Injury Prevention And Control In Sport

Two focuses of my blog are Athletics/Sports and Health/Wellness. One of the wild cards of competitive sports is injuries. Injuries can change the destinies for both teams and it’s players. Minimizing and controlling them is thus key. The following contributed post is entitled, Injury Prevention And Control In Sport.

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Injury is the athlete’s pet peeve. Who says injury, necessarily says cessation of sports practice for a more or less long period. In this article, you will find the keys to optimizing your performance as much as possible and thus minimizing your risk of sports-related injuries. This is close to my heart because I myself know this kind of fear and I have had injured athletes in my entourage who have difficulty recovering from it. Let’s go for our tips to help you avoid sports injuries!

The key to your optimum state of shape is above all your daily hygiene. Sleep is a critical function for our health and to prevent sports-related injury. Indeed, this phase allows the body to recover physically and mentally. It is essential because the cellular repair processes mainly take place at night and in addition allows to accentuate the memory, the learning and reinforces the metabolism.

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Limit excess tobacco, alcohol

The impact of these excessive alcohol consumption or smoking can accelerate the phenomenon of rigid and clogged arteries. This increases the risk of cardiovascular disease as well as the risk of cancer, and therefore also the risk of sports injury. It is very important to respect this lifestyle most of the time for overall health and it is even more important for an athlete in search of performance.

A suitable diet to avoid injuries

Diet will also play a key role in reducing the risk of sports-related injuries.
We know that a too acidifying diet can have harmful consequences on our body, (very rich in red meat, saturated fats, white cereals, cheeses). What are the repercussions on the body of an excessively acidifying diet? The acidifying food will generate an acid ground at the level of the organism increasing the risk of:

● muscle pain
● chronic inflammations such as tendonitis
● joint pain
● bacterial and viral infections
A bad diet can also participate in the formation of other ailments such as:
● cramps
● chronic migraines,
● lumbago

Drive out muscle imbalances to avoid sports injuries

We all have a more muscular member than another because by definition we use it more regularly. On the other hand, muscle imbalances will be the gateway to muscle injuries. Many non-traumatic injuries could be avoided by working on our muscle imbalances. For example, back pain often becomes chronic when the back muscles are not working hard enough. The best management before these pains become chronic is to institute in your daily life, muscular movements of the back (sheathing exercises, back to maintain the column). You must consider aftercare also, such as ice packs and more specifically gel ice packs that work to provide comfort also.

Finally, your physical recovery should be optimized as well. Indeed, neglected recovery does not give the body time to initiate the natural processes of adaptation and recovery. So whilst you can still enjoy your precious sports, you must also consider ways to prevent injury and deal with them in the long term. This way you can always enjoy the sports that you love.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct Examiner.com, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.

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