Being told you’re out of action for the season, or even part of, because of an injury, can be one of the most crushing things to hear. The importance of preventing injury can be as valid as the importance of needing to recover from injury.
Anyone that has been injured would tell you of the tedious recovery, the loss of fitness, and the effort to get back on top of their game. You never appreciate health more than you do when you’re in sickness, has never sung truer.
The seven most common sports injuries are ankle sprain, groin pull, hamstring strain, shin splints, knee injury, and tennis elbow (epicondylitis). These injuries are mostly caused because of a lack of conditioning for the activity; overstretching or overusing of a muscle which causes tears in the muscle fibres or tendons.
Many of us focus solely on the training sessions but leave little thought for prevention and recovery, resulting in common sporting injuries or sore muscles and fatigue, which all lead to underperforming in the next game.
Prevention of these injuries can be supported by increasing blood flow to the muscles which promotes flexibility. In the colder months of winter this can involve participating in a time consuming warm up. To help support this process it is advised to apply a preventative topical sports product, which increases blood circulation spreading warmth to the muscles and tendons.
Without supporting prevention or allowing for time to recover not only may you face injury, but you’re missing out on the opportunity for your body to build muscle and build on your skills for the game. Improvement and fitness gains result from stressing the body and then allowing time to adapt before exercising again.
Zen products are dual actioning with heating and cooling aspects working to promote both prevention and recovery.
Zen Liniment is a combination of 8 traditional herbal medicines and 2 essential oils that penetrate directly into the site of pain and injury. The herbs and oils have been selected for temporary pain relief and local reduction in inflammation whilst improving circulation and healing to the specific area. This product is best used for long term pain ailments, specifically of the joints.
Zen Sports Spray has been formulated with 20x the amount of Arnica that is used in the Zen liniment. Arnica is used to support sprains, bruises and general muscle aches and pains. The perfect formulation for prevention and protection. It can be applied pre and post activity. The non-oily glycerine base allows for ease when massaging and strapping over injury.
Remember the key to prevention and recovery is hydration, nutrition, and when needed apply Zen for pain relief and increased blood circulation to help muscles stay flexible and heal injuries fast.
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