It’s a New Year, a fresh start and with that comes lots of resolutions and goals. A very popular resolution many people set during the first few months of a new year is getting healthier and becoming more active. Although there are many different aspects of what defines “healthy” and ways you can approach it, most people start by getting a gym membership and getting active.
During this time of year we tend to be quite motivated and consistent with the goals we have set out for ourselves. The last thing anyone would want is to sustain an injury, which could prevent and or create delays in achieving our goals.
Injuries at this time of year tend to become more common, as many of us begin to perform activities and movements that are new to our bodies. Whether you have hired a personal trainer, joined a class, or are working out in your basement, the risk of an injury is high as we are performing new movements and applying higher demands on our tissues.