Injury Prevention: How to manage exercise and remain injury free (1/4)


As it goes, life is always ready to teach you a free lesson about maintain good shape. No matter what you try to remain fit, there may always be some unexpected accident that can cause some unfortunate sports stress related injury.
It may come in the form of a minute blister bothering you while walking or it may be the result of slipping and falling resulting in some broken bones. Muscle spasms and strains are almost always a possibility and always seem to remain close.
A lot of people often end up injuring themselves in the process of trying to do a little more exercise than their body can handle. Three of the most common reasons of getting injured are

  • Trying too much: every single body has a different threshold. This value may be different for different people but no matter who you are and what you do, a threshold always exists. It is very easy to forget your threshold and do a little too much – it is also very difficult to judge what your exact threshold is.

  • Trying things too quickly: you see your neighbor doing extra exercise or you see the people in your gym around you doing a lot and you feel you have to do more too. You try too hard and try to move from one thing to another quickly but it results in only becoming a negative thing for you.

  • Not enough training: Unless you are born as a Greek God, it is necessary that you give your body enough time to train itself. You have to understand how things work for your own body – no matter how many internet videos you see or how many trainers you consult, the only person who can well and truly understand your body is still just yourself.

Injury Aggravation:
Common injuries are simple to ignore. In the regular everyday life of ours, it is very easy to just consider some things as usual elements of life and forgetting their ramifications. A common injury can get aggravated over time making recovery longer and painful.
If you feel that there is anything that is preventing you from exercise you should rationally identify the problem. The age old debate between discomfort and pain continues to confound people – while sometimes pain may just be a discomfort indicator, at other times it is a cause of serious concern.

  1. Check your exercise routine – if you are walking 10,000 steps a day, with every day that you complete your task, the activity should become easier for you. If it continues to remain difficult and the pain continues to increase, you need to check if things are going smoothly.
  2. A visit to a physician isn’t a bad idea – in case the symptoms remain, it is always great to see a physician for detailed check-up.

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