“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 body weight gets down to your goal-weight. 

What if I get hurt?

One of the things that you deal with all day, every day, without really even giving it a second thought, is that you stand a chance of getting injured. You drive your car, walk up and down stairs, cut foods with sharp knives, walk on slippery surfaces, and a whole host of other ‘normal’ activities that could leave you in pain if you get them wrong.

But the ‘risk’ doesn’t stop you from doing them, does it?

And when you start to exercise, you’re adding another potential risk to your life. You can minimise the risk significantly by ensuring you do the exercises correctly, and by making sure you do them according to your abilities. If you’re new to weight training or exercising, it would be wise to invest in the help of a personal trainer for a few sessions just so you can get to grips with the movements to minimise injuries.

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If you get injured (as we all tend to from time to time as we age) you need to follow a simple process, and listen to the right people.

What happens if I do get injured?

Dealing with injuries is easy, and you will recover and move on.

If you get injured (as we all tend to from time to time as we age) you need to follow a simple process, and listen to the right people.

  • The first thing you need to do is figure out WHAT the injury is. For this, you can do some of the work. You should be able to figure out if you have a bone problem or a muscle/tendon problem. If you need help with this, get some medical testing done.
  • If it’s a bone problem, see a specialist, and follow their rehab procedures to get through the process as rapidly as you can. Also continue to train the working parts of your body somehow.
  • If it’s muscle- or tendon-related visit your doctor for some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as soon as possible. And then begin to rehab your muscle or tendon by doing some movements that stimulate the hurt area. You can speak to a bio kineticist about the right kinds of exercises to do.
  • Yes, it’ll be painful. The trick is to do them, and slowly up the resistance to get the area to heal. If you don’t do this, you’ll end up with a mass of scar tissue, which is a problem.

Just remember – take all the possible steps to do things safely, and then do them with the confidence that you’ll be okay, whatever happens. Your strength will come back surprisingly quickly, and in a few weeks and months, you’ll be back on track with your training again.

Don’t let an injury, or the possibility of an injury stop you from living a healthy, active lifestyle! The benefits FAR outweigh the potential negatives.

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