Good health: Best tips for injury prevention

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:

Preventative maintenance: Fitness expert Lukas Chodat shares a few tips on how to avoid injuries before they occur.

Preventative maintenance: Fitness expert Lukas Chodat shares a few tips on how to avoid injuries before they occur.

 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.

Chodat Fitness is Illawarra’s leading Personal Training and Group Outdoor Training specialists. Visit chodatfitness.com.au for more information.

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