The holidays are now behind us and many people are now returning to their normal routines. For many this includes starting up sports again or even re-starting the gym routine. Starting sporting activities again after a rest period needs to be done safely to avoid any injuries.
Here are some tips for preventing injuries during your sporting activities…
- Warm up: Warm muscles are less susceptible to injuries. Good warm ups will slowly increase your heart rate as well as circulation to your muscles, tendons and ligaments. Warm ups also mentally prepare you for your workout. Warm ups could include gentle stretching exercises or even gentle cardio vascular exercises.
- Wear and use proper gear for your sport: using proper sports gear such as appropriate protective guards or shoes can help to prevent sports injuries. Proper footwear help to absorb the forces and load placed on your feet, ankles and knees.