Exercise is beneficial. We all know that taking some exercise can improve our health. Not only does it help keep your weight down; it’s also a great stress-buster. A morning run can help you to clear your mind for the day ahead, and give you a boost by getting your blood pumping; an evening session at the gym lets you get out all the day’s frustrations.
You might get injured
Unfortunately, as any accident solicitor in Dunfermline will confirm, exercise can lead to injury. The ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline have all had plenty of experience dealing with claims for injuries sustained while playing sports.
Whether you’re going windsurfing or running, you need to make sure that you do everything you can to avoid getting injured. Yes, none of the cases that we deal with at Accident Advice Helpline have arisen because the claimants have done anything wrong – you are eligible to claim only if your injuries were caused by someone else’s actions or negligence.
Nevertheless, there are some steps you can take to avoid injury – and having to make a call to an accident solicitor in Dunfermline to claim compensation.
Exercising safely: some tips
The tips below are taken from information in Harvard Health Publications.
1) Warm up before you start exercising. Do some stretching to limber up before you begin your session.
2) Start slowly and build up. Don’t go in at maximum effort as soon as you get on the track or arrive at the gym.
3) Keep hydrated. Have a bottle of water with you to replace the fluid you lose in sweat.
4) Have good posture. This is especially important when lifting weights. If you’re standing correctly, you will be less likely to put strain on your body and have an injury.
5) Wear appropriate clothing. Put on the right shoes for the type of sport, so as to reduce the chance of foot injury. Wear lighter clothes in summer, and more layers in winter, if you’re exercising outdoors. Wear protective clothing as required.
6) Take some time out. Have rest days built into your exercise schedule. Your body needs time to recover. Don’t put it under unnecessary strain.
Need an accident solicitor in Dunfermline?
Of course, following these tips won’t cover every eventuality, but at least you will be reducing your chances of getting injured.
If you do need to contact a solicitor for a personal injury claim, you can do so straight away, because the phone lines at Accident Advice Helpline are open 24/7.
Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and you can talk to an adviser, who will take your details and guide you through the process of claiming.
Alternatively, you can text “claim365” to 88010, and someone will call you back.
Don’t wait too long to get in touch with us. There’s a deadline for making claims: three years after the date of the accident. Why not call us now?