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.
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
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:
- Summer workouts are a good place to start
- 4 Cardio Workouts You Can Do With an Injured Leg
- 5 Tip for Beginning Runners
- Aerobic Exercises
Good Running Shoes to Get I Shape
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.
- To schedule a new patient or follow up patient appointment with your MD, please call (904)JOI-2000 or schedule online.
- Finally, to schedule an appointment for physical or occupational therapy, call (904)858-7045 for one of our 12 area JOI Rehab Centers.