We’ve all been there, the muscle that felt tight all week has now been strained on your Saturday morning run. Today I want to equip you with a few points on how to prevent injuries from happening, rather than trying to fix them after they happen. These include:
Always start your workout with a good warm up aiming to elevate the heart rate and finish your work out with a light cool down;
Consume at least 2 litres of water per day to ensure our body is not dehydrated;
Aim to get a deep tissue massage at least once every month if not more;
Use preventative aids like foam rollers and trigger point balls to help you release tense muscle fibres;
Ensure you wear appropriate clothing especially in extreme warm and cold conditions;
Avoid over training, and listen to your body.
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