Tips on injury prevention
4 Ways to prevent an injury
Spring is here, which means it’s time to bring out the bike and lace up those hiking boots. Outdoor activities are a great way to get back in shape. However, they can lead to injuries due to slips, twists, and falls. The good news? Injuries can be easily avoided by following these four tips.
- Dress appropriately
It’s important to wear the appropriate gear for the activity. For example, wearing a helmet when biking and choosing the proper footwear both minimize your risk of injury.
- Stretch before you exercise
Stretch your muscles and warm them up before and after your workout to prevent muscle aches and joint pains.
- Use good body mechanics
Love to garden? Lessen the strain on your back by bending and lifting properly when carrying bags of soil and other heavy objects. Even better, use a wheelbarrow to transport items.
- Strengthen your core
Strengthening your abdominals and lower back is key to reducing injuries and improving your fitness. Leg raises, crunches, and simple rotational movements are all easy exercises designed to toughen up your core.
Unfortunately, accidents still happen no matter how well you prepare. If you’re suffering from an injury, consider booking a no-obligation discovery visit with our physiotherapist, Reshma Mehta. From sprains to aches, Reshma can help you get back on track.