Exercise is crucial for optimizing every organ system in our bodies; it reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other debilitating diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
It is also vital for maintaining a healthy weight, which contributes to both physical and mental health.
Because we live in the fast lane today, it is important to get the best out of each workout session; the last thing you want is to be kicking your butt for a couple of 2-hour sessions each week, and see no results.
However, there is something worse than seeing no results, and that is dealing with adverse effects! This is especially prevalent among beginners who don’t know what they are doing yet.
In this article, we will cover some common mistakes you make while lifting weights or running.
The primary mistakes you make during exercise
Just think of the number of times you heard the phrase “no pain, no gain”.
What you probably didn’t know is that this is one of the most common fitness myths out there. Pain is your body’s natural way to tell you that something is wrong.
If you feel pain during working out, it is probably a good idea to stop what you’re doing.
During long-duration workouts, you are bound to lose a substantial amount of fluids through sweating and respiration. Along with water, many important electrolytes will find their way out of your body.
While you may survive one or two workout sessions without properly hydrating yourself, the risk of musculoskeletal injuries is significantly higher in this physiological state.
We are not advocating that you need to buy some expensive energy drink to replace your fluids; tap water will do just fine.
Of course, make sure not to overdo it, especially when you are only exercising for a short period of time (less than 45 minutes).
Putting too much strain on the joints
Chronic joint pain is a common musculoskeletal injury that a considerable portion of the population suffers from. Straining those joints beyond their capacity may result in an injury that could easily turn chronic.
Ligamentous and tendinous injuries are dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. Therefore, it is crucial to stretch and warm up the correct way before you start working out.
Moreover, avoid putting too much strain on a single joint and try to divide the weight equally on your body.
The risk of injury doesn’t only occur when doing strength training; in fact, even jogging the wrong way would damage your joints.
Strenuous exercise is not necessarily the optimal way for everyone. What matters is moving your body on a regular basis to stay fit and prevent diseases.
We hope that this article managed to shed some light on the importance of staying active and how some signs may indicate severe damage.
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