Spring Into Safety, Not the Emergency Room

Spring Into Safety, Not the Emergency Room

You may have the heart of a lion, but do you have the body to go with it?

Ah, nothing quite like the smell of spring in the air: flowers blooming, warm air, and a nice breeze. For most, it’s a sign telling them there’s no more excuse to be a couch potato anymore, and time go outside and workout! But going from professional lazy person to amateur active person can go from bad to worse in no time. Your body needs time to catch up with your mind to develop the proper muscles. Also, lungs need to remember how to breathe under stress, and everything else that comes with being active. Don’t become sedentary after you’ve started working out. Follow the following pre-workout procedure to give yourself the best chance to remain active.

Warm up before working out. Those winter muscles need to be loosened up before being exposed to a brand new workout regiment that involves more than moving your video game thumbs.

Pace yourself. “No pain! No gain!” As motivating as it may be, there are certain pains that are detrimental to your body that may end up being very serious. If you feel sharp or repetitive pains, take a break and consult your doctor on what treatment options are available, to see if you need a brace to prevent the pain from coming back. Icing the area may help speed up the process.

Use proper sunblock. While it may not seem necessary, or “cool,” exposing your skin to the bear sun may lead to skin cancer which is even less cool than taking the time to put on sunblock. The science also shows that getting anything above SPF 50 is unnecessary.

For more tips on how to remain healthy during your workouts, and for all of your  needs to help you start feeling your best, contact Miller Insurance Associates in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.