By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
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TUESDAY, Jan. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Getting into shape or losing a few pounds is a worthy New Year's resolution, but one that comes with a warning: Take it slow.
Jumping whole-hog into an exercise regime is a good way to get yourself hurt if you haven't worked out for a while, experts say.
"People get into trouble when they want to do too much too soon," said Dr. Gerardo Miranda-Comas, an assistant professor of rehabilitation at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. "You need to increase your level of activity gradually."
"Consider it more like a marathon than a sprint," he said.
Keep in mind that you've likely lost a good amount of fitness if you haven't worked out in a while, warns the American Council on Exercise (ACE).
People who stop regular resistance training tend to lose their strength at about half the rate it was gained, and cardio