How To Exercise When You’re Injured
Exercise-related injuries are pretty common. Often, they’re caused by over-training or incorrect technique. But, injuries shouldn’t mean the end of exercise! If you’re injured, try to stay active and make sure to still work out the parts of your body that aren’t injured.
Warming up when you’re injured is always important, because it increases your core temperature. Many people only warm up with static stretches, where you hold a position for 20-30 seconds.
An alternative is dynamic stretching, which means you take your limb through a full range of motion, then slightly increase that motion. This lubricates the joint and warms up your muscles at the same time.
Once you’re ready to get back into your regular workout routine, start slowly, using lower weights and less intensity until you feel healthy again.
Remember, an injury may slow you down, but it doesn’t have to take you out of the game!
Here’s to your health!