Regardless of how you injured yourself, recovering is probably top on your priority list. Recovering from an injury can be frustrating, as you’re in a hurry to get back to your routine. Unfortunately, the older you get, the more challenging recovery can be, especially over 70 and beyond.

However, regardless of whether you injured yourself playing sports, or suffered a slip and fall accident, recovery is entirely possible by following the right lifestyle tips. Here are some of the best tips for recovering quickly from an injury.

Follow your Doctor’s advice on recovering from injuries

Regardless of how many articles you come across online or advice and speculation you hear amongst friends and family, the most important source of information should be a medical professional. Your doctor has expertise that is based on years of studies and professional experience, that you should trust and use as guidance on your physical recovery. Communicate with them regularly, and follow their rehabilitation exercises as instructed and you’ll find that your recovery is much faster.

Image showing an athletes leg as he sits on the recovery table


Perhaps one of the most important things you can do that seems overly simplistic, yet it is incredibly effective is rest.  Allow your body to rest as much as possible and avoid overexertion which can lead to unnecessary setbacks. 

Perhaps the most important to keep in mind is that overexerting yourself can exacerbate your injury and slow down the healing process. As much as you might be in a hurry to get back into the swing of things, allowing your body to recuperate is a critical part of bouncing back faster. The more you rest now, the sooner you’ll be able to get back to your routine.

Give your body proper nutrients

As much as you might not understand the connection between nutrition and physical health, the truth is that the foods that you eat will play a pivotal role in your overall recovery. You want to make sure that you’re eating a diet that is rich in essential nutrients and vitamins so that your bones and muscles can regenerate themselves. In addition to your diet, make sure that you’re also hydrating your body. Water is crucial for your recovery in addition to the food that you eat.

Food with healthy nutrients to help when recovering from injury

Take it slowly

As you start to heal, you may be excited to jump back into your regular activities. However, it’s critical that you slowly and gradually introduce these back into your lifestyle, rather than going full force. Slowly take on each activity in a gradual rhythm. The last thing you want is to injure yourself again and prolong your healing process even more.

Remember the old story of the tortoise and the hare— slow and steady wins the race! Nothing is more important than your health so even if you are not recovering from an injury, make sure to take care of yourself! Eating healthy and exercising are two of the most crucial yet easiest ways to take care of yourself so don’t wait until it’s too late!

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