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Top 10 Tips To Prevent Overexertion

Working out for longer hours? Do not exert yourself beyond a certain limit. It can cause harmful impact on both body and mind. You are required to stay relaxed. This topic talks about what you should keep in mind while working out.

Top 10 Tips To Prevent Overexertion

Avoid overexerting yourself while working out

Recently, a woman shot-putter died while working out. She died of cardiac arrest that happened due to overexertion. Often, people do not realize that excessive exercise or any physical activity can lead to overexertion. You should be very careful of your day to day activities, workouts and physical exertion. This feature talks about how you can overcome exertion in your body and stay relaxed. While working out, it is important to keep in mind that you do not use worn out tools, do not stress on certain body parts or make awkward postures. Get going with this blog.

Some of the tips you should keep in mind are:

  1. Limit the amount of weight you carry
  2. Make sure that your toes are always pointing in the same direction like that of your nose
  3. Avoid doing repetitive workouts as they create tension in the muscles
  4. Repeating certain movements for longer duration may increase your stress level
  5. Take breaks between your exercises
  6. Have a good sleep for at least 8 hours
  7. Keep yourself away from fatigue, dizziness etc.

Things you should do:


  1. Stretching and warming up before lifting
  2. Do not twist or bend your back while lifting
  3. Bend your knees
  4. Never lift weights with extended arms
  5. Lift with your legs and not with your back
  6. Check if your footing is solid with your foot- shoulder width apart
  7. Make sure you are keeping the load to be lifted closer to your body
  8. Limit your amount of weight you carry
  9. Keep your manner of walking smooth
  10. Be careful while walking to avoid tripping

Fitness is a way of life! Take precautionary measures while working out. If you have been prescribed any medications, then take them on time. In case, if any pain is escalating then speak to your doctor right away. Do not strain yourself at any cost. Take fitness to a level till where you can afford, do not put your health at stake.

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