Dr. Daniel A. Nicholson from Perimeter Orthopaedics answers a reader’s question about getting back in shape.
Q: What is the safest way to start an exercise program to get back in shape for the spring?
A: If you are not currently exercising on a regular basis, you’ll want to ensure that you progress gradually as you begin a new exercise regimen. Exercising too strenuously when your body is not accustomed to the activity can potentially lead to injury. I’d also suggest varying your exercises. Continual performance of the same set of exercises can predispose you to overuse injuries, such as tendonitis or bursitis.