Building up your Health Account

Go and read this excellent post about preventative healthcare. Then come right back here. I want to add a couple more points that are more applicable to the already-an-exerciser reader.

Building up your Health Account.

For those of you who already eat well and exercise frequently (particularly those who weight train) might I also suggest a little preventative maintenance of another type?

Regular foam rolling and massage therapy.

Just because you aren’t feeling any pain doesn’t mean that your body is working efficiently. Strength training without adequate stretching and myofascial release (‘unsticking’ the muscles from the surrounding ligaments and tendons) can lead to tight muscles and compensatory imbalances.

Over time, those imbalances may increase your risk of injury and lead to chronic pain.

Think of stretching and massage as deposits in your wellness bank!

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Comments

  1. Thank you very much for linking to my post. I am honoured for you to use it as springboard to yours. You make great points. Some stretching, myofascial release, and massage therapy can go a long way to prevent the build up of stresses that accompany even healthy everyday living. Good advice for a healthy life.

    • No, thank you for a great post!
      Hope I linked it okay; wanted to make sure you got the credit!
      Forgot to add that the reason I’ve encouraging regular massage is that I’ve just added it to my routine and the benefits are clear already 🙂

  2. I don’t know what foam rolling is.

    I used to get a regular adjustment at the chiropractor every 6 weeks or so; but haven’t in a while.

    does yoga count? I try and do a nice easy 20 minutes most nights.

    GREAT POST…to both sources!

    🙂

    • Oh, silly me!
      I’ll post some more details and find you some good links. It’s really a good tool to add to your fitness toolbox. And YES, yoga is excellent!