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Exercise and injuries, what should I do now?

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This is what often happens, you the reader have started an exercise program, and you are finally losing weight and feeling better every day. Then all of the sudden you get injured, you sprain a wrist, ankle, knee and or somehow cause an injury to your back, back to square one. Well it does not have to be that way depending upon the injury. The writer always encourages a person to see a doctor about the injury first, just to be sure everything is alright and there is not some permanent damage that may need to be repaired, like a tendon tear or a fracture. Once you confirm that it is just a sprain or minor injury and most of the time rest is what most doctors will recommend. Now the prevailing thought is to give yourself as much rest as possible, take a week or two off and then continue exercising. Yes you the reader could take this approach and that would be perfectly fine, but maybe there might be something else that could be done instead.

Well to begin with the writer disagrees with this plan of taking too much rest because unless you the reader have suffered a serious injury, there is no reason why a person cannot continue their exercise routine after a day or two. A person just has to be creative in how they exercise and which parts of their body they can work out. For example, if you suffered a lower body injury then focus you energy of doing upper body exercises until that lower leg or body injury feels better, see the links below. Remember the key to any great exercise routine is consistency and at times variation in ones routine. The writer has never seen success with people that only workout a couple days a week. Also it helps to keep mind the amount of calories you may be consuming, especially if your workout routine has been altered. A person could easily gain some weight back that they have lost if they are not burning off as many calories because of an injury. Let face it, a person that is hurting physically from a workout injury almost always seeks comfort foods such as cookies, cakes and other high calorie fast foods and that can be a calorie trap that has to be avoided. One more thing, the writer just recently suffered a couple injuries himself, he fell on a icy sidewalk and injured his knee and back. Well, the good news after a couple days, he is back on track to his normal workouts. For more information, please consult with the links below or the writer through dadsonpowermode.com

http://www.prevention.com/health/health-concerns/8-common-workout-injuries-you-can-still-exercise/1-carpal-tunnel-syndrome

http://sportsmedicine.about.com/od/tipsandtricks/a/TrainThruInjury.htm

http://www.runnersworld.com/the-starting-line/how-to-avoid-weight-gain-when-you-cant-work-out

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