Whether you have a regular fitness regimen or you are about to embark on improving your health and fitness by incorporating exercise into you life, there are a few tips to consider to avoid an injury. You want to be able to continue with exercise, not nurse an injury back to health and delay that step you finally took! Once you make that decision to get back to health and fitness, you don’t want anything to get in the way so you can be SUCCESSFUL!
Visit your Chiropractor! Most people think of visiting the chiropractor after they have hurt themselves. What they do not realize is how important it can be to see the chiropractor before an injury can occur. A body that is in proper alignment can protect itself from injury far more easily than one that is not aligned. Your doctor will recognize your body’s limitations and will help you to avoid injury as you move back into successful fitness.
Warm up! Think of your muscles as rubber bands. If they are cold and you jump right into stretching them out, think about what could happen? OUCH! Warming up will loosen up your muscles, activate your central nervous system, and get your blood circulating.
Consult a Trainer! Whenever you begin a new workout regimen whether from the start or to improve your current one, you should work with a certified trainer… even just a few lessons.
Don’t Overdo It! This will be hard because you are so motivated and excited to get started, but this cannot be stressed enough of its importance. It is exciting to work out everyday but remember you need to rest your muscles to avoid injury.
As we SPRING Back Into Better Health here at The Body Connection, we are urging everyone to kick-in or kick-up that fitness routine. Sign up today for our LOSE to LIVE weight-loss challenge that begins April 26th, 2014. Get into shape in a fun team environment and win prizes!!! Click on the link below to register or call 630-705-1475!