Things To Look Out For When Playing Squash

cautionWhen it comes to sport our aim, aside from having fun, is getting a decent workout, but that involves stressing our body a bit to achieve. It may be hard to admit but there comes a time for all of us that we have to keep track of how much we stress our bodies because we aren’t as young as we used to be. And not doing so is exposing yourself to risks that could pretty much harm you greatly, if worse comes to worse that is. So to help you out here are a few things you have to look out for when playing Squash or any other sport.

 

Monitor

monitor

There are a lot of things you have to monitor when you get old, in this case the one thing you have to make sure to monitor is your heart rate. There comes a time when what was considered to be a good fast heart rate, can be too dangerous for you, depending on your overall health that is. You have to make sure that you are not overexerting yourself even when you are working out. Give yourself a good workout without making your heart explode, especially when it comes to squash, given that the sport has been reported to cause more heart attacks compared to other sports.

 

Don’t be too rough

tendonitisSudden movements and impacts just gets more dangerous as you get older, even if you maintained a good healthy body while providing it good nutrition, you should know that our body gets a bit more frail as we get order, some more than others, and that you shouldn’t be as rough in playing as you were when you were in your 20’s. I have seen people, even younger than me, accidentally ruptured their tendon, just by landing or even turning wrong. And let me tell you, that popping noise is actually quite horrific, I have never experience any injury like it, but since then I made sure not to be too rough when playing, the guy is fine now but he needed surgery. But it doesn’t need to be something as severe as a ruptured tendon, throwing your back can be more common as you get older, and that is also not a very fun experience.

 

Don’t let this keep you from having fun

Although I told you all of the things you have to look out for, remember that you are not just playing for the sake of health, your reason for playing is to have fun. Stress is a far worse killer than anything else, so don’t let the fear of getting hurt keep you from having fun and relieving yourself from stress. Just be careful and dial he hardcore player in you down a bit, this is all for your safety and wellbeing.  Oh, and if you are a  youngster, remember to also not be too rough on your body, all of these can also happen to you, though a bit less likely, it still can.