ElitePT: How To Avoid Common Active Injuries

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TIPS FOR AVOIDING COMMON ACTIVE INJURIES

drink the recommended 8 glasses of water a day, and always keep a water bottle with you when you are working out. • Staying within your abilities. It is important to train and practice for any physical activity you’d like to try. Start small in the beginning and build up from there. When you push your body past its current limits, you make yourself more prone to injuries because your body is not prepared for the physical demands being asked of it. • Using the proper equipment. When engaging in any type of physical activity, it is important to make sure you have the right equipment. They can make all the difference when it comes to preventing injuries. If you are suffering from aches and pains, you think you may have sustained an injury, or you’d like to learn more about injury prevention, contact Elite Physical Therapy today.

Perhaps the most common injury that people endure from physical activity is an overall feeling of soreness, caused by overusing the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. When the muscles, tendons, or ligaments are over-stretched, the tissues experience minor damage in the form of microscopic tears. There are some tips you can implement into your personal life, in order to decrease your risk of sustaining an injury. These include: • Stretching. This is one of the most important ways to prevent injuries. Stretching increasesmuscle flexibility and prevents them from becoming stiff or tight, thus decreasing the chances of them over-stretching and/or tearing. • Hydrating and eating nutritious meals. Did you know that your body is over 70% water? Without adequate water and nutrition, your body’s tissues are more prone to over- stretching and injury. Make sure you

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