Get those Creaking Joints Moving!
Unfortunately, the summer has been and gone and with barely a ray of sunshine! Many of us didn’t have the amount of outdoor activity that we expected and as such may not be entering the autumn as fit as we would like. It is now a perfect time of year to hit the gym and get those creaking joints moving!
When starting exercise after a break, it is always a good idea to try interval training. This is great for fitness and also lessens the initial impact on the body. The idea is to do an activity, be it jogging or swimming, in controlled bursts. For example, jog for 2-5 minutes depending on your fitness and then walk for 2 minutes. This helps stop muscle fatigue and associated injuries and yet enables one to work out for longer before exhaustion takes over!
At Kingston & Teddington Osteopathy we will happily discuss any exercise regime that you want to embark upon and give advice as to which stretches will help most and how to avoid injury.