DOMS is a common result of intense physical activity that stresses the muscle beyond what it is accustomed to.
Hydration in sport is vital to replace the loss of fluid that our body perspires, which controls our body temperature as we utilize energy.
If we do not replace this fluid we overheat and dehydrate, which may lead to a decrease in performance and an increased risk of injury.
Flexibility is something that all dancers spend a lot of time working on, particularly trying to get those flat splits, high kicks and perfect jetes.
However, do you know if what you are doing is actually helping and making a long term difference and are you doing it in an injury-free, safe way?
Stretches, something everyone does before a run or a workout. However, which muscles should we stretch?
How should we stretch it? How long should we hold each stretch for?
Based on recent studies, stretches do not actually reduce the risk in injuries with any exercise. However, it is still recommended as it helps with improving body awareness and provides that temporary relief for tight muscles.
Well, worry not as here are 5 different stretches to help tackle those tight muscles that are required for running.
Most of us don’t realise how much we rely on our knees until something goes wrong with them. Usually simple tasks, like crouching down, walking down stairs and jumping can become unachievable when we are suffering from knee pain. But don’t panic!! Most types of knee pain can be resolved quickly, without the pain, cost and inconvenience of knee surgery.
Calf strengthening is not only a common denominator in alot of lower limb rehabilitation programs, but also plays an important role in lower limb mechanics, as well as a key aspect of injury prevention for certain lower limb injuries.
There are five good reasons why calf strengthening is important.
I may have left my bid to be an Ironman champion a little late at the ripe old age of thirty-something (let’s not get caught up in detail); but having just completed my first ever triathlon I wanted to provide some advice and encouragement to anyone else thinking of giving it a go.
Any increase in physical activity is proven to reduce your risk of many chronic health conditions. Secondly, if you can meet the WHO guidelines (150-300 minutes of moderate-vigorous exercise per week) you will further reduce your relative health risk as well as making weight management more achievable.
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