We all know that exercise is great for the body and mind, it is scientifically proven to help reduce, prevent and manage a range of different health conditions. We encourage everyone to add a little more movement into their life – but what happens when something goes wrong?
It’s vitally important to listen to and understand your body, so that are the warning signs you need to be aware of?
Any type of pain in your chest
Dangerous pain can occur not only in your chest but also in your arms, shoulders, neck, jaw and back. It’s always a good idea to be aware of what are the major warning signs of chest pain are, and to make the right decision as to whether you need emergency help.
Are you extremely out of breath rather than just huffing and puffing? If you are not able to catch your breath during exercise, chances are you are over exerting yourself. If this does not improve over time or as you improve your fitness talk to your local GP.
Numbness or Tingling
You should never feel either of these sensations in any part of your body. If it continues it would be wise to have a professional give you some advice.
Extreme Pain in one location
Nature has a great way of telling you if you need to stop, and extreme pain in one part of your body is usually a huge sign. If you feel shooting pain then stop immediately and don’t push through this. Stop, reassess how you feel after a period of time and then make the decision on whether you can continue at a reduced rate or need to speak to a professional.
Feeling ‘off’ or dizzy
We all have off days where we feel unwell, experiencing too much pain or feel uncharacteristically tired. It is ok to have a day off now and then. Resume your usual routine when you feel well again.
Remember, if you are starting out with exercise, start slowly and at a pace that is good for you. You may not be as fit as you think you are so keep this in mind and don’t injure yourself!
If you would like any help on your health journey, or have any concerns that you have any of these warning signs contact us and let us help.