Do you exercise? Read this!
June 4th, 2009 at 1:32 pm
So, there are those of us who get our summer exercise by dusting off the shuttlecock for an occasional game of badminton, and then there are those other freaks (oops), er, folks whose idea of exercise is training for a triathlon or marathon. Either way, sports injuries are common among fair weather exercisers and elite athlete alike.
Whatever gets you moving . . . congratulations! Seriously. Any exercise is beneficial as long as you are working to your fitness level and doing it ’right’.
Alas, nobody’s perfect and we sometimes hurt ourselves. Here are some products designed specifically for the prevention and treatment of sports injuries.
Injury Prevention Products
Stretching. The most common sports injuries are caused by not stretching your muscles before exercise. The ProStretch and ProStretch Doubleare among our most popular products, and for good reason. They reduce your risk of injury, improve lower extremity strength, balance, proprioception and flexibility. Plus they make your legs look and feel fantastic.
Agility. This 101 Agility Drills book will guide you through the routines to help you stop, start and change direction of the body rapidly and in a controlled manner. Coaches and athletes, listen up. It’s not too early to prepare for fall sports. Agility training will prevent injuries and give you a leg up on the competition. Some agility products include the Dot Drill Mat, Agility Dots, Agility Rings, Agility Ladder, Running Parachute and Stackable Steps.
Flexibility. Get on the Ball! I promise that flexibility will be yours if you consistently work out on the ball. We have many brands and sizes to fit every budget and every exercise goal. Get a FitBall Exercise DVD for overall fitness, the Strength Training on the Ball Book to get even stronger, or how about a Pilates on the Ball DVD for a great workout and (for me) a lot of laughs.
Balance. Shop our huge selection of balance products. I can’t stress enough how good balance will change your life. No matter how old you are, you can improve your balance. Read 21 Reasons to Improve your Balance.
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Injury Treatment Products
Cold Packs. Keep one in your freezer at all times for aches, pains, sports injuries and muscle pulls (or to wrap around something in the cooler on the way to the picnic). Always put a layer of dry terry towels between you and the ColPac!
Not sure when to use heat or ice? Read Arthritis Pain – Which is Best, Heat or Ice?
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Spa Therapy. Bubble your troubles away. Yes, it’s true. You can have a portable whirlpool spa right in your house, or on your patio, or in your backyard – at a fraction of the cost of a traditional hot tub.
Treat all your sore muscle aches & pains with products from Allegro’s Muscle Pain Category.
Wound Care. Hey booboos happen, even to adults. Be prepared for cuts and scrapes with first aid kits, bandages, dressings, gauze & prep pads. We have it all in our Wound Care Category.
Therapeutic Bands and Braces. These brilliant little gizmos absorb shock and support your tendons so you can relieve your pain and still live your life. See our popular products for knee injuries and elbow/forearm support.
Shin Supports. These wraps alleviate shin splints and relieve calf & muscle pain. Too bad we didn’t have these around when we were running concrete stairs and bleachers in high school. Good times.
Ankle Supports. Ankle and foot injuries happen all the time. Check out our Ankle/Foot Orthotics products if you are having ankle pain, weak ankles or just need support for your feet. We have lots of specialized insoles and heel cups, ankle braces, splints and supports and products to relieve the pain of plantar fasciitis.
Back Supports. These are used for both prevention and treatment of back pain and injury. Choose from traditional back supports, abdominal binders, posture aids, hernia splints and more.
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