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Tips to Get in Shape and Prevent Injury

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Prevent Injuries During Exercise

Are you embarking on a new exercise regime? Make sure an injury doesn’t hold you back from reaching your health and fitness goals. Sports injuries are a common problem for people of all ages and fitness levels. From a swollen knee to stiff joints to a sprained ankle, here are some tips to keep in mind to prevent injuries.

Know what you’re doing

Before you start any exercise plan, make sure you know what you’re doing. Make an appointment to see an expert who can advise you on if the exercise program you’re about to do is going to help you and injure you. They should be able to teach you or advise you on how to do the actual exercises.

Start slowly

If your goal is to lose weight or are recovering from an injury, take it easy. HIIT training or even weight training may not be best suited for everybody so seek advice on what is best for your body type.

Listen to your body

Exercising can be uncomfortable but it should never be painful. If something does feel painful, stop immediately. Our bodies are very sensitive and it’s telling you that it needs some attention.

Take rest days

It’s important to rest and recover, and exercising every day is not always healthy for the body. Be sure to plan your rest days and incorporate gentle exercise into your day, such as a walk around the park.

Sleep it off

Sleep is as important as your diet and exercise plan. Our muscles repair when we sleep, and that is particularly needed when we are working on getting fitter and stronger. Poor sleeping patterns can lead to poor results in the gym and then injury.

We hope that these tips help you get in shape and prevent injury! For all of your insurance needs this season, contact the team at Humble & Davenport Insurance.