3 Simple Hacks For An Injury-Free And Safe Workout
We all know that exercise or exercise program like Fit, Healthy, Happy Mum, FitDad and SCPF has dozens if not, hundreds of benefits. But how sure are you that you’re doing your workout regimen safely and correctly?
Our body is composed of thousands of nerves, endless strands of muscle fibers and hundreds of bones and we only have one chance to take care of it… two if you’re really ‘lucky’.
And what better way to consider the longevity of our body through proper form and execution of different types of exercises.
If you want to avoid the following injuries from working out…
- Sprained ankle
- Shoulder injury
- Knee injuries
- Muscle pull and strain
Read on and find out how not only to avoid an injury but also maintain a healthy and safe training…
This is often overlooked by both experienced and newbies alike. It is never a good idea to workout muscles that are ‘cold’. Make sure you are warming up your body to increase your body's core temperature, blood flow to the working muscles and stretch a particular area of your body that you’ll be working out.
Don’t Just Train Hard, Train Smart Too
Just because you could do a specific exercise 10 or 15 years ago, doesn't mean you can exercise with the same speed and energy today. Be realistic about your training and not focus on what you use to do. "Too much, too soon" can be the number one reason why injuries occur. Gradually increase your time and the intensity of your workouts to prevent those troublesome injuries.
Hydration and Nutrition
What you eat and drink is just as important as your workout. When we sweat, we lose electrolytes which is necessary for muscle contraction and energy generation. Worse case scenario that can happen is dehydration. Is it a bad thing? Of course! Your internal organs can fail due to excessive dehydration. Don’t forget to rehydrate by consuming water. It’s the safest and cleanest liquid to keep your body hydrated.
Consuming above average amount of a protein-based food source is recommended as it helps you repair your torn muscle fibers. Combine it with a balanced amount of carbohydrates and you’re good to go. Carbohydrates aren’t as bad as most fitness experts claim. They’re our main source of energy hence eating moderate healthy carbs is necessary.
I hope that I’ve provided you with a brief and direct education about how to maintain an injury-free exercise, don’t neglect them because they will matter in the long run.
If for some reason you’ve injured yourself in the middle of training, regardless of the severity, please have a professional check your condition.
Conveniently, you don’t have to go to the farthest reach of the earth to look for one! Dr. David Kieser is a specialist in the spine, hip, and an orthopaedic surgeon as well.
You can check out the link below if you’re in need of a professional to attend to your injury.