Understanding how an injury affects you can help make recovery easier on yourself and everyone around you.
If you train hard for long enough, injuries happen. Muscles get strained, connective tissue tears, accidents leave you bruised or broken. In most cases, these unfortunate events are short-lived and we are usually back to pushing iron in a few weeks. But when we are not able to train at the level to which we are accustomed, other sinister ailments can become manifest. We become edgy and unpleasant around others. Our motivation in other areas takes a hit. Dietary discipline gives way to eating feelings. Tendons and ligaments are easy. Our spirit not to mention our ego sometimes takes longer to mend. And how we mentally and emotionally manage the stress caused by injury can directly affect our recovery time.
There are a few things to be cognizant of things that go beyond …
Incapacitation for those not involved in sport and exercise before injury may have much the same affective impact as it does for those with considerable involvement. However, those with considerable involvement did report higher levels of confusion and perceived their recovery to be less towards the end of rehabilitation. This suggests that it may be important to assess affective reactions and perceived recovery during the re-entry phase.
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