You’re working 24/7, you’re building your empire. One day you actually take time to look at yourself in the mirror; and realize in horror, you’ve put on so much weight! Then the frantic plans are made, gym memberships are renewed, and you begin working out.
The thing you forget? You may remember being a champion level runner a few years back, or you might have been used to following a very harsh workout schedule a few years ago; but your body, and your muscles don’t remember. As a result, you end up hurting yourself. Bed bound through sports injury—the last thing you want at the moment.
But do you want to know how to make recovery a little bearable? And a few tips that will help you heal faster?
Read ahead to find out.
Grab all the rest that you can tolerate.
As uncomfortable as it is, try to sleep as much as you can. Your muscles rejuvenate while you sleep, healing your wounds faster. If your injuries prevent you from falling asleep, ask your doctor to prescribe a few light sleeping aids. Be sure to only use this on those impossible to sleep nights. Depending on the nature of your injury, you might even want to try sleeping on different positions or even different surfaces. Remember not to let your day-snoozing interfere with the more important night-sleeping.
Getting professional help.
Massages and osteopathy can really help make some injuries feel better, and even heal faster in some cases. Does your locality have an osteopathy sports injury centre? If you do, you’re in luck! Contact the doctor who treated your injury and inquire if you can benefit from osteopathy.
If he gives the “go ahead”, fix an appointment with the osteopathy sports injury centre as soon as possible. If this facility is not available, don’t despair. Most massage centers all over the world have “sports massages” in their services. Again, get your doctors permission before setting an appointment—this is a precaution; you don’t want to aggravate your injury.
Eat and drink well.
Being injured and unable to move; it’s hardly a surprise that you don’t feel like eating much. But here’s the thing; it’s vital that you provide proper nutrition for your body if you want it to heal fast. As much as your medicines help, it will only work well if you try to have a balanced diet. Drinking water is the same. Keeping your nerves hydrated while you exercised (or played) could have reduced the chance of injuries. But even if you hadn’t done so, drink plenty of fluids now to help your body recover from the injury and reduce the pain.
Don’t forget to be positive; as a positive mind makes recovery feel much faster!