Exercise smart: 6 tips to prevent injuriesAll physical activity places your body under stress. Usually this is desirable: your body responds to these demands by becoming physically more fit. Aerobic exercise, by making your heart and lungs work harder, improves the efficiency with which you take in oxygen and burn energy. Your bones and muscles respond to the strain of weight-bearing exercise by increasing in strength and mass. A degree of physical exertion is therefore vital if you want to get results - the key to avoiding injury is to keep these pressures at a level that your body can handle.
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Reducing the level of stress
You should not, of course, cut out strenuous activity altogether - this would lose you all the benefits of exercise. However, a selective approach can be useful if you know that a certain area of your body is vulnerable to injury. If you have problems with your knees, for example, the risk from aRead More »from Exercise Smart: 6 Tips to Prevent Injuries