No Injuries, No Worries, Good Workout
By Tom Herrin
When things go smoothly, no matter what they are, people are more likely to continue to do whatever it is. Rough spots tend to discourage people and cause them to look for some other activity. Exercise is one of those things that may take a while to work up to, but once people get going, they may feel inspired. A good workout makes most people feel great most of the time. The downside is when they end up with some kind of injury. An injury, even a simple one, can make a person turn sour on the idea of being physically active. Avoiding those injuries can be pretty simple with a little effort.
Getting the Body Ready Is Important
Too many people tend to get too enthused and skip good warm-up practices. These are critical because they may help to increase blood flow slowly to all parts of the body. This can assure a good supply of nutrients and oxygen to those parts. A few minutes of quality time should be spent doing this. Following the session, people should remember that cooling down is just as important. This allows the heart rate to slow and return to near normal. Making this a habit each time can help to keep those parts in good shape.
Build up Slowly
No matter how much someone may want to reach for that level of excellence that they believe is their goal, doing so too hard or too fast can be trouble as well. When someone wants to move forward in the program, they still need to take it slow. Little steps will allow the body to make adjustments as they go. Overdoing it can cause their progress to stall. At times, it may mean backing up a few steps before moving along again. It can be another of those things to kill motivation.
Smoother Is Better
Anytime we are able to keep the glitches out of our workout, we will enjoy it more. Even if I don't reach my goal every time I exercise, the fact that I am able to take another step each time is rewarding. Injuries have put a dent in my program in the past. As I have been able to keep away from injuries, I have been able to make more progress and find more enjoyment. That makes it a successful workout for sure.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Oceanside, Calif.