Advice for the weekend athlete—use exercise for healing

I talk a lot about fitness in my columns, but I’ve yet to address the role it plays when recuperating from an injury. From wounds and broken bones, to muscle, ligament and tendon tears, a fit body is a body that heals well, since returning to good health is a lesser battle if your physical conditioning is optimum in the first place.

With a physician’s OK, exercising throughout your recovery will help speed up the healing process as low impact activity ensures your blood stays well-oxygena...

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