By Dr. Katie Casto, PT, DPT
As we embark on a journey into the new year, many of us have goals we are setting out to reach- and many are related to health and fitness. As you may begin a new fitness journey in 2021 it’s important to keep in mind that setting up a plan as to HOW you will reach your goals is just as important as setting the goals themselves. For those fitness related goals, a crucial factor to include in your plan is recovery.
Why is it important to prioritize recovery with your new fitness endeavors?
“Overdoing it” without proper recovery (what many of us tend to do with our New Year’s resolutions) can be problematic. Without taking steps to prioritize recovery, we can experience a multitude of negative effects. Although it is important to include exercise at the appropriate intensity to challenge our bodies, it is just as important to give our bodies the TIME to adapt properly and recover fully in order to see the progress you want and stay on track toward reaching your goals without being sidelined by pain or an injury.
Meet Your Therapist
Jessica has been in Austin, TX for the past four years. She grew up in Idaho and attended PT school at Idaho State University. She completed an Orthopaedic Residency and became a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist in 2016.