Injuries are part of life, especially when you are trying hard to lose weight.
Yet when it happens to you it is important that you don’t let it ruin any good work you have already achieved through your previous hard work.
There is no need to worry though as there are things that you can do while injured in order to maintain your progress.
#1 Look for an alternative exercise
If you have an injury that prevents you from running or using any other cardio equipment then perhaps you should consider another exercise, Pilates or yoga for example.
Both Pilates and yoga are low impact yet will still give your body the workout that it needs.
Many physical therapists actually recommend Pilates as it can aid the recovery as it can increase your range of motion while strengthening your muscles and joints.
Other low impact alternatives you may want to consider include swimming or cycling.
#2 Try a healthy habit
If you are unable to exercise perhaps now is the time to consider changing other aspects of your life.
For example rather than your usual hour running you could spend this time preparing a healthy meal made from fresh ingredients.
#3 Time to relax
If you have been working hard in the gym for months without adequate rest this injury may give your other muscles chance to recover.
Again yoga can help to relax both your body and mind, which will help you feel rejuvenated for when you return to the gym.
You need to remember though you are not in the gym working out you can still burn calories doing low impact exercises.
Combined with a healthy diet you will still be able to lose weight.
Just remember not to rush back to the gym before you are fully healed as you will run the risk of re-injuring yourself, which is not good for your health in the long term.