This week’s Friday Fitness Tip is to “Listen To Your Body.”
Whether you are an avid exerciser, or a beginner, it is always important to listen to your body. If something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Stop what you are doing, and re-evaluate. If you are in a group fitness class, call over the instructor/coach and ask for help. If you are working out alone, stop and do some more research. Exercise-related injuries can be very serious. A simple pulled muscle can take you out of the game for weeks!
It is also super important to stretch before and after exercising. Let us tell you first hand that getting older does not make this easier. The older you get, the older your muscles get. They need more TLC that when you were in your 20s. Sad but true.