Tips for Preventing Injuries During Workouts

Tips for Preventing Injuries During a Workout

There’s always a risk of getting injured while exercising. Here’s some advice how you can prevent injuries during workouts.

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Eating food rich in carbs and healthy fats can prevent injuries caused by tiredness or fatigue.

Eating food rich in carbohydrates and healthy fats, which are your body’s two primary sources of fuel, can prevent exercise-related injuries caused by tiredness or fatigue. You should increase your intake of slow release (low GI) carbohydrates, such as whole grains, sweet potatoes, brown rice, quinoa and millet, as well as of organic, seasonal, fresh, green leafy and colorful vegetables, and fruit.

Consume a balanced meal with carbohydrates two hours before and within two hours after a training session. This will make sure that your body’s energy stores are kept topped up and reduce the risk of protein breakdown which can lead to soft tissue injuries.

Intense training lead to skeletal muscle breakdown which is made worse by consuming too little protein. Eat a portion of clean protein such as organic chicken, turkey, eggs, fermented tofu or legumes every day.

In addition, keep well hydrated throughout the day since dehydration can cause inadequate blood flow to your muscles which increases the risk of injury.

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Written by Jenny Nickelson

Jenny Nickelson has been a sports enthusiast since childhood. Because of her deep love to water, she started training swimming in early years. Today she swears on variety and does it all: from swimming, running and cycling to fitness, skiing, dancing and mountaineering.

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