13 Excuses Super-Fit Chicks Never Make
Hate to exercise? These expert tips will motivate you to reach for your running shoes
The Excuse: "I have an old back/foot/leg injury that I don't want to aggravate"While this excuse will get you out of some workouts, our experts say there are plenty of exercise methods that can actually help heal old injuries and ease body pain, which in turn can motivate you to work out even more.
If you have back, hip, or leg pain, Pilates can help strengthen your core and improve your range of motion, says Michael Leonardi, administrator at the Neurac Institute for Physical Therapy. "If you fix little nagging injuries, you can get better workouts and enhance your performance," he says.
Cabral recommends starting with stretching, interval training, and resistance training if you're overweight. Extra weight can often mess up your alignment and cause injuries if you start running or doing hard-core aerobics.
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