Before anyone starts a new exercise regime, the fear of sustaining an injury is always there.
Ultimately, you want to focus on bettering your health through exercise, rather than dealing with a constant stream of injuries from trying to exercise.
Here are a few different ways to keep to an active exercise regime, without the body being subject to multiple, annoying injuries:
GET PROFESSIONAL ADVICE BEFORE YOU COMMENCE
Before starting your new workout program or progressing to the next level of your current regime, it’s best to consult a personal trainer or coach. They can give you recommendations on how you can safely and effectively accomplish your exercise goals without making yourself prone to injury.
BE SMART ABOUT YOUR TRAINING – KNOW YOUR LIMITS
Know your limits and know what your body can and can’t do. Over time, your body changes and in turn, so does your energy and ability levels. Perform what is realistic for you and try not to do too much too soon.
Warming up is fundamental to a successful exercise regime. If you fail to warm up, there is a good chance you are setting yourself up for injury. Performing a warm up instantly increases your body’s core temperature and promotes blood flow. This is what gets the body ready for action.
EAT WELL & KEEP HYDRATED
Ensuring you include enough carbohydrates in your diet to give you energy before you exercise is important. Protein after your workout is also a must as it helps to repair those muscles that you just worked. A well-prepared body for exercise ultimately results in less chance of injury.
ADD STRENGTH & CORE TRAINING
Strength training and core workouts are a good way to keep your body physically able to ward off potential injury. If you maintain a strong core and muscles, your body doesn’t have to compensate for weakness and therefore will limit your risk of injury.
If you have any injuries, concerns or current issues that you would like to rectify before starting your new exercise plan, contact our team of experienced physiotherapists today on (02) 4721 7798 to book in an initial consultation.