No pain, no gain: how to prevent football injuries

The absolutely clichéd words no pain no gain applies to most aspects of life. Football is no exception. If you don’t move well or wear the best shoes for football, you are most definitely in a world of pain. When I use the overly abused proverb, it is not a deterrent from playing the game. Nor is it detrimental. It is supposed to ensure that you not only do the right things but avoid fatal errors like leaving your football shoes behind before a game.

It is a fact that high rates of injuries occur in contact sports such as soccer and football. It is a given. Sprains, misuse and overuse of the joints, and strain on the body is a very common incident. There are a few things you can do to avoid football injuries.

  • Wear the right gear. Be it shoes for your feet or the helmet and shoulder pads, get it all on before stepping onto the field. This is one of the most important ways to prevent injuries.
  • Stay fit. Playing the game is not enough to maintain your stamina. Exercises along with a healthy diet are vital to keeping your body in the right shape.
  • Always warm up and stretch before a game. Pay attention to your knees, calves, and thigh muscles. Don’t cut short on your routine because cold muscles are extremely injury-prone. Be it running, walking or jumping jacks, three to five minutes spent on it is a must.
  • Don’t forget to cool down after. Your muscles need them both equally. Stretch after a game. It will reduce the soreness in your muscles and they remain flexible and long.
  • There is no other way. You need to cool through sweat. Get the right quantity of water required.

Your entire football playing career could depend on the little things.

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Biggest Book Franchises Of All Time

When you enjoy books, the happiness you derive from selecting your favorite books from a huge collection of books, cannot be explained. Browsing through a big collection can take all of your time and you would never realize it.

Today with the hectic schedules of individuals, the art of reading is losing its charm. Though there are many readers who love to read it the conventional way, there are others who have given upon their reading habit simply because they don’t have the time.

Audio Books

Audio books are a blessing in such situations because one can start listening to it in any place and there is no heavy book to carry around. Once you are done with a book, you can always browse and find your next copy.

I was very skeptical about audio books but that is when I got a harry potter audiobook here. Listening to this has changed my entire perception of audio books.

Though I still love to flip through the pages of a new book and read the story at my own pace, pausing to let mu imagination run wild and beyond that of the author’s, the audio books have ensured I continue reading books or rather listening to them.

This is because today, the lifestyle is so hectic and we are addicted to our smart phones. When we do find some peaceful time, we end up reading something online, on our phones or laptops. One does not have the patience to go to a library, browse through the collection and choose a good read.

With audio books, though you don’t get to actually read a book, you still get to select, choose and experience the book in your own pace. Even when you are in a noisy area where you can’t do anything much, you can read this book as you will have your earphones plugged in and the narrator would take up all your attention. This way you get to finish that book you started few months ago too.

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