When it comes to exercise, sports, or even simply just any form of physical activity in general, although all of the above are fantastically healthy and beneficial for us in so many different ways, we also need to understand the risks and dangers associated with them in the process.
For example, before exercising or working out, we should always, always, ensure that we warm up and stretch properly.
On top of that, we also need to ensure that we perform and carry out each exercise as effectively and safely as possible.
Our muscles are constantly being placed under strain and under pressure every single day, even by doing something as seemingly trivial as walking.
By placing our muscles under pressure, we run the risk of suffering muscle strain, muscle pulls, or even muscle tears, which are not only very painful, they also often require surgery and a lengthy recovery process, depending on the extent of the injury of course.
Here we’ll be taking a more in-depth look at muscle strain, taking a look at the technical definition, what causes it, and how we can prevent it [Read more…]