Make Physical Activity More Fun With Sports

We all remember what it was like to play active games when we were kids. Whether it was tag, kickball or hours in the pool on a hot day, it was easy to get our hearts pumping and work up a sweat without even noticing. Fun is a great distraction from exertion, and that continues to be true into adulthood.

Spring is the perfect time to get in shape. The weather is forgiving, and there are a lot of fun sports and activities you can take part in outdoors. If you haven’t been involved in sports in a long time, there is no reason to be intimidated. You might be surprised to discover how many adult leagues there are for different sports. But it is important to pick something you really have fun with and ease back into it to avoid sports injuries.

The older you get, the more care your body requires. The unfortunate truth is that our bodies lose muscle mass and tone over time, so it is important to take extra care of them so that you can stay active in your favourite sports. This means it might be necessary to find a good sports Physiotherapist or Chiropractor who can assess your sports readiness, the ideal exercises you need to engage in to prevent injury or the return to sport plan that best suits your current fitness level. The Chiropractor will also determine if investing in sports orthotics will help keep your feet better supported and aligned.

4 Activities That Will Help You Get In Shape for Sports

There are a handful of activities that are great for easing you back into a more athletic lifestyle.

  • Swimming: Swimming is a great way to get a full-body workout. It’s also ideal for people with joint pain because the buoyancy of the water takes a lot of pressure off your joints while you move.
  • Walking: Many people think that to get a good workout, they need to jog or run. But walking is highly effective for burning calories and lowering your risk of heart disease and diabetes.
  • Strength Training: As you get older, you will naturally lose muscle mass and bone density. It may be no surprise that weight training is good for maintaining or rebuilding muscle, but it also helps to increase bone density and prevent osteoporosis or bone fractures.
  • Core Exercises: Core exercises like pelvic bridges or plank, target the transverse abdominis (abs). Strengthening your abdominis increases overall body strength and stability, and also helps to support your back in order to prevent back injuries.

11
Mar

Make Physical Activity More Fun With Sports

We all remember what it was like to play active games when we were kids. Whether it was tag, kickball or hours in the pool on a hot day, it was easy to get our hearts pumping and work up a sweat without even noticing. Fun is a great distraction from exertion, and that continues to be true into adulthood.

Spring is the perfect time to get in shape. The weather is forgiving, and there are a lot of fun sports and activities you can take part in outdoors. If you haven’t been involved in sports in a long time, there is no reason to be intimidated. You might be surprised to discover how many adult leagues there are for different sports. But it is important to pick something you really have fun with and ease back into it to avoid sports injuries.

The older you get, the more care your body requires. The unfortunate truth is that our bodies lose muscle mass and tone over time, so it is important to take extra care of them so that you can stay active in your favourite sports. This means it might be necessary to find a good sports Physiotherapist or Chiropractor who can assess your sports readiness, the ideal exercises you need to engage in to prevent injury or the return to sport plan that best suits your current fitness level. The Chiropractor will also determine if investing in sports orthotics will help keep your feet better supported and aligned.

4 Activities That Will Help You Get In Shape for Sports

There are a handful of activities that are great for easing you back into a more athletic lifestyle.

  • Swimming: Swimming is a great way to get a full-body workout. It’s also ideal for people with joint pain because the buoyancy of the water takes a lot of pressure off your joints while you move.
  • Walking: Many people think that to get a good workout, they need to jog or run. But walking is highly effective for burning calories and lowering your risk of heart disease and diabetes.
  • Strength Training: As you get older, you will naturally lose muscle mass and bone density. It may be no surprise that weight training is good for maintaining or rebuilding muscle, but it also helps to increase bone density and prevent osteoporosis or bone fractures.
  • Core Exercises: Core exercises like pelvic bridges or plank, target the transverse abdominis (abs). Strengthening your abdominis increases overall body strength and stability, and also helps to support your back in order to prevent back injuries.

Custom Orthotics for Sports: Prevent Injury and Improve Performance

Most sports really put pressure on your feet. After all, they carry your weight, and they are in charge of your stability. Custom orthotics are inserts that are custom-molded for your feet. They help keep the bones and joints in your feet aligned, which in turn will help take pressure off of your ankles, knees, hips and spine. They are a great tool for reducing pain and preventing sports-related injuries. Orthotics have been proven to help with conditions like plantar fasciitis, shin splints, patellofemoral syndrome, and ITB syndrome, which often stem from incorrect foot dynamics.

It all boils down to finding sports that interest you and being active in a safe way. Start small and take care of your body with the proper tools and treatments to avoid injuries. Many extended health plans cover custom foot orthotics and sports physio assessments for fitness and sports readiness.

11
Mar

Make Physical Activity More Fun With Sports

We all remember what it was like to play active games when we were kids. Whether it was tag, kickball or hours in the pool on a hot day, it was easy to get our hearts pumping and work up a sweat without even noticing. Fun is a great distraction from exertion, and that continues to be true into adulthood.

Spring is the perfect time to get in shape. The weather is forgiving, and there are a lot of fun sports and activities you can take part in outdoors. If you haven’t been involved in sports in a long time, there is no reason to be intimidated. You might be surprised to discover how many adult leagues there are for different sports. But it is important to pick something you really have fun with and ease back into it to avoid sports injuries.

The older you get, the more care your body requires. The unfortunate truth is that our bodies lose muscle mass and tone over time, so it is important to take extra care of them so that you can stay active in your favourite sports. This means it might be necessary to find a good sports Physiotherapist or Chiropractor who can assess your sports readiness, the ideal exercises you need to engage in to prevent injury or the return to sport plan that best suits your current fitness level. The Chiropractor will also determine if investing in sports orthotics will help keep your feet better supported and aligned.

4 Activities That Will Help You Get In Shape for Sports

There are a handful of activities that are great for easing you back into a more athletic lifestyle.

  • Swimming: Swimming is a great way to get a full-body workout. It’s also ideal for people with joint pain because the buoyancy of the water takes a lot of pressure off your joints while you move.
  • Walking: Many people think that to get a good workout, they need to jog or run. But walking is highly effective for burning calories and lowering your risk of heart disease and diabetes.
  • Strength Training: As you get older, you will naturally lose muscle mass and bone density. It may be no surprise that weight training is good for maintaining or rebuilding muscle, but it also helps to increase bone density and prevent osteoporosis or bone fractures.
  • Core Exercises: Core exercises like pelvic bridges or plank, target the transverse abdominis (abs). Strengthening your abdominis increases overall body strength and stability, and also helps to support your back in order to prevent back injuries.

Custom Orthotics for Sports: Prevent Injury and Improve Performance

Most sports really put pressure on your feet. After all, they carry your weight, and they are in charge of your stability. Custom orthotics are inserts that are custom-molded for your feet. They help keep the bones and joints in your feet aligned, which in turn will help take pressure off of your ankles, knees, hips and spine. They are a great tool for reducing pain and preventing sports-related injuries. Orthotics have been proven to help with conditions like plantar fasciitis, shin splints, patellofemoral syndrome, and ITB syndrome, which often stem from incorrect foot dynamics.

It all boils down to finding sports that interest you and being active in a safe way. Start small and take care of your body with the proper tools and treatments to avoid injuries. Many extended health plans cover custom foot orthotics and sports physio assessments for fitness and sports readiness.

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