Protecting Your Body From Injury
Exercising is a good thing to do. Along with a balanced diet, it comes with so many health benefits and helps us to maintain a healthy body weight. The problem with exercise is that people tend to overdo the number or reps or exercise too much. Both problems push the body too hard. This will lead to injuries that will force us to rest until the body is properly healed. It seems that exercising will eventually lead to injury (which is why a lot of people don’t exercise), but if a person is doing these steps they can avoid injury altogether.
Bad form or bad posture is one of many reasons why injury occurs. Good posture and technique is important. Make sure you are doing the exercises correctly. The form must be maintained throughout the exercise, even when a person is feeling fatigue. If it is faltered in any way stop, take a break–breathe, rest, walk around–and start again. Failing to do so will result in possible injury.
Take 5-10 minutes out of the daily exercise to stretch those muscles. This makes the body limber and flexible which prevent injury. Stretch before and after the workout. When stretching stretch the calves, hamstrings, quads, biceps, triceps, lower back, upper back and the neck.
All challenging workouts should start at a slow pace and then elevate. Make sure to sustain that elevation before going higher; if a person cannot maintain it, slow down and start over. This helps the body get used to going at that elevated pace. Starting off in a fast pace is something the body is not used to. As a result injury will occur. A person may have to get aortic aneurysm repair if they are not careful. Don’t go fast enough to burn out before you feel the burn in the targeted areas of the body.
Listen to Your Body
There is a reason why a person feels pain. This painful feeling is your body telling you to stop and take it easy. Rest and take breaks and continue exercising the next day when a person is feeling better. If you do not listen, the pain will get worse. It will get to the point where it is completely injured. Resting will be the main focus then. If the pain comes from doing one type of exercise the best thing to do is to either avoid that exercise altogether.
The road to recovery will be difficult. Following these steps will prevent being on the road to recovery as a result of exercise. It takes a little effort on your end but that is a small sacrifice to make to stay off the injured list.