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By Amy Smith | Published May 30, 2018
If you are like most of us in the Midwest, you are ready for spring to arrive! Spring is the season where we end our months-long hibernation, see our neighbors again, and finally start the exercise program we have been thinking about all winter long. We know the numerous physical and mental benefits of regular exercise, and even simple activities like walking for 20 to 30 minutes most days of the week can make a big difference. But what about those aches and pains after the first week? How much is too much?
Here are three tips for getting back in shape this spring and avoiding injuries:
Start slow and increase in moderation
Most experts recommend allowing a full day of rest between exercise sessions meaning Monday, Wednesday, and Friday would be a good place to start. Each week your overall activity should only increase by 10-20%. For example, if you start [ … ]