In a word, being injured–whether it’s a sprained ankle, sensitive low back or bum knee — sucks. Besides the pain and limited mobility, waiting to heal from an injury can feel isolating and frustrating, especially if it’s putting your health goals on hold.
The good news is, with your doctor’s permission and some modifications specific to your injury, you don’t have to give up your commitment to fitness. Here are six tips from the Yes Health coaches to help keep you in shape while you recuperate:
While you may not have as many exercise options as before your injury, it’s important not to limit yourself further by parking yourself on the couch. Start with some light stretches when you get out of bed each morning and make a commitment to keep your body moving in ways that feel good to you. You’ll be back to your old exercise routine before you know it.