Putting on the Tennis Shoes for the First Time in a While? What You Need to Know

May 02, 2018


Your jeans fit a little tighter after months of not being active – but remember, you can injure yourself by jumping on the bike or hitting the track too fast as a “weekend warrior.”

The good news though for those who don’t get a lot of exercise during the week: a study of 64,000 adults found weekend exercise appears to work just as well as more frequent exercise in preventing heart disease and cancer. And weekend warriors had 30% less risk of death from all causes than sedentary adults.

CHI Health Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician Matthew West explains in an interview on KFAB radio (his segment starts at 12:15).

Matthew P. West, MD

Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation