When you are a sports person, it is inevitable to not sustain injury. It is a part and parcel of this career and one must be aware of it. When you sustain an injury, it is very debilitating as it would take time to heal and in worst cases, it might not heal at all. Since this could impact your career in such a significant manner, it is important to prevent injury at all costs. As the old saying goes, prevention is better than cure. It is very rare that the damage caused by the injury to your body can be fully reversed. To minimize the accumulative effect of these damages on the body, it is important to take precautions against injuries.
One must master the sport they are playing. This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be the best at it. It only means you should learn and follow the techniques of playing it the right way. When you have learned the right way to play it, it is less likely to sustain any injuries from it. It’s best to be supervised while you train at your sport. If there are any bad forms that you have taken or poor techniques you follow, your coach must correct you. You should train well in preparation for the game, so you won’t be out of touch. You can use AI medical sport equipment to train. This will help you play the game efficiently and effectively.
It is important to always warm up before the big game or training. When we are at rest our soft tissues and muscles are relaxed, and if they are strained immediately without a warm up, they tend to get damaged. However, if we do warm up, which is to gradually cause our muscles to stretch and contract, the likelihood of injury is drastically reduced.
Warm up exercises shouldn’t be too fierce, some light cardio or stretching would be sufficient but it really depends on individual endurance and muscle bulk. At least 10 minutes of warm up is mandatory for all who train or are about to play the game. This also helps in stabilizing heart rate, thus improving endurance during the game.
Diet And Rest
Lifestyle changes which include consuming a healthy diet are important for all people in sports. A diet rich in protein will help bulk up muscles, thereby putting less strain on bones and joints. Vitamin C rich food like citrus food helps build up collagen which help maintain the integrity of tissues. Calcium-rich food like dairy will help to strengthen up bones.
It is also important that you take rest when it is indicated. For example, it is best to take a break and give your body rest if you have exercised or trained for 6 days out of the 7 days a week. Always listen to your body and don’t push it too hard. A good night’s sleep of at least 6 hours is also important. Cessation of smoking and limiting alcohol too is beneficial.