For those that exercise regularly, they are compelled by the challenge of the workout. When they push themselves, their routines stay new and exciting; as physical growth is obtained, we can learn what our bodies can do.
The most important thing, however, is safety first. Regardless of whether you are new to the workout game or are an athlete who is trying to learn new exercises to mix into your routine, it is important to go slow, be smart, and consistent. Here are some ways to be safe during your workout.
Keep These Tips In Mind
Progress doesn’t happen overnight, so start slow. No one became an Olympic runner or champion athlete in a week. By keeping it slow and easy, you will get the best results.
If you must stop exercising for a while for any reason (illness, injury, or life events), ease up on the intensity of your workout when you restart your routine. This is a precaution to keep you from getting injured.
Your work-out environment should be set up in a safe manner. If you are outside, make sure that you dress appropriately for weather conditions. Make sure you have the right equipment to reach your goals. Do some research and see what others have tried and had success with.
If you are feeling sick, take a break! This also applies to when you are too sore or overtired. Listen to your body. Resting is part of building a strong body.
It is important to follow up routinely with our Atlanta orthopedic doctors to prevent and treat any injuries and make sure your body can achieve all your fitness goals. Taking care of your body will help it function optimally.
Do not push your body too hard. You can achieve so many great goals by pushing and challenging yourself, but you can potentially overwork/overuse your body. If you go too hard or too often, you can cause yourself to get injured and cause a tear, fracture, or sprain, or even just cause chronic inflammation or stiffness.
It is important to make sure that you are performing your exercises properly and to do that you need to learn the appropriate technique. This can take time. While trying new things is a great idea and to be encouraged, you still need to start with the basics. Make sure you learn slowly and completely and build yourself from the ground up.
Make sure you maintain your water intake. When you exercise, you can lose a full 1.5 liters of fluid for each hour you are working out. Drink water not just during, but before and after exercising to keep your body functioning optimally.
If you have any more questions about how to be safe when working out, call our office at (404) 855-2141.