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Injuries are an unavoidable part of life and can be a common occurrence when it comes to exercising. There are, however, several ways you can prevent exercise-related injuries.

Focus and listen to your body. Focus on your body’s movements, particularly when it comes to your form. Distractions can and often will lead to uncontrolled and unplanned movements, which often lead to injury. Do not ignore your body’s warning signs. For instance, while some degree of discomfort during and following your training session is normal, pain is typically a sign that you have injured yourself.

Set yourself up for success. Ensure your surroundings provide a safe place for exercise by avoiding slippery surfaces, ensuring equipment is properly stored when not in use and be sure to always wear proper footwear, shoes designed to provide special support and flexibility for physical activity. There are many local stores that can help you find the perfect fit. We recommend you check out LadySport or Foot Solutions.

Know your limits. Pushing your body beyond its comfort zone is necessary to improve your health and fitness; however, it is important to be aware of your body’s limitations as pushing yourself beyond what your body can safely do is a sure-fire way to hurt yourself.

Plan recovery days. Your body needs time to recover and adapt to your exercise program.

Injuries are common when starting a fitness program; however, research has shown that working with a personal trainer not only generates results more quickly and efficiently but also with fewer injuries than training alone! Learn more about our amazing personal trainers!

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