Tips for Healing Mentally and Physically from an Injury

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If you’re a man who relies on your strength, endurance and mobility to make a living, getting injured can be more than just a blow to your physical well-being, but your mental state as well. In fact, it’s a nightmare. The more severe an injury is, the more work has to be done to get back to your old self. Depending on the extent of the injuries, this could also mean time off from work and limited activity. And, of course, no one wants that.

Ultimately, the best thing you can do is allow yourself enough time to really heal. Not just physically, but mentally as well. Many men try and mask the emotion of dealing with an injury and instead begin to rely on things like alcohol and prescribed medications to get past it.

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Pushing It to the Limit: Fitness Class Injury Prevention Tips

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It’s good to push your boundaries. But exercise pushed too far or done in the wrong way can lead to injury, and if you’re laid up, then all your good work is wasted. If you go to an exercise class, the trainer should be aware of injury risks and safe practice, but you have a responsibility to look out for yourself as well.

Some common injuries

For all vigorous exercise, it’s important to warm up and start your routine slowly, but particular types of exercise need specific precautions.

Sprains to the wrist are quite common with boxing work-outs. You should support your wrists and hands by binding them securely. Also, punch with your palm facing down and try to make contact squarely, using all four fingers of the fist. That way, the impact will be spread better between the wrist and the fist.

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