Returning to sport after a break

Returning to sport after a break

Have you taken a break from your exercise routine over Christmas and New Year and are now having trouble getting motivated to return? With the New Year well underway here are our top tips to help motivate and get back exercising during 2017.

Don’t beat yourself up

If you’ve taken a break or overindulged don’t punish yourself by thinking you need to exercise to get back in shape. You are more likely to commit and continue with regular exercise if you find an exercise or activity you enjoy.

Make an appointment to exercise

It is too easy to put yourself to the bottom of the list. After returning to work from the Christmas break or a holiday things can be a bit overwhelming. Schedule exercise just like you would a meeting or social engagement.

Exercise with a friend

Find a friend who you can exercise with. It is easier to stick to a routine when you know there is someone else there with you.

Find a new activity

Why not try something you’ve never done before… Who knows? You might like it! If you’ve been meaning to try Pilates or rock climbing why not find a local venue to give it a go? Or if you’ve been meaning to start cycling to work why not make your goal for the next month to try cycling to work two days per week.

Set a goal

Is there a fun run you’ve been meaning to participate in but just never gotten around to it? Mark the date on your calendar and work backwards to set your training plan. There is no better time to start than now!

If you are struggling with injury or wish to come in and see one of our friendly physiotherapists contact us to arrange your appointment today. Bookings can be made via our website www.healthlogic.net.au or via Facebook @healthlogicPT

About author: Sophie Garrity Sophie is a qualified physiotherapist graduating from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Physiotherapy.

Her areas of interest include Pilates, women’s health, occupational rehabilitation and low back pain. She finds it extremely rewarding to see how treatment and participation from patients can create significant changes in their conditions and overall quality of life.

Sophie is passionate about creating a meaningful experience for all of her patients; she enjoys building rapport and providing a patient-centred approach to her patients. Outside of the clinic, Sophie enjoys great Melbourne coffee, going to the gym, running (socially!), travelling, spending time with family and friends as well as trying out new restaurants and bars Melbourne has to offer.