As one year comes to a close and the new year is just around the corner, many people set a New Year’s resolution to increase their physical fitness.
These resolutions are popular because exercising regularly has so many known benefits that support healthy aging. It can increase your strength and endurance, prevent disease, improve your mental health and reduce your risk of falling or developing dementia.
Unfortunately, as a physiotherapist, I have also seen how exercise can cause injury. I have noticed a predictable “resolution rush” in February when clients come in frustrated by an injury that occurred since implementing their New Year’s fitness resolution.