Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Listen to Your Body

While we work out, we may feel aches and pains. In most cases, it's better to listen to your body and stop the exercise that is causing the discomfort. We must do a quick assessment to decide if the discomfort is muscular fatigue — or something more.

My philosophy on this also extends to workouts guided by trainers, coaches and fitness instructors.

Professionals are there not only to help us get the results we want, but also to guarantee a safe workout environment.

It's okay to challenge yourself on any and all exercises.  However, listen to your body first.