“Exercise for Weight Loss” is an article series detailing the most successful exercise strategies that can be used to assist in speeding up the weight loss process, and help you end-up with a sleek, toned physique once your bodyweight gets down to your goal-weight. 

How to avoid injury

Physical activity is risky. Even going for a walk could lead to a twisted ankle, a damaged knee, or a bump from falling off a bicycle. Injury is an almost inevitable consequence of moving, especially for a weak, untrained body.

So if you’re going to exercise as part of your weight loss programme, two things become clear. First, you need to avoid being injured while you do that. Second, the best way to avoid injury is to get strong.

Why strong?

Because strong muscles support your joints and bones against damage (and because strong people live better and are generally more useful than weak people). But doesn’t getting strong mean putting yourself in harm’s way? Learning to lift heavy weights could be dangerous…

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Yes, that’s true, but only if you don’t have good technique.

The way to limit the potential for injury here is NOT to avoid exercise… but to learn the movements from a coach, and execute them as perfectly as possible all the time. The movements (for strength training, and for your particular sport or exercise), once learned correctly, are not complicated, and can be performed with relative safety.

Get strong, avoid injury, lose more weight and live your best life for a longer time.

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