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Why You Should Switch Up Your Exercise Routine

Posted on November 13, 2017 by Erin Boynton, M.D.
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If we do the same motion over and over again, two things happen:

1. Imbalances develop from overuse.

2. The musculoskeletal system adapts, and your strength, flexibility, and endurance plateau.

bike_ride.jpegThankfully, there's a pretty easy solution -- switch things up! Now, this could be something as simple as trying something new. Instead of biking, go for a swim. Instead of running, go for a bike ride. However, you can also just change the kinds of motion you're doing during your activity. For example, if you're a weightlifter who likes to go hard and heavy, maybe try a session of low weights and high repetitions. If you usually play goalie in your pickup hockey games, why not give another position a try for a week.

When we stimulate our musculoskeletal system in new ways, the body is forced to adapt. So whatever you do,  just keep your body guessing!  

 

Erin Boynton, M.D.

Erin Boynton, M.D.

Erin Boynton M.D. serves as Medical Director for Body Helix. For the last sixteen years, Dr. Boynton has also acted as the Medical Director for the Rogers Cup Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tennis tour. She is an orthopedic surgeon, expert medical witness, consultant to the Toronto Blue Jays, and past-chair of the research committee for the Canadian Orthopedic Foundation. In addition, Dr. Boynton is a nationally ranked tennis player. Throughout her career as a surgeon and sports doctor, she has worked with many professional sports teams, including the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Argos, and she was the first female orthopedic surgeon to work in Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League. As Body Helix Medical Director, Dr. Boynton works closely on product development, product engineering and quality standards. She also provides input and oversight for product and clinical product performance.

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