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Total Health and Wellness

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            Working Around an Injury        

               

Q:  It seems as though  whenever I start to get into a groove with working out, something  happens to set me back. Most recently, I sustained an injury to my knee. Is it possible to keep exercising?

A: Okay, so you're injured — don't despair! With care and knowledge,  chances are you can still exercise safely.

But  before we get into that, I need to stress that I am not a doctor.  I get so many questions from people about specific injuries, and it would be  very irresponsible of me to diagnose your ailment and prescribe a course of treatment.  I strongly recommend that anyone with an injury consult a physical therapist or physiatrist (sports medicine doctor) before  beginning any exercise program.

While I can't  speak about your specific injury, there are some tips you can keep in  mind when planning your fitness routine. If your injury is in your lower extremities — knees, ankles, feet, shins, or calves — try low-impact  forms of cardio, such as swimming, recumbent biking, rowing, and  shadowboxing with light weights in each hand. You can also continue to  do resistance-training moves for your upper body, such as back, chest,  abs, and arm exercises.

If you've sustained an  injury in your upper body, such as a rotator-cuff injury or torn biceps, for example, you can do high-intensity lower body cardio like running,  step aerobics, jumping rope, elliptical machine, spinning, and so on.   You can also continue to do exercises for your lower body, such as  lunges, squats, leg presses, and dead lifts.

Keep  in mind that many injuries stem from lack of conditioning and poor  health in the first place. As you get healthier, you should begin to  feel those sore knees getting better with every workout.  No matter  what, don't give up!  As long as you are watching what you eat and  following the tips mentioned above, you will continue to get healthy and lose weight. You may not be moving at the most accelerated pace, but  you are moving forward, not backward. That's something to  celebrate!

 

Losing It With Jillian - Jillian Michaels Newsletter Sunday, August 18

 

Let Rebecca Sigal or Tony Davis from our team at Resilience help you with your workout to insure safety, wellbeing, and a workout that will be a great start towards helping you achieve your goals! Buy a package today and include a Personal Training Service!