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Injuries During Exercise Can Deflate Us

By Tom Herrin

A lot of people enjoy getting into some kind of exercise.  It may be a class, a video, or some kind of personal program.  Each of them has merit, but each of them can leave a person with injuries if they are not careful.  Injuries sustained early on can have people delaying their workout or taking a long break for healing.  Either one increases the risk that people will lose some of their motivation and become discouraged.  With a little planning and some commitment to following through, workouts can be free from injury and more successful.

Know When to Hold

Even though people may want to go all out, there are times in which it is better to listen to the body.  If people will develop a feel about how when they are at their full health and when they are limited, they will do well to pay attention to those feelings.  If they feel a little run down, it may be a signal that something is not just right.  This is a good time to either pass on the session or modify it so that it is not counterproductive.  Being in tune with the body may save a lot of problems.

Keep the Water Coming

In these days when so many various kinds of drinks are so popular, people tend to drink them instead of water.  It is barely possible to get too much water.  Those who participate in some kind of exercise program would be wise to make a point of drinking water all day.  This includes well before they are active, during the activity, and well after they have finished.  Proper fluid can help to maintain blood pressure and support the body's heating and cooling mechanism.  For those who may be involved in some kind of activity requiring longer periods of time or distance, they may want to consider drinking some sports drinks to replace electrolytes.

With Good Judgement, We Can Be Successful

It is important that we need to educate ourselves about good practices.  Developing good judgement about when to take it easier for our own good and when to change our level of activities.  I try to be involved in exercise to improve my own condition and support areas in which I may need to do more to have greater support for areas that are weak.  It takes commitment, work, and patience.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Goodlettsville, Tenn.

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