Sport for Valentine’s Day! Cupid Says Possibly!
Cupid needs more support this Valentine’s Day because research shows that a third of men would sideline love in favour of sport – Football! This chiropractor recommends Touch Rugby in Eastbourne instead. It’s a mixed sport so you can share some fun and competitive fitness with your loved one.
A survey in Men’s Health magazine showed that nearly a third of men would rather be playing sport than getting frisky in bed!
Perhaps Cupid can hope for more sport injuries to keep men at home. Only 6% of the men in the survey had been injured through sex, compared to 99% who had been injury through sport!
The most dangerous sport in Britain is…. Football! Research shows that bad challenges and tackles cause a third of sports injuries.
Football is often seen as a relatively low-risk sport, but in reality Sunday league games are just the opposite. Over half of the men involved in the survey had been injured on the pitch, and most were suffering with ongoing niggles due to an old injury.
Chiropractors are always big on injury prevention, so here’s two tips to avoid getting injured in the first place:
- Don’t be a Weekend Warrior: Weekend warriors are typified by working all week then hitting the pitch or paying extreme sports at the weekend. They like to play hard and live hard. However, I’d recommend adding some exercise into your weekly routine too. Don’t save up all that energy for the weekend – your body likes predictable routine, not crazy burst and then long periods of rest.
By all means work-hard and play-hard but set up a sustainable routine that allows your body to recover for 36 hours after a heavy exercise session but doesn’t result in more than three rest days in a row.
- Even Warriors need to Warm Up: Warm up properly before you play and include a range of general cardiovascular exercises in your training regime to build up slowly. If the only exercise you get is playing in a match then you will push yourself too fast too quickly, increasing the risk of injury.
I recommend using the R.I.C.E. formula to deal with minor injuries.
Rest and support the injured joint.
Ice packs (wrap ice in a cloth, apply for 10 minutes maximum, then leave off for 20 minutes before re-applying – stop if it is painful).
Compression and elevation of the injured joint.
Get fit with Touch Rugby
This chiropractor is an old rugby prop and recommends Touch Rugby to keep you fit and healthy.
I love to play Touch Rugby on the weekends. We play every Sunday in Gildrege Park, here in Eastbourne. Check us out on facebook and Eastbourne Touch Rugby . Touch Rugby is a mixed sport so no one needs to be left at home on their own.
Valentine’s Touch Rugby
So, this Valentine’s Sunday bring your partner to play Touch Rugby at Gildrege Park, Eastbourne. When you get home you can enjoy a relaxing soak in the bath together afterwards and if you’ve got any energy left practise a little sports massage with each other.
This blog has been brought to you by James Revell DC*, MSc(Chiropractic Sciences),BSc(Chiropractic Sciences),Licentiate of the Royal College of Chiropractors, Clinic Director of Lushington Chiropractic.
* The post-nominal letters “DC” indicates that James is a Doctor of Chiropractic, which is a courtesy title and as such he is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and is not a medical doctor.
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By James Revell
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