While participating in sports on a regular basis is good for your heart and can help you to maintain a fit waistline throughout the years, most sports activities come with a serious chance of having to deal with injuries at one time or another. Whether due to running, playing basketball, or jumping rope, here are five of the most common sports accidents that you need to be aware of as a sports enthusiast:
#1 Sprains and Strains
The most common types of injuries among athletes and sports enthusiasts are strains and sprains.
In fact, just about any type of physical activity can result in these injuries (even walking!) if care is not taken before, during, and after being active. Because these injuries are so common, it is a good idea for those with weak ankles, knees, or wrists to wear braces while playing sports.
Sitting down for around eight hours per day, five days a week isn’t that good for us, and yet that’s what the average office worker does. Factor in the fact that the vast majority of that time is spent working on a computer, and the risk of musculoskeletal problems increases, especially as “how to sit down safely” isn’t helped by the average work station. Ideally, Mr. or Ms. Average Office Worker would then go home and do something completely unrelated, but there’s a good chance they’ll sit down at a computer or games console at home, still carrying out repetitive hand movements, and probably at a considerably less ergonomically designed desk than their workspace.
Joint pain is among the top concerns within the health community, and for good reason. Half of Americans over the age of 65 suffer with joint pain and symptoms of arthritis. This is over 70 million people, which is more than the entire population of the United Kingdom. Taking preventative action to remedy any pain within the joints and bones is critical: even making choices today if you are suffering will alleviate your symptoms dramatically. Medications do not heal and resolve the issue, and physical therapy becomes a reliance. Did you know that certain foods contain vitamins and minerals that actively promote healthy joints and bones? It really is as easy as spotting the right choices to make when shopping at the grocery store or dining out for a meal with family and friends.