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Easing Back into Working Out? Tips to Avoid Injury

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:43 AM

Spring is in the air! Between the improved weather and fewer restrictions related to COVID-19, many of us feel the urge to get back outdoors and get active after a long period of likely "hibernating" from physical activity. 

Whatever kind of exercise you choose, whether you plan to walk, run, bike or hike, it’s important to ease back into physical activity and avoid doing too much too soon, or you might find yourself with a sprained ankle, a pulled muscle or some other injury that will put you back on the couch again. 

Developing a regular exercise routine is one of the most important elements of a healthy lifestyle, and roughly 53% of Americans show their agreement by exercising three or more days a week. 

Get fit but also stay safe with the help of our sports injury prevention infographic. Learn how to recognize common sports injuries that affect both athletes and energetic amateurs and use our simple, easy-to-follow sports injury prevention tips to keep you pain-free and active.

Click on the link to view our full NorthShore University HealthSystem infographic.