For this episode we wanted to talk about an important aspect of living an active lifestyle.
Being sick or ill.
It’s not something anyone looks forward to but it is a fact of life. We all get sick at times and it’s hard to stay active and motivated when it happens. There is also the question of when is it safe to get back into exercising after being sick and how do we know we won’t relapse?
These are all valid questions and when contemplating exercise after fighting an illness and there are many factors to consider if you are looking forward to getting back to being active.
In This Episode You Will Learn:
1). The importance of knowing your body and it’s limitations when you are battling any kind of illness and why it’s important not to push yourself and risk a relapse.
2). How it can be hard to get back into exercising after fighting an illness or injury and how it can lead to losing motivation for being active if you’re not mindful of your activity levels.
3). Things to consider when you feel you are ready to start exercising again and how you can slowly get back into your routine. There are important things to consider before you start again to help you avoid relapsing.
4). Some simple stretching exercises you can try to get your body slowly moving and loosened up again. You can even try these in bed while laying down!
5). Some suggestions on nutrition and some of the foods that will help you build your energy back up when your body in on the mend.
6). Why making sure you are taking in enough calories before you consider getting back to exercising.
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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.
Meredith Chen is an AFAA-certified personal and group fitness trainer and the host of the popular YouTube channel, Senior Fitness with Meredith. She has been training for over 15 years, has been endorsed by healthcare professionals and physical therapists, and has shadowed top industry experts to continuously create the best and safest content for her viewers and participants.
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