4 Important Ways to Avoid Fitness-Related Injuries

Injury, stockimages, freedigitalphotos.netConsistency is the key to any successful fitness routine. Whether that means the daily visit to Fit for Life 24, running every day, or weight training twice a week; achieving and maintaining results depends in large part on making a long-term commitment to exercising. However, even the most diligent exercisers can be thrown off track by an injury. Luckily, the most common fitness injuries can be avoided with a few simple steps.

The personal trainers at Fit For Life 24 in Apex want Triangle-area fitness fans to work out smarter and lower the risk of injury. Below, their top tips for staying safe and healthy:

  • Choose the right activity: Anyone starting a fitness routine should know his or her own body and be accepting of its limitations. For example, if knee pain is an issue, jogging on a treadmill might not be the best choice. Instead, try a lower impact activity like swimming.
  • Go pro: It may seem like a luxury, but consulting with a knowledgeable, certified personal trainer is one of the best ways to avoid injury. They offer expert advice on everything from building a routine to maintaining proper form. Personal trainers are a great value, and this is one investment that’s sure to pay.
  • Take things slowly: Doing too much too quickly is one of the most common causes of fitness-related injuries. Regardless of the activity, be sure to warm up before each session and gradually build the pace and intensity of the workout.
  • Add variety: Repetitive use and overuse injuries (like shin splints or tendinitis) result from repeating the same exercises over and over, while failing to give the body adequate time to recover. A little soreness is common, but truly tired muscles are primed for injuries. Without proper rest, small injuries can quickly become larger.

Making the commitment to get in shape is a big deal. Oftentimes, exercisers are so excited to get started that they jump into a new routine too quickly, upping their risk of fitness-related injuries. Don’t let a workout injury derail your routine.

Want to make sure your workout is safe and effective? Give the personal trainers at Fit For Life 24 in Apex a call today!

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This article on both fitness and opportunity is brought to you by the AWESOME team at Apex Fit for Life 24 located in Historic Apex NC. Contact us below. Please LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on our Twitter Page!

We are your fitness choice in the Triangle!

Apex Fit for Life 24

809 Perry Road

Perry Pointe Plaza

Suite 814

Apex NC 27502

919 629 6212

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http://apexfitforlife24apex.com/

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