Happy Veterans Day! Exercise training the military way!

Veteran’s Day is a time to honor those who have served in the military.  The injuries sustained by soldiers can happen to civilians as well since many training exercises are similar to recreational activities and athletic events. Injuries can happen to anyone no matter if an individual is very active or if they occasionally play sports or exercise on the weekends. Even highly trained military personnel deal with both major and minor injuries on a daily basis.

Some of the key factors in preparing for military training are conditioning, stretching, hydration, and rest. Take care of your body and properly prepare for an increase or change in activity. Do not expect to be able to perform strenuous activity without allowing your body to gradually adapt to the stresses required for an increased performance level.

Training with an intensity required for the military may bring on overuse and/or musculoskeletal injuries. These include Achilles tendonitis, patellar-femoral syndrome, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, ankle sprains, muscle strains, and shin splints. The signs and symptoms of chronic injuries generally develop gradually and will continue to worsen if the activity is continued without proper rest. Acute injuries may occur in a single moment during a fall or while performing a task poorly or unsuccessfully.

We salute the veterans who had to undergo grueling training to get in peak physical condition. There are many ways to prepare for physical training. That information can be useful for weekend warriors or avid exercise enthusiasts of all skill levels. The knowledge is universal!

Click the following article for more details on several types of military training injuries and prevention strategies:

Safe Military Training

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