Returning to an exercise routine after an illness or surgery means figuring out how much activity could threaten recovery, says Dr. Damond Blueitt, a sports-medicine physician at Texas Health Fort Worth. On the other hand, Blueitt says too much bed rest can cause people to lose muscle and strength. Fitness trainers say they want clients to OK exercise with their physicians and will modify workouts during recovery.
Exercise after an illness is a balancing act, experts say
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