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Should You Exercise With Aches And Pains?


Dealing with aches and pains while living an active lifestyle is a common issue. Some of us deal with it more than others as we are all different but how do we know when we should be listening to the aches and pains that are telling us to rest and take it easy? 

The body has many ways to let us know when it’s time to step back but it may be a hard to recognize these signals especially when trying to attain a fitness goal or work through what we think is temporary pain. In a lot of cases, aches and pains are minor but sometimes it’s best to listen to what our bodies are telling us.

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In This Senior Fitness with Meredith Episode You Will Learn:

1). Some of Meredith’s personal experiences in dealing with training clients over the years and how they would ask about different ways to deal with common aches and pains.

2). How aches and pains are always a case by case situation between different people and the way we feel. Taking any kind of ache or pain into consideration is important always n matter the level of discomfort.

3). How aches and pains can also be tied to improper nutrition as well as physical overuse.

4). What sometimes causes physical aches and pains and how overuse of a muscle can cause certain injuries if not taken seriously.


5). Some of Meredith’s best tips to learning how to listen to your body and evaluate the pain you may be feeling to stay safe and to stay active in the longer run.

Senior Fitness with Meredith

Keep an eye out for future Senior Fitness with Meredith podcasts, and don’t forget to check out Motivation with Meredith every Monday!

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Senior Fitness with Meredith is a podcast covering a wide range of health topics for seniors with enriching episodes dedicated to physical and mental wellness, nutrition, positive spirits, and motivation for leading a healthy and active lifestyle.

Originally published June 14, 2022

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