The most common injuries in Beach volleyball

The most common injuries in Beach volleyball

Injuries in beach volleyball

No one that has played it can deny that beach volleyball is a lot of fun. The fact that you can go one step further and through yourself in the air to try and hit the ball because you know that you will land on comfy sand makes it all the better. Besides, you can always refresh yourself at the beach to get rid of the sand and sweat. It’s a great family-friendly sport that is played worldwide, and we definitely recommend.

However, don’t get us wrong; it’s a very demanding sport, both physically and mentally. Anyone that has played for 10 minutes will realize how extremely aerobic beach volleyball is. Although the sand is comfy to land on, it is quite tough and even dangerous to run or step on. This is why sprains are extremely common on beach volleyball players, professionals and amateurs alike. Today, we are going to talk about how to avoid them.

As we always say, proper preparation is paramount in every sport. We should never forget that sport should be taken seriously and treated with respect while using adequate protection. In order to prevent sprains, it is necessary to stretch our leg muscles, as well as not doing strenuous exercises while playing, especially if you are new to practicing sports.

However, this is not enough to prevent an injury sometimes, and it´s why we always recommend using Orliman´s supports for wrists, elbows ankles, and knees. Indeed, ankle braces ensure the correct position of our ankles at all times as well as guaranteeing comfort while carrying out any sport or exercise.

Stretching our muscles properly while using Orliman’s brace for every joint in our bodies is essential to enjoy a game of volleyball safely on the beach.

How to prevent the most common summer sport injuries

How to prevent the most common summer sport injuries

Prevent Summer injuries

As most of us wanted, summer is finally here. The pleasant weather makes us more open to trying new activities, new sports and, in essence, be a bit more outdoors and proactive. However, being too active without the proper attire or previous conditioning can lead to injuries, which can mean the end of the summer enjoyment. This is why today we are going to talk about the most common sports injuries and how to prevent them.

The most popular summer activities are usually water activities. From swimming to kayaking, we all enjoy our time under the sun feeling the freshness of the water. However, it is of extreme importance to remember two things: we must be protected, and our bodies must be ready for the exercise. We should never push ourselves over our capacity, especially if we are talking about sports carried out in the water. Back injuries are common during summertime, and we might think swimming could strength our back muscles. However, not having adequately trained all year long and overdoing yourself might cause more damage rather than benefit from swimming. It also applies to Kayaking, Canoeing, Rafting; you name it. If the technique and the conditioning are not appropriate, you might suffer from risk injury. To save your vacations and stay healthy, Orliman offers belts, corsets, and Harnesses to use when carrying out sports with a high level of workout in the trunk area of the body.

Another sport a lot of people start in summer is running. Sunshine and warm weather sounds like the ideal moment to put on some comfy clothes, trainers and go out for a jog. Nevertheless, the same situation applies here. A lot of us tend to overdo ourselves without having done previous training, and on top of this, we forget to wear the appropriate equipment for the matter. Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries during the summer. To prevent them, Orliman´s ankle support ensures our muscles and ligaments to always be in place when going out for a run.

Summer is a great time of the year to start new activities. But remember to do it always safe.

Key aspects to improve your sport performance.

Key aspects to improve your sport performance.

There is something about sport that makes you want more and more every day. It is like a drug that makes you want to push a little bit further all the time. This is a very positive aspect not only for our physical health, but also for our state of mind. The feeling of achievement when we work hard makes us feel like there is nothing we can’t do. However, pushing ourselves too far can have negative consequences, mainly injuries that will keep us away from practicing our favourite sport. This is why today we are going to look into improving our sport performance without risking injuries.

Just like cars need an exact type of fuel to work, our bodies require the correct food as well. Things like vitamins are often taken for granted when in reality are extremely important. According to experts, vitamins are just as important as proteins or healthy fatty acids. We must always consider a correct and balance nutritional intake to ensure our best performance and avoid injuries. In addition to this, a very important aspect is to focus on functional exercises. Functional exercises aim at a particular muscular group. This improves strength and muscle memory, making your overall performance better.

It might come as something obvious, but being able to tell if you are performing better than a month ago is not always an easy task. Nowadays, this issue is easily solved thanks to the new apps that can be downloaded easily into almost every single device. This will help us keep track of our exact performance, letting us know where and how we have to push a little bit further.

As we were saying at the beginning of this post. Performing to our highest level is important, but it is essential to do it in a healthy way. Orliman´s Sport line will allow you to perform to your best without risking injuries. Orliman offers you a whole range of products to hold and protect our shoulders, wrists, ankles, knees and more from injuries. Made with the best materials to ensure elasticity and adaptability to our own body. The best way to avoid injuries and enjoy your training is with Orliman.

Take care of your feet this summer with Orliman´s orthopedic soles

Take care of your feet this summer with Orliman´s orthopedic soles

Have healthy feet in summer

Summer is a lovely time of the year, the weather allows you to be outdoors most part of the day, there is no need to wear that many clothes and the days are longer. No one can deny that since it is the most extended opinion about summer. But the fact is that summer weather can create certain problems, the increase in humidity causes you to sweat more and the kind of clothes that we use is quite different to what we are used. It is safe to say that our feet take the worst part of this situation. That is why today we are going to talk about how to ensure our feet to stay healthy, wound-free and hydrated over the summer.

As we were saying before, warm weather makes us more prone to wearing sandals, flip-flops and other kinds of open footwear. Usually, this kind of footwear does not require socks, which means that our bare feet are in constant contact with or sandals, this can cause friction, being able to cause blisters. The main issue with the blisters is not only the pain that we feel every time we walk, but because of the humidity it can easily lead to infected wounds, causing a serious problem from what used to be a simple scratch. To avoid these situations, try to keep your feet as hydrated as possible by using cream, apply a dressing as soon as you can feel pain from the scratch and never pop the blister.

In addition to this, experts consider flip flops quite bad for our feet, due to the fact that the feet is not properly fasten, the movement that our foot joint has to carry out can cause development of splints. This is why it is always recommended to wear closed shoes.

Nevertheless, on top of wearing closed shoes, in order to ensure the perfect footstep, we should always wear insoles like Orliman’s orthopaedic insoles. These insoles are made of viscoelastic silicone which ensures support in different density. They are also lined with hypoallergenic materials which prevent bacterial growth.

Make sure you have Orliman´s orthopaedic insoles to prevent injuries, infections and wounds in your feet.

The importance of sleep: tips for a better sleeping routine

The importance of sleep: tips for a better sleeping routine

How to get a good night sleep

It goes without saying how important it is to our bodies to get enough night sleep. We have all suffered a day´s working after not having slept properly the night before, it´s torture. Sleeping is considered just as important as exercises or doing a healthy diet. In fact, experts always recommend to sleep at least 7 hours a day if you are trying to get into your ideal weight.  It is safe to say that sleeping is an extremely important aspect of a healthy lifestyle and that why today we are going to give you some tips on how to make sure you are getting you goodnight sleep.

Researches have discovered that poor night sleep is directly linked with brain performance and function, as well as increasing risk of suffering diseases. On the other hand, getting enough hours-sleep help you stay more active, gain less weight and exercise better.

One of the most important things to consider when thinking about sleep is our circadian rhythms, this is to put it simply, the way our organisms set a routine by which we feel sleepy at night and we wake up in the morning, trying to keep this routine as stable as possible is paramount. This is why experts recommend to get as much natural light exposure as possible during the day and as little when the sun comes down, this helps our bodies set a natural “alarm” which helps us rest as well as possible.

In addition to this, naps can also lead to disorders on our night sleep, although sleeping 20 to 30-minute naps is recommended, exceeding this time or taking naps at different times of the day can also cause distortions on our sleeping pattern.

Another key aspect is to try and keep our bedrooms clean and organised, research has proven this to be of extreme importance when setting up a healthy sleeping routine. This is easily achieved by using Orliman´s Sitlive products. These anatomic pillows are produced with the best breathable materials to ensure perfect temperature and comfort for our night sleep.

Special Summer Edition: how to protect yourself from the sun

Special Summer Edition: how to protect yourself from the sun

Are you going on your holidays but you are afraid of skin cancer? Read our next post.

The 13th of June is the European skin cancer prevention day, might seem like another day in the calendar, but it is fair to say that, as the effects of global warming increase, it will soon be a much more important day. According to the Skin Cancer foundation, 1 in 5 Americans will suffer from skin cancer before they turn 70 years old. Considering this, we are going to focus today on how to prevent skin cancer and how to protect ourselves from the sun.

Due to the hole in the ozone layer, the ultraviolet rays coming from the sun are much more damaging than they used to be, this is why it is of extreme importance that we try to reverse global warming. Experts recommend a few tips that we should always consider for cancer prevention.

It is paramount that we avoid sunlight or sunbathing between 12am and 4pm. This period is when the sunrays are most damaging to our skin. To avoid getting skin burned at the first sun exposure, experts recommend to increase sun exposure one day at a time, starting by only 15 minutes at a time, and increase it by 10 minutes each day after this. In addition to this, we should never use sun cream under factor 15, the cream should be applied 30 minutes before exposure as well as reapplying cream if we sweat a lot or after getting our skin wet. We should never use cologne, deodorant or makeup while sunbathing.

The most sensitive group is obviously the children, this is why experts say that children under 2 years old should not only apply sun cream but also have some physical barrier from sunrays. Nevertheless, children under 6 months should avoid sunlight at all costs, as it is the period when the skin is most fragile. Our most sensitive body parts are the face, neck, head, cleavage, feet and ears.

After sun exposure is very important that we take a cold shower and that we apply after sun cream to nourish our skin.

In a nutshell, we should not be afraid of sun exposure, we should always enjoy our time on a sunny day, but it is extremely important that we take the correct precautions for cancer prevention.

Exercices for low back pain

Exercices for low back pain

It is safe to say that we have all suffered from low back pain at one point or another, the truth is that our lower back (lumbar area) can be quite delicate if it is not properly trained, on top of that we must understand that we carry out a damaging position for our lower back at least once per day. Adding up both factors gives you a very high risk of suffering from lower back pain, and we don’t realise how painful it is until we are not suffering it.

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Outdoor sports

Outdoor sports

We are heading to lovely summer weather, an either if you are a beach or a mountain person, there is one thing that these places have in common; the wide variety of different sports that you can practice. This week we are going to talk about outdoor sports and how to be prepared for anything.

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Learn about Orliman’s Fixquick powered by BOA

Learn about Orliman’s Fixquick powered by BOA

It is highly plausible that you, the reader, have suffered at least once from something like tendonitis or muscle overload. It is not only extremely painful and challenging for the subsequent days. But it also affects our recovery process and it is very possible that it also stops us from training. That is why, Orliman´s Fixquick has you covered with their new straps powered by BOA.

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