Portland Fitness: Dealing with aches and pains from fitness!

If you are an avid athlete or fitness enthusiast, having aches, pains and just being sore is a normal occurrence. We like to push our bodies to that next level and sometimes we just push a little too much and our bodies will let us know. I know people say that when you start to age you need to slow down; that is NONSENSE! You should do what you body will allow you to do and if you can still run marathons at the age of 80, then keep on running. If you can still lift a good amount of weights or play challenging games of tennis, then go out there an play your heart out. When you start to get aches and pains, you know how to deal with them, but when you start to get those sharp pains that make your stop and think, then you should probably stop and think about taking a few days off. Sometimes your body needs time to recuperate and go through that period of restoration.It is the mental aspect of working out or playing that sport that you love that keeps us doing it even when we are in pain, but that is when we need to listen to our bodies or our health practitioner. If you are working with a conditioning coach, personal trainer, or sport specific coach, tell them about the pain and/or tenderness you having in that region. They will probably tell you that you need to rest or go see your physician to make sure everything is okay. It is way better to be safe, than sorry and you need to have surgery.Rest is the best thing you can do and if you need to get extra medical attention, then just surrender to the process. You will be better off in the long run and you will be back to doing what you love in no time.Thanks,KisarThe Art of Personal Training by Kisar Dhillon107 SE Washington Street, Suite 137Portland, Oregon 97214(503) 953-0241