With spring around the corner, we’re all looking to get out and about to enjoy the garden, get back into running, or just take a stroll along a picturesque walk. With this renewed vigour for activity, preventing strains and injuries should be at the forefront of our minds.
So here are a few top tips to help you enjoy an active lifestyle, injury-free:
- Remember to warm up and cool down – an essential for any physical activity, allowing 5-10 minutes at the start and finish of any exercise.
- Build up slowly – progressively build up the duration and intensity of your activity – be it how far and fast you run, or how long and how much you do in the garden. Doing too much too soon is one of the most common causes of injury when returning to any activity.
- Pace yourself – especially when getting back into any activity, stay within your limits and listen to what your body tells you. Stop or take a rest if you feel uncomfortable.
These simple tips apply to any physical activity and will help prevent against any strains and injuries while enjoying an active and healthy lifestyle.