I've attempted to start an exercise regimen several times in the last 10 years and I've never been able to stick with it.
I'm starting again and after just two sessions I developed an injury that is keeping me out of the gym for a week: I sprained my ankle either doing ankle rotations to loosen it up or when using an exercise strap to do hamstring stretches. On a previous attempt to get a regimen going, I had a dumbbell fall on my chest when doing a chest press and subluxated a rib. Just yesterday I was breaking down boxes for recycling and ended up straining a ligament in my back when pushing or pulling cardboard into the recycling bin.
I'm a skinny guy that lives a sedentary computer geek lifestyle. My body has been very unused for a very long time. Probably every ligament and muscle in my body is weak and prone to injury at this point.
I'm looking for some tips for exercises that can help develop and condition my entire body to be more resilient against these kinds of issues. I don't want to let this injury take the wind out of my nascent exercise sails but if I keep getting injured it's going to be very disheartening and counterproductive. Maybe I should be frontloading some specific exercise that strengthens the entire body at once?
Running? Swimming? Yoga? Some kind of massage? These were the things that jumped to my mind but I'm not sure how to know whether they're what I'm looking for. I'm open to pretty much anything.
Thanks in advance!