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Being mindful while exercising could decrease injuries

When people in California are preparing to try a new exercise or movement for the first time, they are automatically at a higher risk of experiencing an injury. Their ability to protect themselves depends on how much attention they put into preparing to try something new, as well as their willingness to seek instruction from sources that can provide valuable suggestions for completing the exercise safely and effectively. 

A rather new phenomenon is the term 'conscious movement' where experts recommend that people be mindful of what they are doing and how their body is operating to reduce their chances of injury while optimizing their workout routine. While this concept has recently gained interest from a majority of fitness gurus, its origin goes back hundreds of years to the foundation of practices like Tai Chi. In addition to recognizing how their body is moving, people can benefit from learning about how their body parts work together to complete each exercise they are doing. 

Conscious movement can benefit people in many ways including their ability to gain and tone muscle, reduce the risks of injury, prepare for an intense workout, cool down from exercising and achieve a calm mind, and even expedite the process of a person's efforts to achieve their fitness goals. The practice is also suggested for folks who are required to sit at their desks for an extended period of time at work. Mindful movements can provide mental refreshment, as well as reduce people's chances of experiencing a repetitive stress injury. 

If people have been injured and are suffering the effects of serious physical pain, an attorney may be able to help them get compensation depending on the nature of their injury. If people have been the victims of an accident, legal professionals can provide guidance in creating a compelling case. 

Source: NBC News, "What is 'conscious movement'? And why do some fitness experts swear by it?," Nicole Spector, Jan. 8, 2019

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