Is no pain, no gain really true when it comes to exercise?


“When people start to exercise, there may be some muscle aches and pains, which are normal. But there are other aches and pains, such as joint pain, bone pain, muscle strains, and ligament or tendon strains, which are bad, and you should back off of because they’ll get worse if you ignore them.”

So start slow.

Always ease into an exercise plan to avoid injury. The recommendation is if you’re healthy, you can start exercising. Remember to start slow to avoid injury.

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends starting an exercise program slowly and listening to your body and to your doctor.

So with resolutions this year, set realistic goals, have fun, but above all else, listen to your body rather than ignoring it and pushing through the pain.