What is your best advice for avoiding exercise injuries as a person ages into their elderly years?
• Get a basic medical check-up.
Consult your doctor. Exercise can be dangerous if you have any medical conditions. You may be able to devise an activity plan that fits your restrictions if you have a chronic condition.
• Find a balanced exercise program.
Participate in different sports to keep your body in shape. Engage in cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and flexibility exercises. Warm-up before and cool down after physical activity. You can smooth out your workouts by adding a few minutes to your warm-up. By skipping the warm-up, you are setting yourself up for injuries. Cold muscles are more prone to injury. Try walking or jogging.
• Keep it regular!
You will not achieve fitness gains by cramming your fitness into the weekend exercise for 30 minutes every day. Consider taking lessons. To ensure proper form in your sport, such as weight training, seek the help of an expert, such as a physical therapist or licensed athletic trainer.
• Get the right equipment for your sport.
Make sure the gear you use for your activity is in proper condition and that it has been used correctly. Consider your shoes, or if a helmet is necessary. Use the 10% rule. If you wish to increase your activity level, increase it by 10% at a time. In other words, increase your activity in small amounts each week. The same rule applies to weight training.