7 tips to take care of yourself while doing sports | Vicorva

Here are the 7 essential tips to take care of yourself while doing sports:

  1. Wear comfortable clothing: Choose sports clothing that allows you to move easily and that does not constrict or chafe, so you can focus on the exercise and feel comfortable.

  2. Eat light: Avoid eating heavy meals at least an hour before exercising. Opt for light foods that do not make you feel heavy during physical activity.

  3. Stay hydrated: Drink water during training to keep your body hydrated and functioning properly. Do not drink large quantities to avoid feeling bloated.

  4. Warm up and stretch: Before any physical activity, perform warm-up exercises to lubricate the joints and prepare the muscles. Do some cardio before the main exercise (for example, extra repetitions with a lighter weight if you lift weights or start by walking if you do aerobic exercise). Also, don't forget to stretch after each training session to relax your muscles and prevent injuries.

  5. Apply cold water in the shower: After training, you can apply cold water to the exercised areas in the shower to improve circulation, reduce inflammation and relax muscles. A brief rinse is enough, but if you tend to build up tension, you can apply it for a little longer.

  6. Sports massage: Complement the shower with a sports massage to activate skin microcirculation and provide relief. You can use a sports massage cream gel and apply it to the exercised areas, performing an upward massage with a little pressure. This will help relax your muscles and promote recovery.

  7. Maintain good posture and technique: Pay attention to your posture and movements during the exercise. Control your movements and try to perform the movements with the proper technique to avoid possible injuries.

Remember that these tips may vary depending on the type of sport you practice and your individual needs. It is always advisable to consult with a health professional or personal trainer for specific recommendations.