Five best ways to keep injuries away

With training and trying to reach certain goals, your body may not do exactly what you want it to, or hold up the way you need it to.

Today’s article is designed to equip you with five main points to ward off injury. They include:

Injury prevention: Fitness expert Lukas Chodat says it's important to always stretch before and after exercise to help avoid injury.

Injury prevention: Fitness expert Lukas Chodat says it's important to always stretch before and after exercise to help avoid injury.

Drink plenty of water -  2.5 litres of water per day to stop dehydration and decrease the potential for injury;

Always stretch before and after training;

Aim to do preventative work such as foam rolling, massage and and yoga/stretch classes to limit tight muscles and tendons progressing into an injury;

Adequate warm-up of range of motion movements and light aerobic activity will help the body warm up quicker;

Know your limitations during training especially when weighlifting

Chodat Fitness are personal training and group outdoor training specialists. Visit chodatfitness.com.au for more information