Get Back in Shape: Recovering from an injury, physically and mentally

21 February, 2017

Injury is inevitable when you are regularly active. Unfortunately, this kind of setback can impact us physically and mentally. First of all, it can leave us unable to participate in our usual exercise and it can also leave us feeling emotionally drained and negative. However, all is not doomed. There are some helpful steps you can take when recovering from an injury – just know your own body and limits.

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Recovering from an injury first is key

Firstly, probably the most important part of recovering from an injury is rest. As a dedicated OneFitter you might dread the thought of being inactive for long period. However, letting pride and vanity get in the way is not going to help your body in the long run. Therefore, it is vital that you rest up – let your body heal!

Recovering from an injury will take time and this differs per person. Although, you should get the green light first from whoever has treated you – physician or therapist. Most likely, you will not be able to bounce back into your old routine. Instead, take it slow and learn how to train with an injury.

Listen to your body

Learn some new exercises you can perform safely. Ask a member of training staff at your favorite location to help you perform them safely. This way, you can keep your strength up without damaging your healing process. Remember recovery is key so don’t push your limits. Additionally, you can make use of our wellness locations and relax and recover to the max!

Furthermore, one of the best ways to slowly ease your body back into movement is attending a yoga class, one that is specifically designed for helping you recover from illness or injury. Classes that restore your natural posture and alignment will prepare your body for more intense training to come. Mentally, they will help to clear your mind of worry and anxiety you have about any injuries.

Start moving again

Finally, if you recover at a gentle pace and listen to your body; you will regain fitness slowly but surely. Nobody said it would be easy, but here are some class suggestions to help you along the way.

Rotterdam – Yoga voor je rug (Yoga for your back) at Kompassie Yoga Studio

UtrechtRelax and Renew at Yoga Moves

The Hague – Gentle Hatha & Yoga Nidra at Saktiisha

Amsterdam – Stress Relief at Happy Yoga Time

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