Stay fit when injured
If you have suffered a serious injury after an accident, then it can take some time to get back to normal and find yourself capable of doing the physical activity you were used to before your accident. For those who like to keep in shape, this can be one of the more distressing areas of the recovery process.
Thankfully, there are ways to keep in shape after an injury, and exercise will actually help you to recover much faster. Here are some of the ways you can stay in shape even when you are recovering from a serious injury:
- Speak to a doctor. Before you attempt any form of physical exercise, you should see your doctor to find out whether you are able to do the exercise you are planning. Your doctor may also be able to set you up with a physiotherapist who can provide exercise plans which will help you to recover, as well as keep in shape.
- Focus on uninjured areas. If you can strengthen the areas of your body which are uninjured, then your body will be more able to cope with the recovery process. A strong body is better equipped for healing, and working out the rest of your body can help you to see a great improvement in your injury. Not only this, but if you see the rest of your body toning up, this can be a mental boost for you.
- Do low impact exercise. Stretching, toning exercises and swimming are all low impact and will help you to stay in shape without adding extra pressure to your injured areas. Think about an exercise form like yoga or pilates, which works very well at building muscle tone, but doesn’t require any high impact moves.
- Rest. Make sure that you are getting lots of rest when you are not working out, and if you feel that you are overtired or in pain during your exercise, take some time out and rest. If there is pain at any point, stop altogether and come back another time.
When to find injury lawyers in Strood
If the accident which caused your injury was caused by the negligence of someone else, you may want to think about claiming compensation through injury lawyers in Strood. Accident Advice Helpline have over 15 years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims and will work with you to make sure that your claim is successful.
When you call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, our team will talk you through your accident and help you to work out whether you have a good case for compensation or not. If you do, then you will be passed onto injury lawyers in Strood who will work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. Your injury lawyers in Strood will work on a 100% no win no fee basis, so you shouldn’t have anything to lose, and you shouldn’t even have to go to court.
Date Published: 14th November 2013
Author: David Brown