarsal, peroneal tendon tear or tendinitis. MRI next week.

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“You need to build up,” said Dr. Paul Weitzel, attending physician at New England Baptist Hospital and managing partner at Boston Sports & Shoulder Center. “Going to the Zumba class and jumping up and down after not doing anything for 10 years, your body is going to react.”…More at When returning to exercise, build up gradually – Boston.com

You must maintain the proper balance of excercise and nutrition if you want to live and have a healthy body.  An exercise routine for a 30-year old is not going to be the same for someone in their 60's.  With any thing, you must start exercising gradually, and then increase the routine as you gain more strength and endurance.