‘No Pain No Gain’?

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When it comes to getting in shape, some people still believe this nonsense. Pain tells us something is wrong, so why would we want to encourage pain? Pain and soreness are different things, but you have to make sure soreness doesn’t become pain. If pain continues, you will do irreparable damage which you will maybe never overcome. There is no gain with pain, just a whole lotta regret. When in doubt, don’t. Pain is not weakness leaving the body; it’s a message telling your body to be careful.

George Mangum M.A is the fitness director for Heritage Medical Group & Heritage LifeFit Fitness Dep, which has fitness programs for all age groups. Contact him at fitnessdirector@hvvmg.com

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