For the 78 percent of Americans that participate in physical activity once or more a week, aches and pains are inevitable – whether as a result of their athletic pursuits or due to silly everyday mishaps.
A recent survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of ThermaCare found:
- A staggering 65 percent of Americans are still harboring pain from a sports injury that occurred when they were in high school, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that more than 13 percent of people have dealt with recurring pain resulting from exercise for more than 10 years.
- Despite best athletic intentions, more than half of people also reported injuring themselves in a silly or embarrassing way:
- More than 35 percent reported injuring themselves by tripping on the sidewalk or falling down the stairs.
- More than one in 10 have injured themselves making the bed.
So, what should we be doing before and after starting our favorite workout or physical activity? Training Expert, Ben Shear, who has trained athletes of all sports and levels, including the NFL, NBA, NHL and Olympians has the answers.