Get Back In Shape

By Ehren Allen, DPT/Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist

If you want to get back in shape, you’re in good company. Exercise and healthy living are challenging in the busy world. Working at a desk all day doesn’t help.  Here are some things to help with your journey to get back in shape.

Losing Weight

woman stepping on a scale

Losing weight is the best thing you can do!

The biggest motivator for getting in shape is to drop some pounds.  But exercises is only part of the process. Eating the right foods and the right amount of food is vital to weight loss and getting in shape.

There are countless diets and fads that are really confusing. Most of the time, it comes down to the amount of calories you consume.

To learn more, Read Tips to Lose Weight.

Getting in Shape

4 women with diverse body types dressed to exercise to get in shape

Getting Back in Shape

Regular exercise is the best first step to dropping weight. The amount and type of exercise depends on the goals. The body responds and adapts to the specific demands that are place on it.  If you want to build strength, you need to lift weights or do resistance exercises.  It you want to increase endurance, then cardio is the way to go.

A mix of both is usually best. To learn more tips, go to:

Good Running Shoes to Get I Shape

Choosing a running shoe label at store with many styles and types of running shoes

choosing a running shoe

If you decided to start running, the right shoe matters. The trick to the best running shoe is figuring out which type of foot you have, and then applying the above principles. Get yourself a good pair of running shoes and get out there and exercise. A good midsole should last about 600 miles before it starts to lose its effectiveness. That is plenty of mileage for some good workouts this year.

Click to learn more about Choosing Running Shoes.

If you need to get in shape but are limited by an injury, the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute can help.

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