Sometimes best intentions are what get us down. If you are gearing up and starting a new exercise or activity routine, take it slow…no matter how excited or motivated you are. Give your body time to catch up with your motivation. An injury early into your new routine can sideline you for weeks, months, or years. No one wants a bad back, sprained ankle, pulled knee, or shin splints. So make a plan that gradually increases your activity level, check your equipment (especially your shoes!), and start tracking your progress. For more information try these sites…How Much Activity do Adults Need? CDC, Measuring Physical Activity Intensity WELCOA. and Chart Your Activity. Do you have a plan that’s worked for you that gradually increases your activity over time? Care to share it?