When returning to exercise, build up gradually
It’s easier than you think to hurt yourself in the name of health, so when beginning an exercise plan, slowly build to a sustainable regimen
For doctors ministering to aging baby boomers, the welcome news is that many seem to be exercising more than they have in years. While improving their health, it’s also contributing to a parade of sore knees, back sprains, and other injuries. 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.