How to avoid bike injuries
Mountain biking is one of the healthiest and most enjoyable ways of exercise. It improves your general health, while being gentle on your joints. Biking is good for the body in many ways: it improves cardio-vascular endurance; it helps prevent obesity, arthritis, coronary heart disease and helps our body in many ways. Although, biking is a very healthy sport, it contains many hazards and risks of injuries. With awareness to preventing biking injuries, you will be able to enjoy a wonderful and healthy mountain biking holidays in Alps. Here are some tips to help prevent biking injuries:
Before your vacation it is recommended to go to a health checkup with a physician.
Warm up and stretch: Before every ride it is important to do some kind of form of warm up and stretching. Warming up increases your heart rate, increases your body temperature which makes your body ready for the exercise. Stretching the muscles makes them ready for the exercise by increasing their flexibility and warming them up. If you simply start your exercise without a warm up, then you are in a high risk for muscle injury.
Avoid wrist and hand injuries: Wrist and hand injuries are very common among bike riders. These injuries are usually caused by the many shocks and impacts that the rider goes through while biking. Keeping the riders hands in the same position on the handlebar for a prolonged period while biking enhances the chance of wrist injury. Wrist and hand injuries can be prevented by wearing gloves and maintaining the suspension gear of our bike. It is important to occasionally take your hands off of the handlebar and shake them to restore circulation.
Keep well hydrated: Many injuries and health hazards are the result of dehydration. Make sure you begin your ride with plenty of water and drink during your ride.