Following on from Thursday’s blog post, this week we’ve decided to take a different approach on the matter. Last week we spoke about some vital techniques to ensure our body and mind are healthy enough to avoid fall-related injuries.
This week we want to help those of you who might of been too late to hear our previous advice.
We want to help those of you who have suffered from these types of injuries and are still in the process of finding confidence in your own mind and body.
Even if you’re not a senior, chances are you know a senior who is suffering from ill-health due to one of these injuries. As such, we encourage you to read today’s blog post and share some of the key points to the friends and family around you.
At Super Seniors Fitness, we’re doing our best to reach as many people in the Kingston community as possible and today we’re asking you to showcase some of our advice to those you care about in our close community!
Recovering from Fall-Related Injuries
Seek multiple opinions and then decide your recovery approach
We’ve all heard of the horror stories regarding individuals suffering through an agonising recovery period due to the fact they took action under terrible advice. Well, this is why at Super Seniors Fitness we’re encouraging you to seek the opinions of multiple individuals. You shouldn’t just talk to one doctor and neither should you just choose to undertake the advice of the first person you see. It’s uncanny how many people forget to ask those who may of undergone a similar surgery or procedure from the same damn injury! Don’t be naive and make sure you get the right advice before rushing into poor decisions..
Define what exercise you can and can’t complete during the recovery process
It’s really important that we communicate the details of our injuries explicitly with our trainers. It’s especially important that we tell them the advice that has been given to us by our GP (or the advice of the individual we have decided to take). It’s a duty of the trainer to look after your physical health needs. As such by doing this, we’ll ensure that we are still developing your fitness program at a pace that is manageable and necessary during any recovery process.
Being pro-active during the recovery process is essential for not only our physical health, but it is also incredibly important for our mental health. Rather than seeing the doom and gloom that comes with an injury, its important we see the upside from having an episode such as this happening to us. We need to find what makes us really happy and we need to surround ourselves with the people that make us fulfilled. So if you’re suffering from a fall-related injury, find ways in which you can achieve personal growth. It might not be through exercise, but it could be through nutrition. If it isn’t through nutrition, then it might be from attempting some tricky brain exercises. Whatever the case, having a setback shouldn’t be an excuse for ourselves to feel dull. Always be creative and always be pro-active.
Don’t get into bad eating habits just because you’re feeling sorry for yourself. Make sure your routine is as disciplined as it was before. Nutrition is especially essential when we’re not able to exercise as frequently as we would like, so be sure to keep up your standards when cooking in the kitchen.
Say you’ve just suffered a shoulder injury that’s causing you to miss 6-8 weeks from exercise in the gym. While undertaking your recovery, you find yourself some spare time because at this time of the day, you would usually be exercising in some way, shape or form. Use this spare time to research and learn about your injury and the way in which to build strength back into your particular area of weakness. Researching articles, watching videos and listening to podcasts is a great way of helping us come back in a way we would of never imagined! Sometimes this approach can help us release some mistakes in our exercise routine and I guarantee that if you decide to research your own injury, you’ll come back from the recovery process in a stronger place both mentally and physically.
Always, always….ask questions. We want to hear from you so get in touch with us today. Asking questions is the best way to know you’re on the right track. It allows you to build new relationships and learn more about your mind and body.