As frustrating as being forced by an injury to draw down your exercise routine can be, it’s critically important that you return to your routine gradually and safely, while paying attention to the signs your body gives you. Take it slow, and be careful about how you balance your weight. Do not give in to the old aphorisms about toughing it out through the pain – in this case, pain is a serious and reliable sign that your body is not ready for the level of exercise you are attempting, and that you need to dial it down.
- Coming back to sports after an injury can be a really long process.
- The most important thing to returning to full fitness is getting a rehab plan and sticking to it.
- If you come back to exercise too soon, you are putting yourself at further risk to get hurt again.
“And although I know you’re itching to get back into it, hold the breaks a minute – injuries are no joke.”