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Q&A: Too Out of Shape for an Adult Sports League?

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Q: My kids play soccer and some of the parents are putting together a league. I’m totally out of shape. Should I give it a try or get in better shape and sign up next year?

A: Give it a shot and play now. We have a tendency of pushing things off to a later date and never actually getting to it. If you are indeed “totally out of shape,” as you put it, then participating in a soccer league certainly could lead to injury, so start slowly and proceed with caution. Use this new stimulus as a trigger to get moving more every day. It may be just what you need to get back in great condition.

Brian Grasso is the founder and CEO of the International Youth Conditioning Association. Learn more at iyca.org.

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