Strong Women Suffer Injuries Too: Here’s How To Recover

Women and Sports Injuries

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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.

An ice pack can help tame a sports injury

Ice the injury, ladies. Photo via Pexels.

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

Bad Habits You Can Easily Replace With Good Ones, Without Hard Discipline

Bad habits? Let's change that.

Creating better habits. Let’s do this! Photo via Flickr, CC by 2.0.

In our fast-paced and disposable culture, it feels like everyone is looking for a quick fix. Not only a quick fix for our entertainment or food requirements, but also for our health, too. The modern person lives such a busy life that they can’t always keep a solid health schedule maintained and working for them.

Or can they?

I’d argue that they absolutely can. It doesn’t take a monumental effort to start building some positive life habits this very day. What’s even better is if you can reduce your negative habits at the same time, and replace those with the good. But what should you start with? How do you begin?

This article is here to help you.

Walk To Work

Walking to work, or walking a portion of your journey to work depending on the distance is a great way to keep yourself trim and healthy. Consider setting off 15 minutes beforehand. Walk to the train station and take the train instead of using the car a few days a week, especially in the summer. This will help you get outside in the fresh air more, you’ll be getting some useful exercise in the morning that will perk up your mental faculties, and you’ll be burning more calories than if you drove or took a taxi for the entire way.

It will also dramatically reduce your fuel bill, and any habit that saves you unnecessary spending habits is a great one to have to hand.

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