Sometimes, when it comes to sport, life gets in the way. From studying, to family commitments, travel, and a heavy workload, there are all sorts of reasons why you never quite make it out of the house with your kit bag and they're all totally valid (because without them, there's no way you'd deprive yourself of your weekly fitness or running sessions). But this time, after a break of several months or several years, you've decided that, come hell or high water, you're finding time for sport in your busy schedule! And with the help of osteopath Adrien Lelong, I'm going to help you make a successful comeback!
Before getting back into sport, you may want to go for a health check-up to make sure your body is up to the job.
It's also a way of starting training gently, without perhaps overdoing things and suffering another injury.
The good news is that you can start exercising again with whichever sport you want, from running to tennis, cross-training and even horse riding.
Our osteopath also recommends making sure you have the right equipment to avoid any injuries that could be caused by things like ill-fitting shoes or shorts that chafe.
Although you can do whatever discipline you want, you need to pace yourself for your first few sessions.
In his opinion, you should never neglect the warm-up at the start of your workout, and stretching at the end. They're essential for avoiding injury and aches.
Drink plenty (preferably water - vodka isn't great for your fitness) to prevent cramps and tendinitis, and lead a healthy lifestyle.
But that shouldn't stop you from enjoying yourself a little from time to time. And just like that, you're back in the game!