How can I prevent a muscle injuries at work?
Scientific studies have shown that a heated muscle is less likely to be strained. This can be done by warming up before exercise. Start your workout with some light walking or jogging. Flexibility is also important in preventing injury and re-injury of an already strained muscle. You can increase flexibility with stretching. There are no scientific studies that show
that stretching prevents injury to muscles. However, most sports specialists, athletic trainers, and conditioning coaches believe that stretching is of benefit. Stretching can be done before or after exercise but it is best done once you are warmed up. In general, know your body and its limits. If you are just beginning to exercise, start gradually. If you have been exercising for a while, be smart and remember to warm up and stretch before exercise. It is worth the extra time to keep your muscles from being injured.