Physical Care And Its Application To Health Care
The most basic idea when it comes to health care is, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Extreme sports athletes love to push themselves to the limits, and that includes all kinds of risks. Even though they may push their limits, that also includes their equipment and the proof that they are interested in protecting themselves as much as they love enjoying what they do. This is not to say that a person needs to stay wrapped in bubble plastic for life, just that they should take a little care in their actions. The idea is to minimize risk and only take acceptable risks; by balancing safety and risk a person can not enjoy life but enjoy it for a long, long time.
Obviously the first step is to make sure that the equipment is in working condition, and that it is well taken care of. However, the person also needs to take care of themselves and that means that they need to face a certain regimen in order to make sure that they are in the best possible health. At the very least this means that the person needs to have access to a medical professional and to work with that professional in order to make sure that everything works well. But there are a number of other issues that need to be taken care of as well.
An extreme sports athlete needs to take a hard look at their exercise and diet. When it comes to diet there are a number of issues that need to be addressed and that diet needs to allow for the hobby. This means that the person needs to make sure that they take in a lot of protein and calcium in order to build up muscle bone; after all, the more muscle and the denser the bone the better. The athlete also needs to be taking in a lot calories in order to allow for the energy that they expend, and needs to allow for any dietary constraints, such as diabetes and veganism. That diet needs to be allowed so as to avoid serious and potential hazardous issues.
Exercise is actually relatively easy to deal with, but it does need to be allowed for. It is an absolutely idiotic idea to not do anything and then go all out when that person is on site. They need to push themselves just as hard at the gym as they do outside of it; that push makes them able to handle just about any physical challenge and that makes all of the pushing worth. It can be argued that the effort actually makes the experience all that more worth it: The classic the reward equals the pain principle is in effect.
This care towards diet and exercise pays off as it becomes a part of the person’s health care. It is just a matter developing a regimen and making it work, and any athlete should be able to do that. It is just a matter of finding what works for the athlete, and that regimen will help protect them in the field: Their ounce of prevention is paid through sweat, and that just makes the fun that much more worth it.