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GETTING BACK IN SHAPE IN 2018? GREAT, BUT DO IT SAFELY

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter

Latest Exercise & Fitness News

TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Getting into shape or losing a few pounds is a worthy New Year's resolution, but one that comes with a warning: Take it slow.

Jumping whole-hog into an exercise[1] regime is a good way to get yourself hurt if you haven't worked out for a while, experts say.

"People get into trouble when they want to do too much too soon," said Dr. Gerardo Miranda-Comas, an assistant professor of rehabilitation at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. "You need to increase your level of activity gradually."

"Consider it more like a marathon than a sprint," he said.

Keep in mind that you've likely lost a good amount of fitness[2] if you haven't worked out in a while, warns the American Council on Exercise[3] (ACE).

People who stop regular resistance training tend to lose their strength at about half the rate it was gained, and cardio

News source: MedicineNet

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