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Preventing Injuries Means Better Results

By Tom Herrin

When people seek to improve themselves with exercise, it is best to do all possible to avoid injury.  Even the smallest of them can ruin a workout and stall progress.  Being better prepared and educated about the subject may make all of the efforts more worthwhile.  As with anything, those who have a good experience are far more likely to be more motivated.  It doesn't take that much planning to avoid injuries.  A little simple conscientiousness may be all it requires to create an environment in which the avid exercise enthusiast may thrive.

Learn Body Language

There are several different ways that people use to read what is often called body language.  This may include facial expression and stance.  The body can send some signals to an individual as well.  When people feel too tired, exhausted, or in some kind of pain, it may be best to hold off of the exercise.  Going ahead may only be setting someone up for injury.  Recognizing these signs may help avoid injuries that would only sidetrack their program.  Allowing a couple of days, or so, to recover from whatever may be the problem could be the ticket to more success.

Drink Like Never Before

Many people tend to overlook their need to drink water.  It is essential to have a good supply of water in the body at all times.  Making sure to drink plenty prior to exercise, during the session, and following completion, can keep the body hydrated.  Water is what helps to regulate temperature as well as support better blood flow.  Waiting until they are thirsty is always a bad strategy.  By that time, it may be too late to receive the benefits needed.  And while other liquids may help some, none can actually replace water itself.

Success May Depend on Planning

I have been guilty many times about failing to be as prepared as I should be when I am engaging in exercise.  I have done so when I knew something just didn't feel right, only to end up losing a week or so due to some kind of problem.  I have also stayed away from the water fountain at times when I should have made the effort to keep my tank filled.  I have ended up with too much dehydration, which made me feel less than my best.

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

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