Sleep and Injury Prevention
We all know about the different ways to prevent injury while working out - warming up, perfecting form, stretching, hydration etc, but now there’s another major tactic to consider: a good night’s sleep.
Studies have shown that the biggest increase in injuries were amongst those who skimp out on sleep, reporting less than seven hours of sleep per night.
Sleep gives the body a chance to repair and regenerate from the day. Your muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones and growth plates need time to recover to help prevent overuse injuries.
Sleep is also crucial for memory consolidation and motor learning. Exercise requires high levels of motor learning, skill acquisition, strategy, decision-making, cognition and memory to carry out tasks that influence how well you perform. By not having an adequate amount of sleep your athletic ability and performance will suffer.
Add a getting a great night’s sleep to your list of practices you use in order to prevent injury. It will keep you feeling strong, energised and safe throughout your workouts.
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