If you regularly exercise or play a sport, you’ve probably overdone it and been sidelined with an injury at least once. As much as you may try to avoid getting hurt, it can happen to anyone. While it’s important to give your body the chance to properly heal, with a little planning, common sense, and your doctor’s OK, it’s possible—and healthier!—to keep up with an exercise routine while recovering. While you’ll need to protect the injured area, the rest of your body should keep moving.
Are You Injured or Just Sore?
While it’s, of course, important to listen to your body, it’s possible that you may think you have an injury when you’re really just sore, which may affect what’s safe to do in terms of exercise.