Exercise Safety

beta glucanWe all know that exercise is good for you, but when you exercise there is always the risk that something will go wrong, such as a sprained ankle or torn cartilage.

However, there are some things that you can do to help yourself, and to make sure that whatever type of exercise it is that you do, you exercise without putting yourself at risk from either traumatic or cumulative injuries.

Here are just a few that you can put into practice right away regardless of the type of exercise that you are doing:

Make sure that you warm up – Lot’s of injuries are caused by exerting too much power on the bodies muscles and tissue before they have been properly warmed up.

Warming up the muscles is important as it helps them to gain in flexibility meaning that breaks, tears and strains will be less likely.

It also helps you to be able to push yourself that little bit further, which is great for personal satisfaction.

Use the correct technique – If you have only just started exercising, you should perhaps take advantage of the gym and the starter classes so that you know that you are exercising correctly.

All too often people jump straight into exercising without the proper technique and it can lead to injury.

Don’t train too often – Although exercise is great, you can in fact exercise too much.

When you exercise too much and too frequently you don’t give your body the adequate time to recover.

This leads to tiredness and weakness that can affect ability and judgement as well as the overall strength and effectiveness of your work out.

Remember, resting is just as important when it comes to exercising as training, reps and the warm up. It can even help you to become even fitter.