Exercise after quarantine
Exercise after quarantine is here. As you may know, tomorrow in Spain will be the first day that adults will be allowed to go out in order to do sport. Most of us have been waiting for so long for this moment to come. Today, we can’t believe that it is already here. We must remember though, that it is very important to maintain social distancing and to go alone. It is the only way we have to get back to our normal life as soon as possible. Today’s article will give you some tips on how to start exercising after the quarantine without getting injured.
Advice on how to start doing exercise
First of all, setting realistic goals is crucial. We have to keep in mind that most of us haven’t been doing much exercise since quarantine started. It is important to start exercising at a low level and increase progressively the intensity. By doing this, we will ensure we don’t get injured on the second day of training.
Also, experts recommend choosing a routine that fits well with your body. This means that if, for example, you have suffered from a knee injury not so long ago, you mustn’t run, as it could worsen your situation. Instead, you could try doing long walks, which are really enjoyable and less injurious. On the other hand, you should take into consideration that if you have too many expectations of your physical state and sportive performance, you may lose enthusiasm easily. You must start with patience and not expect too much.
Following this argument, something that can help you maintain your enthusiasm is tracking your accomplishments. If you are aware of your progress you will be more motivated. Finally, remember that we have been stuck at home during around 50 days and this carries both psychological and physical consequences. So, try being understanding with yourself and remember that the most important thing is enjoying exercise and releasing accumulated stress and worry.
Running after quarantine
Most of us are really keen to start doing exercise, but we must be aware of our state and try to protect our body from possible injury. According to many statistics, the physical activity that the majority of people are going to start tomorrow is running. That’s why we offer you these tips to avoid injuries.
Firstly, warming up before and stretching after the physical activity should never be forgotten. Why? The warm up prepares the body for exercises by gradually increasing the heart rate and circulation. It loosens the joints and increases blood flow to the muscles. Stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy. We need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. Then, when you call on the muscles for activity, they are weak and unable to extend all the way, which makes it easier to get injured.
It is also important to be careful with heel striking. For those who don’t know what heel striking is, it is the foot contacting the ground heel-first during the foot strike phase of walking or running. It is related to many injuries. Another important recommendation to take into account is being careful with slopes, which can be really dangerous and harm our unprepared muscles. Remember to combine running with other physical activities such as yoga or cycling, this will assure a compensation between the muscles and will reduce the probabilities of being injured. Finally, don’t minimize the importance of resting and eating healthy if you want to have a good recovery after the training.
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