Swimming is a fantastic sport that combines all body strength, flexibility and endurance, but unfortunately, swimmers are prone to overuse injuries affecting the shoulder, neck, lower back and knees. An average high school swimmer performs 1 to 2 million strokes annually with each arm, leading to overuse conditions. This is made worse with incorrect techniques.
Tennis is great racket sport, but unfortunately can be quite taxing on the body with strenuous repetitive motions resulting in injuries. Two-thirds of tennis injuries are due to overuse and the other one-third due to a traumatic event. These injuries commonly affect the shoulder, elbow and ankle. Learn techniques to minimise and prevent these injuries.
Most cardio exercises put a lot of stress on the lower limb. Quite the dilemma when you need to keep fit and lose weight to relieve your joints but cannot persist because your joints hurt too much. There are certain exercises which still allow for a good cardiovascular workout without stressing your joints as much.