These five exercise habits sound healthy but they can actually harm your body

When we exercise, there is a common belief that we are doing something good for our bodies, but in practice, many beliefs about exercise routines actually turn healthy activities into harmful and even dangerous activities.

Here is a list of the mistakes we see repeated over and over among trainees that can dramatically increase your risk of injury, chronic pain, and long-term muscle damage.

Don\’t skip the warm-up

If stretching is obvious to you, go to the next item in the list. If not, here\’s more on this basic and important habit.

The Mayo Clinic, a leading and trusted source of medical information, emphasizes the importance of stretching before exercise to improve flexibility, prevent injury, and enhance physical performance. The doctors at Mayo have published an article stating that those who forgo the warm-up greatly increase the chances of developing joint stiffness and experiencing other medical problems that can happen to any athlete, especially with more intense training.

This is because a simple stretching routine improves blood flow to organs that work very hard during exercise and, as a result, really need oxygen and nutrients. This advice is basic, but too many people who exercise give it up, which is why it\’s important to emphasize stretching.

Illustrative image of a woman stretching. (credit: STOCKVAULT)

Don\’t move on when it starts to hurt

When bread is stale and hard, you don\’t eat it. So if you\’re not doing basic training in the military, don\’t do things that hurt you. Yes, sometimes it\’s nice and even necessary to push ourselves to the limit, but never beyond that, even if you think you have superpowers.

All athletes and bodybuilders in gyms have a natural competitive instinct, both against others and against themselves. Competitiveness drives us to improve and develop, but pain is a feeling that something is wrong, that the body needs a break, that we are not moving properly or that the exercise is simply too difficult right now. If you don\’t heed this warning sign and heed it, you\’ll have injuries, chronic pain, and serious medical problems down the road.

Don\’t force yourself into uncomfortable workouts

If you think exercise shouldn\’t be comfortable, that it should be challenging and get harder and harder over time, you\’re right. But if an exercise you\’re doing is causing you significant discomfort, it\’s your body trying to signal that something isn\’t right.

People who train at the gym with certain equipment to stimulate specific muscle groups and move in ways that don\’t feel natural can cause some muscle groups to develop unnaturally while other, more vital muscles won\’t get as much attention.

Your body will get stronger, but not in the way it really needs to be healthier and stronger. If you do an exercise that feels uncomfortable and unnatural, try another exercise that works different muscle groups and stimulates them in a way that feels more natural to you. Also, try using rubber bands and weights.

Don\’t settle for just one type of workout

Fitness can be divided into two main groups. One is endurance (aerobics), such as running, swimming, cycling, or jumping rope. The other is strength training such as weight lifting, TRX and others. Interval training combines endurance and strength.

Every person really enjoys one type of exercise, but if you give up any of these elements, you won\’t improve your fitness and could harm your health. For example, people who only run without doing any strength training can lose muscle mass and increase their risk of injury. People who just lift weights without running can develop distorted muscles, a slower metabolism, and more.

Don\’t train too much

You might envy people who wake up and exercise daily, but understand that these people are putting themselves at just as great a risk, and maybe even more, than those who don\’t exercise at all.

A special report released in the United States shows that people who exercise without taking at least one day intervals between exercise significantly increase their risk of serious injury and poor performance. The reason for this, of course, is that the body needs rest just as much as it needs training to heal, develop and improve.

In general, the people who are most aware of what\’s happening to their body, who listen to it, heed its warning signs, and make sure they\’re giving it what it really needs are the ones who, according to all the data, are most likely to enjoy it. a healthier lifestyle that will allow them to exercise, have fun and stay stronger and healthier even as genetics and aging will take a big toll on their bodies.

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