We’ve all heard the phrase “no pain, no gain”. When in fact pain should not be a part of any good workout.
Here are our 6 ways to stay injury free during a workout!
 
1) PLAY AT THE RIGHT SKILL LEVEL
 
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It is always important to train or compete at the right skill level and build your way up to a more intense level.
 
2) WARM UP & COOL DOWN
 
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No matter what activity you’re participating in, every workout regimen should include a proper five minute warm-up and cool-down period to elevate the heart rate and keep muscles warm and flexible to prevent injury
 
3) WEAR THE RIGHT GEAR
 
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Make sure you wear sports gear that fits correctly and isn’t worn-out.
 
4) DRINK TO PREVENT HEAT ILLNESS
 
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It is important for people to stay hydrated to prevent muscle cramps and fatigue that can hinder performance, especially in the summer.
 
Before: 7 to 20 oz. of water two hours before a workout
During: 7 to 10 oz. of water or sports drink every 10 to 20 minutes of activity during a workout
After: 16 to 24 oz. of water for every pound of body weight lost after working out (it’s a good idea to weigh yourself before and after your workout)
 
5) REST REST REST
 
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It is important to take care of injuries as soon as they happen. Many overuse injuries, if caught early, can be healed with rest and time off from the sport or activity.