NOTE: It’s possible that symptoms may change from person to person. If you suspect any of these health issues on yourself, make sure to consult a doctor and get their professional opinion before taking any further step.
Accidents that lead to injuries are more than an inconvenience. Not only are you in pain and definitely feeling uncomfortable, you are also forced to change your daily routine due to your restricted body capabilities. Exercising as you generally do may not be possible; and this will be a huge issue for someone working on losing weight. Here are a few ways to continue losing weight; even when you can’t do your usual exercising.
Try low intensity exercises
For someone who exercises religiously, or at least in a completely disciplined way, having to give up on exercising and working out due to an injury (or even pregnancy!) can be very hard. Not only will you feel bad (and guilty) about missing out on your routine, you’ll no doubt feel worse about not getting to reach your body goals; especially if it’s related to working out. But depending on the kind of injury you’re sporting, and where it is, you can still do low intensity workouts. Ask your physician for suggestions (and the “go ahead”) and start with sit down exercises.
Include more activities that promote more movement in the body
Despite being able to (with the doctor’s permission), some exercises such as pelvic floor exercises can be uncomfortable to perform. Rather than pushing yourself to do so, and inevitably slowing down your recovery progress, opt to include activates that promote more body movement into your daily routine. Go for long walk, or better yet, walk your dog. Baby sit and do more house hold chores…perform the simple things which you never realized consumes so much of your energy.NOTE: All this depends on your injury and the capability of your body. Make sure to consult your physician about it before trying anything.
Drink plenty of water
If you’re recovering from an injury, drinking plenty of water and keeping yourself hydrate can be vital; as it helps mend your body faster and more efficiently. Apart from this, drinking plenty of water also helps you lose weight too. After all, when you fill yourself up with water, there’s not much time or space left in your stomach to fill with junk food; a mistake many of us do while recovering from injuries.
Don’t stress eat or lose sleep
If you think how much you exercise is the only way you lose weight; you’re quite wrong. Stressing and losing sleep too can make you gain weight. Most people tend to “stress eat”; especially when they are worried about their health. This inevitably results in gaining weight. Stress also leads to lack of sleep; another thing that results in gaining weight as well as slowing down the procedure of your recovery.
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