The Responsible Guide to Getting Fit

Exercising ineffectively can lead to tendinitis and other lingering issues of the joints and spine.

Exercising ineffectively can lead to tendinitis and other lingering issues of the joints and spine.

Armed with a New Year’s resolution and with the summer sun fast approaching, many take to fitness programs around this time of year as they attempt to achieve their personal goals. Whether it’s an upcoming beach vacation, your best friend’s wedding, training for a marathon, or simply the desire to benefit from leading a healthier lifestyle, odds are you have a good reason to start getting in shape. Whatever your personal reason may be, what’s important is that you have one. Good for you!

There is no denying that there are numerous benefits to regular exercise; the evidence is irrefutable. That said, can exercise actually be bad for you as well? Perhaps surprisingly, the answer is “yes.”

While it’s hard to argue with the cardiovascular benefits of regular exercise, it’s important to consider the effects of improper exercise on the joints, spinal discs, muscles and ligaments of the body. In these terms, many are today facing what I would call a serious pandemic problem!

Please click on the link below to view the full original PDF document from the March 2014 issue of Body Magazine.

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