How can I get back into my exercise routine?

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Chris Powell
Fitness
To get back into your exercise routine, it's important to start small with manageable goals that you can achieve. In this video, I will explain why choosing activities you love is also a key factor in sticking to your regimen.
A few days off usually isn't cause for concern. Just get back into your exercise routine as soon as you can.
  • If you've only skipped a day or two, pick up where you left off.
  • If you've missed more than a week, start back at a lower level than before -- and work back up from there.
  • If you missed exercise because of a short-term, minor illness (like a cold), wait until you feel normal before you start exercising again. Then start at a lower level and work back up.
  • If you've missed sessions because you have a minor injury, wait until your pain disappears. Start back to exercise at two-thirds of your normal intensity, just to make sure you don't reinjure yourself. Work back up from there.
Don't waste energy feeling guilty about not exercising -- after all, nobody's perfect! Instead, use that energy to get back on track.

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