Spring is here and this means many outdoor sports will be resuming soon! Whether your sport or activity of choice is golf, running, walking, or cycling, here are 2 tips to avoid injury and allow you to enjoy your favorite activities.
Warm Up Before Physical Activity
Warming up is the most important piece of advice. We often take these few minutes before our sporting activity for granted. It Is one of the biggest causes of muscle tears and strains, ligament sprains and stiffness. Take 5 minutes of your time to warm up. It will be of great benefit to you!
There are 2 ways to warm up: the general warm up and the activity specific warm up.
- A general warm-up is low intensity cardiovascular exercise, including low intensity walking, jogging, or cycling.
- A specific warm up is either an active stretching or an activity-specific strength training exercise.