Breaking News
May 21, 2018 - FDA Approves Aimovig (erenumab-aooe) as a Preventive Treatment for Migraine
May 21, 2018 - Infant death study reveals dangerous sleep practices among babysitters, relatives, others
May 21, 2018 - Intermittent fasting may increase diabetes risk, shows study
May 21, 2018 - New study shows declines in prostate cancer screening, diagnoses and treatment
May 21, 2018 - Fasting diets could raise risk of diabetes say experts
May 21, 2018 - FDA Alert: 7K and Poseidon 4500 by Shoreside Enterprises: Voluntary Recall
May 21, 2018 - Cell phones at summer camp: Research explores the effects
May 21, 2018 - Birth rate decline driven by waiting longer to have children, cost of infertility treatment
May 21, 2018 - In-hospital opioid prescribing may increase post-discharge opioid use, shows study
May 21, 2018 - ABPI expert urges to find new ‘blockbuster treatments’ for brain tumors
May 21, 2018 - Disruption of Circadian Rhythm Negatively Impacts Mental Health
May 21, 2018 - Researchers reveal mechanisms of periodic paralysis in people with rare genetic disorder
May 21, 2018 - World first use of cognitive training reduces gait freezing in Parkinson’s patients
May 21, 2018 - NIH stops alcohol study that was looking at purported health benefits of drinking
May 21, 2018 - Higher belly fat levels linked to greater risk of vitamin D deficiency
May 21, 2018 - Scientists collate evidence for mismatch between past evolutionary adaptation and modern lives
May 21, 2018 - New case report reveals negative clinical impact of using biotin supplement
May 21, 2018 - Researchers discover new disease mechanism in chronic tobacco smokers
May 21, 2018 - Breast Cancer Patients May Shorten Herceptin Regimen: Study
May 21, 2018 - Bias keeps women with higher body weights away from the doctor: study
May 21, 2018 - Researchers identify protein essential for eye lens development and clear vision
May 21, 2018 - Frontal cortical lesions moderate response to prism adaptation treatment after stroke
May 21, 2018 - Ultrasound guidelines can reliably differentiate between pediatric thyroid nodules that require biopsy
May 21, 2018 - Weight loss is an important predictor of cancer
May 21, 2018 - Ozone exposure at birth linked to increased risk of developing asthma in childhood
May 21, 2018 - CT scan still effective to determine thrombectomy treatment in stroke, study shows
May 21, 2018 - Clot busting drug combo reduces risk of major strokes in high risk patients
May 21, 2018 - New airway transplantation technique shows promising results in lung cancer patients
May 21, 2018 - Biomarker blood test does not appear to curb antibiotic overuse, shows new study
May 21, 2018 - Lilly’s Galcanezumab Meets Primary Endpoint in Phase 3 Study Evaluating Galcanezumab for the Prevention of Episodic Cluster Headache
May 21, 2018 - Grief symptoms similar in donor vs non-donor decision families
May 21, 2018 - Congo to start vaccinating populations against Ebola today to combat outbreak
May 21, 2018 - Researchers use MR spectroscopy to investigate mechanisms behind targeted treatment for gliomas
May 21, 2018 - Study reveals why older workers have higher stress levels than younger colleagues
May 21, 2018 - Health Tip: Taming a Pollen Allergy
May 21, 2018 - Inducing labor at 39 weeks reduces risks of C-section and other complications
May 20, 2018 - Developmental psychotherapy aims at helping antisocial adolescents become responsible adults
May 20, 2018 - People with OCD process emotions differently than their unaffected siblings
May 20, 2018 - Interfering with enzyme’s movement may be new approach for developing of anti-cancer drugs
May 20, 2018 - Prestroke and poststroke oral anticoagulation therapy in AF patients
May 20, 2018 - Why drug users prefer heroin at home, but cocaine while out
May 20, 2018 - Gene therapy that reverses blindness in dogs could also help treat humans
May 20, 2018 - Opioid-Related Payments Linked to Increase in Opioid Rx
May 20, 2018 - Phone apps push people to take their pills
May 20, 2018 - Backbreaking Work May Shorten Men’s Lives
May 20, 2018 - Harsher drug laws won’t stop violence, argues former police chief
May 20, 2018 - Cognitive decline in dementia is not reduced by exercise
May 20, 2018 - Detecting breast cancer with non-invasive ‘disease screening pill’
May 20, 2018 - Simple treatment may minimize hearing loss triggered by loud noises
May 20, 2018 - Alignment of mother and offspring body clock could prevent diseases such as heart disease and obesity
May 20, 2018 - New commercial data warehouse for life sciences
May 20, 2018 - Practice Intervention Targeting IV Opioids May Cut Exposure
May 20, 2018 - New study provides insight into blood signatures of inflammation
May 20, 2018 - Scientists make breakthrough discovery about vitamin B12
May 20, 2018 - What Causes Cancer? Misconceptions Abound
May 20, 2018 - Proper burial of dead cells limits inflammation
May 20, 2018 - Study offers novel solution to suppress metastatic spread of deadly breast cancer
May 20, 2018 - Perspectives of patients and caregivers on care transitions
May 20, 2018 - Guidelines for weight gain in pregnancy should be changed for underweight and very obese women
May 20, 2018 - Researchers transplant retinal sheets derived from human embryonic stem cells in retinal degeneration mouse models
May 20, 2018 - U.S. military personnel at greater risk for skin cancer than general population
May 20, 2018 - Your immune system holds the line against repeat invaders, thanks to this molecule
May 20, 2018 - Between death and deportation
May 20, 2018 - Developing a High Throughput Mass Spectrometry Platform for Drug Discovery
May 19, 2018 - New project aims to increase awareness among hospital clinicians of non-beneficial treatment at end-of-life
May 19, 2018 - Automated bone scan index offers accurate, speedy prognostic information about prostate cancer
May 19, 2018 - Rutgers Cancer Institute nurses research various topics to enhance patient experience
May 19, 2018 - Computer models provide valuable insight to structure and function of Ebola, Zika viruses
May 19, 2018 - Study exposes key tactic used by deadly fungus
May 19, 2018 - Bacterial signals are crucial to development of pre-leukemic myeloproliferation, study shows
May 19, 2018 - Global experts identify key issues in supporting children with brain injuries transition back to school
May 19, 2018 - Social connections may protect black men who have sex with men from acquiring HIV
May 19, 2018 - Study IDs Factors Linked to Quality of Life With Dementia
May 19, 2018 - Potassium — Consumer
May 19, 2018 - HIV-1 viruses transmitted at birth are resistant to antibodies in mother’s blood
May 19, 2018 - Some water pitchers are much better at removing toxins, shows research
May 19, 2018 - Scientists discover how unusually long strands of RNA help colon cancer cells avoid death
May 19, 2018 - International study finds viable treatment option for people with mild asthma
May 19, 2018 - Mayo discovery could enable development of personalized ovarian, brain cancer treatments
May 19, 2018 - ‘Superbug’ Surfaces at Poultry Farm in China
Many gym-goers injure themselves by pushing harder to be better than friends

Many gym-goers injure themselves by pushing harder to be better than friends

image_pdfDownload PDFimage_print

A poll of 2,000 gym-goers revealed adults will hit the gym to keep up with friends but in doing so they fall foul and treat a simple fitness session as a competition.

Some push harder to be better than fellow health buffs and others will test their boundaries in a bid to impress, whatever the reason, this ‘go hard or go home’ mentality is resulting in injuries up and down the country.

Over two thirds agree a lack of sleep can also be the possible cause of injury, with 43 per cent saying they will often try and get a better night’s kip when they have hurt themselves following exercise.

Andrew Thomas founder of natural health company BetterYou, which commissioned the research, said:

This research shows that people are pushing themselves to the limit without establishing a suitable warm up and, most importantly, recovery routine.

Poor sleep patterns, muscle tension and aches and pains are all symptoms of a potential magnesium deficiency. This powerhouse mineral is vital for anyone starting a new exercise routine this New Year.

The study also found just under two thirds will forget to conduct a proper warm up, cool down and stretch routine during workouts.

And 60 per cent confessed they don’t know how to carry out such a regime safely without hurting themselves.

As a result, two fifths agreed failing to warm up properly is a common cause of aches and pains.

Millions of adults are experiencing cramps, back pain and stiff muscles during exercise with over a third agreeing it has affected their job as a result.

People admit to struggling to walk, pick things up off the floor and going up and down stairs because of niggling aches and pains.

Others said they even struggle to sit on the toilet, hug people or type.

With the majority of pain from fitness routines setting in within 12 hours after exercising and lasting an average of two and half days, it’s a wonder where people fit in the time to recover.

With the typical health enthusiast doing the equivalent of just over 25 minutes of exercise a day, it’s no wonder they are experiencing aches and pains more than once a week.

The research found just over one in five agree not having enough rest days is a likely cause of injury./p>

In spite of this, just one quarter will always allow themselves rest days between workouts.

Just under three quarters said recovery is important to them, but just over a third will treat their aches and pains with rest.

And gym buffs will typically give themselves just over a day to recover between workouts.

One quarter believe they don’t need to give themselves rest days with one sixth in fear of losing their fitness levels if they take time off.

And just under one in ten even confess to being addicted to exercise.

The majority of gym-goers head out in order to keep fit, with just over half staying in shape to take care of their health and keep their blood pressure down.

And one in ten hitting the treadmill in an attempt to make new friends.

Andrew Thomas added:

Many of us are time poor and yet recovery is essential to ensure that we can hit the next exercise session sooner and harder.

Magnesium is crucial to help speed up recovery by helping you improve muscle function and flexibility, maintain electrolyte balance and reduce fatigue. It’s also vital for skeletal strength and energy production, and will help you to sleep well after your workout through its ability to relax muscles.

Seven in ten of us suffer from low levels of magnesium. It’s a fact that we don’t get enough from our daily diet, and so a supplement that gets straight to where it’s needed is the way to recharge our systems.

Supplementing magnesium transdermally (through the skin) is a superior way to absorb this mineral, and has been proven to work five times faster than tablets. As it’s absorbed through the skin, it bypasses the digestive system straight into the body tissue providing a fast and effective dose directly to where it’s needed.

Tagged with:

About author

Related Articles