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How to Stay Active While Injured

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How to Stay Active While InjuredNEW YORK – For millions of active Americans an injury can feel like a death sentence. Exercise is a vital part of an active and healthy lifestyle but an injury can change all of that in an instant.

For those who enjoy physical activity, having to ‘sit-it-out’ can trigger weight gain, depression, anxiety, and even suicidal tendencies a Princeton study found. Some people may never truly recover from an injury because of its devastating effects on personal exercise habits.

If your goal is to live a healthy and long life, you need to find ways to manage your injuries or overcome them. While that sounds like a tall task, a Brooklyn personal injury attorney at Cellino & Barnes says it’s not impossible.

“If you’ve ever suffered an injury, you know physical rehabilitation can be expensive in Brooklyn,” personal injury lawyer Steve Barnes said. “It’s our job to help our clients get the compensation they need to be able to afford rehab and medical treatments so they can live the happy and healthy lifestyle that they want – and used to have.”

Aside from physical rehab, how do you stay active while injured?

The answer is often complex and it depends on your injury.

For lower body injuries, it’s often crucial to ease back into physical activity. Activities like rowing are common recommendations until the lower body is ready for activity again.

For upper body injuries, doctors recommend exercises that reduce stress on joints. Activities in the water or stationary bikes can sometimes reduce upper-body use while still providing the exercise you’re looking for.

Those with back injuries are in a tough spot: rehab experts say almost any physical activity could cause detrimental complications but according to new research, there are some activities that allow even those who have suffered the most serious injuries to burn some calories.

It’s called nonexercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT for short). Basically, they’re small, simple exercises that can burn calories. Researchers believe these activities explain why two people on identical diets have different experiences with weight loss.

According to researchers, some NEAT ‘exercises’ include:

  • Walking
  • Typing
  • Stretching
  • Chewing Gum
  • Fidgeting
  • And other small tasks

Doctors have concluded that these simple activities add up. In some cases, NEAT movements can burn up to 2,000 calories per day.

“Just moving around can be beneficial for the mind and body and that’s one of the reasons why we’ll find the best doctors and rehabilitation experts for our clients,” Barnes said. “Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience working with all types of accidents and injuries so we know how devastating it is to be off your feet for a while – but we’ve also seen many people overcome their injuries to be healthy and active again.”

In every case, Brooklyn personal injury lawyers say patients should consult with their doctors before beginning a new workout regimen. But don’t assume that you can’t burn calories just because you can’t run or lift weights.

If you or a loved one has been in an accident, know that the Brooklyn personal injury attorneys at Cellino & Barnes have helped their clients receive over $2 billion in compensation – and with their ‘No Fee Promise,’ you won’t be charged for their legal representation unless they win your case.

Call a Brooklyn personal injury lawyer today for a free case evaluation.

Cellino & Barnes 800-888-8888

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