Keeping an active life and working out regularly is good for your health. But exercising with correct technique, posture and intensity is important to avoid injuries. As a sports physiotherapist in Ottawa, we treat all sorts of aches, pains and injuries caused due to wrong posture techniques or missing out on warm-ups. But we always recommend working out the right way.
If you are a beginner and do not know how to work out right, then this article is perfect to understand the most common mistakes people make at the gym.
- Exercising without proper warmup
Do not skip a warmup! The reason why warmup is an essential part of your workout because you need to charge up your body to get ready for the heavyweight workout regime. It’s tempting to skip the warmup and save time, but increasing speed or intensity before your body is warm can lead to injury. Body warmup increases blood circulation, loosens your joints, and keeps the muscles warm and loose preventing acute injuries like muscle spasms or joint pains.
- Working out when you are unwell
If you’re feeling a bit under the weather or didn’t get enough sleep, working out will only worsen it. Your mind-body connection is important when you work out. If you feel well enough to exercise, but not 100%, don’t do strenuous exercises, rather stick to walking or yoga.
- Working out too soon after injury
If you’re recovering from a sports injury, you need to take it slow and gradually resume your activity. Just because the pain is gone, doesn’t mean your injury is healed, Get back in active mode can re-aggravate the pain and it may cause a re-injury. Pro-tip: the best way to know if you’re ready for physical activity is to consult a physical therapist.
- Not getting an injury treated right away
A common mistake many people make when they have a minor muscle related pain is to avoid getting a treatment for it. This often worsens the condition over time and you may risk an injury. Getting physiotherapy treatment in Ottawa when you experience a slight pain can reduce the impact of the injury. PhysioExperts gives you guidance and education on when and how to return to activity
PhysioExperts lets you experience the right muscle injury treatment in Kanata through the right physiotherapy techniques.
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