Em Lio Q.
I’m in my mid -forties playing long tennis matches multiple times a week. I’ve developed a ritual before every match that helps me prevent injury. I always take a hot shower—as hot as I can handle —and I do a few toe touches and shoulder stretches under the hot water before my match. I drink lots of water and always have a banana. I tape problem areas (elbow) and sometimes i’ll take an ibuprofen. I never skip a full warm up. This helps calm me, energize me, it gets me into a success mindset and I feel loose and limber!
It’s best to warmup first by walking and then stretching thoroughly before starting any exercise. Do not push yourself to the point where your body hurts because an injury is bound to soon follow.
To prevent injury whilst exercising it it a good idea to stretch and warm up first to stop the risk of injuries such a pulled muscles and twisted ankels
Jane Fonda’s ”Make it burn!” is actually bad advice. Instead, pay attention to your body, and select coaches, instructors, and/or trainers who will allow you to work at your own pace. A heart rate monitor and initial assessments will be helpful. If you have existing health issues, make sure you consult your care team before starting a new program.
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- What should I do when I feel too tired to exercise?
- My job involves a lot of walking so I am mainly getting my cardio that way. How can I transition to something else for days I’m not working or if I change jobs?
- How do you retain your focus during meditation?
- Should I still try to excercise in the morning as I am going back to school next week or just in the afternoon?
- Has anyone found any other 7 minute exercises? I am getting bored doing the same one every morning.
- Which is better, exercising before or after breakfast?
- Is mediation a workout/exercise?
- What can you do to start enjoying the exercise process instead of it feeling like a punishment?
- What is your cardio and strength ratio and what kind of exercise do you do?