A workout injury is the most common and can happen to any individual, irrespective of your experience or fitness level. There are many precautionary measures which can be followed that can significantly cut down your risk of getting injured.
Most common workout injuries are –
1) Muscle pull and strain
2) Sprained ankle
3) Shoulder injury
4) Knee injuries
5) Shin splint
7) Wrist sprain or dislocation
There are simple measures which can be taken that can help keep you injury-free during your workout. Check with your health care professional before you start an exercise program as he is the best person to know your limits and guide you.
There are Different remedies you can follow to prevent these Injuries which are listed below:
Warm-up – A good warm-up session of 5-10 minutes is important as it helps your body get ready for exercise and gradually increases your heart rate and loosens your muscles and joints. .A cool-down session after your workout is crucial as it helps your heart rate to come back to normal.
Stretch. Stretching is the most important aspect as it helps to increase flexibility and hence low injury problems.
Fuel your body. Drink ample of water before, during, and after you work out. This prevents Cramps and hence less inury. Get off to a good start by drinking about 17 to 20 ounces of water about 2 or 3 hours before exercising. Eat a small meal or snack every 2 to 3 hours to keep a steady source of fuel for your body. After your workout, eat a healthy carb and protein snack to replenish your energy stores.
Track your workouts. The “no pain, no gain” philosophy can lead to serious injuries. Track your workouts daily with the Actofit Engine Workout Tracker to understand your body limits. There’s no point in pushing yourself to the point of pain. If you feel pain, it is advisable to rest for some days and start again.
Create a Routine. Actofit Engine Workout Tracker helps you by creating workouts which you can follow while your smart-watch guides you through it. You can select a program from the wide range of pre-determined workouts in the Engine app or customize your own based on your fitness goals. It’s like a recipe made just for you with all your favorite ingredients
Rest days. Taking a 1-2 days off in a week between your work-out is advisable as it helps in muscle recovery.
Enjoy injury-free workouts with the Actofit Engine Workout Tracker.