Not so long ago, there was a lot of pressure on women to be skinny. But there is a new voice now, our voice, one that says we want to be strong, not skinny, and it is a mentality that seems to be here to stay. Women are embracing their muscles and toning their minds at the same time. However, as with any exercise where the efforts are high, so are the risks, and there is nothing more effective at stopping your progress than a severe injury.
Unfortunately, there are no shortcuts when it comes to getting off the sofa and back into the gym. Recovering is just one of those things that have to be done right. If not, you risk making your temporary injury a chronic issue. We know it’s frustrating, but we have laid out some steps for you to follow and get you back to fighting fit as soon as possible.
Ice, Ice Baby
The first thing you should do after sustaining an injury is pack on the ice on. Ice-pack, ice cubes wrapped in a towel, frozen peas, it doesn’t matter what, it just matters that you do. Do a minute on and ten minutes off three times. What this will do is slow down any bleeding and speed up your recovery further down the line.
Knowledge Is Power
If you don’t understand your injury then you can’t hope to recover properly. Take it seriously. Yes, there are some injuries where you just have to woman up and walk them off, but serious ones don’t fall into the category. That’s why it is important you see a doctor and get a professional and full diagnosis. This way you will know what sort of recovery you are facing and you can plan your next moves from there. Continue reading