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Females Motivated to pursue Healthier Lifestyle but Are there Unavoidable Injuries?

Women arguably share more motivation than their male counterparts in relation to keeping in shape and working towards a healthier lifestyle. They often have greater awareness in the work place where strains can originate from poor ergonomic layouts of office equipment and the physical requirements of the role.

Fitness counteracts the pressures of the work and family routine whilst providing a healthy athletic body that’s helps the female conscience. The rise in female only gyms has allowed greater flexibility for women who are uncomfortable training in the company of Males and may wish to take a greater role in Pilates and Aerobics class’s during their gym routines.

Often training programmes implemented by these gyms can be more tailored towards a female working environment from the choice of music, weights machines, and protein supplements available. The environment is also critical to the training as many women (and men to) choose gym exercise as another way to improve mental health and a greater sense of empowerment.

A preference to certain exercises can however lead to a determination of particular injuries more predominant in women and bespoke to the female training regime. For research purposes let’s examine the most common personal injuries and how to avoid them in both fitness and working environments.

Fitness & Exercise Injuries:

Knee Ligament Damage (ACL) – Located within the capsule of the knee connecting the femur to the tibia the lower quadriceps from the females leg shapes and hamstrings can result in the overuse of the surrounding muscles and extra strain on the ligaments. To avoid this problem it is recommended to provide extra strengthening of the Hamstrings during classes.

Muscles Tears – Common amongst male and females trainers, this injury comes from a overworking the muscles during training.

Shin Splints – The cause of splints originates from Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome and results from the overuse of shins during fitness and training regimes. Wearing the appropriate footwear and providing regular breaks can help avoid this pain.

Hamstring Injuries – Prevention is definitely better than curse for this one, the injury is often reoccurring during fitness and doesn’t fully heal quickly. Hamstring injuries results as an overload of stress and training and can be interlinked with shin splints and knee ligament damage when the body’s legs are overworked.

Achilles Tendon – Achilles Tendinitis is developed from small tears and ligament inflammation above the heel. The tendon connects the major calf muscles and is often due to the result from over training. To avoid this injury, compose a routine which challenges your body and slowly increase it as your fitness improves.

Injuries from the Work Place:

Wrist – Typing on a keyboard and using a poor ergonomic layout at the office can cause added strains to the wrists and arms which can be solved pinpointing source of strain and adding a keyboard rest.

Lower Back – Poorly toned back muscles will often suffer from the strains of leaning forward on your chair all day and jobs that acquire lifting. The best cure is prevention by exercising and training your lower back and ensuring you have an accurate working posture.

Knees/Heels – The Achilles Tendon is just not just the result of physical exercise, high heels can cause inflammatory problems and adequate cushion on flats is a must to prevent strain. Knees can result from tight hamstrings and quads to which you’re sitting position and work chair may be impacting upon.

Fitness training can help reduce workplace injuries as often it will strengthen your body in areas that may be strained during the working day. If however you feel subject to an injury which was the fault of the workplace itself, consulting an injury lawyer and the Accident Compensation available.

About the Author

James Barnett is an Author on Behalf of Pannone Personal Injury and Accident Compensation documenting research into Injury Claims and Fitness Training across the UK.

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