What can you do to reduce the risk of sports injuries while on a guided sports holiday?
There are a few general things that you can do to help prevent injuries during sports or exercise, you don’t necessarily need to invest in a full strength and training programme before you depart.
Our guides would suggest...
Warm up – one of the most common mistakes that people make is not warming up before they train, and it is never a good idea to work muscles that are cold and stiff. You need to make sure that you increase your body’s core temperature and blood flow to muscles before beginning exercise.
Wear the right attire – Whilst you might trust your old faithful running shoes, you could be doing your body more harm than good. You need to make sure that your shoes fit your arch, gait, and body weight – you will thank us in the long run!
Cool down – stretching and cooling down after exercise is just as important as warming up. You need to make sure that you give your muscles the attention they need after exercise, or you could end up visiting us!
Not Too Much Alcohol - Alcohol makes you very dehydrated, among other things. Please try to be responsible as to how much you drink on Active Holidays.
Listen to your body – your body will give you signals when something is not right, and that ache after the gym could mean something more serious. You need to make sure that you give your body enough time to rest and recuperate in between workout sessions.
You could do all the preparation and planning in the world, but unfortunately accidents still happen. If you find that you need help on holiday, don't hesitate to ask one of our guides on Toro Blanco's Guided Cycling Holidays, we are all here to assist and help you enjoy every moment with us. We want to make sure that you get back on your feet as quickly and as safely as possible.
Speak to us today about any worries you may have and or if you think active holidays are not your thing, I think you will find there is a level for everyone, if you are surrounded by the best guides.
We are always happy to help.