Always injured? Read this now

If you work out or play sport, we don’t need to spell out how great it makes you feel – or how annoying it is when an injury stops you in your tracks

Most of us suffer from some kind of muscle or joint pain, and more than a third have experienced an exercise-related injury, according to Deep Heat & Deep Freeze Wellness Tracker data. Stay on form with our top tips...
Only 34% of us bother to warm up before exercise, according to Deep Heat & Deep Freeze data. But an effective warm up is essential, says PT Chris Ruxton. “It loosens muscles, increases blood flow, fires up muscles and tendons and helps minimise the risk of injuries,” he explains.

Focus on getting your heart rate up, activating key muscles and mobilising joints with bodyweight drills. Deep Heat Muscle Massage Roll-on Lotion also helps to loosen and soften muscles, so they move more easily. 

Even fewer of us (29%) make time for a proper cool-down. But doing some gentle stretches while your muscles are still warm will help to maintain and improve flexibility and mobility.

Feeling achy? Deep Freeze Glide-on Gel Can be used after exercise and works like ice to cool and soothe muscles and joints.. Apply to calf muscles, behind the knees and the soles of your feet.
Injuries are often caused by areas of tightness or weakness in the body, which are exacerbated by poor posture and spending too much time at our desks or on the sofa. Your body will thank you for pencilling strength and mobility work into your workout schedule.

Pilates can increase mobility, improve posture and strengthen key muscles and joints that are often neglected. Pilates for Runners offers a 7-day free trial. 

Massage improves blood flow, which can speed up recovery. And of course, it feels great. If you can’t afford a professional sports massage, try using a foam roller or rolling a massage ball under your feet, which can ease tightness in the feet and lower legs.

Old injury? Deep Heat Muscle Massage Roll-on Lotion can help to realign muscle fibres and break down adhesions and scar tissue. “This is my muscle-rehab essential,” says Chris. 

Learn more about Deep Heat Muscle Massage Roll-on Lotion and Deep Freeze Glide-on Gel, available to buy from pharmacies and grocery stores nationwide.

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