We know how important it is to exercise all year round! Exercising during the Winter months can present some challenges with cold muscles, tendons and ligaments increasing your risk of sustaining an injury. At Back to Health Physiotherapy in Newport, we have compiled a few tips to prevent this:
Change your training gear to suit the cold weather
Wear lots of layers, a warm body keeps your muscles and ligaments warm, reducing the risk of an injury.
Warm up and stretch before exercising
You may not get as hot and sweaty exercising in the cooler weather, however this means that you need to spend more time stretching and warming up before and after you exercise.
Drink lots of water
Whilst you may not feel as thirsty during the winter months as you do the summer months, it is important to stay hydrated! Dehydration is one of the major causes of muscles cramps.
Listen to your body
Work at your own pace if you do sustain an injury and make sure that you have recovered before you begin to exercise again. Set realistic goals and if necessary give yourself one or two days to recover each week.
Come in to see one of our physios at our Newport clinic today and we can assess any winter injuries and help you get back to health in no time!