Tell me please if the word is used correctly in the sentence.

Recuperating exercises is an essential part of recovery from musculoskeletal injuries.

What I am trying to communicate is that the exercises that help someone to recuperate is an essential part of recovery. What is the best word to communicate the meaning? Perhaps the word recovery before the word exercise suits the best.

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    You already mention recovery in the second part of your sentence, so it seems redundant to mention it in the first part too. I would simply say exercise is essential in the recovery from musculoskeletal injuries. (In that sentence, exercise is a mass noun, so it's singular. If you really want to use the plural, you need to say exercises are, not is.) – Jason Bassford Apr 20 at 15:45
  • What if there weren't the part with "recovery". Is it correct to say: "Recuperating exercises is important for future performence"? – Dmytro O'Hope Apr 21 at 11:56
  • Perhaps if you are stressing a specific type of exercise. I'm not sure if I'd use recuperating, however. I might use recuperation. (When I hear recuperating exercises, even though I know recuperating being used as a gerund rather than the present participle, I keep thinking it's the exercises themselves that are recuperating.) Again, it should either be the recuperation exercise is or recuperation exercises are. – Jason Bassford Apr 21 at 14:21

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