In order to optimize the benefits and maintain regular exercise, people over 40 need to avoid mistakes that can lead to injuries.
This is a mistake that can lead to serious injuries in the gym and many other sports. This is especially dangerous as you get older, especially when joints and muscles start to age and aren’t as supple as before, according to MSN.
The best way to avoid being in the wrong position is to have a coach guide you or take short courses related to the sport you are practicing.
Not protecting the spine properly
As we age, the mobility of the spine also decreases. Therefore, the movements that you make easily when you’re young, after age 40 can be more difficult.
The general rule is that when performing exercises that use a lot of strength in the spine, such as crunching, it is necessary to choose a position and type of exercise machine that causes less pressure on the back, experts recommend, according to MSN.
Constant replacing sports shoes
Most sports shoes will have the best performance in 45 to 60 hours of use. After this period of time, when the wearer has performed many jumping, jumping, running movements, the quality of shoes is not as good as the original. The ability to reduce shocks on the move and protect the joints has diminished.
For people over 40, joints tend to be more prone to injury. Many people often use a pair of sports shoes for a long time, sometimes up to several years. But in fact, every 6 months, people should change to a different pair of shoes, according to MSN.
Starting with muscle tension and warming up is essential when exercising or playing sports. Skipping this step will increase your risk of injury.
A good start will help limit a common type of sprain. Normally, sprains take about 3 weeks to recover and disrupt exercise.
The middle-aged people should jog because jogging is good for health. However, they need to limit running too long distances.
Jogging doesn’t cause osteoarthritis, but it can make it worse by putting too much pressure on the knee, fish face, hips and many other joints, according to MSN.
Experts recommend that people with osteoarthritis choose a softer form of cardio, such as swimming.