OsteoBlog - General Health
The government recommends that the average adult complete at least 2.5 hours of exercise a week.
This can be done in a variety of ways, including 5 individual 30-minute sessions, gym workouts, a jog, or even a brisk walk.
It should be up to the individual to pick a routine to suit them.
Exercise increases heart rate, which results in the body demanding an increase in energy levels.
People who exercise regularly could have a lower risk of developing chronic conditions, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some cancers. Research also shows that physical activity can boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy levels. Equally, it can also help reduce stress, depression, and risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Exercise affects the musculoskeletal system by strengthening the bones and muscles, which is key to injury prevention. In addition, exercise could help improve bone density, which reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
Despite the clear benefits of regular exercise, you can injure yourself during sporting activities, possibly due to muscle overuse or repetitive movements. The more exercise you do, the more you are increasing the probability of causing injury.
Young people could possibly be more susceptible to injury as their bodies are still developing. Equally, they can put additional pressure on themselves to perform well and increase the demand on their bodies.
Injuries can have a serious impact on your performance and day-to-day life, and may result in long-term problems. Adequate diagnosis and rehab is important.
Osteopathy helps reduce the risk of injury and address existing problems. Your Osteopath will help determine the cause of your injury and give you a diagnosis. Using their palpatory skills, they can help restore structural balance, improve joint mobility and reduce tension in the soft tissues. They’ll provide you with exercises, which help to rehabilitate the injured area and provide other forms of treatment, such as taping or acupuncture.
This may increase your range of movement, reduce pain and even improve performance.
Always see a doctor if you think you have a serious injury, cannot bear weight or if you have pain that does not go away after 48 hours.
Thanks for reading.
For osteopathy in High Wycombe and beyond call Lucy or Ebony from OsteoFusion on 07833 321604 or visit www.osteofusion.co.uk