You're back into sports and exercise after your winter off-season enjoying the holidays and avoiding the cold, dark mornings and early evenings.
Maybe you're back to CrossFit, or baseball, or trying to build up your running distance again.
But whatever your passion, you notice that you're a lot stiffer, a lot slower, and today, you're in a lot of pain!
This is a really important moment because what can happen is that people say...
"I must be getting old, and I can't do [insert sport or hobby] as I used to."
And they give up on the thing they love.
Please do NOT do this!
People stop going to the gym and miss out on that feeling of heart-pounding, heavy breathing, and pride after they've got through a tough workout.
Or they only play golf once a week or cut down to 9-hole rounds rather than the full 18-holes to try and avoid their back pain.
Maybe they stop playing basketball altogether because their knees just get too sore, and they struggle to move for days after a game.
These are all very real choices people make which massively impact their lives.
Because sports and exercises aren't just hobbies.
For some, it's their way to destress from a high-pressure work day.
For others, it's their "me time" when they get to recharge away from their family life.
For others, it's their chance to socialize with team mates, and enjoy some competition.
Whatever the reason you love your sport or exercise, don't fall for the trap of thinking you're getting too old, have too many past injuries, or you simply can't play as much as you used to.
Because it's not true!
We have worked with thousands of people who love to keep active but hit a wall because of aches and pains.
You name it - we've seen it all.
And our expert team has helped people just like you get back to sports and exercise when they thought they were getting too old, or that they'd have to compromise and do less than they want to.
There are many treatment options available at our clinics (Cary, Montclair, Morrisville, Woodcliff), and we focus on natural, proven ways to end your injuries, stiffness, and pain, while improving your performance.
So if you aren't ready to throw in the towel just yet, and you want to enjoy your sports and exercise this year, see the experts at Next Level Physio.
To help you get started, we offer Free Discovery Visits where you can speak to an expert, get your questions answered, and discover the best options available to you.
It's 100% free, and people love that they can discover what options are available, and feel empowered to make their own choice about their health.
You can also speak to our team over the phone at 201-746-9966 - we would love to get you faster, stronger, and playing better than you ever have before!
Relieve Aches And Pains Right Now
If you are stiff, and aching after a workout, it might be tempting to think rest is the solution.
After all, we are all told when we are younger to go to sleep and it'll be fine by the morning, or we are told to rest after a visit to the doctor.
But actually, movement can actually help to reduce soreness after a workout and help you recover faster.
So, try to keep moving and going about your normal day even if you're feeling a little stiff and uncomfortable.
Aim to move every 30 minutes and this should help.
If your pain is too severe to move, speak to our team immediately as you may have a more sinister injury that needs treating.
More Resources For Enjoy Your Sports And Exercise Pain-Free
Read our blog - March Into Fitness